19th June 2012
All relevant boxes should be completed in block capital letters
|1.||Name of the issuer||2.||State whether the notification relates to (i) a transaction notified in accordance with DTR 3.1.2 R, (ii) a disclosure made in accordance with LR 9.8.6R(1) or (iii) a disclosure made in accordance with section 793 of the Companies Act (2006).|
|BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC||(i) DISCLOSURE FOR AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR|
|3.||Name of person discharging managerial responsibilities/director||4.||State whether notification relates to a person connected with a person discharging managerial responsibilities/director named in 3 and identify the connected person|
|5.||Indicate whether the notification is in respect of a holding of the person referred to in 3 or 4 above or in respect of a non-beneficial interest||6.||Description of shares (including class), debentures or derivatives or financial instruments relating to shares|
|7.||Name of registered shareholders(s) and, if more than one, the number of shares held by each of them||8||State the nature of the transaction|
|-||GRANT OF SHARESAVE OPTIONS (SEE BELOW)|
|9.||Number of shares, debentures or financial instruments relating to shares acquired||10.||Percentage of issued class acquired (treasury shares of that class should not be taken into account when calculating percentage)|
|11.||Number of shares, debentures or financial instruments relating to shares disposed||12.||Percentage of issued class disposed (treasury shares of that class should not be taken into account when calculating percentage)|
|13.||Price per share or value of transaction||14.||Date and place of transaction|
|15.||Total holding following notification and total percentage holding following notification (any treasury shares should not be taken into account when calculating percentage)||16.||Date issuer informed of transaction|
If a person discharging managerial responsibilities has been granted options by the issuer complete the following boxes
|17||Date of grant||18.||Period during which or date on which exercisable|
|14 JUNE 2012||EXERCISABLE FROM 1 AUGUST 2015 FOR A PERIOD OF 6 MONTHS.|
|19.||Total amount paid (if any) for grant of the option||20.||Description of shares or debentures involved (class and number)|
|NONE||GRANT OF OPTIONS UNDER THE BLOOMSBURY SHARESAVE PLAN OVER 3,682 ORDINARY SHARES 1.25 PENCE.|
|21.||Exercise price (if fixed at time of grant) or indication that price is to be fixed at the time of exercise||22.||Total number of shares or debentures over which options held following notification|
|EXERCISE PRICE IS 97.75 PENCE PER SHARE||
OUTSTANDING OPTIONS AND AWARDS:
169,510 SHARES (PSP AWARD GRANTED 2009)
185,691 SHARES (PSP AWARD GRANTED 2010)
209,947 SHARES (PSP AWARD GRANTED 2011)
3,676 SHARES (SHARESAVE OPTIONS GRANTED 2011)
3,682 SHARES (SHARESAVE OPTIONS GRANTED 14 JUNE 2012)
TOTAL SHARES OVER WHICH OPTIONS AND AWARDS HELD: 572,506
|23.||Any additional information||24.||Name of contact and telephone number for queries|
GROUP COMPANY SECRETARY
BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC
0207 631 5627
Name of authorised official of issuer responsible for making notification
Date of notification
Notes: This form is intended for use by an issuer to make a RIS notification required by DTR 3.1.4.
(1) An issuer making a notification in respect of a transaction relating to the shares or debentures of the issuer should complete boxes 1 to 16, 23 and 24.
(2) An issuer making a notification in respect of a derivative relating the shares of the issuer should complete boxes 1 to 4, 6, 8, 13, 14, 16, 23 and 24.
(3) An issuer making a notification in respect of options granted to a director/person discharging managerial responsibilities should complete boxes 1 to 3 and 17 to 24.
(4) An issuer making a notification in respect of a financial instrument relating to the shares of the issuer (other than a debenture) should complete boxes 1 to 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 23 and 24.
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