21 April 2022
The Restaurant Group plc ('the Company')
Notification of transactions by directors, persons discharging managerial responsibilities ('PDMRs') and connected persons
On 21 April 2022, the Company made the following conditional awards of nil-cost options ('Awards') under The Restaurant Group Restricted Share Plan ('RSP'). Awards have been granted over ordinary shares of 28 1/8 pence each in the share capital of the Company ('Shares') to Directors and Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibility ('PDMR') under the RSP as follows:
Number of Shares granted under RSP Award*
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
The above awards were calculated using a price of 82.804 pence per Share (being the average of the Company's share price during the 3-month period ending with the dealing day before the date of grant).
Vesting of all the RSP Awards is subject to the continued employment of participants and satisfaction of the following underpin condition in respect of 100% of an Award: that the Group's underlying performance and delivery against its strategy (which may change in response to cyclical and structural changes over time) is sufficient to justify the level of vesting having regard to such factors as the Remuneration Committee considers to be appropriate in the round, including the Company's financial performance, balance sheet strength and performance against environmental, social and corporate governance priorities set by the Remuneration Committee from time to time.
The Awards will normally vest (subject to the conditions outlined above) in full after three years. Awards held by the Executive Directors will also be subject to a two-year holding period ending on the fifth anniversary of grant. During that period, the Executive Directors will ordinarily be required to retain the net-of-tax number of vested Shares.
The Awards were made in accordance with the Company's remuneration policy, as approved at the general meeting held on 8 October 2020.
The relevant notifications set out below is provided in accordance with the requirements of Article 19 of the EU Market Abuse Regulation.
Details of PDMR / person closely associated with them ("PCA")
1. Andy Hornby
2. Kirk Davis
Reason for the notification
Position / status
1. Chief Executive Officer
2. Chief Financial Officer
Initial notification / amendment
Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
The Restaurant Group 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
Ordinary shares of £0.28125 each
ISIN Code: GB00B0YG1K06
Nature of the transaction
Awards over shares granted pursuant to The Restaurant Group Restricted Share Plan.
Price(s) and volume(s)
N/A (single transactions)
Date of the transaction
21 April 2022
Place of the transaction
Outside a trading venue
Jean-Paul Rabin 020 3117 5001
MHP Communications 020 3128 8147
Oliver Hughes / Simon Hockridge [email protected]