TIDMENT

RNS Number : 0364P

Entain PLC

15 June 2022

15 June 2022

Entain plc

("Entain" or "Company")

Notification of Transactions by Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibility (PDMR)

Or Persons Closely Associated

Exercise of Options/Awards under the Entain plc 2017 Long Term Incentive Plan ("LTIP")

Entain plc (LSE: ENT), the global sports betting, gaming and interactive entertainment group, announces the acquisition of ordinary shares of EUR0.01 each in the capital of the Company ("Shares") on 14 and 15 June 2022 as set out below:

 
 Director             Shares        Nature of      Number of       Number            Price shares   Total 
  / PDMR               held prior    Transaction    Shares over     of shares         sold in        Shares 
                       to dealing                   which option    sold to           the market     held after 
                                                    exercised       cover exercise                   Transactions 
                                                                    price and 
                                                                    taxes 
 Rob Wood-Chief 
  Executive                         Vesting of 
  Officer and                        Conditional 
  Deputy CEO          40,052         Share Award   203,404         98,781            GBP13.70       144,675 
                     ------------  -------------  --------------  ----------------  -------------  -------------- 
 Robert Hoskin                      Exercise 
  Chief Governance                   of vested 
  Officer             69,435         options       186,725         Nil               Nil            256,160 
                     ------------  -------------  --------------  ----------------  -------------  -------------- 
 

Entain Directors hold in aggregate 558,191* Shares (including those of their persons closely associated) equivalent to 0.09% of the Company's issued share capital.

*Includes shares held by persons closely associated with the Director / PDMR.

Enquiries:

 
Company Secretary                           secretary@entaingroup.com 
 Emily Carey 
 Investor Relations 
David Lloyd-Seed, Chief Investor Relations  investors@entaingroup.com 
 & Communications Officer 
Powerscourt                                 entain@powerscourt-group.com 
Rob Greening / Nick Hayns                   Tel: +44 (0) 20 7250 1446 
 

LEI :213800GNI3K45LQR8L28

About Entain plc

Entain (LSE: ENT) is a FTSE100 company and is one of the world's largest sports-betting and gaming groups, operating both online and in the retail sector. The Group owns a comprehensive portfolio of established brands; Sports Brands include bwin, Bet.pt, Coral, Crystalbet, Eurobet, Ladbrokes, Neds, Sportingbet and Sports Interaction; Gaming Brands include CasinoClub, Foxy Bingo, Gala, GiocoDigitale, Ninja Casino, Optibet, Partypoker and PartyCasino. The Group owns proprietary technology across all its core product verticals and in addition to its B2C operations provides services to a number of third-party customers on a B2B basis.

The Group has a 50/50 joint venture, BetMGM, a leader in sports betting and iGaming in the US. Entain provides the technology and capabilities which power BetMGM as well as exclusive games and products, specially developed at its in-house gaming studios. The Group is tax resident in the UK with operations in a total of 31 regulated or regulating territories. Entain is a leader in ESG, a member of FTSE4Good, the DJSI and is AA rated by MSCI. The Group has set a science-based target, committing to be carbon net zero by 2035 and through the Entain Foundation supports a variety of initiatives, focusing on safer gambling, grassroots sport, diversity in technology and community projects.

For more information see the Group's website: www.entaingroup.com

 
 1    Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated 
 a)   Name                                                     Rob Wood 
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 2    Reason for the notification 
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 a)   Position/status                                          Chief Executive Officer and Deputy CEO 
     -------------------------------------------------------  -------------------------------------------------------- 
 b)   Initial notification/Amendment                           Initial notification 
     -------------------------------------------------------  -------------------------------------------------------- 
 3    Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer 
       or auction monitor 
     ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)   Name                                                     Entain plc 
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 b)   LEI                                                      213800GNI3K45LQR8L28 
     -------------------------------------------------------  -------------------------------------------------------- 
 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 Entain plc of EUR0.01 each 
      instrument 
      Identification code 
                                                                IM00B5VQMV65 
     -------------------------------------------------------  -------------------------------------------------------- 
 b)   Nature of the transaction                                Vesting of conditional shares under the Entain plc 2017 
                                                               Long Term Incentive Plan 
     -------------------------------------------------------  -------------------------------------------------------- 
 c)   Price(s) and volume(s)                                   Price(s)   Volume(s) 
                                                                N il       203,404 
     -------------------------------------------------------  -------------------------------------------------------- 
 d)   Aggregated information-  Aggregated volume 
       -  Price                                                  203,404 ordinary shares of EUR0.01 each 
 
                                                                 Nil Consideration 
     -------------------------------------------------------  -------------------------------------------------------- 
 e)   Date of the transaction                                  14 June 2022 
     -------------------------------------------------------  -------------------------------------------------------- 
 f)   Place of the transaction                                 Outside a trading venue 
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 5    Beneficial shareholding before the transaction           40,052 shares 
      (including shares held by associated persons): 
     -------------------------------------------------------  -------------------------------------------------------- 
 6    Beneficial shareholding after the transaction            243,456 shares 
      (including shares held by your associated persons): 
     -------------------------------------------------------  -------------------------------------------------------- 
 
 
 1    Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated 
 a)   Name                                                     Robert Hoskin 
     -------------------------------------------------------  -------------------------------------------------------- 
 2    Reason for the notification 
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 a)   Position/status                                          Non - Executive Director 
     -------------------------------------------------------  -------------------------------------------------------- 
 b)   Initial notification/Amendment                           Initial notification 
     -------------------------------------------------------  -------------------------------------------------------- 
 3    Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer 
       or auction monitor 
     ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)   Name                                                     Entain plc 
     -------------------------------------------------------  -------------------------------------------------------- 
 b)   LEI                                                      213800GNI3K45LQR8L28 
     -------------------------------------------------------  -------------------------------------------------------- 
 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 Entain plc of EUR0.01 each 
      instrument 
      Identification code 
                                                                IM00B5VQMV65 
     -------------------------------------------------------  -------------------------------------------------------- 
 b)   Nature of the transaction                                Vesting of conditional shares under the Entain plc 2017 
                                                               Long Term Incentive Plan 
     -------------------------------------------------------  -------------------------------------------------------- 
 c)   Price(s) and volume(s)                                   Price(s)   Volume(s) 
                                                                Nil        186,725 
     -------------------------------------------------------  -------------------------------------------------------- 
 d)   Aggregated information-  Aggregated volume 
       -  Price                                                  186,725 ordinary shares of EUR0.01 each 
 
                                                                 Nil Consideration 
     -------------------------------------------------------  -------------------------------------------------------- 
 e)   Date of the transaction                                  14 June 2022 
     -------------------------------------------------------  -------------------------------------------------------- 
 f)   Place of the transaction                                 Outside a trading venue 
     -------------------------------------------------------  -------------------------------------------------------- 
 5    Beneficial shareholding before the transaction           69,435 shares 
      (including shares held by associated persons): 
     -------------------------------------------------------  -------------------------------------------------------- 
 6    Beneficial shareholding after the transaction            256,160 shares 
      (including shares held by your associated persons): 
     -------------------------------------------------------  -------------------------------------------------------- 
 
 
 1    Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated 
 a)   Name                                                               Rob Wood 
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 2    Reason for the notification 
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 a)   Position/status                                                    Chief Executive Officer and Deputy CEO 
     -----------------------------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 b)   Initial notification/Amendment                                     Initial notification 
     -----------------------------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 3    Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer 
       or auction monitor 
     ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)   Name                                                               Entain plc 
     -----------------------------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 b)   LEI                                                                213800GNI3K45LQR8L28 
     -----------------------------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 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 Entain plc of EUR0.01 each 
       Identification code 
 
                                                                          IM00B5VQMV65 
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 b)   Nature of the transaction                                          Share Sale 
     -----------------------------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 c)   Price(s) and volume(s)                                             Price(s)   Volume(s) 
                                                                          GBP13.70   98,781 
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 d)   Aggregated information-  Aggregated volume 
       -  Price                                                            98,781 ordinary shares of EUR0.01 each 
                                                                           GBP13.70 per share 
     -----------------------------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 e)   Date of the transaction                                            15 June 2022 
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 f)   Place of the transaction                                           London Stock Exchange (XLON) 
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 5    Beneficial shareholding before the transaction (including shares   40,052 shares 
      held by associated persons): 
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 6    Beneficial shareholding after the transaction (including shares    144,675 shares 
      held by your associated persons): 
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