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Pebble Group PLC (The)

06 October 2021

6 October 2021

THE PEBBLE GROUP PLC

(the "Company")

Grant of Options under 2021 Sharesave Plan

and

Notification of transactions by PDMRs

The Pebble Group plc (AIM: PEBB), a leading provider of technology, services and products to the global promotional products industry , announces that on 6 October 2021 the Company granted options to employees under its Sharesave Plan and its sub-plan, the International Sharesave Plan (together the "Sharesave Plan").

All employees of the Company and its subsidiaries based in the UK, US and Canada (including executive directors) as at 14 September 2021 (the "Eligible Employees") were invited to participate in the Sharesave Plan.

Eligible Employees were invited to subscribe for options over the Company's ordinary shares of 1 pence each ("Shares") with an exercise price of 122 pence per Share ("Options"). This represents a 20% discount to the closing market price of 152.50 pence per Share on 13 September 2021, being the trading day before the invitation for Eligible Employees to participate was made. The Options are exercisable at the end of a three year savings period.

A total of 175 elected to participate in the Sharesave Plan representing approx. 46% of total Eligible Employees. Including and pursuant to these elections, options over a total of 937,223 Shares have been granted representing 0.56% of the Company's current issued share capital. This includes the following Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibilities ("PDMR") who have elected to participate in the Sharesave Plan and are included in the total figures above:

 
  PDMR              Number of shares under Option 
 Christopher Lee    14,754 
                   ------------------------------ 
 Claire Thomson     14,754 
                   ------------------------------ 
 Louisa Hesketh     14,754 
                   ------------------------------ 
 Ashley McCune      12,778 
                   ------------------------------ 
 Karl Whiteside     5,324 
                   ------------------------------ 
 

Following the Sharesave Plan grants to Eligible Employees including PDMRs, the Company will have total options outstanding over 3,058,686 Shares, representing 1.83% of the Company's issued share capital.

The information set out below is provided in accordance with the requirements of Regulation 19(3) of the EU Market Abuse Regulation No 596/2014:

 
 1     Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person 
        closely associated 
 (a)   Name                                     1. Christopher Lee 
                                                 2. Claire Thomson 
                                                 3. Louisa Hesketh 
                                                 4. Ashley McCune 
                                                 5. Karl Whiteside 
      ----------------------------------  ----------------------------------- 
 2     Reason for the notification 
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 (a)   Position/status                          1. Chief Executive 
                                                 Officer 
                                                 2. Chief Financial 
                                                 Officer 
                                                 3. Group Financial 
                                                 Controller 
                                                 4. President, Facilisgroup 
                                                 5. Group MD, Brand 
                                                 Addition 
      ----------------------------------  ----------------------------------- 
 (b)   Initial notification/Amendment      Initial notification 
      ----------------------------------  ----------------------------------- 
 3     Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
        auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 (a)   Name                                The Pebble Group 
                                            plc 
      ----------------------------------  ----------------------------------- 
 (b)   LEI                                 213800LZUQAYBHDEQY04 
      ----------------------------------  ----------------------------------- 
 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                   Ordinary shares of 
        instrument, type of instrument                 1 pence each 
        Identification code                            ISIN GB00BK71XP16 
                                                       PEBB.L 
      ----------------------------------  ----------------------------------- 
 (b)   Nature of the transaction           Grant of options 
      ----------------------------------  ----------------------------------- 
 (c)   Price(s) and volume(s)                     Price(s)   Volume(s) 
                                                              14,754 
                                              1    NIL         14,754 
                                                               14,754 
                                               2    NIL         12,778 
                                               3    NIL        5,324 
                                               4    NIL 
                                               5    NIL 
      ----------------------------------  ----------------------------------- 
 (d)   Aggregated information              N/A 
        - Aggregated volume 
        - Price 
      ----------------------------------  ----------------------------------- 
 (e)   Date of the transaction             6 October 2021 
      ----------------------------------  ----------------------------------- 
 (f)   Place of the transaction            Outside a trading 
                                            venue 
      ----------------------------------  ----------------------------------- 
 

Enquiries

 
 The Pebble Group plc 
  Chris Lee, Chief Executive Officer 
  Claire Thomson, Chief Financial Officer     +44 (0) 161 786 0415 
 Grant Thornton UK LLP (Nominated Adviser) 
  Samantha Harrison / Harrison Clarke 
  / Lukas Girzadas                            +44 (0) 20 7184 4384 
 Berenberg (Corporate Broker) 
  Chris Bowman / Jen Clarke / Arnav Kapoor    +44 (0) 20 3207 7800 
 Belvedere Communications (Financial          thepebblegrouppr@belvederepr.com 
  PR)                                          +44 (0) 7715 769 078 
  Cat Valentine                                +44 (0) 7967 816 525 
  Keeley Clarke 
 
   About The Pebble Group plc -   www.thepebblegroup.com 

The Pebble Group is a provider of technology, services and products to the global promotional products industry, comprising two differentiated businesses, focused on specific areas of the promotional products market:

   Facilisgroup -   www.facilisgroup.com 

Facilisgroup focuses on supporting the growth of mid-sized Promotional Product businesses in North America by providing a technology platform, which enables those businesses to benefit from significant business efficiency and gain meaningful supply chain advantage from the ability to purchase from quality suppliers under preferred terms.

   Brand Addition -   www.brandaddition.com 

Brand Addition focuses upon providing promotional products and related services under contract to some of the world's most recognisable brands. Its largest contracts are valued in the millions of pounds with the products and services supplied being used for brand building, customer engagement and employee rewards. Working in close collaboration with its clients, Brand Addition designs products and product ranges, hosts client-branded global web stores and provides international sourcing and distribution solutions.

We categorise our revenues into two divisions, Corporate Programmes, that supports our clients' general marketing activities, and Consumer Promotions, that supports our clients in driving their own sales volumes.

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