Director/PDMR Shareholding

RNS Number : 1888T
William Hill PLC
18 March 2019

18 March 2019


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 18 March 2019 as follows:


Director / PDMR

PSP Award (at £1.5438 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: 30% of the Award will be subject to a performance condition based on online net revenue; 30% of the Award will be subject to growth in the value of the US business; a further 20% of the Award will be based on retail free cashflow; and the final 20% of the Award will be subject to relative shareholder return (TSR). Any Award shares vesting on satisfactory achievement of the performance conditions will be subject to the holding period required under the Remuneration Policy.


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)



£.1.5438 per share

777,302 ordinary shares

£1.5438 per share

481,765 ordinary shares



Aggregated information

- Aggregated volume

Philip Bowcock - 777,302 ordinary shares


Ruth Prior - 481,765 ordinary shares

- Price

All awards granted at £1.5438 per ordinary share



Date of the transaction



18 March 2019



Place of the transaction


London, UK


OAM: Additional Regulated Information

William Hill LEI: 213800MDW41W5UZQIX82


About William Hill


William Hill PLC is one of the world's leading betting and gaming companies, employing c15,500 people. Its origins are in the UK where it was founded in 1934, and where it is listed on the London Stock Exchange. The majority of its £1.6 billion annual revenues are still derived from the UK, where it has a national presence of licensed betting offices and one of the leading online betting and gaming services. In 2012, it established William Hill US with a focus on retail and mobile operations in Nevada, the largest sports betting business in the US. Following the ruling in May 2018 by the US Supreme Court that the federal ban on state sponsored sports betting was unconstitutional, William Hill US has expanded into new states as they regulate sports betting. It is now operating in seven states: Nevada, New Jersey, Delaware, Rhode Island, Mississippi, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. William Hill's Online business acquired Mr Green & Co AB in January 2019, growing its international operations. 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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