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Keywords Studios PLC (KWS)


Monday 21 March, 2022

Keywords Studios PLC

Directorate Change

RNS Number : 3642F
Keywords Studios PLC
21 March 2022

21 March 2022

Keywords Studios plc ("Keywords Studios", "the Group")

Directorate Change


Keywords Studios, the international technical and creative services provider to the global video games industry, today announces that due to personal circumstances, Sonia Lashand Sedler has left the Company, her position on the Board, and her role as Chief Operating Officer, with immediate effect.

The Group has strong leadership in place following the appointment of Bertrand Bodson in December 2021 who is well supported by the Group's Chief Financial Officer, Jon Hauck, and an exceptional service line and regional leadership team.

As previously announced, the Group will publish its full year results for the year ended 31 December 2021 on 30 March 2022 when it will update on its current trading and confidence in delivering on market expectations for the full year.


Ross Graham, Chairman of Keywords Studios, commented:

"I would like to thank Sonia for her contribution to the Group over the past year and to wish her well for the future."

"With a strong and energized leadership team in place, we are well placed to continue to execute on our clear opportunities in the buoyant video games market, as we capitalize on the Group's unique full service platform powered by our incredibly talented team of Keywordians."


Sonia Sedler commented:

"It is with great regret that I am leaving my position as Chief Operating Officer at Keywords Studios for personal reasons. I have really enjoyed my position in such a strong organisation with so much potential and I will be sad to leave.

"I'd like to thank my Keywords colleagues for their passion and commitment to this incredible industry, and I'd like to thank the Board for their support. It has been an honour to work for Keywords and with such great people."


For further information, please contact:

Keywords Studios  ( )

Bertrand Bodson, Chief Executive Officer

Jon Hauck, Chief Financial Officer

Joseph Quinn, Investor Relations

+353 190 22 730


Numis Securities

Stuart Skinner/Kevin Cruickshank/Will Baunton


+44 20 7260 1000


MHP Communications (Financial PR)

Katie Hunt/Charles Hirst



+44 20 3128 8193

[email protected]


About Keywords Studios ( )


Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. Established in 1998, and now with over 70 facilities in 23 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).


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