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Director dealings: JD Wetherspoon chairman ups stake

(Sharecast News) - JD Wetherspoon revealed on Wednesday that chairman Tim Martin had acquired 2.6m ordinary shares in the FTSE 250-listed pub chain. Martin, who founded the company in 1979, purchased the shares at an average price of 457.25p each, for a total value of £11.88m.

Following the transaction, Martin has an interest in 30.77m ordinary Wetherspoon shares, representing approximately 23.90% of the company's issued share capital.

As of 1610 GMT, JD Wetherspoon shares were up 2.91% at 467.40p.

Reporting by Iain Gilbert at Sharecast.com

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Wetherspoon (j.d.) (JDW) Director name: Martin,Timothy (Tim) Amount purchased: 2,600,000 @ 457.25p Value: £11,888,508.03

Finsbury Growth & Income Trust (FGT) Director name: Hayes ,Simon Amount purchased: 3,978 @ 875.29p Value: £34,819.04

Ondo Insurtech (ONDO) Director name: Morrison,Andrew John Gowdy Amount purchased: 400,000 @ 6.00p Value: £24,000.00

Cropper (james) (CRPR) Director name: Cropper,Mark A J Amount purchased: 2,837 @ 660.00p Value: £18,724.20

Ondo Insurtech (ONDO) Director name: Withington ,Kevin Amount purchased: 166,666 @ 6.00p Value: £9,999.96

Volta Finance Limited (VTA) Director name: Kershaw,Dagmar Kent Amount purchased: 1,284 @ 5.35 Value: 6,869.40

Byotrol (BYOT) Director name: Pinto,Vivan Amount purchased: 300,000 @ 2.19p Value: £6,574.50

Volta Finance Limited (VTA) Director name: Page,Stephen Le Amount purchased: 1,092 @ 5.35 Value: 5,842.20

Volta Finance Limited (VTA) Director name: Ogoundele,Yedau Amount purchased: 899 @ 5.35 Value: 4,809.65

Volta Finance Limited (VTA) Director name: Harrison,Graham Amount purchased: 899 @ 5.35 Value: 4,809.65

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