Directors PDMR Notification

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RNS Number : 2247D
Micro Focus International plc
01 March 2022


1 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 the Deferred Share Bonus Award granted to Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Murdoch, on 28 February 2019 over 10,013 ordinary shares of 10 pence each in the Company ("Ordinary Shares") under the Micro Focus International plc Deferred Share Bonus Plan ("Award") vested on 28 February 2022 and were released, subject to sales of shares for tax withholding and dealing costs, on 1 March 2022.  In addition, 2,719 Ordinary Shares were released, subject to tax withholding and dealing costs, in respect of the dividend equivalent entitlement attached to the Award.

The Award represented the one-third share deferral element of the annual bonus which was payable to Stephen Murdoch in relation to the financial period ended 31 October 2018. 

The notification below, made in accordance with the requirements of Article 19 of the EU Market Abuse Regulations, gives further details.



Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities



Stephen Murdoch


Reason for the notification



Chief Executive 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


Vesting and release of the 2019 Deferred Share Bonus Award granted on 28 February 2019 over 10,013 Ordinary Shares under the Micro Focus International plc Deferred Share Bonus Plan ("Award"), together with 2,719 Ordinary Shares released in respect of the dividend equivalent attached to the Award. No payment was due on the vesting of the Award.


Sale of shares to cover tax withholding due on the vesting of the Award and dealing costs.



Price(s) and volume(s)




1)    Nil


2)    £3.782




Aggregated information

 - Aggregated volume

 - Price


Aggregated Volume

Aggregated Prices

1)    12,732


2)    6,006



Date of the transaction

  1) 28 February 2022

  2) 1 March 2022


Place of the transaction

  1) Outside a trading venue and 2) XLON




Micro Focus

Tel: +44 (0)1635 32646 

Stephen Murdoch, CEO

Matt Ashley, CFO 

Ben Donnelly, Investor relations  




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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