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Director dealings: Centamin board members buy in, Greggs finance director covers tax bill

(Sharecast News) - Centamin took the top three spots on the list of director buys on Monday, after three of its board members made purchases in the market. The FTSE 250 company said chief executive officer Martin Horgan bought 65,788 shares for 83.5p each, spending a total of £54,932.98, while chief financial officer Ross Jerrard spend 82.5p for each of 67,000 shares, valuing that purchase at £55,275.00.

Non-executive director Mark Bankes, meanwhile, bought 30,000 shares for 83.6p each, for a total transaction value of £25,080.00.

After the transactions, Centamin said Horgan held a total of 107,193 of its shares, while Jerrard had 567,000 and Bankes owned 319,000.

On the selling side of things was Greggs, whose finance director sold almost £90k of shares to cover his tax bill after exercising a performance share option.

The FTSE 250 high street pastry pusher said Richard Sutton offloaded 4,061 shares for 2,166.19p each, netting a total of £87,968.94.

It came after Hutton acquired 8,336 shares by exercising nil-cost options granted under the firm's performance share plan.

Top Director Buys

Centamin (di) (CEY) Director name: Jerrard,Ross Amount purchased: 67,000 @ 82.50p Value: £55,275.00

Centamin (di) (CEY) Director name: Horgan,Martin Amount purchased: 65,788 @ 83.50p Value: £54,932.98

Centamin (di) (CEY) Director name: Bankes,Mark Amount purchased: 30,000 @ 83.60p Value: £25,080.00

Barr (a.g.) (BAG) Director name: Lorimer,Stuart Amount purchased: 3,706 @ 536.70p Value: £19,889.99

Audioboom Group (BOOM) Director name: Tobin,Michael Amount purchased: 677 @ 1,460.00p Value: £9,884.20

Barr (a.g.) (BAG) Director name: Lorimer,Stuart Amount purchased: 925 @ 536.50p Value: £4,962.62

Informa (INF) Director name: Wright,Gareth Amount purchased: 328 @ 549.96p Value: £1,803.88

Informa (INF) Director name: Carter,Stephen A Amount purchased: 327 @ 549.96p Value: £1,798.38

Informa (INF) Director name: Martell,Patrick Amount purchased: 327 @ 549.96p Value: £1,798.38

Uk Oil & Gas (UKOG) Director name: Sanderson,Stephen (Steve) Amount purchased: 800,640 @ 0.12p Value: £1,000.00

Centaur Media (CAU) Director name: Mukerji,Swagatam Amount purchased: 309 @ 48.60p Value: £150.17

Pennon Group (PNN) Director name: Davy ,Susan Amount purchased: 14 @ 1,071.00p Value: £149.94

Pennon Group (PNN) Director name: Boote,Paul Amount purchased: 14 @ 1,071.00p Value: £149.94

Top Director Sells

Auction Technology Group (ATG) Director name: Hargreaves,Tom Amount sold: 296,437 @ 875.00p Value: £2,593,823.75

Auction Technology Group (ATG) Director name: Savant,John-Paul Amount sold: 150,000 @ 875.00p Value: £1,312,500.00

Greggs (GRG) Director name: Hutton,Richard Amount sold: 4,061 @ 2,166.19p Value: £87,968.94

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