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Horizon Discovery Group plc Director PDMR Shareholding

02 Dec 2016

Location: Cambridge

02/12/2016

Cambridge, UK, 2 December 2016: Horizon Discovery Group plc (LSE: HZD) ("Horizon" or the “Company”), the world leader in the application of gene editing technologies, today announces that certain directors of the Company purchased ordinary shares of 1.0p each in the capital of the Company ("Ordinary Shares"). Details of these purchases of Ordinary Shares, and each Director's resulting beneficial interest in the Company's issued share capital, are shown below:

Name of Director

Number of Ordinary Shares purchased

Average purchase price per share (pence)

Resulting number of Ordinary Shares held

Resulting number of Ordinary Shares held as a percentage of the Company's issued share capital

Dr Darrin Disley

25,000

117.0

714,523

0.75%

Dr Ian Gilham

25,000

117.9

56,488

0.06%

Dr Jonathan Milner*

Location: Cambridge

02/12/2016

Cambridge, UK, 2 December 2016: Horizon Discovery Group plc (LSE: HZD) ("Horizon" or the “Company”), the world leader in the application of gene editing technologies, today announces that certain directors of the Company purchased ordinary shares of 1.0p each in the capital of the Company ("Ordinary Shares"). Details of these purchases of Ordinary Shares, and each Director's resulting beneficial interest in the Company's issued share capital, are shown below:

Name of Director

Number of Ordinary Shares purchased

Average purchase price per share (pence)

Resulting number of Ordinary Shares held

Resulting number of Ordinary Shares held as a percentage of the Company's issued share capital

Dr Darrin Disley

25,000

117.0

714,523

0.75%

Dr Ian Gilham

25,000

117.9

56,488

0.06%

Dr Jonathan Milner*

91,000

115.0

9,790,680

10.28%

Mrs Susan Searle**

10,000

118.0

54,691

0.06%

Mr Richard Vellacott

20,000

117.0

27,000

0.03%

*Mr Milner's purchase of Ordinary Shares was made by his wife (Mrs Roza Gounari) and is therefore considered a beneficial holding of Mr Milner's.

** Mrs Susan Searle purchased these Ordinary Shares for her Self-Invested Personal Pension fund.

The notification below, made in accordance with the requirements of the EU Market Abuse Regulation, provides further detail.

Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them.

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name

Dr Darrin Disley

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

Chief Executive Officer

b)

Initial notification /Amendment

Initial Notification

3

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a)

Name

Horizon Discovery Group plc

b)

Legal Entity Identifier

N/A

4

Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted

a)

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

Identification code

Ordinary shares of 1.0p each

GB00BK8FL363

b)

Nature of the transaction

Purchase of shares

c)

Currency

GBP

d)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

117.0p

25,000

 

e)

Aggregated information

- Aggregated volume

- Price

- Aggregated total

25,000

117.0p

£29,250

f)

Date of the transaction

2 December 2016

g)

Place of the transaction

London Stock Exchange, AIM

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name

Dr Ian Gilham

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

Non-Executive Chairman

b)

Initial notification /Amendment

Initial Notification

3

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a)

Name

Horizon Discovery Group plc

b)

Legal Entity Identifier

N/A

4

Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted

a)

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

Identification code

Ordinary shares of 1.0p each

GB00BK8FL363

b)

Nature of the transaction

Purchase of shares

c)

Currency

GBP

d)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

117.9p

25,000

 

e)

Aggregated information

- Aggregated volume

- Price

- Aggregated total

25,000

117.9p

£29,475

f)

Date of the transaction

1 December 2016

g)

Place of the transaction

London Stock Exchange, AIM

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name

Dr Jonathan Milner

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

Non-Executive Director

b)

Initial notification /Amendment

Initial Notification

3

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a)

Name

Horizon Discovery Group plc

b)

Legal Entity Identifier

N/A

4

Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted

a)

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

Identification code

Ordinary shares of 1.0p each

GB00BK8FL363

b)

Nature of the transaction

Purchase of shares

c)

Currency

GBP

d)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

115.0p

91,000

 

e)

Aggregated information

- Aggregated volume

- Price

- Aggregated total

91,000

115.0p

£104,650

f)

Date of the transaction

1 December 2016

g)

Place of the transaction

London Stock Exchange, AIM

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name

Mrs Susan Searle

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

Non-Executive Director

b)

Initial notification /Amendment

Initial Notification

3

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a)

Name

Horizon Discovery Group plc

b)

Legal Entity Identifier

N/A

4

Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted

a)

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

Identification code

Ordinary shares of 1.0p each

GB00BK8FL363

b)

Nature of the transaction

Purchase of shares

(for Self-Invested Personal Pension fund).

c)

Currency

GBP

d)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

118.0p

10,000

 

e)

Aggregated information

- Aggregated volume

- Price

- Aggregated total

10,000

118.0p

£11,800

f)

Date of the transaction

1 December 2016

g)

Place of the transaction

London Stock Exchange, AIM

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name

Mr Richard Vellacott

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

Chief Financial Officer

b)

Initial notification /Amendment

Initial Notification

3

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a)

Name

Horizon Discovery Group plc

b)

Legal Entity Identifier

N/A

4

Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted

a)

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

Identification code

Ordinary shares of 1.0p each

GB00BK8FL363

b)

Nature of the transaction

Purchase of shares

c)

Currency

GBP

d)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

117.0p

20,000

 

e)

Aggregated information

- Aggregated volume

- Price

- Aggregated total

20,000

117.0p

£23,400

f)

Date of the transaction

10,000 shares purchased at 117.0p per share on 1 December 2016; and

10,000 shares purchased at 117.0p per share on 2 December 2016.

g)

Place of the transaction

London Stock Exchange, AIM

91,000

115.0

9,790,680

10.28%

Mrs Susan Searle**

10,000

118.0

54,691

0.06%

Mr Richard Vellacott

20,000

117.0

27,000

0.03%

*Mr Milner's purchase of Ordinary Shares was made by his wife (Mrs Roza Gounari) and is therefore considered a beneficial holding of Mr Milner's.

** Mrs Susan Searle purchased these Ordinary Shares for her Self-Invested Personal Pension fund.

The notification below, made in accordance with the requirements of the EU Market Abuse Regulation, provides further detail.

Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them.

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name

Dr Darrin Disley

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

Chief Executive Officer

b)

Initial notification /Amendment

Initial Notification

3

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a)

Name

Horizon Discovery Group plc

b)

Legal Entity Identifier

N/A

4

Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted

a)

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

Identification code

Ordinary shares of 1.0p each

GB00BK8FL363

b)

Nature of the transaction

Purchase of shares

c)

Currency

GBP

d)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

117.0p

25,000

 

e)

Aggregated information

- Aggregated volume

- Price

- Aggregated total

25,000

117.0p

£29,250

f)

Date of the transaction

2 December 2016

g)

Place of the transaction

London Stock Exchange, AIM

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name

Dr Ian Gilham

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

Non-Executive Chairman

b)

Initial notification /Amendment

Initial Notification

3

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a)

Name

Horizon Discovery Group plc

b)

Legal Entity Identifier

N/A

4

Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted

a)

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

Identification code

Ordinary shares of 1.0p each

GB00BK8FL363

b)

Nature of the transaction

Purchase of shares

c)

Currency

GBP

d)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

117.9p

25,000

 

e)

Aggregated information

- Aggregated volume

- Price

- Aggregated total

25,000

117.9p

£29,475

f)

Date of the transaction

1 December 2016

g)

Place of the transaction

London Stock Exchange, AIM

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name

Dr Jonathan Milner

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

Non-Executive Director

b)

Initial notification /Amendment

Initial Notification

3

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a)

Name

Horizon Discovery Group plc

b)

Legal Entity Identifier

N/A

4

Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted

a)

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

Identification code

Ordinary shares of 1.0p each

GB00BK8FL363

b)

Nature of the transaction

Purchase of shares

c)

Currency

GBP

d)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

115.0p

91,000

 

e)

Aggregated information

- Aggregated volume

- Price

- Aggregated total

91,000

115.0p

£104,650

f)

Date of the transaction

1 December 2016

g)

Place of the transaction

London Stock Exchange, AIM

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name

Mrs Susan Searle

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

Non-Executive Director

b)

Initial notification /Amendment

Initial Notification

3

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a)

Name

Horizon Discovery Group plc

b)

Legal Entity Identifier

N/A

4

Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted

a)

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

Identification code

Ordinary shares of 1.0p each

GB00BK8FL363

b)

Nature of the transaction

Purchase of shares

(for Self-Invested Personal Pension fund).

c)

Currency

GBP

d)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

118.0p

10,000

 

e)

Aggregated information

- Aggregated volume

- Price

- Aggregated total

10,000

118.0p

£11,800

f)

Date of the transaction

1 December 2016

g)

Place of the transaction

London Stock Exchange, AIM

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name

Mr Richard Vellacott

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

Chief Financial Officer

b)

Initial notification /Amendment

Initial Notification

3

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a)

Name

Horizon Discovery Group plc

b)

Legal Entity Identifier

N/A

4

Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted

a)

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

Identification code

Ordinary shares of 1.0p each

GB00BK8FL363

b)

Nature of the transaction

Purchase of shares

c)

Currency

GBP

d)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

117.0p

20,000

 

e)

Aggregated information

- Aggregated volume

- Price

- Aggregated total

20,000

117.0p

£23,400

f)

Date of the transaction

10,000 shares purchased at 117.0p per share on 1 December 2016; and

10,000 shares purchased at 117.0p per share on 2 December 2016.

g)

Place of the transaction

London Stock Exchange, AIM