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Merlin Entertainments plc
11 April 2018
 

Merlin Entertainments plc

Notification of Transactions of

Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibility (PDMRs)

 

Grant of Options to PDMRs under the Company's

All Employee Share Plan

 

The Company announces that the following PDMRs have on 9 April 2018 been granted options ("Options") to purchase Ordinary Shares of £0.01 each in the capital of the Company ("Shares") pursuant to the Company's All Employee Share Plan at an exercise price per Share of £2.8309 for the UK Sharesave and an exercise price per Share of £2.9691 for the US Employee Stock Purchase Plan.

 

The awards in favour of each of the PDMRs set out below are made under Merlin's Global All Employee Share Plan which is available to all Merlin's employees, subject to qualifying conditions.

Name of PDMR

Number of Shares over which Options Granted

Plan

Mark Allsop

3,179

UK Sharesave

Natalie Bickford

6,358

UK Sharesave

Mark Fisher

6,358

UK Sharesave

John Jakobsen

3,179

UK Sharesave

Fraser Montgomery

3,179

UK Sharesave

Anne-Francoise Nesmes

6,358

UK Sharesave

Justin Platt

317

UK Sharesave

Hans-Aksel Pedersen

2,546

US Employee Stock Purchase Plan

 

The Options issued under the UK Sharesave scheme are, in normal circumstances, not exercisable until the completion of a 3 year savings period, which will end on 1 May 2021 and will then be exercisable for a period of 6 months.  The exercise period will, therefore, in normal circumstances, be from 1 May 2021 until 31 October 2021.

The Options issued under the US Employee Stock Purchase Plan are, in normal circumstances, not exercisable until the completion of a 2 year savings period, which will end on 1 May 2020. The Options will then automatically vest on this date.

 

This announcement, including the notifications below, is made pursuant to Article 19(3) of the Market Abuse Regulation:

 

For further information please contact:

Matthew Jowett

General Counsel and Company Secretary

Merlin Entertainments plc

00 44 1202 634 955

 

11 April 2018



 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

 

a)

Name

Mark Allsop

2

Reason for the notification

 

a)

Position/status

Chief Digital Marketing and Information Officer

 

b)

Initial Notification / Amendment

Initial Notification

 

3

Details of the issuer

a)

Name

Merlin Entertainments plc

 

b)

LEI

549300ZTI0VEFO6WV007

 

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

 

UK Sharesave Options over Ordinary Shares of 1 pence each

 

GB00BDZT6P94

 

b)

Nature of the transaction  

Grant of Sharesave options

 

c)

Price(s) and volumes

 

Price(s)

Volume(s)

2.8309

3,179

d)

Aggregated information

- Aggregated volume

- Price

 

n/a

 

e)

Date of the transaction

9 April 2018

 

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue

 

g)

Additional Information

none

 

 



 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

 

a)

Name

Natalie Bickford

2

Reason for the notification

 

a)

Position/status

Group HR Director

 

b)

Initial Notification / Amendment

Initial Notification

 

3

Details of the issuer

a)

Name

Merlin Entertainments plc

 

b)

LEI

549300ZTI0VEFO6WV007

 

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

 

UK Sharesave Options over Ordinary Shares of 1 pence each

 

GB00BDZT6P94

 

b)

Nature of the transaction  

Grant of Sharesave options

 

c)

Price(s) and volumes

 

Price(s)

Volume(s)

2.8309

6,358

d)

Aggregated information

- Aggregated volume

- Price

 

n/a

 

e)

Date of the transaction

9 April 2018

 

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue

 

g)

Additional Information

none

 

 



 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

 

a)

Name

Mark Fisher

2

Reason for the notification

 

a)

Position/status

Chief Development Officer

 

b)

Initial Notification / Amendment

Initial Notification

 

3

Details of the issuer

a)

Name

Merlin Entertainments plc

 

b)

LEI

549300ZTI0VEFO6WV007

 

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

 

UK Sharesave Options over Ordinary Shares of 1 pence each

 

GB00BDZT6P94

 

b)

Nature of the transaction  

Grant of Sharesave options

 

c)

Price(s) and volumes

 

Price(s)

Volume(s)

2.8309

6,358

d)

Aggregated information

- Aggregated volume

- Price

 

n/a

 

e)

Date of the transaction

9 April 2018

 

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue

 

g)

Additional Information

none

 

 



 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

 

a)

Name

John Jakobsen

2

Reason for the notification

 

a)

Position/status

Chief New Openings Officer

 

b)

Initial Notification / Amendment

Initial Notification

 

3

Details of the issuer

a)

Name

Merlin Entertainments plc

 

b)

LEI

549300ZTI0VEFO6WV007

 

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

 

UK Sharesave Options over Ordinary Shares of 1 pence each

 

GB00BDZT6P94

 

b)

Nature of the transaction  

Grant of Sharesave options

 

c)

Price(s) and volumes

 

Price(s)

Volume(s)

2.8309

3,179

d)

Aggregated information

- Aggregated volume

- Price

 

n/a

 

e)

Date of the transaction

9 April 2018

 

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue

 

g)

Additional Information

none

 

 



 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

 

a)

Name

Fraser Montgomery

2

Reason for the notification

 

a)

Position/status

Group Commercial Director

 

b)

Initial Notification / Amendment

Initial Notification

 

3

Details of the issuer

a)

Name

Merlin Entertainments plc

 

b)

LEI

549300ZTI0VEFO6WV007

 

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

 

UK Sharesave Options over Ordinary Shares of 1 pence each

 

GB00BDZT6P94

 

b)

Nature of the transaction  

Grant of Sharesave options

 

c)

Price(s) and volumes

 

Price(s)

Volume(s)

2.8309

3,179

d)

Aggregated information

- Aggregated volume

- Price

 

n/a

 

e)

Date of the transaction

9 April 2018

 

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue

 

g)

Additional Information

none

 

 



 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

 

a)

Name

Anne-Francoise Nesmes

2

Reason for the notification

 

a)

Position/status

Chief Financial Officer

 

b)

Initial Notification / Amendment

Initial Notification

 

3

Details of the issuer

a)

Name

Merlin Entertainments plc

 

b)

LEI

549300ZTI0VEFO6WV007

 

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

 

UK Sharesave Options over Ordinary Shares of 1 pence each

 

GB00BDZT6P94

 

b)

Nature of the transaction  

Grant of Sharesave options

 

c)

Price(s) and volumes

 

Price(s)

Volume(s)

2.8309

6,358

d)

Aggregated information

- Aggregated volume

- Price

 

n/a

 

e)

Date of the transaction

9 April 2018

 

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue

 

g)

Additional Information

none

 

 



 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

 

a)

Name

Justin Platt

2

Reason for the notification

 

a)

Position/status

Managing Director - Resort Theme Parks

 

b)

Initial Notification / Amendment

Initial Notification

 

3

Details of the issuer

a)

Name

Merlin Entertainments plc

 

b)

LEI

549300ZTI0VEFO6WV007

 

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

 

US Stock Purchase Plan Options over Ordinary Shares of 1 pence each

 

GB00BDZT6P94

 

b)

Nature of the transaction  

Grant of Sharesave options

 

c)

Price(s) and volumes

 

Price(s)

Volume(s)

2.8309

317

d)

Aggregated information

- Aggregated volume

- Price

 

n/a

 

e)

Date of the transaction

9 April 2018

 

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue

 

g)

Additional Information

none

 

 



 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

 

a)

Name

Hans Aksel Pedersen

2

Reason for the notification

 

a)

Position/status

 

Managing Director - LEGOLAND Parks

b)

Initial Notification / Amendment

Initial Notification

 

3

Details of the issuer

a)

Name

Merlin Entertainments plc

 

b)

LEI

549300ZTI0VEFO6WV007

 

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

 

UK Sharesave Options over Ordinary Shares of 1 pence each

 

GB00BDZT6P94

 

b)

Nature of the transaction  

Grant of Sharesave options

 

c)

Price(s) and volumes

 

Price(s)

Volume(s)

2.9691

2,546

d)

Aggregated information

- Aggregated volume

- Price

 

n/a

 

e)

Date of the transaction

9 April 2018

 

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue

 

g)

Additional Information

none

 

 


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