Company Announcements

Director/PDMR Shareholding

Source: RNS
RNS Number : 4402Q
RWS Holdings PLC
20 February 2023


For immediate release                                                                                                         20 February 2023


RWS Holdings plc

Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging

managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them


Grant of options under the 2023 Save as you Earn (SAYE) scheme


RWS Holdings plc ("RWS" or "the Group"), a unique world-leading provider of technology-enabled language, content and intellectual property services, announces that on 16 February 2023 the following persons discharging managerial responsibilities of the Group were granted options over ordinary shares of 1 pence each under the Group's SAYE scheme.


Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated



1.   Candida Davies

2.   Daniel Bennett

3.   Terry Doyle

4.   Jane Hyde

5.   Christopher Lewey


Reason for the notification



1.   Chief Financial Officer

2.   President, IP Services

3.   Chief Information Officer

4.   General Counsel and Company Secretary

5.   Group Corporate Development Director


Initial notification/Amendment

Initial Announcement


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



RWS Holdings 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 1p each




Nature of the transaction

Grant of options under the 2023 SAYE scheme with an exercise price of 361p per share



Price(s) and volume(s)





1.   Nil

2.   Nil

3.   Nil

4.   Nil

5.   Nil

1.   4,986

2.   4,986

3.   4,986

4.   4,986

5.   4,986


Aggregated information

·   Aggregated volume

·   Price




Date of the transaction

16 February 2023


Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue



In total, 287,292 share options were granted under the Group's SAYE scheme, which in normal circumstances will not be exercisable until the completion of a three-year savings period ending on 1 April 2026 and will be exercisable for a period of six months thereafter.


For further information, please contact:


RWS Holdings plc

Andrew Brode, Chairman

Ian El-Mokadem, Chief Executive Officer

Candida Davies, Chief Financial Officer




01753 480200


MHP (Financial PR advisor)

Katie Hunt / Simon Hockridge

020 3128 8100


Numis (Nomad & Joint Broker)

Stuart Skinner / Kevin Cruickshank / Will Baunton




020 7260 1000


Berenberg (Joint Broker)

Ben Wright / Toby Flaux / Alix Mecklenburg-Solodkoff


020 3207 7800




About RWS:

RWS Holdings plc is a unique, world-leading provider of technology-enabled language, content and intellectual property services. Through content transformation and multilingual data analysis, our unique combination of technology and cultural expertise helps our clients to grow by ensuring they are understood anywhere, in any language.

Our purpose is unlocking global understanding. By combining cultural understanding, client understanding and technical understanding, our services and technology assist our clients to acquire and retain customers, deliver engaging user experiences, maintain compliance and gain actionable insights into their data and content.


We work with over 80% of the world's top 100 brands, more than three-quarters of Fortune's 20 'Most Admired Companies' and almost all of the top pharmaceutical companies, investment banks, law firms and patent filers. Our client base spans Europe, Asia Pacific and North and South America. Our 65+ global locations across five continents service clients in the automotive, chemical, financial, legal, medical, pharmaceutical, technology and telecommunications sectors.


Founded in 1958, RWS is headquartered in the UK and publicly listed on AIM, the London Stock Exchange regulated market (RWS.L).


For further information, please visit:






This information is provided by RNS, the news service of the London Stock Exchange. RNS is approved by the Financial Conduct Authority to act as a Primary Information Provider in the United Kingdom. Terms and conditions relating to the use and distribution of this information may apply. For further information, please contact or visit

RNS may use your IP address to confirm compliance with the terms and conditions, to analyse how you engage with the information contained in this communication, and to share such analysis on an anonymised basis with others as part of our commercial services. For further information about how RNS and the London Stock Exchange use the personal data you provide us, please see our Privacy Policy.