Director / PDMR Shareholding

 21st Jul 2016

EKF Diagnostics Holdings plc

("EKF" or the "Company")

Notification of transactions by Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibilities and persons closely associated with them

EKF Diagnostics Holdings plc (AIM: EKF) announces that on 20 July 2016, the Company was notified that Harwood Capital LLP ("Harwood") acquired 2,900,000 ordinary shares of 1 pence each in the capital of the Company ("Ordinary Shares") as investment manager to North Atlantic Smaller Companies Investment Trust PLC ("NAIT"). Christopher Mills, the Company's Non-Executive Chairman, is a partner and Chief Investment Officer of Harwood and a director and shareholder in NAIT.

Following the above transaction, which was completed on 19 July 2016 at a price of 15 pence per share, NAIT's interest is now in 90,000,000 Ordinary Shares, representing 19.386% of the Company's issued share capital. The interests of Oryx International Growth Fund Limited ("Oryx", whose investment adviser is Harwood) remains as previously disclosed in 40,000,000 Ordinary Shares, representing 8.616% of the Company's issued share capital. Mr Mills is also a director and shareholder in Oryx.

The total indirect beneficial interest of Mr Mills is, following the above transaction, therefore now in 130,000,000 Ordinary Shares, representing 28% of the Company's issued share capital.