UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

Form 6-K

 

Report of Foreign Private Issuer

 

Pursuant to Rules 13a-16 or 15d-16 under

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Dated July 1, 2022

 

Commission File Number: 001-10086

 

VODAFONE GROUP

PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY

(Translation of registrant’s name into English)

 

VODAFONE HOUSE, THE CONNECTION, NEWBURY, BERKSHIRE, RG14 2FN, ENGLAND

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover Form 20-F or Form 40-F.

 

Form 20-F   þ     Form 40-F   ¨

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1): ¨

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(7): ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the information contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing the information to the Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

 

Yes   ¨                No   þ        

 

If “Yes” is marked, indicate below the file number assigned to the registrant in connection with Rule 12g3-2(b): 82-____.

 

 

 

This Report on Form 6-K contains the following:-

 

1. A Stock Exchange Announcement dated 1 June 2022 entitled ‘TOTAL VOTING RIGHTS AND CAPITAL’.

 

2. A Stock Exchange Announcement dated 21 June 2022 entitled ‘MAJOR SHAREHOLDING NOTIFICATION’.

 

3. A Stock Exchange Announcement dated 28 June 2022 entitled ‘NOTIFICATION OF TRANSACTIONS OF DIRECTORS, PERSONS DISCHARGING MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITY OR CONNECTED PERSONS’.

 

RNS Number : 4723N

Vodafone Group Plc

01 June 2022

 

VODAFONE GROUP PLC

 

TOTAL VOTING RIGHTS AND CAPITAL

 

In conformity with Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rule 5.6.1R, Vodafone Group Plc ("Vodafone") hereby notifies the market that, as at 31 May 2022:

 

Vodafone's issued share capital consists of 28,817,655,988 ordinary shares of US$0.20 20/21 of which 689,393,639 ordinary shares are held in Treasury.

 

Therefore, the total number of voting rights in Vodafone is 28,128,262,349. This 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, Vodafone under the FCA's Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules.

 

This announcement does not constitute, or form part of, an offer or any solicitation of an offer for securities in any jurisdiction.

 

END

 

RNS Number : 5462P

Vodafone Group Plc

21 June 2022

 

TR-1: Standard form for notification of major holdings

 

1. Issuer Details

ISIN

GB00BH4HKS39

Issuer Name

VODAFONE GROUP PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY

UK or Non-UK Issuer

UK

 

2. Reason for Notification

 

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights

 

3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation

 

Name

BlackRock, Inc.

City of registered office (if applicable)

Wilmington

Country of registered office (if applicable)

USA

 

4. Details of the shareholder

 

Full name of shareholder(s) if different from the person(s) subject to the notification obligation, above

 

City of registered office (if applicable)

 

Country of registered office (if applicable)

 

 

5. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reached

 

17-Jun-2022

 

6. Date on which Issuer notified

 

20-Jun-2022

 

7. Total positions of person(s) subject to the notification obligation

 

% of voting
rights attached
to shares (total
of 8.A)
% of voting
rights through
financial
instruments
(total of 8.B 1 +
8.B 2)
Total of both
in % (8.A +
8.B)
Total number of
voting rights held
in issuer
Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached 5.100000 1.960000 7.060000 1991684369
Position of previous notification (if applicable) 3.670000 3.310000 6.980000  

 

8. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or reached

 

8A. Voting rights attached to shares

 

Class/Type of
shares ISIN code(if
possible)
Number of direct
voting rights
(DTR5.1)
Number of
indirect voting
rights
(DTR5.2.1)
% of direct voting
rights (DTR5.1)
% of indirect
voting rights
(DTR5.2.1)
GB00BH4HKS39   1435319011   5.100000
Sub Total 8.A 1435319011 5.100000%

 

8B1. Financial Instruments according to (DTR5.3.1R.(1) (a))

 

Type of financial
instrument
Expiration
date
Exercise/conversion
period
Number of voting
rights that may be
acquired if the
instrument is
exercised/converted
% of voting
rights
American Depository Receipt     13963450 0.040000
Securities Lending     539370692 1.910000
Sub Total 8.B1   553334142 1.950000%

 

8B2. Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to (DTR5.3.1R.(1) (b))

 

Type of
financial
instrument
Expiration
date
Exercise/conversion
period
Physical or
cash
settlement
Number of
voting rights
% of voting
rights
CFD     Cash 3031216 0.010000
Sub Total 8.B2   3031216 0.010000%

 

9. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation

 

2. 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 entities (please add additional rows as necessary)

 

Ultimate
controlling person
Name of controlled
undertaking
% of voting
rights if it
equals or is
higher than
the notifiable
threshold
% of voting rights
through financial
instruments if it
equals or is higher
than the notifiable
threshold
Total of both
if it equals or
is higher than
the notifiable
threshold
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 1) BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 1) BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 1) BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 1) BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 1) BlackRock (Singapore) Holdco Pte. Ltd.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 1) BlackRock HK Holdco Limited      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 1) BlackRock Lux Finco S.a.r.l.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 1) BlackRock Japan Holdings GK      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 1) BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 2) Trident Merger, LLC      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 2) BlackRock Investment Management, LLC      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 3) BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 3) BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 3) BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 3) BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 3) BlackRock Holdco 3, LLC      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 3) BlackRock Cayman 1 LP      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 3) BlackRock Cayman West Bay Finco Limited      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 3) BlackRock Cayman West Bay IV Limited      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 3) BlackRock Group Limited      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 3) BlackRock Finance Europe Limited      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 3) BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 4) BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 4) BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 4) BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 4) BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 4) BlackRock Australia Holdco Pty. Ltd.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 4) BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 5) BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 5) BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 5) BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 5) BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 5) BlackRock Holdco 3, LLC      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 5) BlackRock Cayman 1 LP      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 5) BlackRock Cayman West Bay Finco Limited      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 5) BlackRock Cayman West Bay IV Limited      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 5) BlackRock Group Limited      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 5) BlackRock International Limited      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 6) BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 6) BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 6) BlackRock Holdco 4, LLC      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 6) BlackRock Holdco 6, LLC      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 6) BlackRock Delaware Holdings Inc.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 6) BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 7) BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 7) BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 7) BlackRock Holdco 4, LLC      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 7) BlackRock Holdco 6, LLC      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 7) BlackRock Delaware Holdings Inc.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 7) BlackRock Fund Advisors      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 8) BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 8) BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 9) BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 9) BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 9) BlackRock Capital Holdings, Inc.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 9) BlackRock Advisors, LLC      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 9) BlackRock Capital Management, Inc.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 10) BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 10) BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 10) BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 10) BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 10) BlackRock (Singapore) Holdco Pte. Ltd.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 10) BlackRock HK Holdco Limited      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 10) BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 11) BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 11) BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 11) BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 11) BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 11) BlackRock Holdco 3, LLC      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 11) BlackRock Cayman 1 LP      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 11) BlackRock Cayman West Bay Finco Limited      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 11) BlackRock Cayman West Bay IV Limited      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 11) BlackRock Group Limited      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 11) BlackRock Finance Europe Limited      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 11) BlackRock (Netherlands) B.V.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 11) BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 12) BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 12) BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 12) BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 12) BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 12) BlackRock Holdco 3, LLC      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 12) BlackRock Canada Holdings LP      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 12) BlackRock Canada Holdings ULC      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 12) BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 13) BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 13) BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 13) BlackRock Capital Holdings, Inc.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 13) BlackRock Advisors, LLC      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 14) BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 14) BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 14) BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 14) BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 14) BlackRock Holdco 3, LLC      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 14) BlackRock Cayman 1 LP      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 14) BlackRock Cayman West Bay Finco Limited      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 14) BlackRock Cayman West Bay IV Limited      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 14) BlackRock Group Limited      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 14) BlackRock Finance Europe Limited      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 14) BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 15) BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 15) BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 15) BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 15) BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 15) BlackRock (Singapore) Holdco Pte. Ltd.      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 15) BlackRock (Singapore) Limited      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 16) Trident Merger, LLC      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 16) BlackRock Investment Management, LLC      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 16) Amethyst Intermediate, LLC      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 16) Aperio Holdings, LLC      
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 16) Aperio Group, LLC      

 

10. In case of proxy voting

 

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

 

BlackRock Regulatory Threshold Reporting Team

 

Jana Blumenstein

 

020 7743 3650

 

12. Date of Completion

 

20th June 2022

 

13. Place Of Completion

 

12 Throgmorton Avenue, London, EC2N 2DL, U.K

 

RNS Number : 4934Q

Vodafone Group Plc

28 June 2022

 

VODAFONE GROUP PLC

 

(the "Company")

 

NOTIFICATION OF TRANSACTIONS OF DIRECTORS, PERSONS DISCHARGING MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITY OR CONNECTED PERSONS

 

Acquisition of shares

 

The below individuals acquired shares under the Vodafone Global Incentive Plan. The vesting of the share awards was conditional on continued employment with the Vodafone Group and on the satisfaction of the performance conditions approved by the Remuneration Committee.  For further details of the Plan, please see the Company's 2022 Annual Report, available at www.vodafone.com/investor.

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a) Name

Nick Read

2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status

Vodafone Group Chief Executive Officer

b) Initial notification/ Amendment Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name

Vodafone Group Plc

b) LEI

549300MSQV80HSATBG53

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 and identification code

Ordinary shares of US$0.20 20/21 each in Vodafone Group Plc (ISIN: GB00BH4HKS39)  

b) Nature of the transaction

Vesting of conditional award of shares subject to performance conditions under the Global Incentive Plan.

Sale of shares to satisfy tax withholding obligations. 

c) Price(s) and volume(s)        
                    Price(s) Volume(s)  
      GBP nil 1,014,672  
      GBP 1.268240 491,788  
           
           

d) Aggregated information: volume, Price

Aggregated volume of shares acquired: 1,014,672 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares acquired: GBP nil

 

Aggregated volume of shares sold: 491,788 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares sold: GBP 623,705.21

e) Date of the transaction

2022-06-27

f) Place of the transaction

London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a) Name

Margherita Della Valle

2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status

Vodafone Group Chief Financial Officer

b) Initial notification/ Amendment

Initial notification

3

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

a) Name

Vodafone Group Plc

b) LEI

549300MSQV80HSATBG53

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 and identification code

Ordinary shares of US$0.20 20/21 each in Vodafone Group Plc (ISIN: GB00BH4HKS39)    

b) Nature of the transaction

Vesting of conditional award of shares subject to performance conditions under the Global Incentive Plan.

Sale of shares to satisfy tax withholding obligations 

c) Price(s) and volume(s)        
                    Price(s) Volume(s)  
      GBP nil

617,627

 
      GBP 1.268240

299,350

 
           
           

d) Aggregated information: volume, Price

Aggregated volume of shares acquired: 617,627 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares acquired: GBP nil

 

Aggregated volume of shares sold: 299,350 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares sold: GBP 379,647.64

e) Date of the transaction

2022-06-27

f) Place of the transaction

London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
a) Name Hannes Ametsreiter
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status Vodafone Germany Chief Executive Officer
b) Initial notification/ Amendment Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Vodafone Group Plc
b) LEI 549300MSQV80HSATBG53
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 and identification code Ordinary shares of US$0.20 20/21 each in Vodafone Group Plc (ISIN: GB00BH4HKS39)  
b) Nature of the transaction

Vesting of conditional award of shares subject to performance conditions under the Global Incentive Plan.

Sale of shares to satisfy tax withholding obligations

c) Price(s) and volume(s)        
                    Price(s) Volume(s)  
      GBP nil

782,421

 
      GBP 1.268240

404,962

 
           
           

d) Aggregated information:  volume, Price

Aggregated volume of shares acquired: 782,421 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares acquired: GBP nil

 

Aggregated volume of shares sold: 404,962 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares sold: GBP 513,589.01

e) Date of the transaction 2022-06-27
f) Place of the transaction London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
a) Name Aldo Bisio
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status Vodafone Italy Chief Executive Officer
b) Initial notification/ Amendment Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Vodafone Group Plc
b) LEI 549300MSQV80HSATBG53
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 and identification code Ordinary shares of US$0.20 20/21 each in Vodafone Group Plc (ISIN: GB00BH4HKS39)  
b) Nature of the transaction

Vesting of conditional award of shares subject to performance conditions under the Global Incentive Plan.

Sale of shares to satisfy tax withholding obligations

 

c) Price(s) and volume(s)        
      Price(s) Volume(s)  
      GBP nil 704,299  
      GBP 1.268240 329,100  
           
           

 

d) Aggregated information:  volume, Price

Aggregated volume of shares acquired: 704,299 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares acquired: GBP nil

 

Aggregated volume of shares sold: 329,100 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares sold: GBP 417,377.78

e) Date of the transaction 2022-06-27
f) Place of the transaction London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
a) Name Colman Deegan
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status Vodafone Spain Chief Executive Officer
b) Initial notification/ Amendment Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Vodafone Group Plc
b) LEI 549300MSQV80HSATBG53
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 and identification code Ordinary shares of US$0.20 20/21 each in Vodafone Group Plc (ISIN: GB00BH4HKS39)  
b) Nature of the transaction

Vesting of performance and retention shares as part of the Global Long Term Incentive (GLTI) and Global Long Term Retention (GLTR) plans for Senior Leadership Team members.

Sale of shares to satisfy tax withholding obligations

 

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

       
      Price(s) Volume(s)  
      GBP nil 406,002  
      GBP 1.268240 196,781  
           
           

 

d) Aggregated information:  volume, Price

Aggregated volume of shares acquired: 406,002 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares acquired: GBP nil

 

Aggregated volume of shares sold: 196,781 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares sold: GBP 249,565.54

e) Date of the transaction 2022-06-27
f) Place of the transaction London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
a) Name Ahmed Essam Aboushelbaya
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status Vodafone UK Chief Executive Officer
b) Initial notification/ Amendment Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Vodafone Group Plc
b) LEI 549300MSQV80HSATBG53
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 and identification code Ordinary shares of US$0.20 20/21 each in Vodafone Group Plc (ISIN: GB00BH4HKS39)  
b) Nature of the transaction

Vesting of conditional award of shares subject to performance conditions under the Global Incentive Plan.

Sale of shares to satisfy tax withholding obligations

 

c) Price(s) and volume(s)        
 

 

  Price(s) Volume(s)  
      GBP nil 498,933  
      GBP 1.268240 241,822  
           
           

 

d) Aggregated information:  volume, Price

Aggregated volume of shares acquired: 498,933 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares acquired: GBP nil

 

Aggregated volume of shares sold: 241,822 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares sold: GBP 306,688.33

e) Date of the transaction 2022-06-27
f) Place of the transaction London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
a) Name Alexandre Froment-Curtil
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status Vodafone Group Chief Commercial Officer
b) Initial notification/ Amendment Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Vodafone Group Plc
b) LEI 549300MSQV80HSATBG53
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 and identification code Ordinary shares of US$0.20 20/21 each in Vodafone Group Plc (ISIN: GB00BH4HKS39)  
b) Nature of the transaction

Vesting of performance and retention shares as part of the Global Long Term Incentive (GLTI) and Global Long Term Retention (GLTR) plans for Senior Leadership Team members.

Sale of shares to satisfy tax withholding obligations

c) Price(s) and volume(s)        
      Price(s) Volume(s)  
      GBP nil 265,706  
      GBP 1.268240 128,783  
           
           

 

d) Aggregated information:  volume, Price

Aggregated volume of shares acquired: 265,706 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares acquired: GBP nil

 

Aggregated volume of shares sold: 128,783 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares sold: GBP 163,327.75

e) Date of the transaction 2022-06-27
f) Place of the transaction London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
a) Name Shameel Joosub
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status Vodacom Group Chief Executive Officer
b) Initial notification/ Amendment Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Vodafone Group Plc
b) LEI 549300MSQV80HSATBG53
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 and identification code Ordinary shares of US$0.20 20/21 each in Vodafone Group Plc (ISIN: GB00BH4HKS39)  
b) Nature of the transaction Vesting of conditional award of shares subject to performance conditions under the Global Incentive Plan.

c) Price(s) and volume(s)        
  Price(s) Volume(s)  
      GBP nil 166,087  
           
           

d) Aggregated information:  volume, Price

Aggregated volume of shares acquired: 166,087 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares acquired: GBP nil

e) Date of the transaction 2022-06-27
f) Place of the transaction London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
a) Name Vinod Kumar
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status Vodafone Business Group Chief Executive Officer
b) Initial notification/ Amendment Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Vodafone Group Plc
b) LEI 549300MSQV80HSATBG53
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 and identification code Ordinary shares of US$0.20 20/21 each in Vodafone Group Plc (ISIN: GB00BH4HKS39)  
b) Nature of the transaction

Vesting of conditional award of shares subject to performance conditions under the Global Incentive Plan.

Sale of shares to satisfy tax withholding obligations

c) Price(s) and volume(s)        
  Price(s) Volume(s)  
      GBP nil 220,798  
      GBP 1.268240 107,016  
           

d) Aggregated information:  volume, Price

Aggregated volume of shares acquired: 220,798 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares acquired: GBP nil

 

Aggregated volume of shares sold: 107,016 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares sold: GBP 135,721.97

e) Date of the transaction 2022-06-27
f) Place of the transaction London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
a) Name Rosemary Martin
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status Vodafone Group General Counsel and Company Secretary
b) Initial notification/ Amendment Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Vodafone Group Plc
b) LEI 549300MSQV80HSATBG53
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 and identification code Ordinary shares of US$0.20 20/21 each in Vodafone Group Plc (ISIN: GB00BH4HKS39)  
b) Nature of the transaction

Vesting of conditional award of shares subject to performance conditions under the Global Incentive Plan.

Sale of shares to satisfy tax withholding obligations

c) Price(s) and volume(s)        
  Price(s) Volume(s)  
      GBP nil 523,879  
      GBP 1.268240 253,912  
           

d) Aggregated information:  volume, Price

Aggregated volume of shares acquired: 523,879 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares acquired: GBP nil

 

Aggregated volume of shares sold: 253,912 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares sold: GBP 322,021.35

e) Date of the transaction 2022-06-27
f) Place of the transaction London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
a) Name Joakim Reiter
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status Vodafone Group Chief External and Corporate Affairs Officer
b) Initial notification/ Amendment Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Vodafone Group Plc
b) LEI 549300MSQV80HSATBG53
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 and identification code Ordinary shares of US$0.20 20/21 each in Vodafone Group Plc (ISIN: GB00BH4HKS39)  
b) Nature of the transaction

Vesting of conditional award of shares subject to performance conditions under the Global Incentive Plan.

Sale of shares to satisfy tax withholding obligations

c) Price(s) and volume(s)        
  Price(s) Volume(s)  
      GBP nil 318,002  
      GBP 1.268240 154,129  
           
           

d) Aggregated information:  volume, Price

Aggregated volume of shares acquired: 318,002 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares acquired: GBP nil

 

Aggregated volume of shares sold: 154,129 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares sold: GBP 195,472.56

e) Date of the transaction 2022-06-27
f) Place of the transaction London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
a) Name Serpil Timuray
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status Vodafone Group Chief Executive Officer - Europe Cluster
b) Initial notification/ Amendment Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Vodafone Group Plc
b) LEI 549300MSQV80HSATBG53
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 and identification code Ordinary shares of US$0.20 20/21 each in Vodafone Group Plc (ISIN: GB00BH4HKS39)  
b) Nature of the transaction

Vesting of conditional award of shares subject to performance conditions under the Global Incentive Plan.

Sale of shares to satisfy tax withholding obligations

c) Price(s) and volume(s)        
  Price(s) Volume(s)  
      GBP nil 598,720  
      GBP 1.268240 154,866  
           
           

d) Aggregated information:  volume, Price

Aggregated volume of shares acquired: 598,720 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares acquired: GBP nil

 

Aggregated volume of shares sold: 154,866 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares sold: GBP 196,407.26

e) Date of the transaction 2022-06-27
f) Place of the transaction London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
a) Name Johan Wibergh
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status Vodafone Group Technology Officer
b) Initial notification/ Amendment Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Vodafone Group Plc
b) LEI 549300MSQV80HSATBG53
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 and identification code Ordinary shares of US$0.20 20/21 each in Vodafone Group Plc (ISIN: GB00BH4HKS39)  
b) Nature of the transaction

Vesting of conditional award of shares subject to performance conditions under the Global Incentive Plan.

Sale of shares to satisfy tax withholding obligations

c) Price(s) and volume(s)        
  Price(s) Volume(s)  
      GBP nil 598,720  
      GBP 1.268240 290,186  
           
           

d) Aggregated information:  volume, Price

Aggregated volume of shares acquired: 598,720 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares acquired: GBP nil

 

Aggregated volume of shares sold: 290,186 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares sold: GBP 368,025.49

e) Date of the transaction 2022-06-27
f) Place of the transaction London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
a) Name Leanne Wood
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status Vodafone Group Chief Human Resources Officer
b) Initial notification/ Amendment Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Vodafone Group Plc
b) LEI 549300MSQV80HSATBG53
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 and identification code Ordinary shares of US$0.20 20/21 each in Vodafone Group Plc (ISIN: GB00BH4HKS39)  
b) Nature of the transaction

Vesting of conditional award of shares subject to performance conditions under the Global Incentive Plan.

Sale of shares to satisfy tax withholding obligations

c) Price(s) and volume(s)        
  Price(s) Volume(s)  
      GBP nil 546,630  
      GBP 1.268240 264,939  
           
           

d) Aggregated information:  volume, Price

Aggregated volume of shares acquired: 546,630 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares acquired: GBP nil

 

Aggregated volume of shares sold: 264,939 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares sold: GBP 336,006.24

e) Date of the transaction 2022-06-27
f) Place of the transaction London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

Acquisition of shares

 

The below individuals acquired shares under the Vodafone Global Incentive Plan. The conditional share award was granted on 15 November 2019 by the Company, and vesting of the award was conditional on continued employment with the Vodafone Group.

 

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
a) Name Vinod Kumar
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status Vodafone Business Group Chief Executive Officer
b) Initial notification/ Amendment Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Vodafone Group Plc
b) LEI 549300MSQV80HSATBG53
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 and identification code Ordinary shares of US$0.20 20/21 each in Vodafone Group Plc (ISIN: GB00BH4HKS39)  
b) Nature of the transaction

Vesting of retention shares under the Global Long Term Retention (GLTR) plan.

Sale of shares to satisfy tax withholding obligations

 

c) Price(s) and volume(s)        
  Price(s) Volume(s)  
      GBP nil 891,043  
      GBP 1.268240 431,868  
           
           

d) Aggregated information: volume, Price

Aggregated volume of shares acquired: 891,043 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares acquired: GBP nil

 

Aggregated volume of shares sold: 431,868 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price of shares sold: GBP 547,712.27

e) Date of the transaction 2022-06-27
f) Place of the transaction London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

Purchase of shares

 

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
a) Name Aldo Bisio
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status Vodafone Italy Chief Executive Officer
b) Initial notification/ Amendment Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Vodafone Group Plc
b) LEI 549300MSQV80HSATBG53
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 and identification code Ordinary shares of US$0.20 20/21 each in Vodafone Group Plc (ISIN: GB00BH4HKS39)  
b) Nature of the transaction Purchase of shares.

c) Price(s) and volume(s)        
  Price(s) Volume(s)  
      GBP 1.266800 322,330  
           
           

d) Aggregated information: volume, Price

Aggregated volume: 322,330 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price: GBP 408,327.64 

e) Date of the transaction 2022-06-27
f) Place of the transaction London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
a) Name Alexandre Froment-Curtil
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status Vodafone Group Chief Commercial Officer
b) Initial notification/ Amendment Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Vodafone Group Plc
b) LEI 549300MSQV80HSATBG53
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 and identification code Ordinary shares of US$0.20 20/21 each in Vodafone Group Plc (ISIN: GB00BH4HKS39)  
b) Nature of the transaction Purchase of shares.

c) Price(s) and volume(s)        
  Price(s) Volume(s)  
      GBP 1.266800 280,519  
           
           

d) Aggregated information: volume, Price

Aggregated volume: 280,519 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price: GBP 355,361.47

e) Date of the transaction 2022-06-27
f) Place of the transaction London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
a) Name Vinod Kumar
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status Vodafone Business Group Chief Executive Officer
b) Initial notification/ Amendment Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Vodafone Group Plc
b) LEI 549300MSQV80HSATBG53
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 and identification code Ordinary shares of US$0.20 20/21 each in Vodafone Group Plc (ISIN: GB00BH4HKS39)  
b) Nature of the transaction Purchase of shares.

c) Price(s) and volume(s)        
  Price(s) Volume(s)  
      GBP 1.266800 63,101  
           
           

d) Aggregated information: volume, Price

Aggregated volume: 63,101 Ordinary shares

Aggregated price: GBP 79,936.35

e) Date of the transaction 2022-06-27
f) Place of the transaction London Stock Exchange (XLON)

 

SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorised.

 

  VODAFONE GROUP 
  PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY 
  (Registrant)

 

Dated: July 1, 2022 By: /s/ R E S MARTIN
    Name: Rosemary E S Martin
    Title: Group General Counsel and Company Secretary

 

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