12th July 2012
Cello today announces a series of annual awards under various option schemes as follows:
Under the Cello Group plc HM Revenue and Customs Approved Share Option Plan 2009 (“The Approved Plan”) and under the Cello Group plc Unapproved Share Option Plan 2010 (“The Unapproved Plan”) options were granted on 11 July 2012 entitling certain employees to acquire a total of 934,866 ordinary shares of 10 pence each (“Ordinary Share”) at an exercise price of 33.25 pence per Ordinary Share.
Under the Performance Share Plan 2010 (“PSP”), options were granted entitling certain directors and employees to acquire a total of 544,000 Ordinary Shares at an exercise price of 10 pence per Ordinary Share.
The following directors were awarded options under the PSP on 11 July 2012.
Mark Scott was awarded options over 170,000 shares under the PSP. This is a total of 0.21% of the total current issued share capital. Mark Bentley was awarded options over 130,000 shares under the PSP. This is a total of 0.16% of the total current issued share capital.
All these options will normally be exercisable from 11 July 2015 subject to continued employment and the extent to which performance conditions have been met.