Director/PDMR Shareholding

Avacta Group plc (AIM: AVCT), the developer of Affimer® biotherapeutics and research reagents, announces that its Chief Executive Officer, Dr Alastair Smith has today purchased 33,225 ordinary shares of 10 p each (“Ordinary Shares”) at a price of 74.5p per share.

Following this transaction, Dr Smith’s total beneficial interest in the Group is 570,509 Ordinary Shares, representing approximately 0.8% of Avacta’s issued share capital. In addition, Alastair Smith has a joint interest in 1,640,000 shares in the share capital of the Company; such shares are jointly held by certain Directors individually and Avacta Group Trustee Limited in its capacity as trustee of The Avacta Employees’ Share Trust.