Regulatory announcements

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

09 January 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
NIGEL NEWTON
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
- EXERCISE OF PSP AWARDS GRANTED ON 8 DECEMBER 2011 INCLUDING THE SALE OF SHARES TO COVER EMPLOYEE TAXES.

(SEE BELOW FOR AWARDS AND OPTIONS OUTSTANDING FOLLOWING THE EXERCISE)
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)
132,651 SHARES AFTER SHARES SOLD TO PAY EMPLOYEE TAXES 0.18%
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)
118,302SHARES SOLD TO PAY EMPLOYEE TAXES 0.16%
13. Price per share or value of transaction 14. Date and place of transaction
151 PENCE 6 TO 8 JANUARY 2015
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
1,279,914 (1.7%) 8 JANUARY 2015

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)

NONE
GRANT UNDER THE 2014 BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC PERFORMANCE SHARE PLAN OF A CONDITIONAL SHARE AWARD OVER254,500ORDINARY 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

OUTSTANDING OPTIONS AND AWARDS:

256,711 SHARES (PSP AWARD GRANTED 2012)
173,519 SHARES (PSP AWARD GRANTED 2013)
254,500SHARES (PSP AWARD GRANTED 2014)

TOTAL SHARES OVER WHICH OPTIONS AND AWARDS HELD: 684,730

£NIL
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
9 JANUARY 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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