William Hill Plc [GB0031698896 / WMH]

Director/PDMR Shareholding


[14/05/2018 | 14:00]
William Hill PLC  -  WMH   

Director/PDMR Shareholding

Released 14:00 14-May-2018

14 May 2018


Notification of Changes in the Interests of Directors/PDMRs


William Hill PLC (LSE: WMH) confirms, in accordance with the current Remuneration Policy of the Company approved by shareholders of the Company at the Annual General Meeting of the Company held in 2017, that Performance Share Plan ('PSP') awards were granted over the Company's ordinary share capital to Philip Bowcock, Chief Executive Officer and Ruth Prior, Chief Financial Officer, on 14 May 2018 as follows:


Director / PDMR

PSP Award (at £2.828 per share)

Philip Bowcock


Ruth Prior



The PSP Award is granted as a nil-cost option award. Vesting of the Award is conditional, inter alia, on the satisfaction of four performance conditions, each measured over a three year performance period as follows: 40% of the Award will be subject to a performance condition based on aggregate earnings per share (EPS); 20% of the Award will be subject to relative shareholder return (TSR); a further 20% of the Award will be based on online net revenue; and the final 20% of the Award will be subject to a new Sustainability measure agreed with, and to be monitored by, the Corporate Responsibility Committee. Any Award shares vesting on satisfactory achievement of the performance conditions will be subject to the holding period required under the Remuneration Policy.


Further information regarding the Remuneration Policy under which the awards were granted can be found in the Directors' Remuneration Report on pages 77 to 97 of the 2017 Annual Report.



The following information is given in accordance with Article 19.3 of the Market Abuse Regulation:




Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated







Philip Bowcock

Ruth Prior



Reason for the notification







Chief Executive Officer (Director and PDMR)

Chief Financial Officer (Director and PDMR)



Initial notification /Amendment



Initial notification



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







William Hill PLC









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, type of instrument

Ordinary shares of 10 pence each


Identification code

ISIN: GB0031698896

SEDOL: 3169889



Nature of the transaction



Grant of Awards under the 2014 Performance Share Plan



Price(s) and volume(s)



£2.828 per share

424,328 ordinary shares

£2.828 per share

262,995 ordinary shares



Aggregated information

- Aggregated volume

Philip Bowcock - 424,328 ordinary shares


Ruth Prior - 262,995 ordinary shares

- Price

All awards granted at £2.828 per ordinary share



Date of the transaction



14 May 2018



Place of the transaction


London, UK


OAM: Additional Regulated Information

William Hill LEI: 213800MDW41W5UZQIX82


About William Hill


William Hill, The Home of Betting, is one of the world's leading betting and gaming companies, employing around 16,000 people. Founded in 1934, it is the one of the UK's largest bookmakers with around 2,340 licensed betting offices that provide betting opportunities on a wide range of sporting and non-sporting events, and gaming on machines, providing customers with the opportunity to access William Hill's products online, through their smartphone or tablet. William Hill US was established in June 2012 and provides land-based and mobile sports betting services in Nevada, and is the exclusive risk manager for the State of Delaware's sports lottery. William Hill PLC is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of both the FTSE 250 and FTSE4Good Indices.





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