Source - LSE Regulatory
RNS Number : 2685H
XPS Pensions Group PLC
02 December 2020
 

 

2 December 2020

XPS Pensions Group plc
(the "Company")

 

TRANSACTIONS BY DIRECTORS / PERSONS DISCHARGING MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

 

XPS announces that, on 30 November 2020, Ben Bramhall (Co-Chief Executive Officer), Paul Cuff (Co-Chief Executive Officer) and Snehal Shah (Chief Financial Officer), all Directors and persons discharging managerial responsibilities ("PDMRs"), were granted awards under the Company's Performance Share Plan ("PSP") as set out below.

The value of the awards was calculated by reference to the price of an ordinary share on 27 November 2020, being £1.24. The awards were made in the form of nominal-cost options which will generally become exercisable on the third anniversary of the date of grant, subject to the satisfaction of the following performance targets: (1) 50% of the awards vests subject to an Earnings Per Share (EPS) growth target whereby 25% vests for compounded annual growth (CAG) of 3% above CPI and 100% vests for CAG of 7% above CPI (with vesting on a straight-line basis for performance between 3% and 7% CAG and no vesting for performance below 3% CAG); and (2) 50% of the awards vests subject to a relative Total Shareholder Return (TSR) target whereby 25% vests for median ranking and 100% vests for upper quartile ranking (with vesting on a straight-line basis for performance between median and upper quartile ranking and no vesting for a ranking below median).

Once vested, the options will be exercisable until the tenth anniversary of the date of grant, unless the exercise period is shortened in accordance with the PSP rules. 

Further details are set out in the below notification, made in accordance with the requirements of the EU Market Abuse Regulation. 

 

1.

Details of PDMR/person closely associated with them ('PCA')

a)

Name

 Benjamin Bramhall

b)

Position/status

 Co-Chief Executive Officer / PDMR

c)

Initial notification/

amendment

 Initial notification

2.

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

a)

Name

 XPS Pensions Group plc

b)

LEI

 2138004Y8OBPJEAACJ11

3.

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 transaction(s) has been conducted

a)

Description of the financial  instrument

 Ordinary shares of 0.05 pence each ("Ordinary Shares")

 

 ISIN: GB00BDDN1T20 

 

b)

Nature of the transaction

Grant of nominal-cost option over Ordinary Shares under the XPS Pensions Group plc Performance Share Plan, which will vest on 30 November 2023, subject to the satisfaction of performance conditions.

c)

Price(s) and

volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

0.05p

348,387 Ordinary Shares

  

 

d)

Aggregated information

 

Aggregated volume

Price

n/a (single transaction)

 

e)

Date of the transaction

30 November 2020

f)

Place of the transaction

 

London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

 

1.

Details of PDMR/person closely associated with them ('PCA')

a)

Name

 Paul Cuff

b)

Position/status

 Co-Chief Executive Officer / PDMR

c)

Initial notification/

amendment

 Initial notification

2.

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

a)

Name

 XPS Pensions Group plc

b)

LEI

 2138004Y8OBPJEAACJ11

3.

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 transaction(s) has been conducted

a)

Description of the financial  instrument

 Ordinary shares of 0.05 pence each ("Ordinary Shares")

 

 ISIN: GB00BDDN1T20 

 

b)

Nature of the transaction

Grant of nominal-cost option over Ordinary Shares under the XPS Pensions Group plc Performance Share Plan, which will vest on 30 November 2023, subject to the satisfaction of performance conditions.

c)

Price(s) and

volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

0.05p

348,387 Ordinary Shares

  

 

d)

Aggregated information

 

Aggregated volume

Price

n/a (single transaction)

 

e)

Date of the transaction

30 November 2020

f)

Place of the transaction

 

London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

 

1.

Details of PDMR/person closely associated with them ('PCA')

a)

Name

 Snehal Shah

b)

Position/status

 Chief Financial Officer / PDMR

c)

Initial notification/

amendment

 Initial notification

2.

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

a)

Name

 XPS Pensions Group plc

b)

LEI

 2138004Y8OBPJEAACJ11

3.

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 transaction(s) has been conducted

a)

Description of the financial  instrument

 Ordinary shares of 0.05 pence each ("Ordinary Shares")

 

 ISIN: GB00BDDN1T20 

 

b)

Nature of the transaction

Grant of nominal-cost option over Ordinary Shares under the XPS Pensions Group plc Performance Share Plan, which will vest on 30 November 2023, subject to the satisfaction of performance conditions.

 

c)

Price(s) and

volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

0.05p

240,423 Ordinary Shares

  

 

d)

Aggregated information

 

Aggregated volume

Price

n/a (single transaction)

 

e)

Date of the transaction

30 November 2020

f)

Place of the transaction

 

London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

 

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