Director/PDMR Share Awards

22 March 2022

Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them.

RPS Group Plc (the "Company"), a leading multi-sector global professional services firm, announces that on 22 March 2022 awards of shares as nil cost options were made to John Douglas and Judith Cottrell, both Executive Directors of the Company, under the RPS Group Plc Executive Long-Term Incentive Plan (the "ELTIP"). The number of shares to constitute these awards was calculated by reference to the average of the Company's closing share price over the period 16-21 March 2022. The options will be exercisable in three years' time subject to the rules of the ELTIP and to performance conditions relating to total shareholder return, growth in earnings per share and cash collection. Details of the awards are set out in the Notification of Dealing Forms found below.

In addition, on 22 March 2022 awards of shares as nil cost options were made to John Douglas and Judith Cottrell under the RPS Group Plc Short Term Annual Bonus Plan (the "Plan"). The number of shares to constitute these awards was also calculated by reference to the average of the Company's closing share price over the period 16-21 March 2022. These awards relate to deferral of bonus earned under the Plan in respect of the year-ended 31 December 2021 and subject to the rules of the Plan will be exercisable in three years' time. Details of these awards are also set out in the Notification of Dealing Forms set out below.

This notification is made in accordance with the Market Abuse Directive.

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name

John Douglas

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

Group Chief Executive

b)

Initial notification/Amendment

Initial notification

3

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a)

Name

RPS Group Plc

b)

LEI

213800BHEVF3ZB6NG750

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

 

Identification code

Nil cost share option in respect of ordinary shares of 3p each

 

 

GB0007594764

b)

Nature of the transaction

Award of a nil cost option over ordinary shares under the RPS Group Plc Executive Long-Term Incentive Plan

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

 Nil

 771,851

 

d)

Aggregated information

-

 Aggregated volume

 

-

Price

 

N/A

 

e)

Date of the transaction

22 March 2022

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a Trading Venue

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name

Judith Cottrell

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

Group Finance Director

b)

Initial notification/Amendment

Initial notification

3

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a)

Name

RPS Group Plc

b)

LEI

213800BHEVF3ZB6NG750

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

 

Identification code

Nil cost share option in respect of ordinary shares of 3p each

 

 

GB0007594764

b)

Nature of the transaction

Award of a nil cost option over ordinary shares under the RPS Group Plc Executive Long-Term Incentive Plan

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

 Nil

 364,191

 

d)

Aggregated information

-

Aggregated volume

 

-

Price

 

N/A

 

e)

Date of the transaction

22 March 2022

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a Trading venue

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name

John Douglas

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

Group Chief Executive

b)

Initial notification/Amendment

Initial notification

3

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a)

Name

RPS Group Plc

b)

LEI

213800BHEVF3ZB6NG750

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

 

Identification code

Nil cost share option in respect of ordinary shares of 3p each

 

 

GB0007594764

b)

Nature of the transaction

Award of a nil cost option over ordinary shares under the RPS Group Plc Short Term Annual Bonus Plan by way of deferral of bonus

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

 Nil

418,673

 

d)

Aggregated information

-

Aggregated volume

 

-

Price

 

N/A

 

e)

Date of the transaction

22 March 2022

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a Trading Venue

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name

Judith Cottrell

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

Group Finance Director

b)

Initial notification/Amendment

Initial notification

3

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a)

Name

RPS Group Plc

b)

LEI

213800BHEVF3ZB6NG750

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

 

Identification code

Nil cost share option in respect of ordinary shares of 3p each

 

 

GB0007594764

b)

Nature of the transaction

Award of a nil cost option over ordinary shares under the RPS Group Plc Short Term Annual Bonus Plan by way of deferral of bonus

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

 Nil

 96,446

 

d)

Aggregated information

-

Aggregated volume

 

-

Price

 

N/A

 

e)

Date of the transaction

22 March 2022

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a Trading Venue