Company Announcements

Director/PDMR Shareholding

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Micro Focus International plc
02 March 2022





2 March 2022




Micro Focus International plc

("Micro Focus" or the "Company")


Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them in accordance with the Market Abuse Regulations.

The Company announces that on 2 March 2022, a sharesave option was granted to Matthew Ashley, Chief Financial Officer under the Micro Focus Sharesave Plan 2006.

This sharesave option was granted on the same terms offered to all UK based employees of Micro Focus and in accordance with the approved Directors' Remuneration Policy.

The notification below, made in accordance with the requirements of Article 19 of the EU Market Abuse Regulations, as it forms part of domestic law by virtue of The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, gives further details.



Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities



Matthew Ashley


Reason for the notification



Chief Financial Officer (PDMR)


Initial notification /Amendment

Initial Notification


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



Micro Focus International 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

Identification code


Ordinary shares of 10 pence each ("Ordinary Shares")



Nature of the transaction

Grant of a sharesave option over Ordinary Shares under the Micro Focus Sharesave Plan 2006. There is no price payable on the grant or vesting of the sharesave option. On exercise, the option price of £3.6328 per share is payable. Vesting is subject to continued employment until after the three-year savings period. Subject to the rules of the plan, the sharesave option will be exercisable for a period of six months from vesting.



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Aggregated information

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Date of the transaction

  2 March 2022


Place of the transaction

  Outside a trading venue


Micro Focus                                                         Tel: +44 (0)1635 32646

Stephen Murdoch, CEO                           

Matthew Ashley, CFO

Ben Donnelly, Investor relations



Brunswick                                                           Tel: +44 (0) 20 7404 5959

Sarah West                                                 

Jonathan Glass   



Notes to Editors:

About Micro Focus

Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO.L, NYSE: MFGP) is a global enterprise software company supporting the technology needs and challenges of the Global 2000.  Our solutions help organizations leverage existing IT investments, enterprise applications and emerging technologies to address complex, rapidly evolving business requirements while protecting corporate information at all times. Our product portfolios are Security, IT Operations Management, Application Delivery Management, Information Management & Governance and Application Modernization & Connectivity. For more information, visit:

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