05 April 2011
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc ("Company") received notification from the Ogier Employee Benefit Trustee Limited ("Trustee") as trustee of the Bloomsbury Employee Benefit Trust ("Trust") that on 5 April 2011 the Trustee acquired 185,000 ordinary shares in the Company at an average price of 131.54 pence per share and that on 6 April 2011 the Trustee acquired 27,500 ordinary shares in the Company at an average price of 130.68 pence per share. Following the purchases the Trustee held 961,260 ordinary shares representing 1.30% 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.
Group Company Secretary
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
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