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Director dealings: ITV's Andrew Cosslett makes share purchase

(Sharecast News) - ITV revealed on Wednesday that chairman designate Andrew Cosslett had acquired 301,889 ordinary shares in the FTSE 250-listed media group. Cosslett, who was named as ITV's next chairman back in March, purchased the shares on Tuesday at an average price of 69.21p each, for a total value of £208,948.24.

Earlier in June, ITV agreed to acquire a majority interest of 79.5% in Plimsoll Productions, the largest independent producer of natural history programmes in the world.

ITV said will make a cash consideration of approximately £103.5m for Plimsoll, valuing the Bristol-based business at an enterprise value of £131.0m.

As of 1505 BST, ITV shares were down 2.45% at 67.82p.

Reporting by Iain Gilbert at Sharecast.com

Top Director Buys

Itv (ITV) Director name: Cosslett,Andrew Amount purchased: 301,889 @ 69.21p Value: £208,948.24

Inspects Group (SPEC) Director name: Totterman,Robin Amount purchased: 34,482 @ 290.00p Value: £99,997.80

Ig Design Group (IGR) Director name: Hedlund,S Anders Amount purchased: 75,000 @ 78.70p Value: £59,025.00

Oakley Capital Investments Ltd. (di) (OCI) Director name: Foulger,Caroline Amount purchased: 10,000 @ 383.00p Value: £38,300.00

Ig Design Group (IGR) Director name: Gilliland,Stewart Amount purchased: 50,000 @ 72.80p Value: £36,400.00

Inspects Group (SPEC) Director name: Kay,Christopher Amount purchased: 8,000 @ 290.00p Value: £23,200.00

Ig Design Group (IGR) Director name: Askem,Clare Amount purchased: 24,096 @ 83.00p Value: £19,999.68

Ig Design Group (IGR) Director name: Tentori ,Mark Amount purchased: 28,554 @ 70.00p Value: £19,987.80

Ig Design Group (IGR) Director name: Burn ,Lance Amount purchased: 25,679 @ 77.80p Value: £19,978.26

Apax Global Alpha Limited (APAX) Director name: Ambler,Christopher Amount purchased: 6,605 @ 181.65p Value: £11,998.02

Arcontech Group (ARC) Director name: Barton,Louise Maxwell Amount purchased: 15,000 @ 73.84p Value: £11,076.00

Tavistock Investments (TAVI) Director name: Raven,Brian Amount purchased: 120,000 @ 8.30p Value: £9,958.68

Tavistock Investments (TAVI) Director name: Raven,Brian Amount purchased: 110,000 @ 8.00p Value: £8,800.00

Arcontech Group (ARC) Director name: Jeffs ,Matthew Amount purchased: 10,000 @ 73.99p Value: £7,399.00

Aviva (AV.) Director name: Lambert,Pippa Amount purchased: 1,278 @ 421.00p Value: £5,380.38

Warpaint London (W7L) Director name: Sadler,Keith Amount purchased: 3,015 @ 126.00p Value: £3,798.90

Top Director Sells

Liontrust Asset Management (LIO) Director name: Abrol,Vinay Kumar Amount sold: 21,074 @ 985.00p Value: £207,578.91

Tremor International Ltd (di) (TRMR) Director name: Carmi ,Yaniv Amount sold: 48,122 @ $4.45 Value: $176,492.31

Judges Scientific (JDG) Director name: Ormsby,Bradley Leonard Amount sold: 536 @ 7,350.00p Value: £39,396.00

Severfield (SFR) Director name: Randall,Derek Amount sold: 49,073 @ 62.00p Value: £30,425.26

Severfield (SFR) Director name: Semple,Adam Amount sold: 17,357 @ 62.00p Value: £10,761.34

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