DIRECTOR DEALINGS: Darktrace executive team buys shares after sell-off

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The following is a round-up of share dealings by London-listed company directors and managers announced on Thursday and Friday and not separately reported by Alliance News:

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Darktrace PLC - Cambridge, England-based cyber security - Chief Technology Officer Jack Stockdale buys 60,000 shares at £3.28, worth £197,005, on Thursday. Chair Gordon Hurst buys 55,000 shares at £3.69, worth £202,785, on Friday. CEO Poppy Gustafsson had bought 29,496 shares, worth £99,254, on Wednesday. The executive team stepped in to buy after the stock fell by 20% in response to a newspaper report that highlighted the link between Darktrace's strategy chief and software firm Autonomy, which is at the centre of accusations of fraud by Hewlett-Packard Co, which had bought Autonomy in 2011. Darktrace shares are up 11% on Friday.

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IG Group Holdings PLC - London-based financial products trading platform - Non-Executive Director Jonathan Moulds buys 100,000 shares at £7.03, worth £702,650, on Thursday.

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Vodafone Group PLC - Newbury, England-based telecommunications operator - Chief Financial Officer Margherita Della Valle buys 108,702 shares at £1.19, worth £129,095, on Wednesday.

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TBC Bank Group PLC - Tbilisi, Georgia-headquartered lender - Nino Masurashvili, deputy chief executive officer of JSC TBC Bank, sells 10,000 shares at average £13.71, worth £137,082, on Wednesday. Masurashvili also had sold 10,000 shares in February.

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Tyman PLC - London-based door and window components supplier - Non-Executive Director Paul Withers buys 20,000 shares at £2.60, worth £51,900, on Thursday.

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