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Thursday 17 October, 2019

Accrol Group Hldgs

Vesting of FY2019 Share Option Awards

RNS Number : 1493Q
Accrol Group Holdings PLC
17 October 2019
 

The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Group to constitute inside information stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014.  Upon the publication of this announcement via the Regulatory Information Service, this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.

 

17 October 2019

Accrol Group Holdings plc

("Accrol", the "Company" or the "Group")

AIM: ACRL

 

Vesting of FY2019 Share Option Awards

 

Accrol, the leading independent tissue converter in the UK, announces that the Remuneration Committee of the Board of Directors (the "Remuneration Committee") has reviewed, amended and approved revised terms of the Accrol Group Management Incentive Plan ("MIP"). The details of the approved MIP were set out in RNS 1608O, released by the Company on 15 May 2018.

 

During the financial year ended 30 April 2019 ("FY19"), it became clear that external factors, primarily extreme and unpredictable fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, were having a disproportionate and unexpected impact on the ability for MIP participants to fulfil the key performance conditions of the MIP. The Remuneration Committee was concerned that, without adjustment to these performance conditions, key employees could not be appropriately rewarded, nor new key employees recruited, for their significant efforts in delivering a successful turnaround. Accordingly, a variation to the terms allows the MIP awards, relating to FY19 ("FY19 MIP Awards"), to vest on an adjusted EBITDA basis, which has been calculated using the USD/Sterling exchange rate budgeted prior to the commencement of that financial year of $1.40 to the pound. In return for this variation, the participants have agreed to a lock in period, applying to all share options vesting pursuant to the FY19 MIP Awards, meaning the underlying shares cannot be sold until post the 2021 financial year end.        

 

Following this variation, Accrol announces the vesting of options held by employees of the Company (the "Options") in respect of a total of 9,836,679 new ordinary shares of £0.001 each in the Company (the "Ordinary Shares"), representing approximately 5% of the current issued share capital of the Company. The Options have an exercise price of £0.001 (being the nominal value of an Ordinary Share).

 

Certain options over Ordinary Shares which formed part of the MIP Awards have been cancelled to reduce the overall dilution arising from the MIP.  As a result, the total number of Ordinary Shares which can be issued pursuant to the MIP, including those subject to both base case and stretch case hurdles and including those Options that have already vested pursuant to the FY19 MIP Awards (as detailed above), has been reduced and now represents up to 13.1% of the Company's issued share capital (previously up to 14.2% of the issued share capital).


Following the vesting of the Options, the below directors and PDMRs have the following interests in the share capital of the Company:

 

Director

Position

Ordinary Shares held

Number of Ordinary Shares over which Options vested

Total number of Ordinary Shares held if and when Options exercised in full

Dan Wright

Executive Chairman

3,077,808

3,195,584

6,273,392

Gareth Jenkins

Chief Executive Officer

610,000

5,609,716

6,219,716

Mark Dewhurst

Chief Operating Officer

-

1,031,379

1,031,379

 

 

For further information, please contact:

 

 

 

Accrol Group Holdings plc

 

Dan Wright, Executive Chairman

Tel: +44 (0) 1254 278 844

Gareth Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

Zeus Capital Limited (Nominated Adviser & Broker) 

 

Dan Bate / Andrew Jones            

Tel: +44 (0) 161 831 1512

Dominic King / John Goold

Tel: +44 (0) 203 829 5000



Belvedere Communications Limited

 

Cat Valentine ([email protected])

Tel: +44 (0) 7715 769 078

Keeley Clarke ([email protected])

Tel: +44 (0) 7967 816 525

Llew Angus ([email protected])

Tel:  +44 (0) 7407 023 147

 

Notes to Editors

 

New Group website: www.accrol.com

 

Accrol Group Holdings plc is a leading tissue converter and supplier of toilet rolls, kitchen rolls and facial tissues, as well as other tissue products, to major discounters and grocery retailers throughout the UK. 

 

Our vision is to deliver the best possible value to the UK consumer on essential everyday tissue products. We are shaking up the traditional tissue brands by delivering the quality the consumer demands for the price they want to pay.

 

The business operates from four sites in Lancashire:

 

•             A manufacturing, storage and distribution facility in Blackburn;

•             A storage and administrative centre in Blackburn;

•             A facial tissue plant, also in Blackburn; and

•             A manufacturing, storage and distribution facility in Leyland.


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