Issue of Equity

Scholium Group plc (the “Company”)

Issue of Equity

2 July 2014

The Company is pleased to announce that 399,675 ordinary shares of £0.01 each in the capital of the Company have been issued pursuant to the exercise of options at an exercise price of 15.4p per share.  Bernard Shapero and Pierre-Yves Guillemet, both senior managers of the group, have acquired 324,736 shares and 74,939 shares respectively.  Application has been made for these new ordinary shares to be admitted to AIM and admission is expected to take place on 07 July 2014.

The new Ordinary Shares will rank pari passu with the existing ordinary shares. Following allotment of the new ordinary shares, the Company will have in issue 13.6 million ordinary shares exactly. This figure may be used by 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 share capital of the Company under the Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

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Scholium Group plc

Philip Blackwell, Chief Executive Officer

Simon Southwood, Chief Financial Officer


+44 (0)20 7493 0876

Notes to Editors

Scholium Group plc is the holding company for a group of companies involved in the retail and trade of rare books, works on paper and fine art.


Shapero Rare Books

Shapero Rare Books was founded in 1979, is a dealer in rare and antiquarian books and works on paper. This includes maps of historic importance, vintage photographs and decorative and artistic prints. Mr Shapero is a well-known and established international dealer in rare books and maps. He developed his expertise from an initial focus on travel and illustrated books into a broad spectrum of rare and collectible works.


The management of Shapero Rare Books has experience in acquiring large consignments of rare and historically important antiquarian books for sale to an international client base. The business has operated since 1996 from its current leasehold premises in St George Street, Mayfair, London.


Scholium Trading

Scholium Trading acquires and trades in the wider market for rare and collectible goods alongside other specialist dealers.


South Kensington Books and Ultimate Library

South Kensington Books is the current trading name of a bookshop that has been operating from leasehold premises in Thurloe Street, South Kensington, London for several decades and which specialises in books valued at up to £150 in visual arts, architecture and photography.


Ultimate Library, which operates from the same premises, creates bespoke libraries on behalf of luxury hotels and resorts, and high-end personal residences around the world