RNS Number : 3437F
Hill & Smith Hldgs PLC
16 May 2017

16 May 2017


Hill & Smith Holdings PLC


Announcement of grant of awards under the rules of the

2014 Long Term Incentive Plan and the 2014 Executive Share Option Scheme


Notification under paragraphs 3.1.2R to 3.1.4R of the Disclosure and Transparency Rules


LTIP Award - 16 May 2017

On 16 May 2017 the Board of Hill & Smith Holdings PLC ('Hill & Smith' or the 'Company') approved the grant of awards in the form of nil-cost options over ordinary shares in the Company in accordance with the provisions of the Hill & Smith Holdings 2014 Long Term Incentive Plan (the 'LTIP'). 


Mr D W Muir has been granted a nil cost option over 46,863 ordinary shares and Mr M Pegler has been granted a nil-cost option over 32,804 ordinary shares.


The awards were based on a share price of 1,315.0p, being the average of the mid-market prices for the three trading days prior to the grant date of 16 May 2017. 


Both Mr Muir and Mr Pegler were also granted an award in the form of a tax qualifying option, in accordance with the provisions of the Hill & Smith Holdings 2014 Executive Share Option Scheme (the 'ESOS'), over 2,281 ordinary shares with an exercise price of 1,315.0p per ordinary share on terms which are similar to the awards under the LTIP (together the 'Awards'). If the options under the ESOS are exercised at a gain, the LTIP awards will be reduced by the same value to ensure that the combined pre-tax value delivered to participants remains the same as that for the maximum permitted award under the LTIP. 


Under the rules of the LTIP, the ESOS and the Company's Remuneration Policy, the vesting of the Awards is subject to the achievement of set performance conditions which are based upon the growth in the Company's underlying earnings per share and its total shareholder return, over the three year period commencing on 1 January 2017 (the 'Vesting Period'). The awards will, (subject to the achievement of the performance conditions), vest following the end of the Vesting Period.


Following the grant of these Awards, Mr Muir and Mr Pegler have the following interests in the Company's shares:



Number of shares in which there is a beneficial interest

Total number of shares awarded or subject to options under the

LTIP, ESOS and SAYE Scheme

Mr D W Muir



Mr M Pegler





Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated



i.         Mr D W Muir

ii.        Mr M Pegler


Reason for the notification



i.         Chief Executive Officer

ii.        Group Finance Director


Initial notification/ Amendment

Initial notification


Details of the issuer



Hill & Smith Holdings 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

Ordinary shares of £0.25 each


Identification code of the Financial Instrument



Nature of the transaction

Grant of awards


Price(s) and volume(s)





i.         Nil

ii.        Nil

i.       46,863

ii.      32,804


Aggregated information

-              Aggregated volume

-              Price




Nil Cost



Date of the transaction

16 May 2017


Place of the transaction

London Stock Exchange




Alex Henderson

Company Secretary

Tel:  44 (0) 121 704 7430


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