RNS Number : 6822R

EKF Diagnostics Holdings PLC

08 November 2021

EKF Diagnostics Holdings plc

("EKF", the "Company" or the "Group")

Director/PDMR Shareholding

EKF Diagnostics Holdings plc (AIM: EKF), the AIM-listed point-of-care business , announces that it has been notified that on 8 November 2021 Julian Baines, Non-Executive Deputy Chairman, sold a total of 250,000 ordinary shares of 1 pence each in the Company ("Ordinary Shares") at a price of 80.76 pence per Ordinary Share.

Following this transaction, Julian Baines' total direct and indirect interest in the Group is 1,605,288 Ordinary Shares representing approximately 0.35% of the Group's total issued share capital.

The Notification of Dealing Form required in accordance with UK MAR is set out below.

EKF Diagnostics Holdings plc                                    www.ekfdiagnostics.com 
Christopher Mills, Non-executive Chairman                     Tel: +44 (0)29 2071 0570 
Mike Salter, CEO 
Richard Evans, FD & COO 
Singer Capital Markets (Nominated Adviser &                  Tel: +44 ( 0)20 7496 3000 
 Joint Broker) 
Aubrey Powell / George Tzimas / Tom 
Investec Bank plc (Joint Broker)                              Tel: +44 (0)20 7597 4000 
Gary Clarence / Daniel Adams 
Walbrook PR Limited                     Tel: +44 (0)20 7933 8780 or ekf@walbrookpr.com 
Paul McManus / Lianne Applegarth            Mob: +44 (0)7980 541 893 / +44 (0)7584 391 
 1     Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities 
        / person closely associated 
 a)    Name                                     Julian Baines 
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 2     Reason for the notification 
 a)    Position/status                          Non-Executive Deputy Chairman 
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 b)    Initial notification                     Initial Notification 
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 3     Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
        auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
 a)    Name                                     EKF Diagnostics Holdings plc 
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 b)    LEI                                      213800DXTF3EAUK1AR05 
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 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                       Ordinary Shares of GBP0.01 each 
        financial instrument, 
        type of instrument 
       Identification code                      GB0031509804 
 b)    Nature of the transaction                Sale of Ordinary Shares 
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 c)    Price(s) and volume(s) 
                                                ----------------  ---------------- 
                                                 Price(s)          Volume(s) 
                                                ----------------  ---------------- 
                                                 80.76p            250,000 
                                                ----------------  ---------------- 
 d)    Aggregated information 
  - Aggregated volume                      N/A - Single Transaction 
  - Price 
 e)    Date of the transaction                  8 November 2021 
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 f)    Place of the transaction                 London Stock Exchange - AIMX 
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About EKF Diagnostics Holdings plc ( www.ekfdiagnostics.com )

EKF is a leading point-of-care diagnostics and central laboratory assay manufacturer with an estimated 80,000 hemoglobin, hematocrit, HbA1c, glucose and lactate analysers in regular use across more than 100 countries. EKF specialises in developing tests for use in anemia and diabetes diagnosis and management, as well as providing a portfolio of reagents for use in clinical chemistry analysers.

EKF specialises in the development, production and worldwide distribution of point-of-care analyzers and clinical chemistry reagents for use in hospital and research laboratories, doctor's offices, blood banks and for in-field anaemia screening programmes. EKF is also a bulk manufacturer of enzymes and has custom manufacturing facilities in the across sites in the US, UK and Europe for a variety of life science products. Demand for contract manufacturing of COVID-19 sample collection tests and kits has grown dramatically during the pandemic, however the capabilities can be applied to other areas of diagnostic testing, molecular disease and forensic test manufacture.

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