TIDMKNOS

RNS Number : 9003N

Kainos Group plc

27 September 2023

27 September 2023

Kainos Group plc

("Kainos" or the "Company")

Director / PDMR shareholdings

The Company has been notified of the following transactions in its ordinary Shares by Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibilities ("PDMRs"):

-- On 25 September 2023, Russell Sloan, Chief Executive Officer, exercised share options granted in 2020 under the Company's Sharesave Plan. Mr Sloan retained the ordinary shares on exercise.

Following this notification, Mr Sloan and his Person Closely Associated (PCA) have a reportable shareholding of 322,307 ordinary shares in the issued share capital of the Company, constituting 0.258% of the issued share capital of the Company.

-- On 25 September 2023, Malachy Smith, Divisional Director, exercised share options granted in 2020 under the Company's Sharesave Plan. Mr Smith retained the ordinary shares on exercise.

-- On 25 September 2023 Mr Smith also exercised share options granted in 2019 under the Company's PSP plan. Mr Smith retained the ordinary shares on exercise.

Following this notification, Mr Smith and his Person Closely Associated (PCA) have a reportable shareholding of 260,939 ordinary shares in the issued share capital of the Company, constituting 0.208% of the issued share capital of the Company.

Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging

managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them.

(A19 Market Abuse Regulation)

 
 1.    Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities 
        / person closely associated 
 a.    Name                             Russell Sloan 
      -------------------------------  ------------------------------------------- 
 2.    Reason for the notification 
      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a.    Position/status                  CEO 
      -------------------------------  ------------------------------------------- 
 b.    Initial notification             Initial 
        /Amendment 
      -------------------------------  ------------------------------------------- 
 3.    Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
        auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a.    Name                             Kainos Group plc 
      -------------------------------  ------------------------------------------- 
 b.    LEI                              213800H2PQMIF3OVZY47 
      -------------------------------  ------------------------------------------- 
 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                   Ordinary Shares of GBP0.005 each 
        the 
        Financial instrument/            KNOS 
        type of instrument 
        Identification 
        code 
      -------------------------------  ------------------------------------------- 
 b.    Nature of the transaction        Exercise of share options granted in 2020 
                                         under the Company's Sharesave Plan, a UK 
                                         HMRC approved all-employee SAYE plan, and 
                                         retention of shares. 
      -------------------------------  ------------------------------------------- 
 c.    Price(s) and volume(s)             Price(s)    Volume(s) 
                                           GBP6.20     580 
                                                      ---------- 
      -------------------------------  ------------------------------------------- 
 d.         Aggregated information 
              *    Aggregated volume      N/A 
 
 
              *    Price 
      -------------------------------  ------------------------------------------- 
 e.    Date of the transaction          25-06-23 
      -------------------------------  ------------------------------------------- 
 f.    Place of the transaction         London Stock Exchange - XLON 
      -------------------------------  ------------------------------------------- 
 
 
 1.    Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities 
        / person closely associated 
 a.    Name                             Malachy Smith 
      -------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------------------------- 
 2.    Reason for the notification 
      ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a.    Position/status                  Divisional Director 
      -------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------------------------- 
 b.    Initial notification             Initial 
        /Amendment 
      -------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------------------------- 
 3.    Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
        auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
      ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a.    Name                             Kainos Group plc 
      -------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------------------------- 
 b.    LEI                              213800H2PQMIF3OVZY47 
      -------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------------------------- 
 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                   Ordinary Shares of GBP0.005 each 
        the 
        Financial instrument/            KNOS 
        type of instrument 
        Identification 
        code 
      -------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------------------------- 
 b.    Nature of the transaction 
                                               *    Exercise of share options granted in 2020 under the 
                                                    Company's Sharesave Plan, a UK HMRC approved 
                                                    all-employee SAYE plan, and retention of shares. 
 
 
                                               *    Exercise of share options granted in 2019 under the 
                                                    Company's PSP Plan, and retention of shares. 
      -------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------------------------- 
 c.    Price(s) and volume(s)             Price(s)    Volume(s) 
                                           GBP6.20     7,612 
                                                      ---------- 
                                           GBP0.005    12,576 
                                                      ---------- 
      -------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------------------------- 
 d.         Aggregated information 
              *    Aggregated volume      N/A 
 
 
              *    Price 
      -------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------------------------- 
 e.    Date of the transaction          25-09-23 
      -------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------------------------- 
 f.    Place of the transaction         London Stock Exchange - XLON 
      -------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------------------------- 
 

Kainos Group plc Legal Entity Identifier: 213800H2PQMIF3OVZY47

Ends

For further information, please contact:

Kainos via FTI Consulting LLP

Russell Sloan, Chief Executive Officer

Richard McCann, Chief Financial Officer

Investec Bank plc +44 20 7597 5970

Patrick Robb / Ben Griffiths

FTI Consulting LLP +44 20 3727 1000

Matt Dixon / Dwight Burden / Kwaku Aning

About Kainos

Kainos Group plc is a UK-headquartered IT provider with expertise across three divisions - Digital Services, Workday Services, and Workday Products.

Our Digital Services division develops and supports custom digital service platforms for public sector, commercial, and healthcare customers. Our solutions transform the delivery of these services, ensuring they are secure, accessible, and cost-effective, and provide better outcomes for users.

Our Workday Services division specialises in the deployment of Workday Inc.'s Finance, HR and Planning products to leading organisations across Europe and North America. We are one of Workday's most respected partners, experienced in complex deployment and trusted by our customers to launch, test, expand, and support their Workday systems.

Our Workday Products division develops products that complement Workday. Our Smart product suite, including Smart Test (for automated testing), Smart Audit (for compliance monitoring), and Smart Shield (for data masking), are used by more than 350 customers globally to safeguard their Workday systems.

Our people are central to our success. We employ more than 2,900 people in 22 countries across Europe and the Americas.

We are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: KNOS).

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