Regulatory announcements

Director/PDMR Shareholdings

10 August 2021

Sale of shares following the vesting and exercise of options under the Bloomsbury Publishing Plc 2014 Performance Share Plan ("2014 PSP")

The Company announced on 3 August 2021 that the conditional share award granted in July 2018 under the 2014 PSP vested in full on 31 July 2021.

Nigel Newton, Chief Executive and PDMR, acquired 221,292 ordinary shares of 1.25 pence in the Company ("Ordinary Shares") (comprising 201,851 vested 2014 PSP shares and 19,441 dividend equivalent shares, both for nil consideration). Penny Scott-Bayfield, Group Finance Director and PDMR, acquired 70,635 Ordinary Shares (comprising 64,430 vested 2014 PSP shares and 6,205 dividend equivalent shares, both for nil consideration).

On 9 August 2021, Mr Newton and Ms Scott-Bayfield sold 104,558 and 33,374 Ordinary Shares respectively at an average price of £3.4224 per share in order to fund the tax liability, National Insurance liability and administrative fees arising on vesting. Mr Newton and Ms Scott-Bayfield retained the balance of 116,734 and 37,261 Ordinary Shares respectively.

Following these transactions, the shareholdings of Mr Newton and Ms Scott-Bayfield's (including persons closely associated) in the Company are as follows:

PDMR

Total shareholding in the Company

Percentage of the Company's issued share capital

Nigel Newton

1,307,139 Ordinary Shares

1.6019%

Penny Scott-Bayfield

37,261 Ordinary Shares

0.0004%

 

This vesting was satisfied through the transfer of shares from the Bloomsbury Employee Benefit Trust.

Notifications 

The relevant notifications set out below are provided in accordance with the requirements of Article 19 of the EU Market Abuse Regulation.

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a)

Name

Nigel Newton

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

Chief Executive

b)

 

Initial notification /Amendment

Initial notification

3

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a)

Name

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

b)

LEI

213800ZL2PEC4C6UOQ53

4

Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted

a)

 

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

Identification code

Ordinary Shares of 1.25p Each

 

 ISIN: GB0033147751

b)

Nature of the transaction

Sale of Ordinary Shares to meet tax liability, National Insurance liability and administrative fees.

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price

No. of shares

£3.4224

104,558

 

d)

Aggregated information

-     Aggregated volume

-     Aggregated price

 

e)

Date of the transaction

9 August 2021

f)

Place of the transaction

London Stock Exchange

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a)

Name

Penny Scott-Bayfield

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

Group Finance Director

b)

 

Initial notification /Amendment

Initial notification

3

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a)

Name

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

b)

LEI

213800ZL2PEC4C6UOQ53

4

Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted

a)

 

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

Identification code

Ordinary Shares of 1.25p Each

 

ISIN: GB0033147751

b)

Nature of the transaction

Sale of Ordinary Shares to meet tax liability, National Insurance liability and administrative fees.

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price

No. of shares

£3.4224

33,374

 

d)

Aggregated information

-     Aggregated volume

-     Aggregated price

 

e)

Date of the transaction

9 August 2021

f)

Place of the transaction

London Stock Exchange

 

Enquiries:

Maya Abu-Deeb
Group General Counsel & Company Secretary
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Telephone:         +44(0)20 7631 5600
Email:                  [email protected]


 

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