Dir. Shareholding,Transaction & Additional Listing

Released : 13/07/2010 12:23

RNS Number : 2714P

M&C Saatchi PLC

13 July 2010




M&C Saatchi plc

("M&C Saatchi" or "the Company")


Director Shareholding, Transaction and Additional Listing

Director Shareholding

The Company was notified on 1 July 2010 that on 1 July 2010 Jamie Hewitt, a director of the Company, exercised options over 9,328 ordinary shares of 1p each in the Company (the "Shares") for a total payment of £1 in accordance with the terms of the Company's LTIP scheme. As a result of this transaction Jamie Hewitt's shareholding in the Company is 9,328 Shares representing approximately 0.02% of the Company's issued share capital.

Additional Listing

In addition to the above, on 1 July 2010 the Company received applications by employees to exercise options over a further 49,708 Shares.


On 30 June 2010, the Company acquired the remaining 5.2% stake in Talk PR Ltd ("Talk PR"), a UK group subsidiary in which M&C Saatchi held a 94.8% interest, in return for the issuance of 71,512 Shares to the vendors.  As a result, post the acquisition M&C Saatchi held 100% of the voting rights and ordinary share capital of Talk PR. Following a reorganisation of Talk PR on 1 July 2010, M&C Saatchi disposed of a 49% interest in Talk PR to the management of Talk PR. Following this disposal, M&C Saatchi retains a 51% stake in the voting rights and ordinary share capital of Talk PR.

Application has been made for the 130,548 Shares, in aggregate, to be admitted to trading to AIM, with trading expected to become effective on 15 July 2010 ("Admission"). Upon Admission, these Shares will rank pari passu in all respects with the existing Shares in issue.

Following Admission, the total number of Shares in issue will be 62,454,288, of which 700,000 Shares are held in treasury. Therefore, the total number of Shares with voting rights in issue will be 61,754,288.

The above figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in the Company, under the Disclosure and Transparency Rules.



For further information, please contact:


M&C Saatchi

+44 (0) 207 544 3693       

Andy Blackstone, Company Secretary




Numis Securities

+44 (0) 207 260 1000       

Brent Nabbs, NOMAD           


Charles Farquhar, Corporate Broking  




Tulchan Communications       

+44 (0) 207 353 4200

Susanna Voyle                


Tom Rayner                   




This information is provided by RNS

The company news service from the London Stock Exchange