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Rockhopper Exploration plc
19 June 2017
 

19 June 2017

Rockhopper Exploration plc

("Rockhopper" or the "Company")

 

Director Share Purchases and Awards and Relinquishment under Long Term Incentive Plan

 

Rockhopper Exploration plc (AIM: RKH), the oil and gas exploration and production company with key interests in the North Falkland Basin and the Greater Mediterranean region, makes the following announcements in relation to Director dealings and the Long Term Incentive Plan 2013 (the "LTIP"):

 

Director Dealings

 

The Company announces that on 16 June 2017 a total of 1,229,197 ordinary shares of £0.01 each in the Company ("Shares") were purchased by certain Directors as follows: 

 

Director

Price (pence)

Number of shares purchased

Total number of shares held following purchases

% of issued share capital following purchases

Sam Moody (CEO)

 

£0.2048

246,898

2,319,211

0.51

David McManus (Chairman)

£0.2048

366,149

498,952

0.11

Stewart MacDonald (CFO)

£0.2048

122,050

240,881

0.05

John Martin (Non-Executive Director)

£0.20125

 

250,000

341,600

0.07

John Summers (Non-Executive Director)

£0.2048

244,100

244,100

0.05

 

 Set out below is the information required by Article 19(3) of the EU Market Abuse Regulation No 596/2014 in relation to the acquisition of Shares by certain Directors in their capacity as persons discharging managerial responsibilities (PDMRs): 

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name

 Samuel Moody

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 participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a)

Name

Rockhopper Exploration plc

b)

LEI

213800IPXW6XRLVCL581

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

Ordinary Shares of 1 pence each

 

 

GB00BOFVQX23

b)

Nature of the transaction

Acquisition of Shares 

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

Date of transaction: 16 June 2017

Price: £0.2048

Volume: 246,898

d)

Aggregated information

 

Date of transaction: 16 June 2017

Aggregated volume: 246,898

Price: £50,564.71

e)

Date of the transaction

16 June 2017

f)

Place of the transaction

London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name

 David McManus

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

Chairman

b)

Initial notification/Amendment

Initial notification

3

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

a)

Name

Rockhopper Exploration plc

b)

LEI

213800IPXW6XRLVCL581

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

Ordinary Shares of 1 pence each

 

 

GB00BOFVQX23

b)

Nature of the transaction

Acquisition of Shares 

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

Date of transaction: 16 June 2017

Price: £0.2048

Volume: 366,149

d)

Aggregated information

 

Date of transaction: 16 June 2017

Aggregated volume: 366,149

Price: £74,987.32

e)

Date of the transaction

16 June 2017

f)

Place of the transaction

London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name

 Stewart MacDonald

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

Chief Financial Officer

b)

Initial notification/Amendment

Initial notification

3

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

a)

Name

Rockhopper Exploration plc

b)

LEI

213800IPXW6XRLVCL581

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

Ordinary Shares of 1 pence each

 

 

GB00BOFVQX23

b)

Nature of the transaction

Acquisition of Shares 

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

Date of transaction: 16 June 2017

Price: £0.2048

Volume: 122,050

d)

Aggregated information

 

Date of transaction: 16 June 2017

Aggregated volume: 122,050

Price: £24,995.84

e)

Date of the transaction

16 June 2017

f)

Place of the transaction

London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name

 John Martin

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

Non-Executive Director

b)

Initial notification/Amendment

Initial notification

3

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

a)

Name

Rockhopper Exploration plc

b)

LEI

213800IPXW6XRLVCL581

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

Ordinary Shares of 1 pence each

 

 

GB00BOFVQX23

b)

Nature of the transaction

Acquisition of Shares 

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

Date of transaction: 16 June 2017

Price: £0.20125

Volume: 250,000

d)

Aggregated information

 

Date of transaction: 16 June 2017

Aggregated volume: 250,000

Price: £50,312.50

e)

Date of the transaction

16 June 2017

f)

Place of the transaction

London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name

 John Summers

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

Non-Executive Director

b)

Initial notification/Amendment

Initial notification

3

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

a)

Name

Rockhopper Exploration plc

b)

LEI

213800IPXW6XRLVCL581

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

Ordinary Shares of 1 pence each

 

 

GB00BOFVQX23

b)

Nature of the transaction

Acquisition of Shares 

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

Date of transaction: 16 June 2017

Price: £0.2048

Volume: 244,100

d)

Aggregated information

 

Date of transaction: 16 June 2017

Aggregated volume: 244,100

Price: £49,991.68

e)

Date of the transaction

16 June 2017

f)

Place of the transaction

London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

LTIP Awards

 

The Company announces that on 16 June 2017 certain Directors were granted awards in the form of options to acquire Shares under the Company's LTIP which has been operated annually since its approval by shareholders at the 2013 Annual General Meeting.

 

Details of the awards are shown below:

 

Name

Number of options under award

Sam Moody (CEO)

1,900,000

Stewart MacDonald (CFO)

1,800,000

 

The awards are structured as nil-cost options and, subject to meeting specific performance criteria as outlined below, will normally vest three years after the date of grant.

 

The percentage of awards which will vest will be dependent on total shareholder return measured against a peer group of companies over a three year period ending 31 May 2020. Performance measurement for these awards will be based on the Company's average share price over the 90 day dealing period to 31 May 2017 measured against the average share price for the 90 day dealing period to 31 May 2020. No awards will vest in the event that the Company's total shareholder return is below the median of its peer group over the three year measurement period. In the event that the awards vest, the vested awards will normally remain exercisable for a period of seven years subject to the rules of the LTIP regarding leavers.  

 

Set out below is the information required by Article 19(3) of the EU Market Abuse Regulation No 596/2014 in relation to the award of options over Shares to certain Directors under the Company's LTIP: 

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name

 Samuel Moody

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 participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a)

Name

Rockhopper Exploration plc

b)

LEI

213800IPXW6XRLVCL581

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

Ordinary Shares of 1 pence each

 

 

GB00BOFVQX23

b)

Nature of the transaction

Award of options over Ordinary Shares of 1 pence each 

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

Date of transaction: 16 June 2017

Price: Nil

Volume: 1,900,000

d)

Aggregated information

 

Date of transaction: 16 June 2017

Aggregated volume: 1,900,000

Price: Nil

e)

Date of the transaction

16 June 2017

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name

 Stewart MacDonald

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

Chief Financial Officer

b)

Initial notification/Amendment

Initial notification

3

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

a)

Name

Rockhopper Exploration plc

b)

LEI

213800IPXW6XRLVCL581

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

Ordinary Shares of 1 pence each

 

 

GB00BOFVQX23

b)

Nature of the transaction

Award of options over Ordinary Shares of 1 pence each 

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

Date of transaction: 16 June 2017

Price: Nil

Volume: 1,800,000

d)

Aggregated information

 

Date of transaction: 16 June 2017

Aggregated volume: 1,800,000

Price: Nil

e)

Date of the transaction

16 June 2017

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue

 

Relinquishment of LTIP Awards

 

The Company announces that on 15 June 2017 Fiona MacAulay, COO, relinquished a total of 3,559,191 unvested LTIP awards.

 

A summary of the LTIP is included in the 2013 AGM notice which can be found on the Company's website and in the 2016 Annual Report.

 

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Rockhopper Exploration plc

Tel: (via Vigo Communications) - 020 7830 9700

Sam Moody - Chief Executive

Stewart MacDonald - Chief Financial Officer

 

Canaccord Genuity Limited (NOMAD and Broker)

Tel: 020 7523 8000

Henry Fitzgerald-O'Connor

James Asensio

  

Vigo Communications

Tel: 020 7830 9700

Patrick d'Ancona

Ben Simons

 

 

 


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