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|
|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
|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
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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