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Director dealings: BAT, Diaceutics execs make investments

(Sharecast News) - Among the list of director buys on Tuesday was British American Tobacco, after its chief executive picked up more than a quarter-of-a-million pounds worth of shares. The company said Tadeu Marroco bought 10,000 shares on 6 June, in a single transaction on the London Stock Exchange.

He paid £25.73855 for each share, valuing the transaction at £257,385.53.

The investment came after the firm held its full-year revenue and profit guidance in an update on Tuesday morning, with trading set to be weighted towards the second half.

Elsewhere, pharmaceutical technology specialist Diaceutics disclosed a purchase made by its chief financial officer.

The company said Nick Roberts bought 21,742 shares on 5 June, also in a single transaction in London.

Roberts paid 91.75p for each share, and as a result of the investment, his shareholding now totalled 62,576 shares, representing approximately 0.07% of the company's issued share capital.

At 1407 BST, shares in British American Tobbacco were up 1.15%at 2,600p, while those in Diaceutic were down 0.62% at 90.44p.

Reporting by Josh White for

Top Director Buys

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) Director name: Brand,Martin Amount purchased: 4,940 @ 8,553.69p Value: �422,552.30

British American Tobacco (BATS) Director name: Marroco,Tadeu Amount purchased: 10,000 @ 2,573.86p Value: �257,385.50

Neometals Ltd Npv (di) (NMT) Director name: Ritchie,Douglas Amount purchased: 70,000 @ $0.57 Value: $21,193.05

Diaceutics (DXRX) Director name: Roberts,Nick Amount purchased: 21,742 @ 91.75p Value: �19,948.29

Team (TEAM) Director name: Clubb,Jonathan Mark Gordon Amount purchased: 47,500 @ 40.95p Value: �19,451.25

Aquis Exchange (AQX) Director name: Wicker-Miurin,Fields Amount purchased: 2,450 @ 407.00p Value: �9,971.50

Quarto Group Inc. (QRT) Director name: Lau,Chuk Kin Amount purchased: 5,000 @ 172.00p Value: �8,600.00

Touchstone Exploration Inc Npv (di) (TXP) Director name: Baay,Paul R. Amount purchased: 6,313 @ $0.99 Value: $3,697.49

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