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Personal Group Holdings PLC

05 January 2021

 
 Press Release   5 January 2021 
 

Personal Group Holdings plc

("the Company")

PDMR purchase of shares

Personal Group Holdings Plc operates an Inland Revenue approved Employee Share Ownership Plan which allows employees and directors the opportunity to purchase ordinary shares of 5p each in the Company ("Shares") currently held by Personal Group Trustees Limited.

The latest allocation period ended on 31 December 2020 and the following PDMRs have acquired Shares on 4 January 2021 as follows:

 
 Director          Price paid   Shares purchased   Total number             % of Company's 
                    per Share                       of ordinary              issued share 
                                                    shares held              capital 
                                                    following transaction 
 D Frost           206.00p      20                 304,939                  0.977 
                  -----------  -----------------  -----------------------  --------------- 
 A Doody           206.00p      21                 10,831                   0.035 
                  -----------  -----------------  -----------------------  --------------- 
 A Lothian         206.00p      14                 38,142*                  0.122 
                  -----------  -----------------  -----------------------  --------------- 
 S Mace            206.00p      46                 11,953                   0.038 
                  -----------  -----------------  -----------------------  --------------- 
 M Darby-Walker    206.00p      6                  282                      0.001 
                  -----------  -----------------  -----------------------  --------------- 
 

* This figure includes A Lothian's wife's holding of 17,570 ordinary shares.

Under the Rules of the plan, the share price at which the shares are purchased is the lower of the mid-market value at the start and end of the relevant accumulation period.

 
 1    Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities 
       / person closely associated 
 a)   Name                        1. Deborah Frost 
                                   2. Ashley Doody 
                                   3. Andrew Lothian 
                                   4. Sarah Mace 
                                   5. Maria Darby-Walker 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------------- 
 2    Reason for the notification 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)   Position/status             1. Deborah Frost - Director / PDMR 
                                   2. Ashley Doody - PDMR 
                                   3. Andrew Lothian - Director / PDMR 
                                   4. Sarah Mace - Director / PDMR 
                                   5. Maria Darby-Walker - Director 
                                   / PDMR 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------------- 
 b)   Initial notification        Initial 
       / Amendment 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------------- 
 3    Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
       auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)   Name                        Personal Group Holdings Plc 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------------- 
 b)   LEI                         213800TN8BH2YYWAH345 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------------- 
 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          Ordinary shares of 5p each 
       financial instrument, 
       type of instrument 
 
       Identification code         ISIN: GB0002760279 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------------- 
 b)   Nature of the transaction   Purchase of shares pursuant to Personal 
                                   Group Share Investment Plan 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------------- 
 c)   Price(s) and volume(s)       Director/PDMR         Price(s)   Volume(s) 
                                    1. D Frost            206.00p    20 
                                     2. A Doody            206.00p    21 
                                     3. A Lothian          206.00p    14 
                                     4. S Mace             206.00p    46 
                                     5. M Darby-Walker     206.00p    6 
                                                         ---------  ---------- 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------------- 
 d)   Aggregated information 
 
       - Aggregated volume          107 shares 
 
 
       - Price                      GBP2.06 per share 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------------- 
 e)   Date of the transaction     4 January 2021 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------------- 
 f)   Place of the transaction    Outside a trading venue 
     --------------------------  --------------------------------------------- 
 

-ENDS-

For more information please contact:

 
 Personal Group Holdings Plc 
 Sarah Mace - Chief Financial 
  Officer                        +44 (0)1908 605 000 
 
 
 Cenkos Securities Plc 
 Max Hartley / Stephen Keys 
  (Nomad)                      +44 (0)20 7397 8900 
 Russell Kerr (Sales) 
 

Media enquiries:

 
 Personal Group 
 Investor Relations                     +44 (0) 1908 605 000 
 investorrelations@personalgroup.com 
 

Notes to Editors

Personal Group Holdings Plc (AIM: PGH) is a technology enabled employee services business, working with employers to drive productivity though better employee engagement and a more motivated workforce. With over 35 years' experience, the Company provides employee benefits and services to a large number of employees across the UK.

Personal Group's offer comprises in-house services, including employee insurance products (hospital, convalescence plans and death benefit), the provision of home technology via salary sacrifice (iPads, computers, laptops, smart phones and smart TVs), the provision of e-payslips, and pay and reward consulting via Innecto, the leading independent UK consultancy acquired in 2019. Third party services include retail discounts, employee assistance programmes, wellbeing programmes and salary sacrifice cars and bikes.

The product offer is provided via the Company's proprietary technology platform, Hapi. The platform is intuitive, designed primarily for app deployment and also accessible via web and tablet, driving better engagement, communication and value recognition. Hapi is flexible and can quickly integrate additional services, such as existing employee services and partner platforms. Hapi is a digital SaaS product.

Through technology and select acquisitions, the Company has grown its addressable market to the majority of the working population in the UK; including 15.6m SME employees targeted via its partnership with Sage, the UK's largest software company.

Personal Group's innovative approach to using technology to deliver its programmes, in combination with its face-to-face method of communicating with employees, delivers a compelling offer to blue-chip clients across the UK as a way of attracting, retaining and motivating employees. The acquisition of Innecto in February 2019 allows Personal Group to engage with clients earlier in their thinking around Pay and Reward, and to interact with a new base of blue-chip and fast growth clients typically at HR Director and CEO level.

Personal Group has a strong client base across a diverse range of sectors. Clients include: Arsenal F.C., Barchester Healthcare Ltd, DHL Supply Chain Limited, The Go-Ahead Group plc, Samworth Brothers Ltd, Independent Television News, Stagecoach Group plc and Wincanton plc.

   For further information, please see   www.personalgroup.com 

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