Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Merlin Entertainments Plc LSE:MERL London Ordinary Share GB00BDZT6P94 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -0.30p -0.07% 451.70p 451.70p 451.80p 452.40p 451.70p 451.90p 11,080,619 16:29:39
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Travel & Leisure 1,688.0 289.0 22.5 20.1 4,626

Merlin Entertainments plc Director/PDMR Shareholding

13/09/2019 10:30am

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Merlin Entertainments plc

13 September 2019

Merlin Entertainments plc

13 September 2019

NOTIFICATION OF TRANSACTIONS OF PERSONS DISCHARGING MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

PERFORMANCE SHARE PLAN (PSP) - VESTING OF 2016 AWARD

The following disclosure is made in accordance with Article 19(3) of the Market Abuse Regulation.

The Company announces that, as a result of the relevant performance conditions having being partially satisfied, the awards granted in September 2016 under the Company's PSP vested in part on 1 September 2019. The overall vesting percentage for these awards was 36.5%.

Following such vesting, the following persons (PDMRs) sold a proportion of the shares that vested in order to satisfy the relevant employment taxes and fees arising on vesting at a price of 451.9 pence per share.

The following sets out the awards that vested on 1 September 2019, the number of shares sold following such vesting and, following such sales, the respective beneficial holdings in the Company to which voting rights are attached for each of the persons listed below:

 
 PDMR              Number of 2016         Number of Shares    Beneficial Holding 
                    PSP Awards vesting*    sold to meet        after sale 
                                           employment taxes 
                                           and fees 
 Anne-Francoise 
  Nesmes           69,205                 32,608              41,097 (0.004%) 
                  ---------------------  ------------------  ------------------- 
 

* includes accrued dividends

For further information please contact:

Matthew Jowett

General Counsel and Company Secretary

Merlin Entertainments plc

00 44 1202 634955

13 September 2019

 
 1                  Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person 
                     closely associated 
===  =========================================================================================== 
 a)   Name                                         Anne-Francoise Nesmes 
     ===========================================  ============================================== 
 2                  Reason for the notification 
     =========================================================================================== 
 a)   Position/status                                            Chief Financial Officer 
     ===========================================  ============================================== 
 b)   Initial Notification / Amendment                           Initial Notification 
     ===========================================  ============================================== 
 3    Details of the issuer 
     =========================================================================================== 
 a)   Name                                                       Merlin Entertainments plc 
     ===========================================  ============================================== 
 b)   LEI                                                        549300ZTI0VEFO6WV007 
     ===========================================  ============================================== 
 4    Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) 
       each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) 
       each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been 
       conducted 
     =========================================================================================== 
 a)                 Description of the financial                 Ordinary shares of 1 pence each 
                     instrument, 
                     type of instrument                           GB00BDZT6P94 
 
                     Identification code 
     ===========================================  ============================================== 
 b)   Nature of the transaction                    Shares issued to PDMR following Performance 
                                                    Share Plan award vesting 
     ===========================================  ============================================== 
 c)   Price(s) and volumes                                         Price(s)    Volume(s) 
                                                                    NIL         69,205 
                                                                               ========== 
     ===========================================  ============================================== 
 d)   Aggregated information 
       - Aggregated volume                                         n/a 
       - Price 
     ===========================================  ============================================== 
 e)   Date of the transaction                                    1 September 2019 
     ===========================================  ============================================== 
 f)   Place of the transaction                     London Stock Exchange 
     ===========================================  ============================================== 
 g)   Additional Information                                     none 
     ===========================================  ============================================== 
 
 
 1                  Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person 
                     closely associated 
===  =========================================================================================== 
 a)   Name                                         Anne-Francoise Nesmes 
     ===========================================  ============================================== 
 2                  Reason for the notification 
     =========================================================================================== 
 a)   Position/status                                            Chief Financial Officer 
     ===========================================  ============================================== 
 b)   Initial Notification / Amendment                           Initial Notification 
     ===========================================  ============================================== 
 3    Details of the issuer 
     =========================================================================================== 
 a)   Name                                                       Merlin Entertainments plc 
     ===========================================  ============================================== 
 b)   LEI                                                        549300ZTI0VEFO6WV007 
     ===========================================  ============================================== 
 4    Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) 
       each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) 
       each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been 
       conducted 
     =========================================================================================== 
 a)                 Description of the financial                 Ordinary shares of 1 pence each 
                     instrument, 
                     type of instrument                           GB00BDZT6P94 
 
                     Identification code 
     ===========================================  ============================================== 
 b)   Nature of the transaction                    Sale of shares to satisfy income 
                                                    tax and social security liabilities 
                                                    following Performance Share Plan 
                                                    award vesting. 
     ===========================================  ============================================== 
 c)   Price(s) and volumes                                         Price(s)    Volume(s) 
                                                                    GBP4.519    32,608 
                                                                               ========== 
     ===========================================  ============================================== 
 d)   Aggregated information 
       - Aggregated volume                                         n/a 
       - Price 
     ===========================================  ============================================== 
 e)   Date of the transaction                                    1 September 2019 
     ===========================================  ============================================== 
 f)   Place of the transaction                     London Stock Exchange 
     ===========================================  ============================================== 
 g)   Additional Information                                     none 
     ===========================================  ============================================== 
 

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