Bosses at Petra Diamonds have agreed to shell out a combined total of nearly £1m to buy shares in the firm.
Chairman Adonis Pouroulis, finance director David Abery and non-executive director Charles Segall each agreed to buy just less than 1.4m shares at 22p a time.
About 3.2m of the shares were bought from miner BHP Billiton and 900,000 from its subsidiary BHP Billiton World Exploration.
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Pouroulis's purchase brings his holding in the company to about 9.1m shares or 4.95% of the company. Abery and Segall now have about 1.5m and 1.4m shares respectively.
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