Artemis Alpha Trust plc (the "Company")
Transaction in own shares
The Board of the Company announces that it has today made a market purchase of 75,000 Ordinary shares of 1 pence each in the capital of the Company, representing 0.16% of the current issued ordinary share capital. The shares were purchased at a price of 265.67 pence per Ordinary share and the Company intends to hold these shares in treasury.
Following this purchase, the Company's issued share capital comprises 48,844,470 Ordinary shares, of which 1,073,338 are held in treasury, and 6,867,134 Subscription shares (which carry no voting rights). Therefore the total number of shares with voting rights in the Company will be 47,771,132 Ordinary shares.
Total Voting Rights
The above figure (47,771,132) may be used by Ordinary shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to, their interest in the Company under the FSA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules.
The conversion of 1,162 Subscription shares into the equivalent new Ordinary Shares (the "New Shares") as announced on 5 July 2012 is expected to become effective, and dealings in the New Shares are expected to commence, at 08:00 on Tuesday 10 July 2012. Therefore, this conversion has not been included in the figures above.
For further information, please contact:
Artemis Investment Management LLP
Telephone: 0131 225 7300
6 July 2012