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Auto Trader Group plc

07 July 2022

7 July 2022

Auto Trader Group plc ("Auto Trader" or the "Company")

Notification of transactions by Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibilities ("PDMRs")

Auto Trader announces the following exercise of nil-cost options by PDMRs granted in previous years under the Performance Share Plan ("PSP") and the Single Incentive Plan ("SIPA"), and the subsequent sale of shares to cover tax and other deductions. All shares were disposed of at a sale price of GBP5.8424.

 
 Director      Share scheme                       Number of shares 
 Nathan Coe    2017 PSP(1)                                 101,813 
  2019 PSP(2)                                               68,930 
  Total options exercised                                  170,743 
  Total number of shares sold                               82,591 
 ----------------------------------------------  ----------------- 
  Total number of shares retained                           88,152 
 ----------------------------------------------  ----------------- 
 
 
 Director     Share scheme                       Number of shares 
 Catherine 
  Faiers      2019 PSP(3)                                  47,996 
  Total options exercised                                  47,996 
  Total number of shares sold                              23,217 
 ---------------------------------------------  ----------------- 
  Total number of shares retained                          24,779 
 ---------------------------------------------  ----------------- 
 
 
 Director        Share scheme                       Number of shares 
 James Warner    2019 PSP(4)                                  16,453 
  2019 SIPA(5)                                                 4,604 
  Total options exercised                                     21,057 
  Total number of shares sold                                 10,186 
 ------------------------------------------------  ----------------- 
  Total number of shares retained                             10,871 
 ------------------------------------------------  ----------------- 
 
   1.     Includes 5,141 rolled up dividend shares. 
   2.     Includes 1,643 rolled up dividend shares. 
   3.     Includes 1,145 rolled up dividend shares. 
   4.     Includes 390 rolled up dividend shares. 
   5.     Includes 108 rolled up dividend shares. 

Following the transactions, the interests held in shares of each PDMR (including connected persons) are as follows:

 
 Director            Number of   % of Company's issued 
                      shares      share capital (excluding 
                                  treasury shares) 
 Nathan Coe          3,186,555                      0.338% 
                    ----------  -------------------------- 
 Catherine Faiers      7 6,106                      0.008% 
                    ----------  -------------------------- 
 James Warner          3 7,087                      0.004% 
                    ----------  -------------------------- 
 

The transactions took place on 6 July 2022, and the Company was notified of the transactions on 6 July 2022.

This announcement is made in accordance with the requirements of the EU Market Abuse Regulation.

The notification of dealing forms can be found below.

 
 
 
 
Notification of dealing form 
1   Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated 
a)  Name                                         Nathan Coe 
2   Reason for the notification 
a)  Position/status                              Director 
b)  Initial notification/Amendment               Initial notification 
3   Details of the issuer 
a)  Name                                         Auto Trader Group plc 
b)  LEI                                          213800QLK9BZILB1DI86 
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,     Ordinary shares of 1 pence each 
    type of instrument.                           ISIN: GB00BVYVFW23 
    Identification code 
b)  Nature of the transaction                    Exercise of nil-cost options, and sale of ordinary shares of 1 pence 
c)  Price(s) and volume(s) 
                                                   Price(s)  Volume(s) 
                                                   Nil       170,743 
                                                   584 p     82,591 
d)  Aggregated information 
     - Aggregated volume                            Aggregate Price                  Aggregate Volume  Aggregate Total 
     - Price 
                                                    n/a - reported separately above 
e)  Date of the transaction                      06 July 2022 
f)  Place of the transaction                     XLON 
 
 
Notification of dealing form 
1   Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated 
a)  Name                                         Catherine Faiers 
2   Reason for the notification 
a)  Position/status                              Director 
b)  Initial notification/Amendment               Initial notification 
3   Details of the issuer 
a)  Name                                         Auto Trader Group plc 
b)  LEI                                          213800QLK9BZILB1DI86 
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,     Ordinary shares of 1 pence each 
    type of instrument.                           ISIN: GB00BVYVFW23 
    Identification code 
b)  Nature of the transaction                    Exercise of nil-cost options, and sale of ordinary shares of 1 pence 
c)  Price(s) and volume(s) 
                                                   Price(s)  Volume(s) 
                                                   Nil       47,996 
                                                   584 p     23,217 
d)  Aggregated information 
     - Aggregated volume                            Aggregate Price                  Aggregate Volume  Aggregate Total 
     - Price 
                                                    n/a - reported separately above 
e)  Date of the transaction                      06 July 2022 
f)  Place of the transaction                     XLON 
 
 
Notification of dealing form 
1   Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated 
a)  Name                                         James Warner 
2   Reason for the notification 
a)  Position/status                              Director 
b)  Initial notification/Amendment               Initial notification 
3   Details of the issuer 
a)  Name                                         Auto Trader Group plc 
b)  LEI                                          213800QLK9BZILB1DI86 
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,     Ordinary shares of 1 pence each 
    type of instrument.                           ISIN: GB00BVYVFW23 
    Identification code 
b)  Nature of the transaction                    Exercise of nil-cost options, and sale of ordinary shares of 1 pence 
c)  Price(s) and volume(s) 
                                                   Price(s)  Volume(s) 
                                                   Nil       21,057 
                                                   584 p     10,186 
d)  Aggregated information 
     - Aggregated volume                            Aggregate Price                  Aggregate Volume  Aggregate Total 
     - Price 
                                                    n/a - reported separately above 
e)  Date of the transaction                      06 July 2022 
f)  Place of the transaction                     XLON 
 

Enquiries:

 
Auto Trader 
 Claire Baty, Company Secretary   0345 111 0006 
 

About Auto Trader

Auto Trader Group plc is the UK and Ireland's largest digital automotive marketplace. Our marketplace sits at the heart of the vehicle buying process, with the largest number of car buyers and the largest choice of trusted stock. Auto Trader exists to grow both its car buying audience and core advertising business. It will change how the UK shops for cars by providing the best online car buying experience, enabling all retailers to sell online. We aim to build stronger partnerships with our customers, use our voice and influence to drive more environmentally friendly vehicle choices and create an inclusive and diverse culture. Auto Trader listed on the London Stock Exchange in March 2015 and is now a member of the FTSE 100 Index.

For more information, please visit: https://plc.autotrader.co.uk/

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