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Next PLC
16 September 2016
 

Next plc ("Next" and the "Company")

 

 

For immediate release

Notification of Transactions of Directors/Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibility

The following awards were granted to executive directors on 16 September 2016 under the Next Long Term Incentive Plan (the "LTIP"):                            


Maximum No. of Shares

Lord Wolfson of Aspley Guise

14,790

Amanda James

6,952

Michael Law

7,958

Jane Shields

 7,958

 

Under the terms of the LTIP the award comprises a conditional award of shares on the following terms:

 

·     the award will vest following the third anniversary of the date of grant subject to performance targets and continued employment in the Next Group;

 

·     a variable percentage of the maximum number of shares above can vest, depending on the relative Total Shareholder Return of Next over a three year period against a comparator group (comprising 20 other UK listed retail companies selected by the Remuneration Committee as being comparable with NEXT in size or nature of their business);

 

·     for relative performance against the comparator group the percentage vesting will be

 

Relative performance

Percentage vesting

Below median

0%

Median

20%

Upper quintile

100%

 

·     before any of the awards vest, the Committee must have regard to the performance of the Company in the light of underlying economic and other circumstances, including EPS performance of the Company and of other UK retailers over the period;

 

·     to the extent that the performance condition is not met, the award will lapse completely; and

 

·     any vesting of these awards granted to executive directors will be settled in shares and, after payment of tax, the net shares received should be retained for a period of two further years.

 

LTIP awards are made twice a year. The maximum number of shares shown above is 100% of each director's base salary at the date of each grant, divided by NEXT's average share price over the three months prior to the start of the performance period.

 

 

The following notification made under article 19.1 of the Market Abuse Regulation ("MAR") related to awards granted to executive directors on 16 September 2016 under the LTIP.  This announcement is made in accordance with Article 19.3 of MAR.

 

1.

Details of PDMR / person closely associated with them ("PCA")

a)

Name

1.   Lord Wolfson of Aspley Guise

2.   Amanda James

3.   Michael Law

4.   Jane Shields

b)

Position / status

1.   Chief Executive

2.   Finance Director

3.   Group Operations Director

4.   Group Sales and Marketing Director

c)

Initial notification / amendment

Initial notification

2.

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 instrument

Conditional award of Ordinary shares of £0.10 each

GB0032089863

 

b)

Nature of the transaction

Conditional award granted of shares under the LTIP. Maximum number of Shares as follows:

1.    Lord Wolfson of Aspley Guise  - 14,790

2.    Amanda James - 6,952

3.    Michael Law - 7,958

4.    Jane Shields - 7,958

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

N/A

d)

Aggregated information

N/A

e)

Date of the transaction

16 September 2016

f)

Place of transaction

N/A

 

 

 

Seonna Anderson

Company Secretary


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