Company Announcements

Director/PDMR Shareholding

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RNS Number : 1461I
10 December 2020

DWF Group plc

("DWF" or "the Company")


10 December 2020

Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities ('PDMRs')

On 23 September 2020, the Company granted conditional awards under the DWF Group plc Equity Incentive Plan (the EIP) over Ordinary Shares of 1p each in the Company (Shares) to its PDMRs as set out in the announcement dated 24 September 2020.

The Company's Remuneration Committee determined that, given the impact on the global economy of COVID-19, target setting be deferred for up to six months from the date of grant and that the Company would seek to disclose the proposed targets for the awards no later than 23 March 2021.

The Remuneration Committee has now determined the performance targets for the conditional awards, and they are:

Performance condition and percentage of award opportunity




Cumulative three-year EPS (40% weighting)




Average annual ROCE (40% weighting)




Average cash conversion (20% weighting)





The Company has considered carefully the level of target performance and the corresponding performance range for each measure to ensure that they are sufficiently stretching and promote long-term sustainable success.

In accordance with the EIP rules, the Remuneration Committee has full discretion to ensure that the final outturn of the awards reflects all relevant factors, including consideration of any potential for windfall gains.

In accordance with the EIP rules, the vested Shares will be subject to a two-year holding period before the Shares are released. No consideration was paid for the grant of the award and no price is payable on the exercise of the award.

The notifications set out above are provided in accordance with the requirements of the EU Market Abuse Regulation.


For further information:

DWF Group plc

James Igoe                                             +44(0)20 7280 8929

Head of Communications & IR


Finsbury (public relations adviser to DWF)

Ed Simpkins, Richard Crowley             +44(0)20 7251 3801


About the Company

DWF is a global legal business providing Advisory, Managed and Connected Services, operating from 31 key locations with over 4,000 people. The Company became the first Main Market Premium Listed legal business on the London Stock Exchange in March 2019. DWF recorded revenue of £297.2 million in the year ended 30 April 2020. For more information visit:     

Forward looking statements

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