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Director dealings: WPP CFO covers tax bill, Prudential board members invest

(Sharecast News) - WPP was on the list of director sells on Tuesday, after its chief financial officer covered their statutory liabilities. The advertising agency conglomerate said Joanne Wilson acquired 7,950 shares at nil cost under its 2018 stock plan.

Wilson then sold 3,744 shares to cover statutory withholding liabilities, at 893.80p apiece, valuing the transaction at £33,463.87.

On the buying side of things were two transactions of shares in Prudential, in both sterling and Hong Kong dollars.

The company said non-executive director Arijit Basu bought 1,361 shares on 15 May, in a transaction on the London Stock Exchange.

Basu paid 1,166.5p for each share, valuing the purchase at £15,876.07.

In a separate disclosure, Prudential said its chief executive officer Anil Wadhwani purchased 9,400 shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on 12 May.

The CEO paid HKD 115.6198 for each share, giving the purchase a value of HKD 1,086,826.12, or around £0.11m.

At 1549 BST, shares in Prudential were down 2.31% at 1,144p, while those in WPP were 0.94% weaker at 885p.

Reporting by Josh White for Sharecast.com.

DIRECTOR SELLS

Company: London Stock Exchange Group Name: York Holdings II Volume: 11,064 Price: 0.848913p Value: £939,237.34

Company: WPP Name: Joanne Wilson Volume: 3,744 Price: 893.8p Value: £33,463.87

Company: NatWest Group Name: John-Paul Thwaite Volume: 2,643 Price: 264.2p Value: £6,982.81

DIRECTOR BUYS

Company: Prudential Name: Anil Wadhwani Volume: 9,400 Price: HKD 115.6198 Value: HKD 1,086,826.12

Company: Prudential Name: Arijit Basu Volume: 1,361 Price: 1,166.5p Value: £15,876.07

Company: Victrex Name: Martin Court Volume: 600 Price: 1,530p Value: £9,180.00

Company: Segro Name: David Sleath Volume: 245 Price: 813.16p Value: £1,992.24

Company: Segro Name: Soumen Day Volume: 245 Price: 813.16p Value: £1,992.24

Company: Segro Name: Andy Gulliford Volume: 245 Price: 813.16p Value: £1,992.24

Company: Segro Name: Margaret Murphy Volume: 245 Price: 813.16p Value: £1,992.24

Company: Phoenix Group Holdings Name: Rakesh Thakrar Volume: 257 Price: 576.99p Value: £1,482.85

Company: Hipgnosis Songs Fund Name: Andrew Sutch Volume: 972 Price: 86.32p Value: £839.02

Company: Phoenix Group Holdings Name: Andrew Briggs Volume: 52 Price: 576.99p Value: £300.03

Company: Phoenix Group Holdings Name: Jonathan Pears Volume: 47 Price: 576.99p Value: £271.18

Company: Phoenix Group Holdings Name: Quentin Zentner Volume: 47 Price: 576.99p Value: £271.18

Company: Phoenix Group Holdings Name: Michael Eakins Volume: 45 Price: 576.99p Value: £259.64

Company: Phoenix Group Holdings Name: Claire Hawkins Volume: 33 Price: 576.99p Value: £190.41

Company: Phoenix Group Holdings Name: Sara Thompson Volume: 33 Price: 576.99p Value: £190.41

Company: United Utilities Group Name: James Bullock Volume: 17 Price: 1,085.95p Value: £184.61

Company: United Utilities Group Name: Simon Chadwick Volume: 17 Price: 1,085.95p Value: £184.61

Company: United Utilities Group Name: Simon Gardiner Volume: 17 Price: 10,85.95p Value: £184.61

Company: United Utilities Group Name: Philip Aspin Volume: 16 Price: 1,085.95p Value: £173.75

Company: United Utilities Group Name: Louise Beardmore Volume: 16 Price: 1,085.95p Value: £173.75

Company: United Utilities Group Name: Joanne Harrison Volume: 16 Price: 1,085.95p Value: £173.75

Company: United Utilities Group Name: Gaynor Kenyon Volume: 16 Price: 1,085.95p Value: £173.75

Company: United Utilities Group Name: Adrienne McFarland Volume: 16 Price: 1,085.95p Value: £173.75

Company: United Utilities Group Name: Paula Steer Volume: 16 Price: 1,085.95p Value: £173.75

Company: F&C Investment Trust Name: Edward Knapp Volume: 18 Price: 904.05p Value: £162.73

Company: British Land Company Name: Emma Cariaga Volume: 41 Price: 371.7p Value: £152.40

Company: British Land Company Name: Simon Carter Volume: 41 Price: 371.7p Value: £152.40

Company: British Land Company Name: Kelly Cleveland Volume: 41 Price: 371.7p Value: £152.40

Company: British Land Company Name: David Lockyer Volume: 41 Price: 371.7p Value: £152.40

Company: British Land Company Name: Brona McKeown Volume: 41 Price: 371.7p Value: £152.40

Company: British Land Company Name: Bhavesh Mistry Volume: 41 Price: 371.7p Value: £152.40

Company: British Land Company Name: Darren Richards Volume: 41 Price: 371.7p Value: £152.40

Company: British Land Company Name: David Walker Volume: 41 Price: 371.7p Value: £152.40

Company: British Land Company Name: Nigel Webb Volume: 41 Price: 371.7p Value: £152.40

Company: F&C Investment Trust Name: Beatrice Hollond Volume: 15 Price: 904.05p Value: £135.61

Company: C&C Group Name: Patrick McMahon Volume: 80 Price: 154.4p Value: £123.52

Company: C&C Group Name: Patrick McMahon Volume: 80 Price: 154.4p Value: £123.52

Company: Phoenix Group Holdings Name: Andrew Curran Volume: 17 Price: 576.99p Value: £98.09

Company: Phoenix Group Holdings Name: Anna Franekova Volume: 6 Price: 576.99p Value: £34.62

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