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Smith (DS) PLC (SMDS)

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Thursday 16 September, 2021

Smith (DS) PLC

Director/PDMR Shareholding

RNS Number : 0589M
Smith (DS) PLC
16 September 2021
 

DS Smith Plc ("the Company")

 

Transactions in shares by Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibilities ("PDMRs")

 

Date 16 September  2021

 

1

 

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a)

 

Name

 

 MILES WILLIAM ROBERTS

2

 

Reason for the notification

a)

 

Position/status

 

GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE

b)

 

Initial notification /Amendment

INITIAL NOTIFICATION

3

 

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

a)

 

Name

 

DS SMITH PLC

b)

 

LEI

39RSBE4RCI4M15BLWH36

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 10 PENCE EACH

 

 

SMDS

b)

 

Nature of the transaction

 

 

Exercise of options over a total of 775,993 ordinary shares which were nil-cost option awards granted under the following plans as specified below:

Options granted on 1 July 2016  under the 2016 Deferred Share Bonus Plan (DSBP) and the 2016 Performance Share Plan (PSP) that vested on 1 July 2019.

Options granted on 18 July 2017 under the 2017 Deferred Share Bonus Plan (DSBP) and 2017 Performance Share Plan (PSP) that vested on 18 July 2020.

Options granted on 22 June 2018 under the 2018 Deferred Share Bonus Plan (DSBP) that vested on 22 June 2021, together with dividend equivalent shares if applicable and the consequential sale of 364,848 shares to cover tax on these exercises. 

Also the additional sale of 337,241 shares under the 2016, 2017 and 2018 Deferred Share Bonus Plans (DSBP) and the 2016 Performance Share Plan (PSP).

Aggregate holding increased by 73,904 shares after these transactions.

c)

 

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

 

Item

Price(s)

 

Volume(s)

Option exercise

£NIL

775,993

Sale

£4.573

364,848

Sale

£4.573

337,241

 

 

 

 

 

 

d)

 

Aggregated information

 

- Aggregated volume

- Price

 

 

 

775,993

£NIL

364,848

£4.573

 

337,241

£4.573

 

e)

 

Date of the transaction

14 September 2021

f)

 

Place of the transaction

LONDON

 

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