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RNS Number : 5832J

W.H. Ireland Group PLC

27 April 2022

WH Ireland Group Plc

("WH Ireland" or the "Company")

Issue of Options

The Company confirms today that it has issued options over 1,249,998 Ordinary Shares to certain new employees of Company pursuant to their contracts of employment (the "New Options"). Of the New Options, options over 937,499 Ordinary Shares have been issued to Michael Bishop, the head of the Wealth Management of the Company and options over 208,333 Ordinary Shares have been issued to Simon Jackson, Finance Director of the Company.

These options are granted under the rules of the Company's EMI Share Scheme 2020; have an exercise price of 48p and vest on the third anniversary of the date of grant. These options are conditional on the continued employment of the recipient at the date of vesting.

In accordance with the agreement with Polygon Global Partners LLP ("Polygon"), announced on 17 October 2017, Polygon has consented to the issue of the New Options.

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 
Andrew Potts / Tom Diehl        +44(0) 20 7523 8000 
 
MHP Communications              whireland@mhpc.com 
Reg Hoare / James Bavister      +44 (0) 20 3128 8793 
 

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

 
 1     Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities 
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 a)    Name                                                           Michael Bishop 
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 2     Reason for the notification 
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 a)    Position/status                                                Head of Wealth Management 
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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 instrument    Ordinary shares of 0.5 pence each 
        Identification code 
                                                                       GB0009241885 
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 b)    Nature of the transaction                                                 Issue of Share Options 
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 c)    Price(s) and volume(s)                                          Price(s)   Volume(s) 
                                                                       ---------  ---------- 
                                                                        48p          937,499 
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 d)    Aggregated information 
   - Aggregated volume                                                                          937,499 
    - Price                                                                                         48p 
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 e)    Date of the transaction                                        27 April 2020 
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 f)    Place of the transaction                                       London Stock Exchange (XLON) 
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 1     Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities 
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 a)    Name                                                           Simon Jackson 
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 2     Reason for the notification 
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 a)    Position/status                                                Director 
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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 
----  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 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 
----  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)    Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument    Ordinary shares of 0.5 pence each 
        Identification code 
                                                                       GB0009241885 
----  -------------------------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------- 
 b)    Nature of the transaction                                      Issue of Equity 
----  -------------------------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------- 
 c)    Price(s) and volume(s)                                          Price(s)   Volume(s) 
                                                                       ---------  ---------- 
 
                                                                        48p        208,333 
----  -------------------------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------- 
 d)    Aggregated information 
   - Aggregated volume                                                 208,333 
    - Price                                                             48p 
 ------------------------------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------- 
 e)    Date of the transaction                                        27 April 2022 
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 f)    Place of the transaction                                       London Stock Exchange (XLON) 
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