Director/PDMR Shareholding

Jay DossetterNews

5 April 2018

GVC Holdings PLC
(“GVC” or “Company”)

Director/PDMR Shareholding

 As previously announced by GVC on 29 March 2018, Paul Bowtell became a director of the Company on 29 March 2018 following the completion of the acquisition by the Company of Ladbrokes Coral Group plc (“Ladbrokes Coral”) (the “Acquisition”).

As a result of Mr Bowtell’s holding of shares in Ladbrokes Coral, and his award of shares under the Ladbrokes Coral shares schemes on court sanction of the scheme of arrangement, Mr Bowtell was issued with 279,064 ordinary shares of EUR 0.01 per share in the capital of GVC (“GVC Shares”) on 29 March 2018 as part of the consideration under the terms of the Acquisition.  13,774 GVC Shares were sold on 29 March 2018 at £9.108 per GVC Share in order to cover taxation liabilities under the Ladbrokes Coral share schemes.

Paul Bowtell’s subsequent balance is 265,290 GVC Shares.

The attached notification made in accordance with the requirements of Article 19 of the EU Market Abuse Regulation 596/2014 provides further information.

For further information:

GVC Holdings PLC

Robert Hoskin, Company Secretary                    +350 200 78700

GVC Holdings PLC LEI: 213800GNI3K45LQR8L28

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

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a)

Name

Paul Bowtell

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

Director

b)

 

Initial notification /Amendment

Initial  notification

3

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

a)

Name

GVC Holdings PLC

b)

 

LEI

213800GNI3K45LQR8L28

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 EUR 0.01

Identification code

ISIN:IM00B5VQMV65

b)

 

Nature of the transaction

Allotment of shares in the Company on acquisition of Ladbrokes Coral Group plc and subsequent sale of shares to meet tax liability

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

9.18

279,064

9.108

(13,774)

d)

Aggregated information

– Aggregated volume

265,290

– Price

GBP 2,436,353.9

e)

Date of the transaction

29 March 2018

f)

Place of the transaction

XLON – London Stock Exchange, Main Market