Director/PDMR Shareholding

RNS Number : 3274U
AJ Bell PLC
01 April 2021

AJ Bell plc

("AJ Bell", the "Company")

Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them

The Company announces that it has been notified of the below transactions (Transactions). 

(1)  On 30 March 2021: 

a)  Roger Stott, a person discharging managerial responsibility in the Company (PDMR), purchased 50,000 ordinary shares of £0.000125 each in the Company (Ordinary Shares) for £4.23291 per Ordinary Share; and  

b) Julie Stott, a person closely associated (PCA) with Roger Stott, purchased 50,000 Ordinary Shares for £4.236217 per Ordinary Share. 

(2)  On 31 March 2021: 

a) Bruce Robinson, a PDMR, in order to effect a "Bed and ISA" transaction, sold 2,930 Ordinary Shares at a price of £4.20 pence per Ordinary Share and then repurchased via his AJ Bell Youinvest Individual Savings Account (ISA) the same number of 2,930 Ordinary Shares at a price of £4.20 pence per Ordinary Share; and 

b)  Lee Robinson, a PCA with Bruce Robinson, in order to effect a:  

(i) "Bed and ISA" transaction, sold 2,930 Ordinary Shares at a price of £4.20 pence per Ordinary Share and then repurchased, into her ISA, the same number of 2,930 Ordinary Shares at a price of £4.20 pence per Ordinary Share; and  

(ii) "Bed and SIPP" transaction, sold 3,381 Ordinary Shares at a price of £4.205 per Ordinary Share and then repurchased via her AJ Bell Youinvest Self Invested Personal Pension account (SIPP), the same number of 3,381 Ordinary Shares at a price of £4.205 per Ordinary Share. 

(3)  On 31 March 2021: 

a)  Fergus Lyons, a PDMR, transferred by way of gift: 

(i) 750,000 Ordinary Shares to his adult daughter, Sophie O'Brien and her husband, Daniel O'Brien;  

(ii)  750,000 Ordinary Shares to his adult son, Declan Lyons; and  

(iii)  250,000 Ordinary Shares to his adult son, Conor Lyons,

none of whom are a PCA with Fergus Lyons. 

(4)  Following completion of the Transactions, each of the PDMRs named in column (1) of the below table is interested in the number of Ordinary Shares in the Company and percentage of the Company's issued share capital set alongside their respective names in columns (2) and (3) of the below table.

 

(1)

(2)

(3)

PDMR

Number of shares in which interested

% of issued share capital

Roger Stott

198,358

0.048

Bruce Robinson

629,457

0.153

Fergus Lyons

13,392,396

3.263

The notifications below, made in accordance with the requirements of the EU Market Abuse Regulation, provide further details.

ENQUIRIES

 

AJ Bell  

 

· Bruce Robinson, Company Secretary  +44 (0) 780 234 4859

 

 

Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name

Roger John Stott

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

Group Finance Director/PDMR

 

b)

Initial notification /Amendment

Initial Notification

3

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

a)

Name

AJ Bell plc

 

b)

Legal Entity Identifier

213800VNKA7DPWXWJJ36

 

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

Identification code

Ordinary shares of £0.000125 each

 

GB00BFZNLB60

b)

Nature of the transaction

Purchase of shares

c)

Currency

GBP

d)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

£4.23291

50,000

e)

Aggregated information

· Aggregated volume

· Aggregated Price

 

 

N/A single transaction

f)

Date of the transaction

30 March 2021

g)

Place of the transaction

London Stock Exchange

 

Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name

Julie Stott

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

PCA with Roger John Stott, Group Finance Director/PDMR

 

b)

Initial notification /Amendment

Initial Notification

3

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

a)

Name

AJ Bell plc

 

b)

Legal Entity Identifier

213800VNKA7DPWXWJJ36

 

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

Identification code

Ordinary shares of £0.000125 each

 

GB00BFZNLB60

b)

Nature of the transaction

Purchase of Ordinary Shares

c)

Currency

GBP

d)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

£4.236217

50,000

e)

Aggregated information

· Aggregated volume

· Aggregated Price

 

 

N/A single transaction

f)

Date of the transaction

30 March 2021

g)

Place of the transaction

London Stock Exchange

 

Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name  

Christopher Bruce Robinson

Reason for the notification  

a) 

Position/status

Group Legal Services Director/Company Secretary/PDMR 

b)

Initial notification /Amendment

Initial Notification

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

a)

Name

AJ Bell plc

b) 

LEI  

213800VNKA7DPWXWJJ36

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 £0.000125 each

 

Identification code

GB00BFZNLB60

b) 

Nature of the transaction

Sale of Ordinary Shares

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)  

Price(s)

Volume(s)

 GBP  4.20

2,930

 

 d)

Aggregated information

· Aggregated volume

· Aggregated Price

 

 

N/A single transaction

e) 

Date of the transaction  

31 March 2021

f) 

Place of the transaction  

London Stock Exchange

 

Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a) 

Name  

Christopher Bruce Robinson

Reason for the notification  

a) 

Position/status

Group Legal Services Director/Company Secretary/PDMR 

 b)

Initial notification /Amendment

 

Initial Notification

3

 

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

 a)

Name

AJ Bell plc

b)

LEI

213800VNKA7DPWXWJJ36

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 £0.000125 each

 

Identification code

GB00BFZNLB60 

b) 

Nature of the transaction  

Purchase of Ordinary Shares via Christopher Bruce Robinson ISA.

c)  

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

GBP  4.20

2,930

 

 d)

Aggregated information

· Aggregated volume  

· Price    

 

N/A single transaction 

e) 

Date of the transaction  

31 March 2021

f)

Place of the transactions    

London Stock Exchange

 

Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a) 

Name  

Diana Lee Robinson

2

Reason for the notification  

a) 

Position/status

   

PCA of Christopher Bruce Robinson, Group Legal Services Director/Company Secretary/PDMR 

b) 

Initial notification /Amendment

 

Initial Notification

3  

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

a)

Name

AJ Bell plc

b) 

LEI  

213800VNKA7DPWXWJJ36

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 £0.000125 each

 

Identification code

GB00BFZNLB60

b) 

Nature of the transaction

Sale of Ordinary Shares

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)  

Price(s)

Volume(s)

 GBP  4.20

2,930

 

 d)

Aggregated information

· Aggregated volume

 

· Price 

   

 

N/A single transaction

e)

Date of the transaction  

31 March 2021

f)

Place of the transaction    

London Stock Exchange

 

Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)  

Name  

Diana Lee Robinson

Reason for the notification  

a) 

Position/status

   

PCA of Christopher Bruce Robinson, Group Legal Services Director/Company Secretary/PDMR 

b)

Initial notification /Amendment  

Initial Notification

3

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

a) 

Name

AJ Bell plc

b)

LEI

213800VNKA7DPWXWJJ36

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 £0.000125 each

 

Identification code

GB00BFZNLB60 

b)

Nature of the transaction

Purchase of Ordinary Shares via Diana Lee Robinson ISA

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

GBP  4.20

2,930

 

 d)

Aggregated information  

· Aggregated volume  

 

· Price    

 

N/A single transaction 

e)

Date of the transaction  

31 March 2021

f)

Place of the transactions  

London Stock Exchange

 

Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a) 

Name  

Diana Lee Robinson

2

Reason for the notification  

a) 

Position/status

   

PCA of Christopher Bruce Robinson, Group Legal Services Director/Company Secretary/PDMR 

b) 

Initial notification /Amendment

Initial Notification

3  

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

a)

Name

AJ Bell plc

b) 

LEI  

213800VNKA7DPWXWJJ36

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 £0.000125 each

 

Identification code

GB00BFZNLB60

b) 

Nature of the transaction

Sale of Ordinary Shares

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)  

Price(s)

Volume(s)

 GBP  4.205

3,381

 

 d)

Aggregated information

· Aggregated volume

 

· Price 

   

 

N/A single transaction

e)

Date of the transaction  

31 March 2021

f)

Place of the transaction    

London Stock Exchange

 

 Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a) 

Name  

Diana Lee Robinson

Reason for the notification  

a)

Position/status

PCA of Christopher Bruce Robinson, Group Legal Services Director/Company Secretary/PDMR 

b)

Initial notification /Amendment

Initial Notification

3

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

a) 

Name

AJ Bell plc

b)

LEI  

213800VNKA7DPWXWJJ36

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 £0.000125 each

 

Identification code

GB00BFZNLB60 

b)  

Nature of the transaction  

Purchase of Ordinary Shares via Diana Lee Robinson SIPP

c) 

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

 GBP  4.205

3,381

 

 d)

Aggregated information  

· Aggregated volume  

· Price    

 

 

N/A single transaction 

e)

Date of the transaction  

31 March 2021

f) 

Place of the transaction 

London Stock Exchange

 

Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)  

Name  

Fergus John Lyons 

Reason for the notification  

a) 

Position/status

AJ Bell Investcentre Managing Director/PDMR 

b)

Initial notification /Amendment  

Initial Notification

3

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

a) 

Name

AJ Bell plc

b)

LEI

213800VNKA7DPWXWJJ36

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 £0.000125 each

 

Identification code

GB00BFZNLB60 

b)

Nature of the transaction

Transfer of shares to adult child and spouse

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

GBP  0

750,000

 

 d)

Aggregated information  

· Aggregated volume  

· Price    

 

N/A single transaction 

e)

Date of the transaction  

31 March 2021

f)

Place of the transactions  

Outside of a trading venue

 

Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)  

Name  

Fergus John Lyons 

Reason for the notification  

a) 

Position/status

AJ Bell Investcentre Managing Director/PDMR 

b)

Initial notification /Amendment  

Initial Notification

3

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

a) 

Name

AJ Bell plc

b)

LEI

213800VNKA7DPWXWJJ36

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 £0.000125 each

 

Identification code

GB00BFZNLB60 

b)

Nature of the transaction

Transfer of shares to adult child

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

GBP  0

750,000

 

 d)

Aggregated information  

· Aggregated volume  

· Price    

 

N/A single transaction 

e)

Date of the transaction  

31 March 2021

f)

Place of the transactions  

Outside of a trading venue

 

Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)  

Name  

Fergus John Lyons 

Reason for the notification  

a) 

Position/status

AJ Bell Investcentre Managing Director/PDMR 

b)

Initial notification /Amendment  

Initial Notification

3

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

a) 

Name

AJ Bell plc

b)

LEI

213800VNKA7DPWXWJJ36

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 £0.000125 each

 

Identification code

GB00BFZNLB60 

b)

Nature of the transaction

Transfer of shares to adult child

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

GBP  0

250,000

 

 d)

Aggregated information  

· Aggregated volume  

· Price    

 

N/A single transaction 

e)

Date of the transaction  

31 March 2021

f)

Place of the transactions  

Outside of a trading venue

Name of officer of issuer responsible for making notification: Bruce Robinson (Company Secretary)

Date of notification: 1 April 2021 

 

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