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Volution Group plc
12 October 2021




Tuesday 12 October 2021



Volution Group plc

Exercise of awards under the Company's Long Term Incentive Plan


Volution Group plc ("Volution", "Group" or the "Company", LSE: FAN), a leading international designer and manufacturer of energy efficient indoor air quality solutions, announces that on 7 October 2021, nil-cost options awarded to the Chief Financial Officer on 15 October 2019 under the Volution Long Term Incentive Plan ("LTIP 2019 Awards") were exercised as set out below. The table shows the number of nil-cost options exercised, the number of shares sold to satisfy income tax, national insurance and dealing costs and the number of shares retained:  


LTIP 2019 Awards exercised

Number of shares sold to satisfy income tax, national insurance liability and dealing costs

Price at which each share sold

Number of shares retained

Andy O'Brien

Chief Financial Officer







460 pence




As outlined in the announcement dated 16 October 2019, Andy O'Brien forfeited share awards on leaving his last employer. In accordance with the Volution Remuneration Policy, the Remuneration Committee approved the grant of additional awards to Andy O'Brien to partially compensate him for remuneration forgone at his previous employer. These LTIP awards were granted to replicate as far as possible, the likely value and time horizons associated with the share awards forfeited at his previous employer. The LTIP awards were due to vest as follows: 50% on the first anniversary of appointment (1 August 2020) and 50% on the second anniversary of appointment (1 August 2021), subject to continued employment with Volution and were not subject to any performance conditions, reflecting the criteria of the forfeited share awards.


The Volution Employee Benefit Trust has transferred shares to the Chief Financial Officer representing the number of shares retained following the sale of shares to satisfy income tax, national insurance and dealing costs. 


Following the exercise, sale and retention of shares under the LTIP, the shareholding of the Chief Financial Officer is as follows:


Total holding of ordinary shares

% of issued share capital


Andy O'Brien, Chief Financial Officer





The attached notifications, made pursuant to Article 19(3) of the Market Abuse Regulation, provide further details.








Volution Group plc

Michael Anscombe, Company Secretary                               +44 (0) 1293 441562


Legal Entity Identifier: 213800EPT84EQCDHO768



Note to Editors:


Volution Group plc (LSE: FAN) is a leading international designer and manufacturer of energy efficient indoor air quality solutions.  Volution Group comprises 19 key brands across three regions:


UK: Vent-Axia, Manrose, Diffusion, National Ventilation, Airtech, Breathing Buildings, Torin-Sifan.

Continental Europe: Fresh, PAX, VoltAir, Kair, Air Connection, Rtek, inVENTer, Ventilair, ClimaRad, ERI Corporation.

Australasia: Simx, Ventair, Manrose.


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Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them




Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated






 Andy O'Brien



Reason for the notification 





Chief Financial Officer



Initial notification /Amendment


Initial notification



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






Volution Group plc








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




Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument


Identification code


Ordinary shares of 1 pence each






Nature of the transaction


Exercise of nil-cost options under the Long Term Incentive Plan (LTIP), sale of shares to fund the income tax, national insurance and dealing costs and retention of balance of shares.




Price(s) and volume(s)





Acquisition of shares on exercise of LTIP 2019 Award.


Sale of shares to satisfy income tax, national insurance and dealing costs.


Retention of shares.






460 pence per share

















Aggregated information


- Aggregated volume

- Price

Aggregated volume:



Volume: 34,722

Price: £Nil


Sale to cover income tax, national insurance and dealing costs

Volume: 16,361

Price:  460 pence per share


Retention of shares

Volume: 18,361

Price:  £Nil



Date of the transaction


8 October 2021



Place of the transaction


Outside a trading venue (exercise of nil-cost options and retention of shares) and London Stock Exchange, Main Market (XLON) (sale of shares).


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