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.

Holding prior to transaction Number of Shares Acquired New Share Holding New % Share Holding
Barry Mence 1,272,881 16,124 1,289,005 17.71%
Stuart Silcock 223,963 5,014 228,977 3.15%
Bernard Al 83,989 2,167 86,156 1.18%
Arif Karimjee 17,500 1,695 19,195 0.26%

All shares were purchased, and the Company was notified, on 30 June 2015, at a price per share of 56.75 pence per share.

For Further Information Contact:

Barry Mence, Chairman Sopheon plc + 44 (0) 1276 919 560
Arif Karimjee, CFO Sopheon plc + 44 (0) 1276 919 560
Ed Frisby / Carl Holmes (corporate finance) finnCap + 44 (0) 20 7220 0500
Mia Gardener (corporate broking)
Tim Thompson / Edward Treadwell Newgate + 44 (0) 20 7653 9850

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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