Archived Announcements

Block Listing Application

11 Jan
 

RPS Group PLC (“RPS” or the “Company”) announces that a block listing application has been made for a total of 1,000,000 ordinary shares of 3 pence each in the Company to be admitted to the Official List of the UK Listing Authority and admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange.
 
1,000,000 ordinary shares of 3 pence each will be blocklisted pursuant to the Company’s Share Incentive Plan, Performance Share Plan, Short Term Annual Bonus Plan and Executive Long Term Incentive Plan schemes.
 
Admission is expected to become effective on 12 January 2018.
 
The shares will be issued fully paid and will rank pari passu in all respects with the existing issued ordinary shares of the Company.

11 January 2018

ENQUIRIES  
RPS Group plc  
Nick Rowe, Company Secretary Tel: 01235 438 016
   

TR-1: Notification of Major Interest in Shares - BlackRock, Inc

09 Jan

1a. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached:

RPS Group PLC

1b. Please indicate if the issuer is a non-UK issuer (please mark with an “X” if appropriate)

Non-UK issuer

 

2. Reason for the notification (please mark the appropriate box or boxes with an “X”)

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights

X

An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments

 

An event changing the breakdown of voting rights

 

Other (please specify):

 

3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation

Name

BlackRock, Inc.

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

Wilmington DE, USA

4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.)

Name

 

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

 

5. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reached:

05/01/2018

6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):

08/01/2018

 

7. Total positions of person(s) subject to the notification obligation

 

% of voting rights attached to shares (total of 8. A)

% of voting rights through financial in-struments (total of 8.B 1 + 8.B 2)

Total of both in % (8.A + 8.B)

Total number of voting rights of issuer

Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached

Below 5%

Below 5%

Below 5%

224,817,001

Position of previous notification (if applicable)

4.91%

0.37%

5.29%

 

 

8. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or reached

A: Voting rights attached to shares

Class/type of shares ISIN CODE (if possible)

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

Direct (Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)

Indirect (Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC)

Direct (Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)

Indirect (Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1)

GB0007594764

 

Below 5%

 

Below 5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUBTOTAL 8. A

Below 5%

Below 5%

 

B 1: Financial Instruments according to Art. 13(1)(a) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (a))

Type of financial instrument

Expiration date

Exercise/ Conversion Period

Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised/converted.

% of voting rights

Securities Lending

 

 

Below 5%

Below 5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUBTOTAL 8.B.1

Below 5%

Below 5%

 

B 2: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to Art. 13(1)(b) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (b))

Type of financial instrument

Expiration date

Exercise/ Conversion Period

Physical or cash settlement

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

CFD

 

 

Cash

Below 5%

Below 5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUBTOTAL 8.B.2

Below 5%

Below 5%

 

9. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation (please mark the applicable box with an “X”)

Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled by any natural person or legal entity and does not control any other undertaking(s) holding directly or indirectly an interest in the (underlying) issuer

 

Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held starting with the ultimate controlling natural person or legal entity (please add additional rows as necessary)

X

See attachment

 

10. In case of proxy voting, plesae identify:

Name of proxy holder

 

The number and & of voting rights held

 

The date until which the voting rights will be held

 

 

11. Additional information:

BlackRock Regulatory Threshold Reporting Team

Jana Blumenstein

020 7743 3650

Place of completion: 12 Throgmorton Avenue, London, EC2N 2DL, U.K.

Date of completion: 8 January, 2017

 

Section 9 Attachment

Name

% of voting rights if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

% of voting rights through financial in-struments if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

Total of both if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

BlackRock, Inc.

 

 

 

BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.

 

 

 

BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.

 

 

 

BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.

 

 

 

BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.

 

 

 

BlackRock Group Limited

 

 

 

BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BlackRock, Inc.

 

 

 

BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc

 

 

 

BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.

 

 

 

BlackRock Holdco 4, LLC

 

 

 

BlackRock Holdco 6, LLC

 

 

 

BlackRock Delaware Holdings Inc.

 

 

 

BlackRock Fund Advisors

 

 

 

BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BlackRock, Inc.

 

 

 

BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.

 

 

 

BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.

 

 

 

BlackRock Holdco 4, LLC

 

 

 

BlackRock Holdco 6, LLC

 

 

 

BlackRock Delaware Holdings Inc.

 

 

 

BlackRock Fund Advisors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BlackRock, Inc.

 

 

 

BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.

 

 

 

BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.

 

 

 

BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.

 

 

 

BlackRock International Holdings L.P.

 

 

 

BlackRock Group Limited

 

 

 

BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BlackRock, Inc.

 

 

 

BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.

 

 

 

BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.

 

 

 

BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.

 

 

 

BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.

 

 

 

BlackRock Holdco 3, LLC

 

 

 

BlackRock Canada Holdings LP

 

 

 

BlackRock Canada Holdings ULC

 

 

 

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BlackRock, Inc.

 

 

 

BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.

 

 

 

BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.

 

 

 

BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.

 

 

 

BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.

 

 

 

BlackRock Australia Holdco Pty. Ltd.

 

 

 

BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TR-1: Notification of Major Interest in Shares - BlackRock, Inc

05 Jan

1a. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached:

RPS Group PLC

1b. Please indicate if the issuer is a non-UK issuer (please mark with an “X” if appropriate)

Non-UK issuer

 

2. Reason for the notification (please mark the appropriate box or boxes with an “X”)

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights

X

An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments

 

An event changing the breakdown of voting rights

 

Other (please specify):

 

3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation

Name

BlackRock, Inc.

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

Wilmington DE, USA

4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.)

Name

 

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

 

5. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reached:

03/01/2018

6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):

04/01/2018

 

7. Total positions of person(s) subject to the notification obligation

 

% of voting rights attached to shares (total of 8. A)

% of voting rights through financial in-struments (total of 8.B 1 + 8.B 2)

Total of both in % (8.A + 8.B)

Total number of voting rights of issuer

Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached

4.91%

0.37%

5.29%

224,817,001

Position of previous notification (if applicable)

5.02%

0.34%

5.36%

 

 

8. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or reached

A: Voting rights attached to shares

Class/type of shares ISIN CODE (if possible)

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

Direct (Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)

Indirect (Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC)

Direct (Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)

Indirect (Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1)

GB0007594764

 

11,059,990

 

4.91%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUBTOTAL 8. A

11,059,990

4.91%

 

B 1: Financial Instruments according to Art. 13(1)(a) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (a))

Type of financial instrument

Expiration date

Exercise/ Conversion Period

Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised/converted.

% of voting rights

Securities Lending

 

 

12,990

0.00%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUBTOTAL 8.B.1

12,990

0.00%

 

B 2: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to Art. 13(1)(b) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (b))

Type of financial instrument

Expiration date

Exercise/ Conversion Period

Physical or cash settlement

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

CFD

 

 

Cash

837,650

0.37%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUBTOTAL 8.B.2

837,650

0.37%

 

9. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation (please mark the applicable box with an “X”)

Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled by any natural person or legal entity and does not control any other undertaking(s) holding directly or indirectly an interest in the (underlying) issuer

 

Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held starting with the ultimate controlling natural person or legal entity (please add additional rows as necessary)

X

See attachment

 

10. In case of proxy voting, plesae identify:

Name of proxy holder

 

The number and & of voting rights held

 

The date until which the voting rights will be held

 

 

11. Additional information:

BlackRock Regulatory Threshold Reporting Team

Jana Blumenstein

020 7743 3650

Place of completion: 12 Throgmorton Avenue, London, EC2N 2DL, U.K.

Date of completion:4 January, 2017

 

Section 9 Attachment

Name

% of voting rights if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

% of voting rights through financial in-struments if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

Total of both if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

BlackRock, Inc.

 

 

 

BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc

 

 

 

BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.

 

 

 

BlackRock Holdco 4, LLC

 

 

 

BlackRock Holdco 6, LLC

 

 

 

BlackRock Delaware Holdings Inc.

 

 

 

BlackRock Fund Advisors

 

 

 

BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BlackRock, Inc.

 

 

 

BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.

 

 

 

BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.

 

 

 

BlackRock Holdco 4, LLC

 

 

 

BlackRock Holdco 6, LLC

 

 

 

BlackRock Delaware Holdings Inc.

 

 

 

BlackRock Fund Advisors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BlackRock, Inc.

 

 

 

BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.

 

 

 

BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.

 

 

 

BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.

 

 

 

BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.

 

 

 

BlackRock Holdco 3, LLC

 

 

 

BlackRock Canada Holdings LP

 

 

 

BlackRock Canada Holdings ULC

 

 

 

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BlackRock, Inc.

 

 

 

BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.

 

 

 

BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.

 

 

 

BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.

 

 

 

BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.

 

 

 

BlackRock Group Limited

 

 

 

BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BlackRock, Inc.

 

 

 

BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.

 

 

 

BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.

 

 

 

BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.

 

 

 

BlackRock International Holdings L.P.

 

 

 

BlackRock Group Limited

 

 

 

BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BlackRock, Inc.

 

 

 

BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.

 

 

 

BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.

 

 

 

BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.

 

 

 

BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.

 

 

 

BlackRock Australia Holdco Pty. Ltd.

 

 

 

BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director/PDMR Share Dealing

04 Jan
 

Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them.
 
RPS Group plc ("RPS" or "the Company") confirms the purchase of Partnership Shares under the RPS Group plc Share Incentive Plan ("SIP") by the following Executive Directors and Persons Discharging Managerial responsibility ("PDMR"):

4 January 2018

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name

Gary Young

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

Group Finance Director

b)

Initial notification/Amendment

Initial notification

3

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

a)

Name

RPS Group Plc

b)

LEI

213800BHEVF3ZB6NG750

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 3p each in RPS Group Plc

GB0007594764

b)

Nature of the transaction

Purchase of Partnership shares under the RPS Group Plc Share Incentive Plan

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s): £2.71
Volume(s):46

d)

Aggregated information
-Aggregated volume
-Price

N/A

e)

Date of the transaction

3 January 2018

f)

Place of the transaction

London Stock Exchange
 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name

Trevor Hoyle (PDMR)

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

Chief Executive Officer - Europe

b)

Initial notification/Amendment

Initial notification

3

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

a)

Name

RPS Group Plc

b)

LEI

213800BHEVF3ZB6NG750

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 3p each in RPS Group Plc

GB0007594764

b)

Nature of the transaction

Purchase of Partnership shares under the RPS Group Plc Share Incentive Plan

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s): £2.71
Volume(s): 46

d)

Aggregated information
-Aggregated volume
-Price

N/A

e)

Date of the transaction

3 July 2017

f)

Place of the transaction

London Stock Exchange
 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name

Peter Fearn (PDMR)

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

Chief Executive Officer - North America

b)

Initial notification/Amendment

Initial notification

3

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

a)

Name

RPS Group Plc

b)

LEI

213800BHEVF3ZB6NG750

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 3p each in RPS Group Plc

GB0007594764

b)

Nature of the transaction

Purchase of Partnership shares under the RPS Group Plc Share Incentive Plan

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s): £2.71
Volume(s): 76

d)

Aggregated information
-Aggregated volume
-Price

N/A

e)

Date of the transaction

3 January 2018

f)

Place of the transaction

London Stock Exchange
 
ENQUIRIES  
Nicholas Rowe, Company Secretary Tel: 01235 438 016
   

Block Listing Six Monthly Return

02 Jan

Click here to download pdf

Date: 2 January 2018

 
Name of applicant: RPS Group Plc
Name of scheme: Performance Share Plan Scheme, Share Incentive Plan Scheme, Executive Share Option Scheme
Period of return: From: 1 July 2017 To: 31 December 2017
Balance of unallotted securities under scheme(s) from previous return: 1,034,410
Plus:  The amount by which the block scheme(s) has been increased since the date of the last return (if any increase has been applied for): N/A
Less:  Number of securities issued/allotted under scheme(s) during period (see LR3.5.7G): 769,667
Equals:  Balance under scheme(s) not yet issued/allotted at end of period: 264,743
   
Name of contact: Nicholas Rowe
Telephone number of contact: 01235 438016