ThepropertycompanyisfocusedonLondonstheatre-landdistrictandinFebruaryitsaiddemandforitspropertieshasremainedhealthysincetheendofSeptember。

ThecompanysaidinvestmentactivityinLondonsWestEndisreturningtomorenormallevels,withShaftesburyplayingitspart,havingboughtpropertiesatatotalcostof£30msinceOctober。

Thegroupexpectsafurtherincreaseinactivityoverthenext12months。

Shaftesburyhastapped£486mofits£575mcommittedbankfacilities。

Theaverageall-incostofitsbankdebtat31January2011was4。

62%。

Includingits£61mofdebentureborrowings,theoverallcostofdebtwas5%。

TopDirectorBuys

Shaftesbury(SHB)

Directorname:MrJonathanSLane

Amountpurchased:22,222@450。

00p

Value:£99,999

Diploma(DPLM)

Directorname:MrIHenderson

Amountpurchased:25,000@276。

00p

Value:£69,000

DevelopmentSecurities(DSC)

Directorname:MrSarahBates

Amountpurchased:30,000@203。

00p

Value:£60,900

SThree(STHR)

Directorname:MrClaytonBrendish

Amountpurchased:12,000@421。

90p

Value:£50,628

CPPGroup(CPP)

Directorname:MrDuncanJMcIntyre

Amountpurchased:13,340@297。

00p

Value:£39,620

Xchanging(XCH)

Directorname:MrNigelRich

Amountpurchased:50,000@63。

73p

Value:£31,865

InternationalFerroMetalsGroup(IFL)

Directorname:MrTerenceVincentColemanWillsteed

Amountpurchased:100,000@23。

75p

Value:£23,750

InnovationGroup(TIG)

Directorname:MrJaneHall

Amountpurchased:124,924@15。

85p

Value:£19,800

e-Therapeutics(ETX)

Directorname:MrSteveSelf

Amountpurchased:50,000@36。

50p

Value:£18,250

Mediwatch(MDW)

Directorname:MrPhilipGStimpson

Amountpurchased:550,000@2。

60p

Value:£14,300

TopDirectorSells

SercoGroup(SRP)

Directorname:MrChristopherRHyman

Amountsold:78,275@582。

76p

Value:£456,155

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