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Kainos Group plc
17 November 2023
 

17 November 2023

Kainos Group plc

("Kainos" or the "Company") 

 

Employee SIP Awards

&

Executive Director PSP Award/PDMR shareholdings

The Company announces that on 17 November 2023, share awards (the "Awards") approved by the Board of Directors of the Company under the Company's HM Revenue and Customs approved Share Incentive Plan scheme (the "SIP Awards"), in the form of free ordinary shares, contingent on length of service of 0.5 pence each in the Company ("Ordinary Shares") were provided to all eligible U.K. based employees of the Company, including the executive directors of the Company, or its subsidiaries.

In addition, a share award approved by the Board of Directors of the Company under the Kainos Group Performance Share Plan ("PSP Award"), in the form of nominal value options over Ordinary Shares were awarded to Russell Sloan, on his appointment as CEO.  The PSP Award vests, other than in exceptional circumstances, over a three-year period from 17 November 2023. The performance conditions associated with the PSP Award are as follows:

 

(a)     25% of each PSP Award is subject to a performance condition based on the Company's Earnings Per Share ("EPS") Growth measured over the three financial years commencing 1 April 2023.  This portion of the PSP Award will:

·        not vest at all if EPS Growth over the measurement period is less than 5%;

·        vest in respect of 30% if EPS Growth over the measurement period is 5%;

·        vest in full if EPS Growth over the measurement period is 13% or higher;

·        vest proportionately, calculated on a straight-line basis if EPS Growth over the measurement period is higher than 5% but less than 13%.

 

(b)     45% of each PSP Award is subject to a performance condition based on the Company's Total Shareholder Return ("TSR") performance compared with the FTSE techMARK All-Share index ("Index") measured over the period of three years commencing 1 April 2023.  This portion of the PSP Award will:

·        not vest at all if TSR performance over the measurement period is below the mean average Index ("Initial Vesting Threshold");

·        vest in respect of 30% if the TSR performance is equal to the mean average Index price;

·        vest in full if TSR performance over the measurement period is above the mean average price growth for the FTSE techMARK All-Share index plus four percentage points ("Upper Vesting Threshold");

·        vest proportionately, calculated on a straight-line basis if TSR performance over the measurement period is greater than the Initial Vesting Threshold but less than the Upper Vesting Threshold.

 

(c)     30% of each PSP Award is subject to a collection of performance conditions associated with Kainos being a Responsible Company. This portion of the PSP Award will vest as follows:

·    10% of the award will vest if by 31 March 2026 35% of Senior Management Roles are held by women;

·    10% of the award will vest if by 31 March 2026 the latest available Employee Engagement score equates to 7 or better as measured though our employee engagement tool, Peakon, or such equivalent engagement measure as the Committee considers appropriate;

·    5% of the award will vest if by 31 March 2026, there is a reduction in the carbon intensity of Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions of 45%;

·    5% of the award will vest if by 31 March 2026, the latest available customer engagement score shows positive customer satisfaction with 90% of customers scoring the Company as "Very Good" or better, being a rating of 7 or more as measured through NPS or such equivalent measure as the Committee considers appropriate.

 

Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging

managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them.

 (A19 Market Abuse Regulation)



 

1.         

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a.         

Name

Richard McCann

2.         

Reason for the notification

a.         

Position/status

CFO/COO

b.         

Initial notification

/Amendment

Initial

3.         

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

a.         

Name

Kainos Group plc

b.         

LEI

213800H2PQMIF3OVZY47

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 £0.005 each

 

KNOS

b.         

Nature of the transaction

SIP Share Awards 2023

c.         

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

Exercise Price(s)

Volume(s)

£10.34

200

d.         

Aggregated information

·      Aggregated volume

·      Price

 

N/A

e.         

Date of the transaction

17-11-23

f.         

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue



 

1.         

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a.         

Name

Russell Sloan

2.         

Reason for the notification

a.         

Position/status

CEO

b.         

Initial notification

/Amendment

Initial

3.         

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

a.         

Name

Kainos Group plc

b.         

LEI

213800H2PQMIF3OVZY47

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

Options over Ordinary Shares of £0.005 each

 

KNOS

b.         

Nature of the transaction

PSP Share Awards 2023

c.         

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

Exercise Price(s)

Volume(s)1

£0.005

15,914

 

1.  Subject to the PSP Awards vesting criteria.

 

 

d.         

Aggregated information

·      Aggregated volume

·      Price

 

N/A

e.         

Date of the transaction

17-11-23

f.         

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue

 

 



 

1.         

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a.         

Name

Russell Sloan

2.         

Reason for the notification

a.         

Position/status

CEO

b.         

Initial notification

/Amendment

Initial

3.         

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

a.         

Name

Kainos Group plc

b.         

LEI

213800H2PQMIF3OVZY47

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 £0.005 each

 

KNOS

b.         

Nature of the transaction

SIP Share Awards 2023

c.         

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

Exercise Price(s)

Volume(s)

£10.34

200

 

 

 

d.         

Aggregated information

·      Aggregated volume

·      Price

 

N/A

e.         

Date of the transaction

23-06-23

f.         

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue

 



 

1.         

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a.         

Name

Malachy Smith

2.         

Reason for the notification

a.         

Position/status

Divisional Director

b.         

Initial notification

/Amendment

Initial

3.         

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

a.         

Name

Kainos Group plc

b.         

LEI

213800H2PQMIF3OVZY47

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 £0.005 each

 

KNOS

b.         

Nature of the transaction

SIP Share Awards 2023

c.         

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

Exercise Price(s)

Volume(s)

£10.34

200

 

 

d.         

Aggregated information

·      Aggregated volume

·      Price

 

N/A

e.         

Date of the transaction

17-11-23

f.         

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue

 

 





 

Ends

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Kainos                                                                                        via FTI Consulting LLP

Russell Sloan, Chief Executive Officer

Richard McCann, Chief Financial Officer

 

Investec Bank plc                                                                              +44 20 7597 5970

Patrick Robb / Ben Griffiths

 

FTI Consulting LLP                                                                               +44 20 3727 1000

Matt Dixon / Dwight Burden / Kwaku Aning

 

About Kainos

Kainos Group plc is a UK-headquartered IT provider with expertise across three divisions - Digital Services, Workday Services, and Workday Products.  

Our Digital Services division develops and supports custom digital service platforms for public sector, commercial, and healthcare customers. Our solutions transform the delivery of these services, ensuring they are secure, accessible, and cost-effective, and provide better outcomes for users. 

Our Workday Services division specialises in the deployment of Workday Inc.'s Finance, HR and Planning products to leading organisations across Europe and North America. We are one of Workday's most respected partners, experienced in complex deployment and trusted by our customers to launch, test, expand, and support their Workday systems.  

Our Workday Products division develops products that complement Workday. Our Smart product suite, including Smart Test (for automated testing), Smart Audit (for compliance monitoring), and Smart Shield (for data masking), are used by more than 400 customers globally to safeguard their Workday systems.  

Our people are central to our success. We employ more than 3,000 people in 23 countries across Europe and the Americas. 

We are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: KNOS) and you can discover more about us at www.kainos.com.  

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