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RNS Number : 9997B

Personal Group Holdings PLC

17 February 2022

Personal Group Holdings Plc

("Personal Group" or the "Group")

Holdings in Company - Donation of Shares to Charity

The Company has today been informed that on 15 February 2022 Christopher Johnston, the Company's founder and substantial shareholder, has gifted 326,522 ordinary shares of 5p each ("Ordinary Shares") to Clayesmore School, a registered charity.

Following this gift, Christopher Johnston retains a beneficial interest in 11,336,533 Ordinary Shares, including 138,333 shares held by his wife, representing approximately 36.3 per cent. of the Company's issued share capital.

Mr Johnston, who is a Clayesmore Alumnus , understands from the trustees that the School intends to be a long-term holder of these shares in the Company.

TR-1: S tandard form for notification of major holdings

 
 NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR HOLDINGS (to be sent to the relevant issuer and 
  to the FCA in Microsoft Word format if possible) (i) 
 
 1a. Identity of the issuer or the                                    Personal Group Holdings Plc 
  underlying issuer of existing shares 
  to which voting rights are attached 
  (ii) : 
                                                             -------------------------------------------- 
 1b. Please indicate if the issuer is a non-UK issuer (please mark with 
  an "X" if appropriate) 
 Non-UK issuer 
                                                                                                     ---- 
 2. Reason for the notification (please mark the appropriate box or boxes 
  with an "X") 
 An acquisition or disposal of voting rights                                                           X 
                                                                                                     ---- 
 An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments 
                                                                                                     ---- 
 An event changing the breakdown of voting rights 
                                                                                                     ---- 
 Other (please specify) (iii) : 
                                                                                                     ---- 
 3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation (iv) 
 Name                                                         Christopher Wilfred Thomas Johnston 
 City and country of registered office 
  (if applicable) 
 4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.) (v) 
 Name                                                         N/A 
                                                             -------------------------------------------- 
 City and country of registered office 
  (if applicable) 
                                                             -------------------------------------------- 
 5. Date on which the threshold was                           15.02.2022 
  crossed or reached (vi) : 
                                                             -------------------------------------------- 
 6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):               16.02.2022 
                                                             -------------------------------------------- 
 7. Total positions of person(s) subject to the notification obligation 
                              % of voting       % of voting rights    Total of both   Total number 
                            rights attached      through financial     in % (8.A +     of voting rights 
                            to shares (total        instruments            8.B)        held in issuer 
                                of 8. A)           (total of 8.B                       (8.A + 8.B) 
                                                    1 + 8.B 2)                         (vii) 
                          ------------------  ---------------------  --------------  -------------------- 
 Resulting situation 
  on the date 
  on which threshold 
  was crossed 
  or reached               36.3                         -             36.3                11,336,533 
                          ------------------  ---------------------  --------------  -------------------- 
 Position of 
  previous notification 
  (if 
  applicable)              37.3                         -             37.3 
                          ------------------  ---------------------  --------------  -------------------- 
 
 
 
 8. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which 
  the threshold was crossed or reached (viii) 
 A: Voting rights attached to shares 
 Class/type of             Number of voting rights                        % of voting rights 
  shares                    (ix) 
  ISIN code (if 
  possible) 
                                  Direct                Indirect                Direct             Indirect 
                                 (DTR5.1)               (DTR5.2.1)              (DTR5.1)           (DTR5.2.1) 
                                                 ---------------------- 
 Ordinary Shares 
  GB0002760279             11,336,533                                     36.3 
                          ---------------------  ----------------------  --------------------  ---------------- 
 
 
 SUBTOTAL 8. A                              11,336,533                                    36.3 
                          ---------------------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 
 B 1: Financial Instruments according to DTR5.3.1R (1) (a) 
 Type of financial         Expiration   Exercise/                   Number of voting            % of voting 
  instrument                date         Conversion Period           rights that may             rights 
                            (x)          (xi)                        be acquired if 
                                                                     the instrument 
                                                                     is 
                                                                     exercised/converted. 
                          -----------  --------------------------  --------------------------  ---------------- 
 N/A 
                          -----------  --------------------------  --------------------------  ---------------- 
 
 
                                        SUBTOTAL 8. B 1 
                                       --------------------------  --------------------------  ---------------- 
 
 B 2: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to 
  DTR5.3.1R (1) (b) 
 Type of financial    Expiration        Exercise/         Physical or          Number of        % of voting 
  instrument           date (x)          Conversion        cash                 voting rights    rights 
                                         Period (xi)       Settlement 
                                                           (xii) 
                     ----------------  ----------------  -------------------  --------------- 
 N/A 
                          -----------  ----------------  -------------------  --------------- 
 
 
                                                          SUBTOTAL 8.B.2 
                                                         -------------------  --------------- 
 
 
 
 
 9. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification 
  obligation (please mark the 
  applicable box with an "X") 
 Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled 
  by any natural person or legal entity and does not control any other 
  undertaking(s) holding directly or indirectly an interest in the 
  (underlying) issuer (xiii) 
 Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights 
  and/or the 
  financial instruments are effectively held starting with the ultimate 
  controlling natural person or legal entity (please add additional 
  rows as necessary) (xiv) 
    Name (xv)        % of voting rights      % of voting rights       Total of both if 
                       if it equals or        through financial        it equals or is 
                      is higher than the      instruments if it        higher than the 
                     notifiable threshold    equals or is higher     notifiable threshold 
                                             than the notifiable 
                                                  threshold 
                   ----------------------  ---------------------  ------------------------ 
 N/A 
                   ----------------------  ---------------------  ------------------------ 
 
 10. In case of proxy voting, please identify: 
 Name of the proxy holder 
                                           ----------------------------------------------- 
 The number and % of voting rights 
  held 
                                           ----------------------------------------------- 
 The date until which the voting rights 
  will be held 
                                           ----------------------------------------------- 
 
 11. Additional information (xvi) 
 Included within the above figure are 138,333 shares held by Mr Johnston's 
  wife 
 
 
 
 Place of completion   London 
 Date of completion    16 February 2022 
                      ----------------- 
 

-S -

For more information please contact:

 
Personal Group Holdings Plc                 +44 (0)1908 605 000 
Deborah Frost / Sarah Mace 
 
Cenkos Securities Plc                       +44 (0)20 7397 8900 
Camilla Hume / Callum Davidson (Nominated 
 Adviser) 
Russell Kerr (Sales) 
Alma PR                                     +44 (0)20 3405 0205 
Susie Hudson/ Lily Soares Smith             personalgroup@almapr.co.uk 
 

Notes to Editors

Personal Group Holdings Plc (AIM: PGH) is a workforce benefits and services provider. The Group enables employers across the UK to improve workforce engagement and support their people's physical, mental, social and financial wellbeing. Its vision is to create a brighter future for the UK workforce.

Personal Group provides health insurance services and a broad range of workforce benefits, engagement, and wellbeing products. Its offerings can also be delivered through its proprietary app, Hapi, and the recently developed extension to the platform, Hapiflex.

The Group's growth strategy is centred around widening the footprint of the business into the SME, talent-led & Public Sectors, thereby expanding the addressable customer base. In addition, it aims to grow in its existing industrial heartlands, to re-invigorate growth in insurance policyholders and to drive the use of its SaaS offerings.

Clients include: Arsenal FC, Barchester Healthcare, Merseyrail, Randstad, Royal Mail Group, The Royal Mint, the Sandwell & Birmingham NHS Trust, Stagecoach Group plc., and The University of York. c.40% of clients are served by two or more group companies.

   For further information, please see    www.personalgroup.com 

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