TIDMWHI

RNS Number : 7568H

W.H. Ireland Group PLC

05 August 2021

WH Ireland Group Plc

("WH Ireland" or the "Company")

ESOT Purchases

The Directors have received notice that (i) on 4 August 2021 the Company's Employee Share Option Trust ("ESOT"), the trustee for which is Sanne Fiduciary Services Limited ("Sanne"), acquired 40,000 Ordinary Shares in the Company at a price of 57p per share; and (ii) on 5 August 2021 that they had also acquired an additional 10,000 Ordinary Shares at a price of 57p (together the "ESOT Purchase Shares"). The ESOT Purchase Shares represent the maximum number of shares that will be acquired by Sanne during August 2021 pursuant to the terms of the ESOT Purchase Plan, the details of which are set out in the announcement of 18 May 2021. A monthly share purchase plan is currently in place.

The total number of shares now held by Sanne, as trustee of the ESOT, is 2,289,500 Ordinary Shares representing 3.69% of the total issued share capital of the Company ("ESOT Shares").

It is the intention that the ESOT Shares will be used to satisfy the awards of share options granted to employees of the Company (or for such other purposes as may be required of the Trust from time to time).

The notifications set out below are provided in accordance with the requirements of the Market Abuse Regulation.

 
 1     Details of the PCA 
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 a)    Name                                                      Sanne Fiduciary Services Limited, as trustee for the 
                                                                 WH Ireland Employee Share Option Trust 
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 2     Reason for the notification 
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 a)    Position/status                                           PCA of the Directors (as a connected trust) 
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 b)    Initial notification/amendment                            Initial notification 
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 3     Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer 
        or auction monitor 
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 a)    Name                                                      WH Ireland Group plc 
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 b)    LEI                                                       213800HB9TO5O4WD6S66 
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 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 
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 a)    Description of the financial instrument, type of          Ordinary shares of 0.5 pence each 
       instrument 
       Identification code                                        GB0009241885 
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 b)    Nature of the transaction                                 Acquisition of existing shares 
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 c)    Price(s) and volume(s)                                     Price(s)   Volume(s) 
                                                                  ---------  ---------- 
                                                                   57p           40,000 
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 d)    Aggregated information 
   - Aggregated volume                                                                                          40,000 
    - Price                                                                                                        57p 
 -------------------------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------ 
 e)    Date of the transaction                                   4 August 2021 
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 f)    Place of the transaction                                  London Stock Exchange (XLON) 
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 1     Details of the PCA 
----  ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)    Name                                                      Sanne Fiduciary Services Limited, as trustee for the 
                                                                 WH Ireland Employee Share Option Trust 
----  --------------------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------ 
 2     Reason for the notification 
----  ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)    Position/status                                           PCA of the Directors (as a connected trust) 
----  --------------------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------ 
 b)    Initial notification/amendment                            Initial notification 
----  --------------------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------ 
 3     Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer 
        or auction monitor 
----  ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)    Name                                                      WH Ireland Group plc 
----  --------------------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------ 
 b)    LEI                                                       213800HB9TO5O4WD6S66 
----  --------------------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------ 
 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          Ordinary shares of 0.5 pence each 
       instrument 
       Identification code                                        GB0009241885 
----  --------------------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------ 
 b)    Nature of the transaction                                 Acquisition of existing shares 
----  --------------------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------ 
 c)    Price(s) and volume(s)                                     Price(s)   Volume(s) 
                                                                  ---------  ---------- 
                                                                   57p           10,000 
----  --------------------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------ 
 d)    Aggregated information 
   - Aggregated volume                                                                                          10,000 
    - Price                                                                                                        57p 
 -------------------------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------ 
 e)    Date of the transaction                                   5 August 2021 
----  --------------------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------ 
 f)    Place of the transaction                                  London Stock Exchange (XLON) 
----  --------------------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------ 
 

For further information please contact:

 
WH Ireland Group plc            www.whirelandplc.com 
Phillip Wale, Chief Executive 
 Officer                        +44(0) 20 7220 1666 
 
Canaccord Genuity Limited       www.canaccordgenuity.com 
Emma Gabriel / Tom Diehl        +44(0) 20 7523 8000 
 
MHP Communications              whireland@mhpc.com 
Reg Hoare / James Bavister      +44 (0) 20 3128 8793 
 

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