Director dealings: Greggs CEO offloads shares

10 October 2019

(Sharecast News) - Greggs revealed on Thursday that chief executive Roger Whiteside and his spouse Elizabeth had disposed of a combined total of 97,655 ordinary shares in the FTSE 250-listed bakery chain.
Whiteside, who took over as CEO at Greggs back in February 2013, sold a combined 92,703 shares on Monday at an average price of 1,804p each, for a total value of £1.67m via two transactions.

Earlier in October, Greggs said third-quarter total sales rose 12.4%, driven by higher customer numbers.

Company-managed shop like-for-like sales were up 7.4% for the 13 weeks to September 28 as Greggs maintained its full-year outlook, adding that it still expected year-on-year sales growth would reflect strengthening comparatives from 2018.

As of 1630 BST, Greggs shares were down 3.01% at 1,743p.

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<strong>Top Director Sells</strong>

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Director name: Whiteside,Roger
Amount sold: 96,461 @ 1,804.00p
Value: &#163;1,740,156.53

Greggs (GRG)
Director name: Whiteside,Roger
Amount sold: 1,194 @ 1,804.00p
Value: &#163;21,539.76

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