23 March 2018

SOCO International plc ('SOCO' or 'the Company')

DIRECTOR/PDMR SHAREHOLDING

Notification of Transactions of Director

The Company announces that on 22 March 2018, Ed Story, the Chief Executive Officer of the Company became interested in a total of 357,363 SOCO International plc ordinary shares of £0.05 each ("Shares") after the vesting of contingent awards over 521,557 Shares ("Awards") under the Company’s Deferred Share Bonus Plan (“DSBP”).

The Board had determined that, in this instance, it serves the best interest of the Company and its shareholders, and with the agreement of Mr Story, to deliver only the net number of Shares after deducting the number of Shares that otherwise would be sold in the market to settle the tax liabilities associated with the settlement of these Awards. Therefore, no Shares will be sold and the associated tax liabilities will be settled by the Company.

Further details of the number of Shares referenced in the above are shown in the following table:

 

Name

Ed Story

Date of original grant

8 Jan 16

Awards vested

521,557

Shares to be deducted for associated tax

164,194

Shares to be delivered to Ed Story

357,363



Following these transactions, interests held are as follows:

Ed Story is interested in 14,073,747 Shares, representing 4.24% of the issued share capital of the Company (excluding treasury shares), of which 12,398,747 (3.74%) Shares are held personally by Ed Story and 1,675,000 (0.50%) Shares are held through The Story Family Trust, a closely associated person to Ed Story.

 

Contact:
Tony Hunter, Company Secretary, SOCO International plc, tel. +44 20 7603 1515

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a)

Name

Ed Story

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

CEO/Director

b)

Initial notification /Amendment

Initial notification

3

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

a)

Name

SOCO International plc

b)

LEI

549300DDKLXYLLO4N524

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

Ordinary Shares of £0.05 Each

 

Identification code

GB00B572ZV91

b)

 

Nature of the transaction

Acquisition of shares following settlement of share awards under the Company’s Deferred Share Bonus Plan.

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

0

 

 

Volume(s)

357,363

d)

Aggregated information

 

 

- Aggregated volume

- Price

357,363

Nil

e)

Date of the transaction

22/03/2018

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside of a trading venue

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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