23 December 2014
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc ("Bloomsbury" or the "Company") announces that in order to satisfy the share consideration payable in relation to the acquisition of Osprey Publishing Limited as announced on 22 December 2014, the Company has today issued and allotted 869,054 Ordinary Shares representing approximately 1.2 per cent. of the issued ordinary share capital of the Company.
An application has been made for the 869,054 new Ordinary Shares to be admitted to the Official List of the UKLA and to trading on the London Stock Exchange's main market for listed securities ("Admission"). Admission is expected to take place on 29 December 2014.
Subsequent to this allotment, the total number of Ordinary Shares of the Company in issue as at the date of this notice is 74,713,778 with each Ordinary Share carrying the right to one vote. There are no Ordinary Shares held in Treasury. The total number of voting rights in the Company is therefore 74,713,778.
The above figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in Bloomsbury under the Disclosure and Transparency Rules.
For further information contact:
|Daniel de Belder/Charles Stewart, Bell Pottinger||+44 (0) 20 3772 2500|
|Nigel Newton, Chief Executive, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc||+44 (0) 20 7631 5630|
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