Director/PDMR Shareholding

Released : 10 Apr 2017 08:54

RNS Number : 0370C
Bgeo Group PLC
10 April 2017
 

 

            London, 10 April 2017

 

BGEO Group announces market purchase of shares for its Employee Benefit Trust

BGEO Group PLC (BGEO or the Group) was notified by Sanne Fiduciary Services Limited (Sanne), acting as trustee of the Rubicon Executive Equity Compensation Trust (Trust), that Sanne, through an independent broker-managed buyback programme, purchased in the market 108,000 BGEO ordinary shares (Shares) at a price of £33.45 (rounded to two decimal points) per Share, traded on 7 April 2017 with a settlement date of 11 April 2017. 

The Trust holds the Shares for the purpose of satisfying awards to be awarded to beneficiaries of the Trust. The executive directors and persons discharging managerial responsibility of the Group are potential beneficiaries under the Trust and are therefore treated as having an interest in such Shares.

Upon settlement of the above transaction, the Trust will hold a total of 1,352,897 Shares, representing approximately 3.43% of BGEO's issued ordinary share capital.

Of the 1,352,897 Shares held by the Trust, 1,140,944 Shares are to be allocated to existing awards, both vested and unvested.

 

Name of authorised official of issuer responsible for making notification:

Kate Bennett Rea, Group Company Secretary

About BGEO Group PLC

The Group: BGEO Group PLC ("BGEO" or the "Group" - LSE: BGEO LN) is a UK incorporated holding company of a Georgia-focused investment platform. BGEO invests in the banking and non-banking sectors in Georgia (BGEO and its subsidiaries, the "Group"). BGEO aims to deliver on a 4x20 strategy: at least 20% ROAE and at least 20% growth of retail loan book in Banking Business, and at least 20% IRR and up to 20% of the Group's profit from Investment Business.

Banking Business: Our Banking Business comprises at least 80% of the Group's profit and consists of Retail Banking, Corporate Banking and Investment Management businesses at its core and other banking businesses such as P&C Insurance, Leasing, Payment Services and Banking operations in Belarus ("BNB"). The Group strives to benefit from the underpenetrated banking sector in Georgia especially through its Retail Banking services. JSC Bank of Georgia ("BOG" or the "Bank") is the main entity in the Group's Banking Business.

Investment Business: Our Investment Business comprises up to 20% of the Group's profit and consists of Georgia Healthcare Group (Healthcare Business) - an LSE (London Stock Exchange PLC) premium listed company, m2 Real Estate (Real Estate Business), Georgia Global Utilities (Utility Business or GGU) and Teliani Valley (Beverage Business). Georgia's fast-growing economy provides opportunities in a number of underdeveloped markets and the Group is well positioned to capture growth opportunities in the Georgian corporate sector.

 

JSC BGEO Group has, as of the date hereof, the following credit ratings:

Bank of Georgia has, as of the date hereof, the following credit ratings:





Fitch Ratings

'BB-/B'

Fitch Ratings

'BB-/B'

Moody's

B1/NP (FC) & B1/NP (LC)

Moody's

'B1/NP' (FC) & 'Ba3/NP' (LC)

 

For further information, please visit www.bgeo.com or contact: 

Irakli Gilauri

Michael Oliver

Giorgi Alpaidze

Group CEO

Adviser to the CEO

Head of Investor Relations

+995 322 444 109

          +44 203 178 4034

         +995 322 444 444 (ext. 3979)

igilauri@bog.ge

          moliver@bog.ge

          g.alpaidze@bog.ge

 

 

This news report is presented for general informational purposes only and should not be construed as an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities


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