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Watkin Jones plc (WJG)


Monday 26 July, 2021

Watkin Jones plc

Director Shareholding

RNS Number : 3685G
Watkin Jones plc
26 July 2021

For immediate release

26 July 2021



Watkin Jones plc

('Watkin Jones' or the 'Company')


Director Shareholding


Watkin Jones plc (AIM:WJG) announces that Alan Giddins, Non-Executive Director and Chair-designate, bought 64,000 ordinary shares in the Company on 22 July 2021 at a price of 230.46 pence per share.


Subsequent to this purchase of shares, Alan Giddins now holds 64,000 ordinary shares in the Company, representing 0.025% of the Company's issued share capital.


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



Alan Giddins



Reason for the notification



Non-Executive Director and Chair-designate




Initial notification /Amendment

Initial notification



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



Watkin Jones 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 £0.01 each





Nature of the transaction

Acquisition of 64,000 ordinary shares


Price(s) and volume(s)


No. of shares




Aggregated information

- Aggregated  volume

- Price



Volume: 64,000

P rice: 230.46p



Date of the transaction

22 July 2021


Place of the transaction

London Stock Exchange, AIM


- Ends -


Watkin Jones plc

Richard Simpson, Chief Executive Officer

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3617 4453

Phil Byrom, Chief Financial Officer


Peel Hunt LLP (Nominated Adviser & Joint Corporate Broker)


Tel: +44 (0) 20 7418 8900

Mike Bell / Ed Allsopp


Jefferies Hoare Govett (Joint Corporate Broker)


Tel: +44 (0) 20 7029 8000

Max Jones / Will Soutar

Media enquiries:


Henry Harrison-Topham / Richard Oldworth

Jamie Hooper / Steph Watson


Tel: +44 (0) 20 7466 5000

[email protected]



Watkin Jones is the UK's leading developer and manager of residential for rent, with a focus on the build to rent and student accommodation sectors.  The Group has strong relationships with institutional investors, and a reputation for successful, on-time-delivery of high quality developments.  Since 1999, Watkin Jones has delivered 43,000 student beds across 130 sites, making it a key player and leader in the UK purpose-built student accommodation market.  In addition, Fresh, the Group's specialist accommodation management business, manages over 20,000 student beds and build to rent apartments on behalf of its institutional clients.  Watkin Jones has also been responsible for over 80 residential developments, ranging from starter homes to executive housing and apartments.  The Group is increasingly expanding its operations into the build to rent sector.


The Group's competitive advantage lies in its experienced management team and business model, which enables it to offer an end-to-end solution for investors, delivered entirely in-house with minimal reliance on third parties, across the entire life cycle of an asset.


Watkin Jones was admitted to trading on AIM in March 2016 with the ticker WJG.L.  For additional information please visit




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