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Finsbury Food Group PLC
30 September 2016
 

Date:

30 September 2016

On behalf of:

Finsbury Food Group Plc ('Finsbury', 'the Company' or 'the Group')

 

For immediate release

 

 

 

Finsbury Food Group Plc

Executive LTIP

 

Finsbury Food Group Plc (AIM: FIF), a leading UK specialty bakery and manufacturer of cake, bread and morning goods for both the retail and foodservice channels, announces that, under the terms of the Company's long term incentive plan ("LTIP") the following awards were granted after close of business on Thursday, 29 September 2016 in the form of nil-cost options:

 

Director

Number of shares subject to awards

John Duffy, Chief Executive Officer

515,464

Stephen Boyd, Finance Director

374,532

 

The value of the shares subject to these awards is 200% of the basic salary of each director, calculated using the average price of the shares over the three business days following the announcement on 19 September 2016 of the Company's preliminary results for the year ended 2 July 2016. 

 

The Remuneration Committee has determined that in each case the vesting of these awards should be conditional upon the performance conditions set out below, to be satisfied over a period of 3 years (the "Performance Period") beginning with the start of the Company's 2017 Financial Year on 3 July 2016:

 


·     Vesting of 50% of the award will be based upon the amount of the adjusted diluted Earnings Per Share (EPS) delivered in the final Financial Year of the Performance Period determined on a straight-line basis between EPS vesting targets set by the Remuneration Committee.


·     Vesting of 50% of the award will be based upon Relative Total Shareholder Return against the FTSE Small Cap (excluding investment trusts) ("TSR") over the Performance Period.


·     The awards are subject to a general performance underpin, which will be assessed on a number of factors including ROCE performance, at the discretion of the Remuneration Committee.

·     The awards are also subject to a two year post vesting holding period during which they may not be exercised.

 

Mr Duffy and Mr Boyd hold, in addition to the LTIP awards set out above, 1,832,993 and 1,226,268 options over ordinary shares respectively.

 

Immediately following these awards the Company's issued share capital was 130,383,361 Ordinary Shares and there were outstanding awards (vested and unvested) under the previous and new LTIP scheme over 5,403,266 ordinary shares. 

 

- ENDS -

 

 

For further information:




Finsbury Food Group Plc                           

www.finsburyfoods.co.uk

John Duffy (Chief Executive Officer)

029 20 357 500

Stephen Boyd (Group Finance Director)                   


Cenkos Securities plc

 


Bobbie Hilliam (Corporate Finance)

 


Alex Aylen (Sales)




Redleaf Communications

[email protected]

Rebecca Sanders-Hewett     

020 7382 4730

Sarah Fabietti - Dallison


Sam Modlin



 



Notes to Editors:

§ Finsbury Food Group Plc (AIM: FIF) is a leading UK manufacturer of cake and bread bakery goods, supplying a broad range of blue chip customers within both the grocery retail and 'out of home eating' foodservice sectors including major multiples and leading foodservice providers.

 

§ Following the acquisition of the Fletchers Group of bakeries, the Company is one of the largest speciality bakery groups in the UK with annualised sales in 2016 exceeding £300 million.

 

§ The Company's bakery product range is comprehensive and includes:

-     Large premium and celebration cakes.

-     Small snacking cake formats such as cake slices and bites.

-     Artisan, healthy lifestyle and organic breads through to rolls, muffins (sweet and savoury) and morning pastries, all of which are available both fresh and frozen dependent on customer channel requirements.

 

§ The Company is now the second largest manufacturer of ambient packaged cake (excluding In Store Bakery (ISB)) in the UK, a market valued at over £950 million (Source Symphony IRI 52 w/e 13 August 2016). The annual retail bread and morning goods market has a value in excess of £4.0 billion (source Kantar Worldpanel 52 weeks to 19 June 2016). The UK foodservice bread and morning goods bakery sector is worth approximately £800 million per annum, 70% of which is in morning goods. The UK foodservice cake and sweet treat bakery sector is worth approximately £600 million per annum.

 

§ The Company comprises a UK Bakery division and an Overseas division:

-     UK Bakery has manufacturing sites in Cardiff, East Kilbride, Hamilton, Twechar, Salisbury, Sheffield, London and Manchester.

-     The overseas sector comprises the Company's 50% owned entity, Lightbody Stretz Ltd, that supplies and distributes the Group's UK manufactured products and third party products primarily to Europe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name:

John Duffy

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/Status:

 

Chief Executive Officer

b)

Initial Notification/Amendment:

 

Initial Notification

3

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

a)

Name:

Finsbury Food Group Plc

b)

LEI:

4.

Details of 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:

Identification code:

Ordinary Shares of 1 pence each

ISIN: GB0009186429

b)

Nature of the transaction:

 

Grant of nil cost options over 515,464 Ordinary Shares under the Company's long term incentive plan

c)

Price(s) and volume(s):

Price(s)

Volume(s)

Nil-cost

515,464

d)

Aggregated volume:

Price:

na

e)

Date of the Transaction:

29 September 2016

f)

Place of the Transaction:

Outside a trading venue

 

 

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name:

Stephen Boyd

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/Status:

 

Group Finance Director

b)

Initial Notification/Amendment:

 

Initial Notification

3

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

a)

Name:

Finsbury Food Group Plc

b)

LEI:

4.

Details of 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:

Identification code:

Ordinary Shares of 1 pence each

ISIN: GB0009186429

b)

Nature of the transaction:

 

Grant of nil cost options over 374,532 Ordinary Shares under the Company's long term incentive plan

c)

Price(s) and volume(s):

Price(s)

Volume(s)

Nil-cost

374,532

d)

Aggregated volume:

Price:

na

e)

Date of the Transaction:

29 September 2016

f)

Place of the Transaction:

Outside a trading venue

 


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