Regulatory announcements

Employee Benefit Trust purchase of shares

31 March 2011

Bloomsbury Publishing plc ("Company") received notification on 31 March 2011 from the Ogier Employee Benefit Trustee Limited ("Trustee") as trustee of the Bloomsbury Employee Benefit Trust ("Trust") that on 31 March 2011 the Trustee acquired 615,000 ordinary shares in the Company at an average price of 131 pence per share. Following the purchase the Trustee held 738,760 ordinary shares representing 1.00% of the Company's issued share capital.

The Trust satisfies the exercise of awards and options granted under the share incentive schemes and Sharesave scheme of the Company. The potential beneficiaries of the Trust include the Executive Directors.


Michael Daykin
Group Company Secretary
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc



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