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Currys PLC (CURY)

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Monday 25 October, 2021

Currys PLC

Director/PDMR Shareholding

RNS Number : 1789Q
Currys PLC
25 October 2021
 

25 October 2021

 

CURRYS PLC

 (the 'Company')

 

NOTIFICATION OF TRANSACTIONS OF DIRECTOR/PDMR

 

Grant of Buy-out Award in accordance with Listing Rule 9.4.2(2) and part sale of shares

As previously described in the 2020/21 Directors' Remuneration Report, the Company announces that on 22 October 2021, Mr Bruce Marsh was granted a nil cost option ('Buy-out Award') over 410,366 Ordinary Shares in the Company, to compensate for bonus and awards lost from his previous employer, pursuant to the terms of the agreement entered into between Mr Marsh and the Company on recruitment.

Name of Director / PDMR

Award Reference Value (£)

Number of Ordinary Shares under Buy-out Award

Exercise Price

Bruce Marsh

£504,340

410,366

Nil

The above value was determined based on the value of awards forfeited on leaving Mr Marsh's previous employer (Tesco) and the Tesco share price on the relevant vesting dates in July and October 2021.

The number of Ordinary Shares in the Company granted under the Buy-out Award was calculated by reference to the mid-market price on the day prior to grant, being 21 October 2021.

The Buy-out Award is divided into two awards.

Award A, of equal value to Mr Marsh's annual base salary of £415,000, will ordinarily vest on 12 July 2024 ('Vesting Date'), subject to Mr Marsh's continued service with the Company and that neither party has served notice to terminate Mr Marsh's employment prior to the Vesting Date.

Award A will be exercisable in three equal tranches as follows:

Exercise Period Commencing From

No. of Ordinary Shares

12 July 2024

112,557

12 July 2025

112,558

12 July 2026

112,558

Award B, equal to 72,693 shares in the Company, vests immediately on grant.

The Buy-out Award was entered into without prior shareholder approval in accordance with LR 9.4.2(2) and will be limited to settlement with market purchase Ordinary Shares.

In addition, immediately on vest of Award B, Mr Marsh exercised 72,693 options.  Mr Marsh sold 34,287 shares to cover the tax liability arising on the transaction.  The remaining 38,406 shares were retained. The exercise has been satisfied using market purchase Ordinary Shares.

As at the date of this announcement, the Company has 1,166,458,443 Ordinary Shares in issue.

This announcement is made in accordance with the requirements of Market Abuse Regulation Article 19.  

 

For further information:

 

Sarah Thomas  Deputy Company Secretary  +44 (0)7401 373 188

Dan Homan  Head of Investor Relations  +44 (0)7401 400 442

 

 

PDMR DEALING NOTIFICATION

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

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a)

Name

Bruce Marsh

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position / status

Group Chief Financial Officer

b)

Initial notification /

Amendment

Initial notification

3

Details of issuer

a)

Name

Currys plc

b)

LEI

2138001E12GWLLDQQF16

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

Ordinary Shares of 0.1p in Currys plc

Identification code

GB00B4Y7R145

b)

Nature of the transaction

Grant of a Nil cost option award over Ordinary Shares ('Buy-out Award') pursuant to the agreement entered into on recruitment and granted in accordance with Listing Rule 9.4.2(2).

 

Award A shall ordinarily vest on 12 July 2024 and 112,557 Ordinary Shares become exercisable on the vesting date, 112,558 Ordinary Shares become exercisable on 12 July 2025 and 112,558 Ordinary Shares become exercisable on 12 July 2026.

 

Award B vests immediately on grant and 72,693 Ordinary Shares become exercisable.

 

The awards shall be limited to settlement with market purchase Ordinary Shares.

 

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

Nil

410,366

d)

Aggregated information

Aggregated price

Aggregated volume

N/A (single transaction)

N/A (single transaction)

e)

Date of the transaction

(DD-MM-YYYY)

22-10-2021

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue

 



 

 

PMDR DEALING NOTIFICATION

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

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name

Bruce Marsh

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

Group Chief Financial Officer

b)

Initial notification/Amendment

Initial notification

3

Details of the issuer

a)

Name

Currys plc

b)

LEI

2138001E12GWLLDQQF16

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

 

Ordinary Shares of 0.1p each in Currys plc


Identification code

GB00B4Y7R145

b)

Nature of the transaction

Exercise of a Nil cost option over Ordinary Shares ('Buy-out Award') pursuant to an agreement entered into on recruitment accordance with Listing Rule 9.4.2(2) and sale of sufficient shares to cover the tax and NIC arising from the exercise.

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

Price(s)

Volume(s)

Nil cost

72,693

£1.227885

34,287

 

 

d)

Aggregated information

-

Aggregated volume

-

Price

1.  Exercise

Price(s)

Volume(s)

Total

Nil cost

72,693

 0.00

2.  Sale

Price(s)

Volume(s)

Total

£1.227885

34,287

 42,100

e)

Date of the transaction

(DD-MM-YYYY)

22-10-2021

f)

Place of the transaction

London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

 

 

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