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Director dealings: Kingfisher, Currys board members invest

(Sharecast News) - Two major retailers were on the list of director buys on Thursday, with both Kingfisher and Currys disclosing large purchases made by board members. B&Q owner Kingfisher said its non-executive director Bill Lennie picked up 70,000 shares in a single transaction in London on 5 July.

Lennie paid 227.7777p for each share, valuing the purchase at £159,444.39.

Following the transaction, Kingfisher said Lennie's total holding now consisted of 170,000 of its ordinary shares.

Electricals retailer Currys, meanwhile, said its chief financial officer Bruce March added 65,000 shares to his holding.

March bought the shares in a single transaction in London on 6 July, and paid 46.694p apiece.

At 1616 BST, shares in Kingfisher were down 4.35% at 217.9p, while those in Currys were 10.28% weaker at 47.96p.

Reporting by Josh White for Sharecast.com.

Top Director Buys

Avi Global Trust (AGT) Director name: Kitchen,Graham Amount purchased: 11,000 @ 18,717.56p Value: �2,058,931.58

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) Director name: Brand,Martin Amount purchased: 24,995 @ 8,210.65p Value: �2,052,251.94

Kingfisher (KGF) Director name: Lennie,Bill Amount purchased: 70,000 @ 227.78p Value: �159,444.39

Currys (CURY) Director name: Marsh,Bruce Amount purchased: 65,000 @ 46.69p Value: �30,351.10

Hamak Gold Limited Npv (di) (HAMA) Director name: Smithson,Nicholas Karl Amount purchased: 235,006 @ 8.51p Value: �19,999.01

Fiske (FKE) Director name: Pattison,Tony R Amount purchased: 31,500 @ 62.00p Value: �19,530.00

Touchstone Exploration Inc Npv (di) (TXP) Director name: Wright,John D. Amount purchased: 18,868 @ $1.06 Value: $11,832.27

Touchstone Exploration Inc Npv (di) (TXP) Director name: Smith,Beverley Amount purchased: 18,868 @ $1.06 Value: $11,832.27

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Touchstone Exploration Inc Npv (di) (TXP) Director name: McKinnon,Kenneth R. Amount purchased: 18,868 @ $1.06 Value: $11,832.27

Emmerson Npv (EML) Director name: Kelly,James Amount purchased: 448,000 @ 2.19p Value: �9,800.00

Emmerson Npv (EML) Director name: Locke,Hayden Amount purchased: 365,000 @ 2.46p Value: �8,971.70

Touchstone Exploration Inc Npv (di) (TXP) Director name: Baay,Paul R. Amount purchased: 5,896 @ $1.06 Value: $3,697.43

British American Tobacco (BATS) Director name: Marroco,Tadeu Amount purchased: 6 @ 2,630.75p Value: �157.85

Assura (AGR) Director name: Cottam,Jayne Amount purchased: 324 @ 45.98p Value: �148.98

Assura (AGR) Director name: Murphy,Jonathan Amount purchased: 324 @ 45.98p Value: �148.98

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