The UK’s leading multi-redemption voucher and prepaid gift card business

Director/PDMR Shareholding

24 September 2013

PARK GROUP PLC

('Park' or 'the Company')

Awards under Long Term Incentive Plan and Approved share option schemes

Park (AIM: PKG.L), the UK's leading gift voucher and prepaid gift card provider, today announces that it has made an award to certain Executive Directors and senior employees under the existing 2009 Long Term Incentive Plan (LTIP) and the approved executive share option plan (AESOS).

The number of shares to be issued under these awards total 2,983,004 ordinary shares of 2p each in the Company ("Ordinary Shares"). These comprise 2,834,856 shares (LTIP) awarded at nil cost utilising the Employee Benefit Trust established last year that has acquired the shares by way of subscription and 148,148 shares (AESOS) issued at an exercise price of 20.25p.

The share awards to Executive Directors are set out below:

Executive Director

Number of Ordinary Shares to be awarded under LTIP

Chris Houghton

671,386

Gary Woods

553,111

Martin Stewart

553,111

 

In order to meet the costs of Tax and National Insurance and the exercise price of share issues under option schemes, the Executive Directors on 23 September 2013 sold the following Ordinary Shares all at a price of 53.5p:

Executive Director

Number of Ordinary Shares sold

Chris Houghton

567,461

Gary Woods

511,594

Martin Stewart

319,243

 

Following these awards, the Executive Directors set out below will have beneficial interests in the Company amounting to:

Beneficial holder

Number of Ordinary Shares held in the Company

Percentage interest in the Company

Christopher Houghton

756,564

0.42%

Gary Woods

627,857

0.35%

Martin Stewart

862,363

0.47%

 

Accordingly, application has been made for 2,983,004 Ordinary Shares to be admitted to trading on AIM. The shares will rank pari passu with the existing issued shares of the Company and dealings are expected to commence on 30 September 2013.

Following Admission, the Company's enlarged issued share capital will be 181,853,071 Ordinary Shares. This figure of 181,853,071 ordinary shares may be used by shareholders in the Company as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change in their interest in, the share capital of the Company under the FCA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

For further information please contact:  

Park Group plc

Arden Partners plc

Tavistock Communications

Chris Houghton

Martin Stewart

Adrian Trimmings

Jamie Cameron

John West

Andrew Dunn

Tel: 0151 653 1700

Tel: 020 7614 5917

Tel: 020 7920 3150