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Monday 09 September, 2019

Vertu Motors PLC

Notification of Directors' interests

RNS Number : 5828L
Vertu Motors PLC
09 September 2019
 

9 September 2019

Vertu Motors plc

(the "Company")

Notification of Directors' interests

 

Vertu Motors announces that the following directors and other persons discharging managerial responsibility in the Company, have exercised nil-cost options over Ordinary Shares under LTIP Options issued in 2016 and received Ordinary Shares on 5 September 2019.

The Company has also been notified that David Crane, a director and PDMR, has sold 18,997 of the 40,337 Ordinary Shares exercised, to satisfy the resultant income tax and National Insurance liability, and that Colin Kent and Christopher Taylor, both PDMRs, have each sold 18,997 of the 40,337 Ordinary Shares exercised to satisfy the resultant income tax and National Insurance liability.  The sales took place on 5 September 2019 at a price of 34.35 pence per Ordinary Share.

 

 

 

 

PDMR

Beneficial holding of Ordinary Shares prior to the Dealings*

% of issued share capital prior to the Dealings*

Ordinary Shares acquired by PDMR**

Resultant Beneficial holding of Ordinary Shares after the Dealings*

Resultant % of issued share capital after the Dealings*

Robert Forrester

6,963,900

1.88%

107,565

7,071,465

1.91%

Karen Anderson

852,702

0.23%

40,337

893,039

0.24%

David Crane

166,330

0.05%

21,340

187,670

0.05%

Colin Kent

421,323

0.11%

21,340

442,663

0.12%

Christopher Taylor

270,901

0.07%

21,340

292,241

0.08%

* includes shares held by persons closely associated with the PDMR.

** net amount after the sales to satisfy tax and NI liability

The Company's issued share capital consists of 369,343,337 Ordinary Shares with voting rights.  The Company does not hold any Ordinary Shares in treasury.

 

1.    

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)    

Name

ROBERT FORRESTER

2.      

Reason for the notification

EXERCISE OF LTIP OPTIONS

b)    

Position/status

CEO

c)      

Initial notification/Amendment

INITIAL NOTIFICATION

3.      

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

d)     

Name

VERTU MOTORS PLC

e)      

LEI

213800GIKJEIUIGMI575

4.      

Details of transactions(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (vi) each place where transactions have been conducted

f)      

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument identification code

 

Identification code

ORDINARY SHARES OF 10p EACH IN VERTU MOTORS PLC

 

 

GB00B1GK4645

g)     

Nature of the transaction

EXERCISE OF OPTION OVER ORDINARY SHARES OF 10p EACH IN VERTU MOTORS PLC, PURSUANT TO THE COMPANY'S LONG TERM INCENTIVE PLAN

h)      

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

Price

Volume(s)

NIL

107,565

i)

Aggregated information

 

-Aggregated volume

 

- Price

NOT APPLICABLE - SINGLE TRANSACTION

j)

Date of the transaction

5 SEPTEMBER 2019

k)      

Place of transaction

LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE, AIM

 

 

1.    

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)    

Name

KAREN ANDERSON

2.    

Reason for the notification

EXERCISE OF LTIP OPTIONS

b)    

Position/status

CFO

c)    

Initial notification/Amendment

INITIAL NOTIFICATION

3.    

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

d)    

Name

VERTU MOTORS PLC

e)    

LEI

213800GIKJEIUIGMI575

4.    

Details of transactions(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (vi) each place where transactions have been conducted

f)     

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument identification code

 

Identification code

ORDINARY SHARES OF 10p EACH IN VERTU MOTORS PLC

 

 

GB00B1GK4645

g)    

Nature of the transaction

EXERCISE OF OPTION OVER ORDINARY SHARES OF 10p EACH IN VERTU MOTORS PLC, PURSUANT TO THE COMPANY'S LONG TERM INCENTIVE PLAN

h)    

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

Price

Volume(s)

NIL

40,337

i)     

Aggregated information

 

-Aggregated volume

 

- Price

NOT APPLICABLE - SINGLE TRANSACTION

j)     

Date of the transaction

5 SEPTEMBER 2019

k)     

Place of transaction

LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE, AIM

 

 

1.    

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)    

Name

DAVID CRANE

2.    

Reason for the notification

EXERCISE OF LTIP OPTIONS

b)    

Position/status

COO

c)    

Initial notification/Amendment

INITIAL NOTIFICATION

3.    

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

d)    

Name

VERTU MOTORS PLC

e)    

LEI

213800GIKJEIUIGMI575

4.    

Details of transactions(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (vi) each place where transactions have been conducted

f)     

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument identification code

 

Identification code

ORDINARY SHARES OF 10p EACH IN VERTU MOTORS PLC

 

 

GB00B1GK4645

g)    

Nature of the transaction

EXERCISE OF OPTION OVER ORDINARY SHARES OF 10p EACH IN VERTU MOTORS PLC, PURSUANT TO THE COMPANY'S LONG TERM INCENTIVE PLAN

h)    

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

Price

Volume(s)

NIL

40,337

i)     

Aggregated information

 

-Aggregated volume

 

- Price

NOT APPLICABLE - SINGLE TRANSACTION

j)     

Date of the transaction

5 SEPTEMBER 2019

k)     

Place of transaction

LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE, AIM

 

1.    

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)    

Name

COLIN KENT

2.    

Reason for the notification

EXERCISE OF LTIP OPTIONS

b)    

Position/status

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

c)    

Initial notification/Amendment

INITIAL NOTIFICATION

3.    

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

d)    

Name

VERTU MOTORS PLC

e)    

LEI

213800GIKJEIUIGMI575

4.    

Details of transactions(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (vi) each place where transactions have been conducted

f)     

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument identification code

 

Identification code

ORDINARY SHARES OF 10p EACH IN VERTU MOTORS PLC

 

 

GB00B1GK4645

g)    

Nature of the transaction

EXERCISE OF OPTION OVER ORDINARY SHARES OF 10p EACH IN VERTU MOTORS PLC, PURSUANT TO THE COMPANY'S LONG TERM INCENTIVE PLAN

h)    

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

Price

Volume(s)

NIL

40,337

i)     

Aggregated information

 

-Aggregated volume

 

- Price

NOT APPLICABLE - SINGLE TRANSACTION

j)     

Date of the transaction

5 SEPTEMBER 2019

k)     

Place of transaction

LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE, AIM

 

1.    

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)    

Name

CHRISTOPHER TAYLOR

2.    

Reason for the notification

EXERCISE OF LTIP OPTIONS

b)    

Position/status

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

c)    

Initial notification/Amendment

INITIAL NOTIFICATION

3.    

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

d)    

Name

VERTU MOTORS PLC

e)    

LEI

213800GIKJEIUIGMI575

4.    

Details of transactions(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (vi) each place where transactions have been conducted

f)     

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument identification code

 

Identification code

ORDINARY SHARES OF 10p EACH IN VERTU MOTORS PLC

 

 

GB00B1GK4645

g)    

Nature of the transaction

EXERCISE OF OPTION OVER ORDINARY SHARES OF 10p EACH IN VERTU MOTORS PLC, PURSUANT TO THE COMPANY'S LONG TERM INCENTIVE PLAN

h)    

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

Price

Volume(s)

NIL

40,337

i)     

Aggregated information

 

-Aggregated volume

 

- Price

NOT APPLICABLE - SINGLE TRANSACTION

j)     

Date of the transaction

5 SEPTEMBER 2019

k)     

Place of transaction

LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE, AIM

 

 

 

1.    

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)    

Name

DAVID CRANE

2.    

Reason for the notification

SALE OF SHARES

b)    

Position/status

COO

c)    

Initial notification/Amendment

INITIAL NOTIFICATION

3.    

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

d)    

Name

VERTU MOTORS PLC

e)    

LEI

213800GIKJEIUIGMI575

4.    

Details of transactions(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (vi) each place where transactions have been conducted

f)     

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument identification code

 

Identification code

ORDINARY SHARES OF 10p EACH IN VERTU MOTORS PLC

 

 

GB00B1GK4645

g)    

Nature of the transaction

SALE OF ORDINARY SHARES OF 10p EACH IN VERTU MOTORS PLC, RECEIVED PURSUANT TO THE COMPANY'S LONG TERM INCENTIVE PLAN

h)    

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

Price

Volume(s)

0.3435

18,997

i)     

Aggregated information

 

-Aggregated volume

 

- Price

NOT APPLICABLE - SINGLE TRANSACTION

j)     

Date of the transaction

5 SEPTEMBER 2019

k)     

Place of transaction

LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE, AIM

 

1.    

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)    

Name

COLIN KENT

2.    

Reason for the notification

SALE OF SHARES

b)    

Position/status

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

c)    

Initial notification/Amendment

INITIAL NOTIFICATION

3.    

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

d)    

Name

VERTU MOTORS PLC

e)    

LEI

213800GIKJEIUIGMI575

4.    

Details of transactions(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (vi) each place where transactions have been conducted

f)     

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument identification code

 

Identification code

ORDINARY SHARES OF 10p EACH IN VERTU MOTORS PLC

 

 

GB00B1GK4645

g)    

Nature of the transaction

SALE OF ORDINARY SHARES OF 10p EACH IN VERTU MOTORS PLC, RECEIVED PURSUANT TO THE COMPANY'S LONG TERM INCENTIVE PLAN

h)    

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

Price

Volume(s)

0.3435

18,997

i)     

Aggregated information

 

-Aggregated volume

 

- Price

NOT APPLICABLE - SINGLE TRANSACTION

j)     

Date of the transaction

5 SEPTEMBER 2019

k)     

Place of transaction

LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE, AIM

 

1.    

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

l)     

Name

CHRISTOPHER TAYLOR

2.    

Reason for the notification

SALE OF SHARES

m)   

Position/status

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

n)    

Initial notification/Amendment

INITIAL NOTIFICATION

3.    

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

o)    

Name

VERTU MOTORS PLC

p)    

LEI

213800GIKJEIUIGMI575

4.    

Details of transactions(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (vi) each place where transactions have been conducted

q)    

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument identification code

 

Identification code

ORDINARY SHARES OF 10p EACH IN VERTU MOTORS PLC

 

 

GB00B1GK4645

r)     

Nature of the transaction

SALE OF ORDINARY SHARES OF 10p EACH IN VERTU MOTORS PLC, RECEIVED PURSUANT TO THE COMPANY'S LONG TERM INCENTIVE PLAN

s)    

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

Price

Volume(s)

0.3435

18,997

t)     

Aggregated information

 

-Aggregated volume

 

- Price

NOT APPLICABLE - SINGLE TRANSACTION

u)    

Date of the transaction

5 SEPTEMBER 2019

v)    

Place of transaction

LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE, AIM

 

- Ends -

For further information please contact:

 

Vertu Motors plc
Robert Forrester, CEO
Karen Anderson, CFO

Tel: 0191 491 2111
Tel: 0191 491 2112

 

Zeus Capital Limited
Jamie Peel

Andrew Jones

Dominic King

Tel: 020 3829 5000

 

Camarco

Billy Clegg

Tom Huddart

Tel: 020 3757 4983

 

 

Notes to Editors

Vertu Motors is the fifth largest automotive retailer in the UK with a network of 123 sales outlets across the UK. Its' dealerships operate predominantly under the Bristol Street Motors, Vertu, Farnell and Macklin Motors brand names.

Vertu Motors was established in November 2006 with the strategy to consolidate the UK motor retail sector.  It is intended that the Group will continue to acquire motor retail operations to grow a scaled dealership group.  The Group's acquisition strategy is supplemented by a focused organic growth strategy to drive operational efficiencies through its national dealership network. The Group currently operates 120 franchised sales outlets and 3 non-franchised sales operations from 104 locations across the UK.

Vertu's Mission Statement is to "deliver an outstanding customer motoring experience through honesty and trust". 

Vertu Motors Group websites - www.vertumotors.com / www.vertucareers.com

Vertu brand websites - www.bristolstreet.co.uk / www.vertuhonda.com / www.vertutoyota.com / www.macklinmotors.co.uk / www.farnelllandrover.com / www.farnelljaguar.com / www.vertuvolkswagen.com / www.vertumercedes-benz.com

 


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