Under the rules of the EMI Executive Share Incentive Plan (the "ESIP"),
performance-related awards have been made as of 17th June 2005 to a wide range
of the Group's senior employees around the world. Included amongst such
participants is Eric Nicoli, an Executive Director of the Company.
Accordingly, to comply with paragraph 16.13 of the Listing Rules, we advise
that, as of 17th June 2005, awards over EMI Group plc Ordinary Shares of 14p
each were made under the ESIP to Eric Nicoli, as follows:
- an option over 563,297 shares at an exercise price of 256.17p per share.
The option may not be exercised earlier than three years, or later than 10
years, after the date of grant. Furthermore, the option may not ordinarily
then be exercised unless a certain performance condition, based on growth in
the Company's earnings per share, is achieved; and,
- a performance share award of 281,648 shares. The award shall not be vest
earlier than three years, or later than 14 days following the third
anniversary of the award date. Furthermore, the performance share award may
not ordinarily then be exercised unless a performance condition, based on the
ranking of the Company's total shareholder return performance compared with
companies in the FTSE Mid-250 Index (excluding investment trusts) as of the
award date, is achieved.
None of the performance criteria relating to the options or performance shares
outlined above may be subjected to retesting.