Quercus Publishing plc
LSE : QUPP

April 14, 2011 02:01 ET

Directors' Shareholdings and Exercise of Options

                                                                                               14 April 2011
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                                           Quercus Publishing Plc
                                        ("Quercus" or the "Company")
                                                      
                              Directors' Shareholdings and Exercise of Options
                                                      
Quercus  Publishing Plc (PLUS: QUPP), the PLUS-quoted publishing company, announces that on 12  April  2011,
Mark  Smith  and  Wayne Davies, both of whom are Directors of the Company, respectively  sold   334,000  and
166,000 ordinary shares of 0.8p each in the Company at a price of £1.4998 pence per share. These shares were
purchased by an institutional investor.

Quercus also announces that on 12 April 2011, a total of 306,890 ordinary shares in the Company were  issued
pursuant to the exercise of options under the Company's EMI share option scheme. Mike McGrath, a Director of
the  Company, acquired 50,000 of these ordinary shares at a price of 10 pence per share. The total  proceeds
from  the exercise of options amount to £153,271.75 and, following the exercise of options, the issued share
capital of Quercus comprises 20,519,120 ordinary shares of 0.8p each.

As  a  result  of  the  transactions referred to above, Mark Smith is now interested in  2,888,222  ordinary
shares,  representing 14.08 per cent of the Company's issued share capital, Wayne Davies  is  interested  in
878,000  ordinary shares, representing 4.28 per cent of the Company's issued share capital and Mike  McGrath
is  interested in 75,000 ordinary shares, representing 0.37 per cent of the Company's issued share  capital.
In  aggregate, the Directors are now interested in 4,060,774 ordinary shares, representing 19.79 per cent of
the Company's issued share capital.

The Directors of Quercus Publishing Plc are responsible for the contents of this announcement.


 Enquiries to:                                                                                            
 
 QUERCUS PUBLISHING PLC                                                                 Tel: 020 7291 7200
 Mark Smith, Chief Executive
 
 ST HELENS CAPITAL PARTNERS LLP                                                         Tel: 020 7368 6959
 Mark Anwyl or Duncan Vasey
 
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