EKF Diagnostics Holdings plc (AIM: EKF) announces that on 22 June 2016, the Company was notified that Harwood Capital LLP ("Harwood") acquired 4,500,000 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 21 June 2016 at a price of 11.75 pence per share, NAIT's interest is now in 70,428,103 Ordinary Shares, representing 15.17% 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 8.62% 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 110,428,103 Ordinary Shares, representing 23.79% of the Company's issued share capital.
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