Regulatory announcements

Director/PDMR Shareholding

06 May 2010

Bloomsbury announces the following changes to the interests of Directors and PDMRs in the Company's ordinary shares of 1.25p each ("Shares").

On 6 May 2010 the Company made the following awards of Shares ("Awards") under the Bloomsbury Performance Share Plan 2005 ("PSP"):

Executive Directors

Name Role PSP Award (number) Total PSP Awards (including current award) Beneficial interest in shares (number excluding Awards)
Nigel Newton Chief Executive 258,331 869,141 1,816,822
Colin Adams Group Finance Director 128,375 411,153 50,000
Richard Charkin Executive Director 185,691 650728 12,000

The total number of Shares awarded to Executive Directors under the PSP is equal to 2.6% of the issued share capital of the Company.

The Executive Directors have a total beneficial interest (excluding PSP Awards) in 2.5% of the issued share capital of the Company.


Name PSP Award (number) Total Awards(including current award)
Kathy Rooney 49,600 193,781
Jill Coleman 57,453 256,839
Jonathan Glasspool 48,218 123,125

Awards granted under the PSP will vest on 6 May 2013, but only to the extent that certain performance criteria based on earnings per share growth and total shareholder return are satisfied by the Company over a three year performance period. No consideration is payable for the grant of the Awards and the receipt of Shares is conditional upon meeting the performance criteria. It is intended that the Company's employee benefit trust will acquire shares (either by way of subscription for new shares, market purchase or from treasury) necessary to fulfil any obligation arising from the vesting of the Awards.

The notification of these Awards is intended to satisfy the Company's obligations under Disclosure Rule 3.1.4.


Ian Portal
Group Company Secretary
+44 (0)207 440 2468



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