Swann bought 148,000 shares at 327p for about £480,000, while finance director John Warren bought 50,000 shares at 329p raising his total holding to just over 56,000, The Sunday Times reported.
In October, the company reported an annual pre-tax loss of £135m ($242m), as it was hit by exceptional charges of £200m linked to unsold stock and restructuring costs.
Sales at its 673 UK stores fell by 2%, with the company hit by falling book and music sales.
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The EC has been instructed to draft a European Union (EU) directive authorising an EU financial transaction tax, which would apply to ten of the EU’s 28 member states
Accountancy watchdog the FRC has dropped its investigation into the former chief financial officer of Tesco, nearly two years after the supermarket was engulfed in an accounting scandal
Colin imagines how Apple's logo might change in the wake of the EC's ruling over its Irish tax arrangements