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G4S plc: Vesting of shares under the Company’s Long Term Incentive Plan (“LTIP”), Restricted Share Plan ("RSS") and Deferred Bonus Plan ("DBS")

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9 April 2021

G4S PLC

(the “Company”)

Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities ('PDMRs').

Vesting of shares under the Company’s Long Term Incentive Plan (“LTIP”), Restricted Share Plan ("RSS") and Deferred Bonus Plan ("DBS")

On 6 April 2021, following the offer by Atlas UK Bidco Limited being declared wholly unconditional, the following ordinary shares in the Company were acquired by the following PDMRs, as a result of the vesting of shares under the following share plans:

· LTIP 2019 and 2020,
· Deferred Bonus Plan
· RSP 2019 and 2020

Name of PDMR/ Executive director

Role

Total Number of Shares Vesting

Ashley Almanza

Chief Executive Officer

2,688,691

Tim Weller

Chief Financial Officer

1,473,443

Mel Brooks

Regional President – Africa

573,213

John Kenning

Regional CEO – Americas

1,390,066

Graham Levinsohn

Regional CEO – UK & Middle East

836,943

Søren Lundsberg-Nielsen

Group General Counsel

607,221

Jesus Rosano

Global EVP, Growth Technology & Innovation

914,737

Stephane Verdoy

Regional CEO - Europe

459,451

Sanjay Verma

Regional President – Asia

768,660

Debbie Walker

Group Corporate Affairs Director

456,068

Each PDMR has accepted the offer made by Atlas UK Bidco Limited in relation to all of the shares acquired as set out in the table above.

The attached notifications, which have been made in accordance with the requirements of the UK Market Abuse Regulation, provide further details.

1.
Details of PDMR / person closely associated with them (‘PCA’)
a)
Name
Ashley Almanza
2.
Reason for Notification
a)
Position/status
Chief Executive Officer/PDMR
b)
Initial notification/ amendment
Initial notification
3.
Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a)
Name
G4S plc
b)
LEI
549300L3KWKK8X35QR12
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

Identification code
Ordinary shares of 25 pence each

GB00B01FL62
b)
Nature of the
Transaction
Acquisition of shares following vesting of the 2019 LTIP award, and the vesting of the 2020 LTIP award.

c)
Price(s) and Volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

nil

2,688,691

d)
Aggregated
Information

Aggregated volume Price
N/A single transactions

GBP - Pound Sterling
e)
Date of the Transaction
6 April 2021
f)
Place of the Transaction
Outside a trading venue

1.
Details of PDMR / person closely associated with them (‘PCA’)
a)
Name
Ashley Almanza
2.
Reason for Notification
a)
Position/status
Chief Executive Officer/PDMR
b)
Initial notification/ amendment
Initial notification
3.
Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a)
Name
G4S plc
b)
LEI
549300L3KWKK8X35QR12
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

Identification code
Ordinary shares of 25 pence each

GB00B01FL62
b)
Nature of the
Transaction

Acceptance of the offer by Atlas UK Bidco Limited in relation to shares acquired on the vesting of share plan awards

c)
Price(s) and Volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

£2.45

2,688,691

d)
Aggregated
Information

Aggregated volume Price
N/A single transactions

GBP - Pound Sterling
e)
Date of the Transaction
6 April 2021
f)
Place of the Transaction
XLON

1.
Details of PDMR / person closely associated with them (‘PCA’)
a)
Name
Tim Weller
2.
Reason for Notification
a)
Position/status
Chief Financial Officer/PDMR
b)
Initial notification/ amendment
Initial notification
3.
Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a)
Name
G4S plc
b)
LEI
549300L3KWKK8X35QR12
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

Identification code
Ordinary shares of 25 pence each

GB00B01FL62
b)
Nature of the
Transaction
Acquisition of shares following vesting of the 2019 LTIP award and the vesting of the 2020 LTIP award

c)
Price(s) and Volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

Nil

1,473,443

d)
Aggregated
Information

Aggregated volume Price
N/A single transactions

GBP - Pound Sterling
e)
Date of the Transaction
6 April 2021
f)
Place of the Transaction
Outside a trading venue

1.
Details of PDMR / person closely associated with them (‘PCA’)
a)
Name
Tim Weller
2.
Reason for Notification
a)
Position/status
Chief Financial Officer/PDMR
b)
Initial notification/ amendment
Initial notification
3.
Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a)
Name
G4S plc
b)
LEI
549300L3KWKK8X35QR12
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

Identification code
Ordinary shares of 25 pence each

GB00B01FL62
b)
Nature of the
Transaction
Acceptance of the offer by Atlas UK Bidco Limited in relation to shares acquired on the vesting of share plan awards

c)
Price(s) and Volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

£2.45

1,473,443

d)
Aggregated
Information

Aggregated volume Price
N/A single transactions

GBP - Pound Sterling
e)
Date of the Transaction
6 April 2021
f)
Place of the Transaction
XLON

1.
Details of PDMR / person closely associated with them (‘PCA’)
a)
Name
Mel Brooks
2.
Reason for Notification
a)
Position/status
Regional President – Africa /PDMR

b)
Initial notification/ amendment
Initial notification
3.
Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a)
Name
G4S plc

b)
LEI
549300L3KWKK8X35QR12

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

Identification code
Ordinary shares of 25 pence each

GB00B01FL62
b)
Nature of the
Transaction
Acquisition of shares following vesting of the 2019 LTIP award, the vesting of the 2019 RSP and the vesting of the 2020 LTIP

c)
Price(s) and Volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

nil

573,213

d)
Aggregated
Information

Aggregated volume Price
N/A single transactions

GBP - Pound Sterling
e)
Date of the Transaction
6 April 2021
f)
Place of the Transaction
Outside a trading venue

1.
Details of PDMR / person closely associated with them (‘PCA’)
a)
Name
Mel Brooks
2.
Reason for Notification
a)
Position/status
Regional President – Africa /PDMR
b)
Initial notification/ amendment
Initial notification
3.
Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a)
Name
G4S plc
b)
LEI
549300L3KWKK8X35QR12
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

Identification code
Ordinary shares of 25 pence each

GB00B01FL62
b)
Nature of the
Transaction
Acceptance of the offer by Atlas UK Bidco Limited in relation to shares acquired on the vesting of share plan awards

c)
Price(s) and Volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

£2.45

573,213

d)
Aggregated
Information

Aggregated volume Price
N/A single transactions

GBP - Pound Sterling
e)
Date of the Transaction
6 April 2021
f)
Place of the Transaction
XLON

1.
Details of PDMR / person closely associated with them (‘PCA’)
a)
Name
John Kenning
2.
Reason for Notification
a)
Position/status
Regional CEO – Americas/PDMR
b)
Initial notification/ amendment
Initial notification
3.
Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a)
Name
G4S plc
b)
LEI
549300L3KWKK8X35QR12
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

Identification code
Ordinary shares of 25 pence each

GB00B01FL62
b)
Nature of the
Transaction
Acquisition of shares following vesting of the 2019 LTIP award, the vesting of the 2019 RSP, the vesting of the 2020 LTIP and the vesting of the 2020 RSP

c)
Price(s) and Volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

nil

1,360,066

d)
Aggregated
Information

Aggregated volume Price
N/A single transactions

GBP - Pound Sterling
e)
Date of the Transaction
6 April 2021
f)
Place of the Transaction
Outside a trading venue

1.
Details of PDMR / person closely associated with them (‘PCA’)
a)
Name
John Kenning
2.
Reason for Notification
a)
Position/status
Regional CEO – Americas/PDMR
b)
Initial notification/ amendment
Initial notification
3.
Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a)
Name
G4S plc
b)
LEI
549300L3KWKK8X35QR12
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

Identification code
Ordinary shares of 25 pence each

GB00B01FL62
b)
Nature of the
Transaction
Acceptance of the offer by Atlas UK Bidco Limited in relation to shares acquired on the vesting of share plan awards

c)
Price(s) and Volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

£2.45

1,360,066

d)
Aggregated
Information

Aggregated volume Price
N/A single transactions

GBP - Pound Sterling
e)
Date of the Transaction
6 April 2021
f)
Place of the Transaction
XLON

1.
Details of PDMR / person closely associated with them (‘PCA’)
a)
Name
Graham Levinsohn
2.
Reason for Notification
a)
Position/status
Regional CEO – UK & Middle East/PDMR
b)
Initial notification/ amendment
Initial notification
3.
Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a)
Name
G4S plc
b)
LEI
549300L3KWKK8X35QR12
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

Identification code
Ordinary shares of 25 pence each

GB00B01FL62
b)
Nature of the
Transaction
Acquisition of shares following vesting of the 2019 LTIP award and the vesting of the 2020 LTIP award

c)
Price(s) and Volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

nil

836,943

d)
Aggregated
Information

Aggregated volume Price
N/A single transactions

GBP - Pound Sterling
e)
Date of the Transaction
6 April 2021
f)
Place of the Transaction
Outside a trading venue

1.
Details of PDMR / person closely associated with them (‘PCA’)
a)
Name
Graham Levinsohn
2.
Reason for Notification
a)
Position/status
Regional CEO – UK & Middle East/PDMR
b)
Initial notification/ amendment
Initial notification
3.
Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a)
Name
G4S plc
b)
LEI
549300L3KWKK8X35QR12
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

Identification code
Ordinary shares of 25 pence each

GB00B01FL62
b)
Nature of the
Transaction
Acceptance of the offer by Atlas UK Bidco Limited in relation to shares acquired on the vesting of share plan awards

c)
Price(s) and Volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

£2.45

836,943

d)
Aggregated
Information

Aggregated volume Price
N/A single transactions

GBP - Pound Sterling
e)
Date of the Transaction
6 April 2021
f)
Place of the Transaction
XLON

1.
Details of PDMR / person closely associated with them (‘PCA’)
a)
Name
Søren Lundsberg-Nielsen
2.
Reason for Notification
a)
Position/status
Group General Counsel/PDMR
b)
Initial notification/ amendment
Initial notification
3.
Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a)
Name
G4S plc
b)
LEI
549300L3KWKK8X35QR12
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

Identification code
Ordinary shares of 25 pence each

GB00B01FL62
b)
Nature of the
Transaction
Acquisition of shares following vesting of the 2019 LTIP award and the vesting of the 2020 LTIP award

c)
Price(s) and Volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

nil

607,221

d)
Aggregated
Information

Aggregated volume Price
N/A single transactions

GBP - Pound Sterling
e)
Date of the Transaction
6 April 2021
f)
Place of the Transaction
Outside a trading venue

1.
Details of PDMR / person closely associated with them (‘PCA’)
a)
Name
Søren Lundsberg-Nielsen
2.
Reason for Notification
a)
Position/status
Group General Counsel/PDMR
b)
Initial notification/ amendment
Initial notification
3.
Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a)
Name
G4S plc
b)
LEI
549300L3KWKK8X35QR12
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

Identification code
Ordinary shares of 25 pence each

GB00B01FL62
b)
Nature of the
Transaction
Acceptance of the offer by Atlas UK Bidco Limited in relation to shares acquired on the vesting of share plan awards

c)
Price(s) and Volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

£2.45

607,221

d)
Aggregated
Information

Aggregated volume Price
N/A single transactions

GBP - Pound Sterling
e)
Date of the Transaction
6 April 2021
f)
Place of the Transaction

XLON

1.
Details of PDMR / person closely associated with them (‘PCA’)
a)
Name
Jesus Rosano
2.
Reason for Notification
a)
Position/status
Global EVP, Growth Technology & Innovation/PDMR
b)
Initial notification/ amendment
Initial notification
3.
Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a)
Name
G4S plc
b)
LEI
549300L3KWKK8X35QR12
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

Identification code
Ordinary shares of 25 pence each

GB00B01FL62
b)
Nature of the
Transaction
Acquisition of shares following vesting of the 2019 LTIP award, the vesting of the 2020 LTIP award and the 2020 Deferred Bonus

c)
Price(s) and Volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

Nil

914,737

d)
Aggregated
Information

Aggregated volume Price
N/A single transactions

GBP - Pound Sterling
e)
Date of the Transaction
6 April 2021
f)
Place of the Transaction
Outside a trading venue

1.
Details of PDMR / person closely associated with them (‘PCA’)
a)
Name
Jesus Rosano
2.
Reason for Notification
a)
Position/status
Global EVP, Growth Technology & Innovation/PDMR
b)
Initial notification/ amendment
Initial notification
3.
Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a)
Name
G4S plc
b)
LEI
549300L3KWKK8X35QR12
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

Identification code
Ordinary shares of 25 pence each

GB00B01FL62
b)
Nature of the
Transaction
Acceptance of the offer by Atlas UK Bidco Limited in relation to shares acquired on the vesting of share plan awards

c)
Price(s) and Volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

£2.45

914,737

d)
Aggregated
Information

Aggregated volume Price
N/A single transactions

GBP - Pound Sterling
e)
Date of the Transaction
6 April 2021
f)
Place of the Transaction
XLON

1.
Details of PDMR / person closely associated with them (‘PCA’)
a)
Name
Stephane Verdoy
2.
Reason for Notification
a)
Position/status
Regional CEO – Europe/PDMR
b)
Initial notification/ amendment
Initial notification
3.
Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a)
Name
G4S plc
b)
LEI
549300L3KWKK8X35QR12
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

Identification code
Ordinary shares of 25 pence each

GB00B01FL62
b)
Nature of the
Transaction
Acquisition of shares following vesting of the 2019 LTIP award and the vesting of the 2020 LTIP award

c)
Price(s) and Volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

Nil

459,451

d)
Aggregated
Information

Aggregated volume Price
N/A single transactions

GBP - Pound Sterling
e)
Date of the Transaction
6 April 2021
f)
Place of the Transaction
Outside a trading venue

1.
Details of PDMR / person closely associated with them (‘PCA’)
a)
Name
Stephane Verdoy
2.
Reason for Notification
a)
Position/status
Regional CEO – Europe/PDMR
b)
Initial notification/ amendment
Initial notification
3.
Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a)
Name
G4S plc
b)
LEI
549300L3KWKK8X35QR12
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

Identification code
Ordinary shares of 25 pence each

GB00B01FL62
b)
Nature of the
Transaction
Acceptance of the offer by Atlas UK Bidco Limited in relation to shares acquired on the vesting of share plan awards

c)
Price(s) and Volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

£2.45

459,451

d)
Aggregated
Information

Aggregated volume Price
N/A single transactions

GBP - Pound Sterling
e)
Date of the Transaction
6 April 2021
f)
Place of the Transaction
XLON

1.
Details of PDMR / person closely associated with them (‘PCA’)
a)
Name
Sanjay Verma
2.
Reason for Notification
a)
Position/status
Regional President – Asia/PDMR
b)
Initial notification/ amendment
Initial notification
3.
Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a)
Name
G4S plc
b)
LEI
549300L3KWKK8X35QR12
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

Identification code
Ordinary shares of 25 pence each

GB00B01FL62
b)
Nature of the
Transaction
Acquisition of shares following vesting of the 2019 LTIP award, the vesting of the 2019 RSP, the vesting of the 2020 LTIP award and the vesting of the 2020 RSP

c)
Price(s) and Volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

nil

768,660

d)
Aggregated
Information

Aggregated volume Price
N/A single transactions

GBP - Pound Sterling
e)
Date of the Transaction
6 April 2021
f)
Place of the Transaction
Outside a trading venue

1.
Details of PDMR / person closely associated with them (‘PCA’)
a)
Name
Sanjay Verma
2.
Reason for Notification
a)
Position/status
Regional President – Asia/PDMR
b)
Initial notification/ amendment
Initial notification
3.
Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a)
Name
G4S plc
b)
LEI
549300L3KWKK8X35QR12
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

Identification code
Ordinary shares of 25 pence each

GB00B01FL62
b)
Nature of the
Transaction
Acceptance of the offer by Atlas UK Bidco Limited in relation to shares acquired on the vesting of share plan awards

c)
Price(s) and Volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

£2.45

768,660

d)
Aggregated
Information

Aggregated volume Price
N/A single transactions

GBP - Pound Sterling
e)
Date of the Transaction
6 April 2021
f)
Place of the Transaction
XLON

1.
Details of PDMR / person closely associated with them (‘PCA’)
a)
Name
Debbie Walker
2.
Reason for Notification
a)
Position/status
Group Corporate Affairs 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
G4S plc
b)
LEI
549300L3KWKK8X35QR12
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

Identification code
Ordinary shares of 25 pence each

GB00B01FL62
b)
Nature of the
Transaction
Acquisition of shares following vesting of the 2019 LTIP award and the vesting of the 2020 LTIP award

c)
Price(s) and Volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

nil

456,068

d)
Aggregated
Information

Aggregated volume Price
N/A single transactions

GBP - Pound Sterling
e)
Date of the Transaction
6 April 2021
f)
Place of the Transaction
Outside a trading venue

1.
Details of PDMR / person closely associated with them (‘PCA’)
a)
Name
Debbie Walker
2.
Reason for Notification
a)
Position/status
Group Corporate Affairs 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
G4S plc
b)
LEI
549300L3KWKK8X35QR12
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

Identification code
Ordinary shares of 25 pence each

GB00B01FL62
b)
Nature of the
Transaction
Acceptance of the offer by Atlas UK Bidco Limited in relation to shares acquired on the vesting of share plan awards

c)
Price(s) and Volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

£2.45

456,068

d)
Aggregated
Information

Aggregated volume Price
N/A single transactions

GBP - Pound Sterling
e)
Date of the Transaction
6 April 2021
f)
Place of the Transaction
XLON

Name of authorised official of issuer responsible for making notification:

Celine Barroche
Company Secretary