Director / PDMR Shareholding
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.