Source - LSE Regulatory
RNS Number : 5980S
WH Smith PLC
16 November 2021
 

Date 16 November 2021

WH Smith PLC

The notification set out below is provided in accordance with the requirements of the EU Market Abuse Regulation.

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

 

a)

Name

 

Carl Cowling

2

Reason for the notification

 

a)

Position/status

 

Group 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

WH Smith PLC

 

b)

LEI

 

2138001KJNGUJ34G7X91

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 226/67 pence

 

 

ISIN: GB00B2PDGW16

b)

Nature of the transaction

 

Exercise of 17,626 shares under the WH Smith LTIP (2016 Award)

 

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

 

 

Price(s)

Volume(s)

 

0.00

17,626

 

 

 

d)

Aggregated information

 

-      Aggregated volume

 

-      Price

n/a (single transaction)

e)

Date of the transaction

 

2021-11-16

f)

Place of the transaction

 

Outside a trading venue

 

 

 

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

 

a)

Name

 

Carl Cowling

2

Reason for the notification

 

a)

Position/status

 

Group 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

WH Smith PLC

 

b)

LEI

 

2138001KJNGUJ34G7X91

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 226/67 pence

 

 

ISIN: GB00B2PDGW16

b)

Nature of the transaction

 

Exercise of 1,351 shares under the WH Smith DBP (2019 Award)

 

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

 

 

Price(s)

Volume(s)

 

0.00

1,351

 

 

 

d)

Aggregated information

 

-      Aggregated volume

 

-      Price

n/a (single transaction)

e)

Date of the transaction

 

2021-11-16

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue

 

 

 

 

Sale of 8,920 shares by Carl Cowling to cover tax and NI following the exercise of 17,626 shares under the WH Smith LTIP and 1,351 shares under the WH Smith DBP.  Carl Cowling will retain the balance of 10,057 shares.

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

 

a)

Name

 

Carl Cowling

2

Reason for the notification

 

a)

Position/status

 

Group 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

WH Smith PLC

 

b)

LEI

 

2138001KJNGUJ34G7X91

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 226/67 pence

 

 

ISIN: GB00B2PDGW16

b)

Nature of the transaction

 

Sale of 8,920 shares to cover tax and NI following the exercise of 17,626 shares under the WH Smith LTIP (2016 Award) and 1,351 shares under the WH Smith DBP (2019 Award)

 

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

 

 

Price(s)

Volume(s)

 

£16.218698

8,920

 

d)

Aggregated information

 

-      Aggregated volume

 

-      Price

n/a (single transaction)

e)

Date of the transaction

 

2021-11-16

f)

Place of the transaction

 

Outside a trading venue

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

 

a)

Name

 

Ian Houghton

2

Reason for the notification

 

a)

Position/status

 

Company Secretary/Legal Director

b)

Initial notification/Amendment

 

Initial notification

3

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

 

a)

Name

WH Smith PLC

 

b)

LEI

 

2138001KJNGUJ34G7X91

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 226/67 pence

 

 

ISIN: GB00B2PDGW16

b)

Nature of the transaction

 

Exercise of 13,638 shares under the WH Smith LTIP (2016 Award)

 

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

 

 

Price(s)

Volume(s)

 

0.00

13,638

 

 

 

d)

Aggregated information

 

-      Aggregated volume

 

-      Price

n/a (single transaction)

e)

Date of the transaction

 

2021-11-16

f)

Place of the transaction

 

Outside a trading venue

 

 

 

 

Sale of 6,410 shares by Ian Houghton to cover tax and NI following the exercise of 13,638 shares under the WH Smith LTIP.  Ian Houghton will retain the balance of 7,228 shares.

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

 

a)

Name

 

Ian Houghton

2

Reason for the notification

 

a)

Position/status

 

Company Secretary/Legal Director

b)

Initial notification/Amendment

 

Initial notification

3

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

 

a)

Name

WH Smith PLC

 

b)

LEI

 

2138001KJNGUJ34G7X91

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 226/67 pence

 

 

ISIN: GB00B2PDGW16

b)

Nature of the transaction

 

Sale of 6,410 shares to cover tax and NI following the exercise of 13,638 shares under the WH Smith LTIP (2016 Award)

 

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

 

 

Price(s)

Volume(s)

 

£16.218698

6,410

 

d)

Aggregated information

 

-      Aggregated volume

 

-      Price

n/a (single transaction)

e)

Date of the transaction

 

2021-11-16

f)

Place of the transaction

 

Outside a trading venue

 

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