21 August 2011
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 SHAREHOLDING|
|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|
|WENDY PALLOT||RELATES TO PERSON NAMED IN 3|
|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|
|N/A||GRANT OF SHARESAVE OPTIONS|
|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|
|12 AUGUST 2011||SHARESAVE OPTIONS ARE EXERCISABLE FOR A PERIOD 6 MONTHS FOLLOWING THE MATURITY OF THE SHARESAVE. MATURITY OCCURS APPROXIMATELY 3 YEARS AFTER THE GRANT DATE.|
|19.||Total amount paid (if any) for grant of the option||20.||Description of shares or debentures involved (class and number)|
|N/A||BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC ORDINARY 1.25 PENCE SHARES|
|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|
|THE EXERCISE PRICE IS 98.18 PENCE. UNDER THE SHARESAVE THE EXERCISE PRICE IS CALCULATED AS 15% DISCOUNT TO THE CLOSING PRICE ON 20 JULY OF 115.50 PENCE.||SHARESAVE OPTIONS OVER 3,676 ORDINARY SHARES|
|23.||Any additional information||24.||Name of contact and telephone number for queries|
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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