On 15 May 2018, an award over 78 395 ordinary shares was granted to Mark Bristow, a director of the Company, and an award over 18 989 ordinary shares was granted to Graham Shuttleworth, a director of the Company (together, the Awards), under the Randgold Resources Limited Long Term Incentive Plan (the LTIP).
The Awards vest, in accordance with the rules of the LTIP, subject to the achievement of operational and financial performance targets over a three year performance period ending on 31 December 2020. The performance targets were chosen because they are among the Company's key performance indicators, and as key factors driving shareholder value. Following the vesting of the Awards, a two year holding requirement applies to 100 per cent. of the vested shares.
The LTIP, which was approved by shareholders at the Company’s annual general meeting on 8 May 2018, is designed to reward sustainable long term performance subject to the achievement of agreed operational and financial targets.