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DIRECTOR DEALINGS: Assura Chairman And CEO Buy Shares In Share Placing

LONDON (Alliance News) - Assura PLC on Monday said directors including, Chief Executive Officer ...

Alliance News 7 December, 2017 | 12:14PM
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LONDON (Alliance News) - Assura PLC on Monday said directors including, Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Murphy and Chairman Simon Laffin, purchased shares in the company's share placing on Wednesday.

Murphy bought 70,175 shares at 57.00 pence for a total of GBP39,999, whilst Laffin acquired 263,157 shares at the same price for a total of GBP149,999.

Chief Financial Officer Jayne Cottam purchased 17,543 shares at 57.00 pence for a total of GBP9,999.

Non-executive Director David Richardson bought 70,175 at the same price for a total of GBP39,999, and Non-exec Ed Smith purchased 87,719 pence for a total of GBP49,999.

Following the transactions Murphy holds 2.4 million shares in the company, Laffin holds 3.6 million shares and Richardson now holds 485,010 shares.

The purchases are both Cottam's and Smith's only holdings.

On Monday Assura said it raised gross proceeds of GBP310.7 million through a previously announced issue of new shares.

The healthcare real estate investment trust said it will issue 193 million new ordinary shares through a firm placing, 333 million shares pursuant to the placing and open offer and 19 million shares under a subscription offer.

The placing was announced in November as part of a fundraise to make further investments in the primary care property sector.

Shares in Assura were up 0.8% at 59.90 pence on Thursday.

By Gem Sofianos; gemsofianos@alliancenews.com

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