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Director dealings: Trustpilot chair invests £0.2m, AB Dynamics CEO covers tax bill

(Sharecast News) - Reviews platform Trustpilot Group was on the list of director buys on Thursday, after its chair spent almost £200k on shares. The company said Zillah Byng-Thorne purchased 261,437 shares on 21 June, in a single transaction on the London Stock Exchange.

Byng-Thorne paid 76.5p for each share, valuing the transaction at a total of £199,999.31.

On the selling side of the ledger was AB Dynamics, after its chief executive officer sold a portion of a recent option award to cover his tax bill.

The firm said it issued and allotted 33,334 shares to James Routh after he exercised his options under certain share schemes.

After that, Dr Routh sold 27,101 shares to meet the cost of the exercise, and to satisfy his tax liabilities arising from it.

"Following these transactions, Dr Routh's shareholding in the company will increase by 6,233 shares to 25,433 shares, representing 0.11% per cent. of the company's issued share capital," AB Dynamics confirmed in its disclosure.

At 1501 BST, shares in Trustpilot Group were down 1.46% at 72.92p, while those in AB Dynamics were 0.5% weaker at 2,010p.

Reporting by Josh White for Sharecast.com.

Top Director Buys

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) Director name: Brand,Martin Amount purchased: 9,359 @ 8,592.47p Value: �804,169.25

Trustpilot Group (TRST) Director name: Byng-Thorne,Zillah Amount purchased: 261,437 @ 76.50p Value: �199,999.30

Lloyds Banking Group (LLOY) Director name: Nunn,Charlie Amount purchased: 315,154 @ 44.04p Value: �138,778.06

Tullow Oil (TLW) Director name: Dhir,Rahul Amount purchased: 360,900 @ 28.56p Value: �103,073.04

Lloyds Banking Group (LLOY) Director name: Chalmers,William Amount purchased: 151,274 @ 44.15p Value: �66,779.91

Centralnic Group (CNIC) Director name: Royde ,Max Amount purchased: 50,000 @ 111.92p Value: �55,960.00

Centralnic Group (CNIC) Director name: Royde ,Max Amount purchased: 50,000 @ 111.34p Value: �55,670.00

Grafton Group Ut (cdi) (GFTU) Director name: Smith,Paul Hampden Amount purchased: 6,291 @ 786.86p Value: �49,501.36

Grafton Group Ut (cdi) (GFTU) Director name: Smith,Paul Hampden Amount purchased: 6,285 @ 787.45p Value: �49,491.23

Synthomer (SYNT) Director name: Willome,Michael Amount purchased: 55,500 @ 72.01p Value: �39,965.55

Experian (EXPN) Director name: Lee,Esther Amount purchased: 825 @ $37.71 Value: $25,654.12

Foresight Solar Fund Limited (FSFL) Director name: Markey,Ann Amount purchased: 10,000 @ 101.00p Value: �10,100.00

Dowlais Group (DWL) Director name: Innes,Alexandra Amount purchased: 6,008 @ 123.37p Value: �7,411.85

Bango (BGO) Director name: Larbey,Paul Amount purchased: 852 @ 193.70p Value: �1,650.32

Panther Securities (PNS) Director name: Saunders ,Paul Amount purchased: 500 @ 285.00p Value: �1,425.00

Johnson Matthey (JMAT) Director name: Condon,Liam Amount purchased: 22 @ 1,695.00p Value: �372.90

Integrafin Holding (IHP) Director name: Gunby,Jonathan Amount purchased: 58 @ 148.71p Value: �86.25

Integrafin Holding (IHP) Director name: Scott,Alexander Amount purchased: 58 @ 148.71p Value: �86.25

Top Director Sells

Ab Dynamics (ABDP) Director name: Routh,James Amount sold: 27,101 @ 2,000.00p Value: �542,020.00

Barclays (BARC) Director name: Venkatakrishnan,C.S. Amount sold: 121,564 @ 154.02p Value: �187,232.87

Barclays (BARC) Director name: Cross,Anna Amount sold: 68,659 @ 154.02p Value: �105,748.59

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