Kingswood Holdings Limited (AIM: KWG), trading as Kingswood, the integrated wealth management group, is pleased to announce the granting of a Long Term Incentive Plan 2019 ("2019LTIP") award to Rob Suss, recently appointed to the Board as Non-Executive Director in order to advise the Company on the execution of its global wealth management strategy (the "Award").
The Award follows the grant of 2019 LTIP awards to other directors, members of senior management and select team members earlier this year on 18 February 2019 and 9 May 2019 in order to incentivise these individuals to reinforce shareholder value over the long term.
Mr Suss currently holds no other share options in the Company and as such the table below sets out his total holding of options over ordinary shares.
Number of options granted under the Award
In line with the other awards made to Directors, the Award is subject to a three-year performance period followed by a holding period of two years and is further subject to claw back and malus provisions. The Award are linked to the Group's growth measured against performance targets summarised below:
50 per cent of the Director Award is subject to the Group achieving the following EBITDA targets:
% of EBITDA element vesting
The EBITDA element of the Award is also conditional on the Company's share price being not less than 18.9 pence per share (being 200 per cent. of 20 day average closing mid price prior to the grant of the awards made to the other Directors on 9 May 2019) at the end of the three year performance period.
The remaining 50 per cent of the Award is subject to achieving the following total shareholder return ("TSR") target (20 day average closing mid price at the end of the third year adjusted for any other shareholder returns):
Share price at 31/12/21
% of TSR element vesting
Between threshold and maximum
Between 50p and 60p
70-100% pro-rata on a straight line basis
The Award represents 1.87 per cent of the current issued share capital of the Company.
To date, including the Director Awards and awards made to senior management and other team members, a total of 39,600,000 awards have been made under the 2019 LTIP, representing 24.6% of the Company's issued share capital.
The information below is provided in accordance with the requirements of Article 19(3) of the EU Market Abuse Regulation No 596/2014.
For further details, please contact:
Kingswood Holdings Limited
+44 (0)20 7293 0730
Gary Wilder / Patrick Goulding
finnCap Ltd (Nomad and Broker)
+44 (0)20 7220 0500
Scott Mathieson / Anthony Adams (Corporate Finance)
Tim Redfern / Richard Chambers (ECM)
Greentarget (for media)
+44 (0)20 7324 5498
Jamie Brownlee / Alice Gasson / Ellie Basle
Kingswood Holdings Limited (trading as Kingswood) is an AIM-listed (AIM: KWG) integrated wealth management group, with more than 4,500 active clients and c. £2 billion of Assets under Management and Advice. It has a growing network of offices in the UK including London, Manchester, Cheltenham, Maidstone, Worcester, Beverley and Abingdon as well as an office in Johannesburg, South Africa and recently acquired a strategic stake in US-based, Manhattan Harbor.
Kingswood offers a portfolio of services to its clients, which range from private individuals to some of the UK's largest universities and institutions, including investment advice and management, personal and company pensions, wealth planning, and stockbroking. Kingswood is focused on becoming a leading player in the wealth management market through targeted acquisitions, with the ultimate goal of creating a global business through strategic partnerships.
Details of the Person discharging managerial responsibilities ("PDMR") / person closely associated with them ("PCA")
Reason for the notification
Position / status
Initial notification / amendment
Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
Kingswood Holdings Limited
Legal Entity Identifier
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
Description of the financial instrument
Options over ordinary shares of 5 pence each in the Company
Nature of the transaction
Award of options under the 2019 LTIP
Price(s) and volume(s)
- Aggregated volume
- Aggregated price
5p exercise price
Date of the transaction(s)
28 June 2019
Place of the transaction
London Stock Exchange, AIM
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