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Director dealings: Liontrust CEO linked to £1m transfer of shares

(Sharecast News) - Liontrust Asset Management was the main attraction on an otherwise quiet Wednesday for director deals, with a number of transactions linked to chief executive John Ions. The company said Ions sold 129,000 shares for 843p each, netting him a total of £1,087,470.04.

At the same time, it reported that its CEO purchased 13,250 shares at the same price, valuing that transaction at £111,697.50.

Paige Ions, meanwhile, also purchased shares for 843p apiece across two transactions, with the first being 108,150 shares for £911,704.53.

In the second transaction Mrs Ions - a "person closely associated" with John - spent £64,068 on 7,600 shares.

At 1319 BST, shares in Liontrust Asset Management were down 1.69% at 812p.

Reporting by Josh White at Sharecast.com.

Top Director Buys

Liontrust Asset Management (LIO) Director name: Ions,John Stephen Amount purchased: 108,150 @ 843.00p Value: £911,704.53

Liontrust Asset Management (LIO) Director name: Ions,John Stephen Amount purchased: 13,250 @ 843.00p Value: £111,697.50

Liontrust Asset Management (LIO) Director name: Ions,John Stephen Amount purchased: 7,600 @ 843.00p Value: £64,068.00

Allianz Technology Trust (ATT) Director name: Scholefield,Tim Amount purchased: 2,200 @ 227.75p Value: £5,010.50

Mj Gleeson (GLE) Director name: Allanson ,Stefan Amount purchased: 45 @ 448.00p Value: £201.60

Nexus Infrastructure (NEXS) Director name: Martin,Alan Amount purchased: 126 @ 156.70p Value: £197.44

Mj Gleeson (GLE) Director name: Johnson,Leanne Amount purchased: 44 @ 448.00p Value: £197.12

Mj Gleeson (GLE) Director name: Thomson,James Amount purchased: 44 @ 448.00p Value: £197.12

Phoenix Group Holdings (PHNX) Director name: Briggs,Andrew Amount purchased: 24 @ 605.90p Value: £145.42

Phoenix Group Holdings (PHNX) Director name: Thakrar,Rakesh Amount purchased: 24 @ 605.90p Value: £145.42

Top Director Sells

Liontrust Asset Management (LIO) Director name: Ions,John Stephen Amount sold: 129,000 @ 843.00p Value: £1,087,470.04

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