Sopheon plc, the international provider of software and services that improve the financial return from innovation and product development investments, announces that it has been notified that certain directors purchased shares in the Company, as outlined in the table below.

The holdings listed below reflect Ordinary Shares held by the director concerned and all his related parties.

Name Holding Prior to Transaction Number of Shares Acquired New Share Holding
Barry Mence 1,441,242 6,334 1,447,576
Stuart Silcock 276,627 2,000 278,627
Arif Karimjee 48,334 1,666 50,000


All shares were purchased, and the Company was notified, on 16 June 2016. The shares purchased by Mr Mence and Mr Silcock were purchased at a price of 130.0 pence per share, and the shares purchased by Mr Karimjee were purchased at a price of 129.9 pence per share.

For Further Information Contact:

Barry Mence, Chairman
Arif Karimjee, CFO
Sopheon plc + 44 (0) 1276 919 560
Ed Frisby / Carl Holmes / Giles Rolls
(corporate finance)
Mia Gardener (corporate broking)
finnCap + 44 (0) 20 7220 0500

About Sopheon
Sopheon (LSE: SPE) partners with customers to provide complete enterprise innovation management solutions including software, expertise, and best practices, that enable them to achieve exceptional long-term revenue growth and profitability. Sopheon’s Accolade solution provides unique, fully-integrated coverage for the entire innovation management and new product development lifecycle, including strategic innovation planning, roadmapping, idea and concept development, process and project management, portfolio management and resource planning. Sopheon’s solutions have been implemented by over 200 customers with over 60,000 users in over 50 countries. Sopheon is listed on AIM, operated by the London Stock Exchange.

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