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Director dealings: Gym Group board buys in, LSE director's firm makes £1m sale

(Sharecast News) - Fitness facility operator the Gym Group was in focus on Thursday afternoon, after it disclosed five different share purchases. The London-listed firm said board chair John Treharne bought 35,000 shares for 107p each, spending a total of £37,450.

Senior independent director Emma Woods spent £15,780 on 15,000 shares at 104.7p apiece, while non-executive director Richard Stables bought 50,000 shares at 107p, valuing the transaction at £53,500.

Non-executive director Elaine O'Donnell and associate Andrew Curwen bought 10,000 shares each at 104.7p, spending a respective £10,470.

On the selling side of the ledger was a transaction linked to London Stock Exchange Group director Martin Brand.

The company disclosed that York Holdings II, of which Brand is also a director, had offloaded 11,827 of its shares in the third tranche of LSEG's buyback programme.

York Holdings II received 8,307.48p for each share, valuing the sale at £982,525.66.

At 1353 BST, shares in London Stock Exchange Group were up 0.5% at 8,360p, while those in the Gym Group were down 3.52% at 96p.

Reporting by Josh White for


Company: London Stock Exchange Group Name: York II Holdings Limited Volume: 11,827 Price: 8,307.48p Value: £982,525.66


Company: The Gym Group Name: Richard Stables Volume: 50,000 Price: 107p Value: £53,500.00

Company: The Gym Group Name: John Treharne Volume: 35,000 Price: 107p Value: £37,450.00

Company: International Personal Finance Name: Joanna Thompson Volume: 22,000 Price: 98.01p Value: £21,561.67

Company: International Personal Finance Name: Joanna Thompson Volume: 18,000 Price: 96.62p Value: £17,391.49

Company: The Gym Group Name: Emma Woods Volume: 15,000 Price: 105.2p Value: £15,780.00

Company: The Gym Group Name: Elaine O'Donnell Volume: 10,000 Price: 104.7p Value: £10,470.00

Company: The Gym Group Name: Andrew Curwen Volume: 10,000 Price: 104.7p Value: £10,470.00

Company: Keystone Positive Change Investment Trust Name: K M Brade Volume: 4,855 Price: 204.67p Value: £9,936.73

Company: British American Tobacco Name: Tadeu Marroco Volume: 5 Price: 2,868.5p Value: £143.43

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