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Director dealings: Wetherspoon chair, easyJet director make purchases

By Josh White

Date: Tuesday 05 Sep 2023

Director dealings: Wetherspoon chair, easyJet director make purchases

(Sharecast News) - On the list of director purchases on Tuesday was pub chain JD Wetherspoon, after its outspoken chairman picked up almost a million shares.
The company said Tim Martin bought 968,544 shares on 1 September, in a single transaction on the London Stock Exchange.

He picked them up at a price of 700.4075p each, valuing the transaction at 6,783,754.82.

Following the transaction, Wetherspoon said Tim Martin and his connected persons had an interest of 31,743,253 of its shares, representing around 24.65% of its issued share capital.

Elsewhere, easyJet disclosed that one of its independent directors had bought more than 17,000 shares.

It said senior independent director Sue Clark purchased 17,281 shares on 4 September, in a single transaction on the London Stock Exchange.

Clark paid 435p for each share, valuing the transaction at a total of 75,172.35.

At 1355 BST, shares in JD Wetherspoon were down 1.85% at 688.5p, while those in easyJet were up 0.19% at 432.91p.

Reporting by Josh White for Sharecast.com.

Top Director Buys

Wetherspoon (j.d.) (JDW)
Director name: Martin,Timothy (Tim)
Amount purchased: 968,544 @ 700.41p
Value: �6,783,754.87

Easyjet (EZJ)
Director name: Clark,Sue
Amount purchased: 17,281 @ 435.00p
Value: �75,172.35

Gfinity (GFIN)
Director name: Halley,David
Amount purchased: 3,840,000 @ 0.14p
Value: �5,376.00

Gfinity (GFIN)
Director name: Halley,David
Amount purchased: 3,840,000 @ 0.13p
Value: �4,992.00

Sareum Holdings (SAR)
Director name: Birch,Clive
Amount purchased: 2,479 @ 82.27p
Value: �2,039.47

Sareum Holdings (SAR)
Director name: Birch,Clive
Amount purchased: 2,151 @ 83.22p
Value: �1,790.06

Greggs (GRG)
Director name: Currie,Roisin
Amount purchased: 88 @ 1,424.00p
Value: �1,253.12

Bloomsbury Publishing (BMY)
Director name: Bason,John
Amount purchased: 248 @ 424.80p
Value: �1,053.50

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