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WH Smith PLC - Director/PDMR Shareholding

RNS Number : 6432B
WH Smith PLC
09 October 2020
 

Date 9 October 2020

WH Smith PLC

WH Smith PLC (the "Company") announces that Henry Staunton (PDMR) transferred a certificated holding of 9,523 Ordinary shares of 226/67 pence each in the Company to his nominee account with Wealth Nominees Limited for nil consideration.  The PDMR then transferred the 9,523 shares to a nominee account in the name of his spouse, Mrs Karen Staunton (PCA), also held with Wealth Nominees Limited.  Following the transfer, the aggregate shareholding of Henry Staunton and persons closely associated with him remains unchanged.

The notification set out below is provided in accordance with the requirements of the EU Market Abuse Regulation.

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

 

a)

Name

 

Henry Staunton

2

Reason for the notification

 

a)

Position/status

 

Chairman

b)

Initial notification/Amendment

 

Initial notification

3

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

 

a)

Name

WH Smith PLC

 

b)

LEI

 

2138001KJNGUJ34G7X91

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

 

Identification code

 

Ordinary shares of 226/67 pence

 

 

ISIN: GB00B2PDGW16

b)

Nature of the transaction

 

Dematerialisation of certificated holding involving the transfer of 9,523 ordinary shares in the Company to Mr Staunton's account with a nominee, Wealth Nominees Limited.

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

 

 

Price(s)

Volume(s)

 

£0.00

9,523

 

 

 

d)

Aggregated information

 

-      Aggregated volume

 

-      Price

n/a (single transaction)

e)

Date of the transaction

 

2020-10-08

f)

Place of the transaction

 

Outside a trading venue

 

4b.

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

 

Identification code

 

Ordinary shares of 226/67 pence

 

 

ISIN: GB00B2PDGW16

b)

Nature of the transaction

 

Transfer of 9,523 ordinary shares in the Company from Mr Staunton's nominee account to a nominee account with Wealth Nominees Limited held in the name of his spouse, Mrs Karen Staunton.

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

 

 

Price(s)

Volume(s)

 

£0.00

9,523

 

 

 

d)

Aggregated information

 

-      Aggregated volume

 

-      Price

n/a (single transaction)

e)

Date of the transaction

 

2020-10-08

f)

Place of the transaction

 

Outside a trading venue

 

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

 

a)

Name

 

Karen Staunton

2

Reason for the notification

 

a)

Position/status

 

PCA.  Spouse of Henry Staunton, PDMR

b)

Initial notification/Amendment

 

Initial notification

3

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

 

a)

Name

WH Smith PLC

 

b)

LEI

 

2138001KJNGUJ34G7X91

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

 

Identification code

 

Ordinary shares of 226/67 pence

 

 

ISIN: GB00B2PDGW16

b)

Nature of the transaction

 

Transfer received of 9,523 ordinary shares in the Company, from spouse, Henry Staunton, PDMR.

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

 

 

Price(s)

Volume(s)

 

£0.00

9,523

 

 

 

d)

Aggregated information

 

-      Aggregated volume

 

-      Price

n/a (single transaction)

e)

Date of the transaction

 

2020-10-08

f)

Place of the transaction

 

Outside a trading venue

 

 

 

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