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Franchise Brands PLC (FRAN)


Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Franchise Brands PLC

Director/PDMR Shareholding

RNS Number : 5145D
Franchise Brands PLC
28 October 2020


Franchise Brands plc


("Franchise Brands" or the "Company")


Director/PDMR Notification


Franchise Brands (AIM: FRAN), a multi-brand franchise business, announces that Chris Dent, Chief Financial Officer, has purchased 5,128 ordinary shares of 0.5 pence each in the Company ("Ordinary Shares"), at a price of 97.5 pence per Ordinary Share. Following this purchase, Chris Dent now has a total interest in 60,603 Ordinary Shares, equivalent to 0.06% of the Company's total voting rights.





Franchise Brands plc

+ 44 (0) 1625 813231

Stephen Hemsley, Executive Chairman


Chris Dent, Chief Financial Officer


Julia Choudhury, Corporate Development Director




Allenby Capital Limited (Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker)

+44 (0) 20 3328 5656

Jeremy Porter / Liz Kirchner (Corporate Finance) 

Amrit Nahal (Sales)




Dowgate Capital Limited (Joint Broker)

+44 (0) 20 3903 7715

James Serjeant / Colin Climie




MHP Communications (Financial PR)

+44 (0) 20 3128 8100

Katie Hunt

+44 (0) 7884 494112


[email protected]


About Franchise Brands plc


Franchise Brands is focused on building market-leading businesses in selected customer segments using primarily a franchise model. The Group currently has a combined network of over 400 franchisees across five franchise brands. Our focus is on established brands which can benefit from our shared support services, specialist sector expertise, management experience and group resources.

The Group is organised into a B2B division comprised of Metro Rod, Metro Plumb and Willow Pumps, and a B2C division that incorporates ChipsAway, Ovenclean and Barking Mad. This divisional organisation of our brands is designed to provide a greater focus and structure to support the strategic development of our B2B and B2C brands.

Each of our brands are leaders in their respective markets and each brand has a long trading history. The combined trading history of all the Group's brands is over 135 years.

Franchise Brands plc employs some 250 people across three principal locations in Macclesfield, Kidderminster and Aylesford.

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



Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated



Chris Dent


Reason for the notification



Chief Financial Officer



Initial notification /Amendment

Initial notification



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



Franchise Brands plc






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



Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

Identification code

ordinary shares of 0.5p each in Franchise Brands plc


Identification code (ISIN) for Franchise Brands plc ordinary shares: GB00BD6P7Y24


Nature of the transaction

Purchase of ordinary shares



Price(s) and volume(s)

Price: 97.5p


Volume: 5,128




Aggregated information

- Aggregated volume

- Price



Date of the transaction

28 October 2020


Place of the transaction

London Stock Exchange - AIM


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