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Trinity Mirror PLC
02 June 2017
 

Trinity Mirror plc

2 June 2017

 

Trinity Mirror plc (the "Company")

 

Grant of Awards under the Trinity Mirror Long Term Incentive Plan 2012

 

Long Term Incentive Plan 2012 (the "LTIP")

 

The independent trustee (the "Trustee") of the Trinity Mirror Employees' Benefit Trust based in Jersey (the "Trust") notified the Company that on 02 June 2017 it granted Awards under the LTIP to acquire ordinary shares in the capital of the Company in the form of nil-cost options to Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibility ("PDMR") within the Company, in the amounts set out below. Under the terms of the LTIP, Awards would normally vest on the third anniversary of their date of grant subject to the satisfaction of conditions relating to the performance of the Company over the three financial years to which an award relates (the Performance Period").

 

Upon vesting, Awards are subject to a holding period of a further two years. During the holding period restrictions will apply to the sale or other disposal of the shares.

 

During the holding period, the Awards will be subject to the malus provisions of the LTIP rules (the "Rules") which would allow for forfeiture of all of the shares or a reduction in the number released in circumstances as set out in the Rules.

 

The Awards will be exercisable based on two performance measures. 60% of the Shares under Award depend on the satisfaction of an Absolute TSR Condition.  40% of the Shares under Award depend on the satisfaction of a Net Cash Flow Condition.

 

Under the Absolute TSR condition:

·     An Award will be exercisable over 0% of the Absolute TSR shares if the Company's share price is below 145p.

·      An Award will be exercisable over 20% of the Absolute TSR shares if the Company's share price is 145p.

·     An Award will be exercisable over 100% of the Absolute TSR shares if the Company's share price is 230p or above.

 

If the Company's share price is between 145p and 230p, the number of Shares over which the Award will be exercisable will be determined by straight-line interpolation between 20% and 100%.

 

Whether a target share price has been achieved will be determined by reference to the Company's volume-weighted average share price over the final quarter of the Performance Period. The share price for these purposes includes dividends reinvested over the performance period.

 

In addition, for an Award to become exercisable over the TSR award shares, the Remuneration Committee ("Committee") must be satisfied that the Company's share price performance is a genuine reflection of the underlying business performance of the Company over the Performance Period. When assessing whether they are satisfied that the Company's share price performance is a genuine reflection of the Company's business performance the Committee will take into account factors including revenues, free cash flow, change in net debt over the period (each based on the audited results), as well as the Company's 3-year TSR relative to the TSR of relevant listed indices. The Committee will consider both a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the performance and will take account of any relevant internal and external factors to help ensure that unexpected events during the period are considered properly.

 

Under the Net Cash Flow Condition:

 

·    An Award will be exercisable over 0% of the Net Cash Flow Shares if the cumulative adjusted Net Cash Flow for the whole of the Performance Period is below £260 million.

·     An Award will be exercisable over 20% of the Net Cash Flow Shares if the cumulative adjusted Net Cash Flow for the whole of the Performance Period is £260 million.

·     An Award will be exercisable over 100% of the Net Cash Flow Shares if the cumulative adjusted Net Cash Flow for the whole of the Performance Period reaches or exceeds £300 million. 

 

If the Company's cumulative Adjusted Net Cash Flow for the whole of the Performance Period is between £260 million and £300 million then the number of Net Cash Flow Shares will be determined by straight-line interpolation between 20% and 100%. 

 

Adjusted Net Cash Flow is defined as the net cash flows generated by the business before the payment of dividends, before pension deficit funding payments, and before any cash outflows in relation to items that have been treated as non-recurring in the financial statements. Other than the exclusion of pension deficit funding payments, which can fluctuate over the Performance Period, this performance condition is consistent with prior years. In assessing the Adjusted Net Cash Flow, the Remuneration Committee may, if appropriate in exceptional circumstances, include or exclude other payments to better reflect underlying business performance. 

 

The Remuneration Committee may adjust the Net Cash Flow Condition as it considers appropriate including but not limited to where the Company or Group has bought or sold businesses or companies to maintain the same level of difficulty and the Remuneration Committee may adjust for unbudgeted items which are wholly outside management control.

 

The total exercise price payable on any exercise of a LTIP award is £1. Nothing is paid for the grant of the award.

 

The base price for calculating the level of award was 105.17p, the average market closing price between 30 May 2017 and 1 June 2017.

 

Details of the transactions are set out below.

 

1

 

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

 

a)

 

Name

 

 

Simon Fox

2

 

Reason for the notification

 

a)

 

Position/status

 

 

Chief Executive

b)

 

Initial notification /Amendment

 

 

Initial Notification

3

 

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

 

a)

 

Name

 

 

Trinity Mirror plc

b)

 

LEI

 

 

213800GNI5XF3XOATR61

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

Ordinary 10p Shares

 

 

Identification code

GB0009039941

 

 

b)

 

Nature of the transaction

 

 

Grant of share options under the Long Term Incentive Plan 2012.

c)

 

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Price(s)

Volume(s)

 

 

 

£1.0517

710,142

 

 

 

 

 

 

d)

 

Aggregated information

 

 

 

- Aggregated volume

N/A

 

 

- Price

N/A

 

 

e)

 

Date of the transaction

 

 

2 June 2017

f)

 

Place of the transaction

 

 

Outside a trading venue

 

 

 

1

 

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

 

a)

 

Name

 

 

Vijay Vaghela

 

2

 

Reason for the notification

 

a)

 

Position/status

 

 

Group Finance Director and Company Secretary

b)

 

Initial notification /Amendment

 

 

Initial Notification

3

 

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

 

a)

 

Name

 

 

Trinity Mirror plc

b)

 

LEI

 

 

213800GNI5XF3XOATR61

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

Ordinary 10p Shares

 

 

Identification code

GB0009039941

 

 

b)

 

Nature of the transaction

 

 

Grant of share options under the Long Term Incentive Plan 2012.

c)

 

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Price(s)

Volume(s)

 

 

 

£1.0517

509,095

 

 

 

 

 

 

d)

 

Aggregated information

 

 

 

- Aggregated volume

N/A

 

 

- Price

N/A

 

 

e)

 

Date of the transaction

 

 

02 June 2017

f)

 

Place of the transaction

 

 

Outside a trading venue

 

 

 

 

Enquiries

Trinity Mirror

 

Simon Fox, Chief Executive

Vijay Vaghela, Group Finance Director

020 7293 3553

 

Brunswick

 

Mike Smith, Partner

020 7404 5959

Will Medvei, Director

 

     

 

 


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