Block AdmissionSource: RNS
21 October 2022
Keywords Studios plc
("Keywords Studios", "the Company")
The Company announces that an application has been made for a block admission to trading on AIM in respect of 550,000 ordinary shares of 1p each ("New Ordinary Shares") in the share capital of the Company (the "Block Admission"). It is expected that the Block Admission will become effective on 26 October 2022.
The New Ordinary Shares will be issued from time to time pursuant to the Company's employee share schemes (the "Incentive Schemes"), as follows:
· 400,000 shares in respect of the Long Term Incentive Plan;
· 100,000 shares in respect of the Share Option Plan; and
· 50,000 shares in respect of the Employee Share Purchase Plan.
When issued, the New Ordinary Shares will be credited as fully paid and will rank pari passu with the existing ordinary shares of the Company.
The Block Admission is considered adequate for anticipated exercises of options under the Incentive Schemes for the foreseeable future.
As at 20 October 2022, the Company's issued share capital consisted of 77,483,545 ordinary shares of 1p each with voting rights. The Company's issued share capital will not change as a result of the Block Admission. The Company does not hold any ordinary shares in Treasury.
For further information, please contact:
Bertrand Bodson, Chief Executive Officer
Jon Hauck, Chief Financial Officer
Giles Blackham, Investor Relations
+353 190 22 730
Stuart Skinner/Kevin Cruickshank/Will Baunton
+44 20 7260 1000
MHP Communications (Financial PR)
Katie Hunt/Eleni Menikou/Charles Hirst
+44 20 3128 8193
About Keywords Studios (www.keywordsstudios.com)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. Established in 1998, and now with over 70 facilities in 26 countries strategically located in Asia, Australia, the Americas and Europe, it provides integrated art creation, marketing services, game development, testing, localization, audio and player support services across more than 50 languages and 16 games platforms to a blue-chip client base of over 950 clients across the globe.
Keywords Studios has a strong market position, providing services to 23 of the top 25 most prominent games companies. Across the games and entertainment industry, clients include Activision Blizzard, Bandai Namco, Bethesda, Electronic Arts, Epic Games, Konami, Microsoft, Netflix, Riot Games, Square Enix, Supercell, TakeTwo, Tencent and Ubisoft. Recent titles worked on include Anthem, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Valorant, League of Legends, Fortnite, Clash Royale and Doom Eternal. Keywords Studios is listed on AIM, the London Stock Exchange regulated market (KWS.L).