The Company announces that options over 8,042 new ordinary shares of 5p each in the Company ("Ordinary Shares") have been exercised pursuant to the WH Ireland Group plc Save As You Earn scheme by certain former employees of the Company.
Application has been made for the 8,042 new Ordinary Shares to be admitted to trading on AIM ("Admission"). Admission is expected to become effective on 5 March 2013 and the new Ordinary Shares will rank pari passu in all respects with the Company's existing Ordinary Shares in issue.
For the purposes of the Financial Services Authority's Disclosure and Transparency Rules ("DTRs"), the issued ordinary share capital of the Company following Admission will consist of 23,697,433 Ordinary Shares with voting rights attached (one vote per Ordinary Share). There are no Ordinary Shares held in treasury. This total voting rights figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine whether they are required to notify their interests in, or a change to their interest in, the Company under the DTRs.
For further information please contact:
|WH Ireland Group plc||+44 (0) 20 7220 1666|
|Rupert Lowe, Chairman|
|Richard Killingbeck, CEO|
|Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited||+44 (0) 20 7459 2500|
|Hugh Morgan //Adam James (Corporate Finance)|
|Adam Pollock (Corporate Broking)|
|Abchurch Communications||+44 (0) 20 7398 7709|
|Joanne Shears/Julian Bosdet|