24 December 2014
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 withDTR3.1.2 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|
|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|
|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|
|GRANT OF PERFORMANCE SHARE PLAN AWARDS (SEE BELOW)|
|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|
|24 DECEMBER 2014||EXERCISABLE UPON VESTING APPROVED BY THE REMUNERATION COMMITTEE FOLLOWING THE THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF GRANT DATE.|
|19.||Total amount paid (if any) for grant of the option||20.||Description of shares or debentures involved (class and number)|
||GRANT UNDER THE 2014 BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC PERFORMANCE SHARE PLAN OF A CONDITIONAL SHARE AWARD OVER 127,250 ORDINARY SHARES 1.25 PENCE.|
|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|
|£NIL||OUTSTANDING OPTIONS AND AWARDS:
292,077 SHARES (PSP AWARD GRANTED 2011)
256,711 SHARES (PSP AWARD GRANTED 2012)
173,519 SHARES (PSP AWARD GRANTED 2013)
127,250 SHARES (PSP AWARD GRANTED 2014)
TOTAL SHARES OVER WHICH OPTIONS AND AWARDS HELD: 849,557
|23.||Any additional information||24.||Name of contact and telephone number for queries|
GROUP COMPANY SECRETARY
BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC
0207 631 5627
|Name of authorised official of issuer responsible for making notification
Date of notification
24 DECEMBER 2014
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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