TIDMENT

RNS Number : 4128R

Entain PLC

04 November 2021

4 November 2021

Entain plc

("Entain" or "Company")

Notification of Transactions by Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibility

Or Persons Closely Associated

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

Entain plc (LSE: ENT), the global sports betting and gaming group, announces the acquisition of ordinary shares of EUR0.01 each in the capital of the Company ("Shares") on 3 November 2021 as set out below:

 
           Director       Shares         Nature of       Number     Number of        Price   Total Shares 
             / PDMR         held       Transaction    of Shares   shares sold       shares     held after 
                           prior                     over which      to cover      sold in   Transactions 
                      to dealing                         option      exercise   the market 
                                                      exercised     price and 
                                                                        taxes 
           Rob Wood 
            CFO and                        Vesting 
             Deputy                 of Conditional 
                CEO      25,500*       Share Award       27,519        12,967     GBP20.31        40,052* 
                     -----------  ----------------  -----------  ------------  -----------  ------------- 
             Robert 
             Hoskin                       Exercise 
   Chief Governance                      of vested 
            Officer      12,496*           options       56,939           Nil          Nil        69,435* 
                     -----------  ----------------  -----------  ------------  -----------  ------------- 
            Sandeep 
               Tiku                        Vesting 
    Chief Operating                 of Conditional 
            Officer        8,972       Share Award       16,853         7,222     GBP20.31         18,603 
                     -----------  ----------------  -----------  ------------  -----------  ------------- 
 

Following the above transactions the Directors' / PDMR's personal shareholdings in the Company have increased as follows:

 
 Director / PDMR    Number of Shares before   Number of Shares after 
                     the Transactions          the Transactions 
 Rob Wood           25,500*                   40,052* 
                   ------------------------  ----------------------- 
 Robert Hoskin      12,496*                   69,435* 
                   ------------------------  ----------------------- 
 Sandeep Tiku       8,972                     18,603 
                   ------------------------  ----------------------- 
 

Entain Directors hold in aggregate 294,112 Shares (including those of their persons closely associated) equivalent to 0.05% 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, Group Director of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications  investors@entaingroup.com 
Powerscourt                                                                        entain@powerscourt-group.com 
Rob Greening / Elly Williamson                                                     Tel: +44 (0) 20 7250 1446 
 

LEI :213800GNI3K45LQR8L28

About Entain plc

Entain plc (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 and Sportingbet; Gaming Brands include CasinoClub, Foxy Bingo, Gala, Gioco Digitale, 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 also entered into a joint-venture with MGM Resorts to capitalise on the sports betting and gaming opportunity in the US, through BetMGM. Entain provides the technology which powers BetMGM and exclusive games and products, specially developed at its in-house gaming studios. The Group is tax resident in the UK with licenses in a total of 27 regulated markets. Entain is a leader in ESG, a member of FTSE4Good, the DJSI, is AA rated by MSCI and is included in Bloomberg's 50 global leaders in sustainability. The Group has set Science Based Targets, 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 
     ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)   Position/status                                           Chief Financial 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) 
                                                                 Nil        27,519 
     --------------------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------- 
 d)   Aggregated information-  Aggregated volume                 27,519 ordinary shares of EUR0.01 each 
       -  Price 
                                                                  Nil consideration 
     --------------------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------- 
 e)   Date of the transaction                                   3 November 2021 
     --------------------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------- 
 f)   Place of the transaction                                  Outside a trading venue 
     --------------------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------- 
 
 
 1    Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated 
 a)   Name                                                      Robert Hoskin 
     --------------------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------- 
 2    Reason for the notification 
     ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)   Position/status                                           Chief Governance Officer 
     --------------------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------- 
 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                                 Exercise of Options under the Entain plc 2017 Long 
                                                                Term Incentive Plan 
     --------------------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------- 
 c)   Price(s) and volume(s)                                    Price(s)   Volume(s) 
                                                                 Nil        56,939 
     --------------------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------- 
 d)   Aggregated information-  Aggregated volume                 56,939 ordinary shares of EUR0.01 each 
       -  Price 
                                                                  Nil consideration 
     --------------------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------- 
 e)   Date of the transaction                                   3 November 2021 
     --------------------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------- 
 f)   Place of the transaction                                  Outside a trading venue 
     --------------------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------- 
 
 
 1    Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated 
 a)   Name                                                      Sandeep Tiku 
     --------------------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------- 
 2    Reason for the notification 
     ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)   Position/status                                           Chief Operating Officer 
     --------------------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------- 
 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        16,853 
     --------------------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------- 
 d)   Aggregated information-  Aggregated volume                 16,853 ordinary shares of EUR0.01 each 
       -  Price 
                                                                  Nil consideration 
     --------------------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------- 
 e)   Date of the transaction                                   3 November 2021 
     --------------------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------- 
 f)   Place of the transaction                                  Outside a trading venue 
     --------------------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------- 
 
 
 1    Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated 
 a)   Name                                                          Rob Wood 
     ------------------------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 2    Reason for the notification 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 a)   Position/status                                               Chief Financial 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 
     ------------------------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 b)   Nature of the transaction                                     Share Sale 
     ------------------------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 c)   Price(s) and volume(s)                                        Price(s)   Volume(s) 
                                                                     GBP20.31   12,967 
     ------------------------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 d)   Aggregated information-  Aggregated volume                     12,967 ordinary shares of EUR0.01 each 
       -  Price 
                                                                      GBP20.31 per share 
     ------------------------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 e)   Date of the transaction                                       3 November 2021 
     ------------------------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 f)   Place of the transaction                                      London Stock Exchange (XLON) 
     ------------------------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 
 
 1    Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated 
 a)   Name                                                          Sandeep Tiku 
     ------------------------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 2    Reason for the notification 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 a)   Position/status                                               Chief Operating Officer 
     ------------------------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 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 
     ------------------------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 b)   Nature of the transaction                                     Share sale 
     ------------------------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 c)   Price(s) and volume(s)                                        Price(s)   Volume(s) 
                                                                     GBP20.31   7,222 
     ------------------------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 d)   Aggregated information-  Aggregated volume                     7,222 ordinary shares of EUR0.01 each 
       -  Price 
                                                                      GBP20.31 
     ------------------------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 e)   Date of the transaction                                       3 November 2021 
     ------------------------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 f)   Place of the transaction                                      London Stock Exchange (XLON) 
     ------------------------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 

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