Regulatory announcements

Notification of Transactions of Directors/Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibility and Connected Persons

06 July 2015

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
RICHARD CHARKIN
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 SHARESAVE OPTIONS (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)
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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

 

16 JUNE 2015 EXERCISABLE FROM 1 SEPTEMBER 2018 FOR A PERIOD OF 6 MONTHS.
19.

 

Total amount paid (if any) for grant of the option

 

20.

 

Description of shares or debentures involved (class and number)

 

NONE

 

 

GRANT OF OPTIONS UNDER THE BLOOMSBURY SHARESAVE PLAN OVER 6,346 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
EXERCISE PRICE IS 141.8 PENCE PER SHARE OUTSTANDING OPTIONS AND AWARDS:

OUTSTANDING OPTIONS AND AWARDS:

184,527 SHARES (PSP AWARD GRANTED 2012)
124,728 SHARES (PSP AWARD GRANTED 2013)
201,626 SHARES (PSP AWARD GRANTED 2014)

3,682 SHARES (SHARESAVE OPTIONS GRANTED 2012)
6,346 SHARES (SHARESAVE OPTIONS GRANTED 2015)

TOTAL SHARES OVER WHICH OPTIONS AND AWARDS HELD: 520,909
23. Any additional information

 

24. Name of contact and telephone number for queries
MICHAEL DAYKIN
GROUP COMPANY SECRETARY
BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC
0207 631 5627
Name of authorised official of issuer responsible for making notification
MICHAEL DAYKIN

Date of notification
6 JULY 2015

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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