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Countrywide PLC
26 September 2016
 

26 September 2016

Countrywide plc

("Countrywide" or the "Company")

Notification of Transactions of Directors/Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibility and Connected Persons

Countrywide plc announces that on 26 September 2016, the Remuneration Committee has approved the grant of 388,005 nil cost options over the Company's ordinary shares of £0.01 each under the Countrywide Long-Term Incentive Plan.

 

The following options were awarded to a person discharging managerial responsibilities:

 

Name

Number of ordinary shares subject to the option

Exercise Price

Helen Normoyle

83,862

nil

Total

83,862


 

Performance conditions, as measured over a three year period, will determine the extent to which the options will vest. In summary, the performance conditions applicable to Helen Normoyle's options are:

 

Performance condition

Weighting

Performance period

Performance level

Target for 2016 grant

Vesting level

EPS

1/3 of Option

1 January 2016 - 31 December 2018

Entry

Achieving a minimum of  5% compound growth per annum in EPS covering 2016, 2017 and 2018

25%

Maximum

Achieving a minimum of  15% compound growth per annum in EPS covering 2016, 2017 and 2018

100%

Relative TSR

1/3 of Option

1 January 2016 - 31 December 2018

Entry

Median of Comparator Group

25%

Maximum

Upper quartile of Comparator Group

100%

Customer Group NPS (Net Promoter Score)

1/6 of Option

1 January 2016 - 31 December 2018

Entry

Achieve a minimum of 15 point increase in Group NPS covering 2016, 2017, 2018

25%

Maximum

Achieve a minimum of 25 point increase in Group NPS covering 2016, 2017, 2018

100%

People Group Engagement Score based on Sirota 'My Countrywide' survey

1/6 of Option

1 January 2016 - 31 December 2018

Entry

Achieve a minimum of 5% increase in Group engagement levels covering 2016, 2017, 2018

25%

Maximum

Achieve a minimum of 10% increase in Group engagement levels covering 2016, 2017, 2018

100%

TSR underpin

Applies only to proportion of Option subject to Relative TSR

1 January 2016 - 31 December 2018

Option shall not vest unless the Remuneration Committee, in its absolute discretion, is satisfied that the Company's TSR performance over the Performance Period reflects the underlying financial performance of the Company.

 

*Between the performance levels stated above, vesting will be on a straight line basis.

Each Performance Condition operates separately and they will be tested by reference to performance achieved as at the end of the Performance Period. Any fraction of share arrived at by applying the Performance Condition shall be ignored.

If the Performance Condition(s) is not satisfied in full at the end of the Performance Period any portion that has not vested as a consequence of the Performance Condition not being satisfied in full shall lapse.

In exceptional circumstances, the Remuneration Committee may vary a Performance Condition in accordance with its terms or if anything happens which causes the Committee to consider it appropriate to amend the Performance Conditions, provided that the Remuneration Committee considers that any changed Performance Condition is fair and reasonable and will not be materially less or more challenging to satisfy than the original condition would have been but for such event occurring.

These options will vest on 22 March 2019 and may be exercised prior to 22 March 2026.

The attached notification is made in accordance with the requirements of the EU Market Abuse Regulation.

ENQUIRIES:

Jim Clarke

COUNTRYWIDE PLC

 

(+44) 07979 477299

WEBSITE: http:// www.countrywide.co.uk

 

Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them

1.

Details of the PDMR / person closely associated

a)

Name

Helen Normoyle

2.

Reason for the notification

a)

Position / status

Group Customer & Marketing Director (PDMR)

b)

Initial notification / amendment

Initial notification

3.

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a)

Name

Countrywide plc

b)

LEI

213800N1OX24ENZUIK30

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 instrument, type of instrument

Identification code

Share options over ordinary shares of £0.01 each in Countrywide plc

 

 

GB00B9NWP991

b)

Nature of the transaction

Grant of options under the Countrywide Long-Term Incentive Plan

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

£NIL GBP

83,862

d)

Aggregated information



-     Aggregated volume

83,862


-     Price

£NIL GBP

e)

Date of the transaction

2016-09-26

f)

Place of the transaction

N/A

 


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