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Smith (DS) PLC (SMDS)

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Wednesday 30 March, 2022

Smith (DS) PLC

Director/PDMR Shareholding

RNS Number : 5892G
Smith (DS) PLC
30 March 2022
 

DS Smith Plc ("the Company")

 

Notification of transaction by persons discharging managerial responsibilities ("PDMR") and persons closely associated with them

 

In accordance with the requirements of the Market Abuse Regulation, the Company announces that it was notified on 29 March 2022 that Gillian Roberts, a Person Closely Associated with Miles William Roberts (spouse), Group Chief Executive, has granted a charge over 2,000,000 shares beneficially owned by her, in favour of Bank Julius Baer & Co Ltd to provide security for a short-term bridging loan in respect of a personal property transaction . She remains the beneficial owner of these shares, subject to the charge, and retains full voting rights over these shares.  

 

Date 30 March 2022

 

1

 

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a)

 

Name

 

 GILLIAN ROBERTS

2

 

Reason for the notification

a)

 

Position/status

 

Person closely associated with PDMR (Miles William Roberts)

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

 

 

Charge over 2,000,000 shares in favour of Bank Julius Baer & Co Ltd to provide security for a short-term bridging loan in respect of a personal property transaction

c)

 

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

 

Item

Price(s)

 

Volume(s)

Charge

£NIL

2,000,000

 

 

 

 

 

d)

 

Aggregated information

 

- Aggregated volume

- Price

 

2,000,000

£NIL

 

e)

 

Date of the transaction

29 March 2022

f)

 

Place of the transaction

Outside of a trading venue

 

 

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