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Friday 17 September, 2021

Keywords Studios PLC

Executive LTIP - PDMR Dealings

RNS Number : 0764M
Keywords Studios PLC
17 September 2021
 

17 September 2021

 

Keywords Studios plc

 

("Keywords Studios" or "Company")

 

Executive LTIP - PDMR Dealings

 

Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, today announces that the following conditional awards ("Conditional Awards" or "Salary Shares") were granted on 16 September 2021 under the rules of the Company's Long Term Incentive Plan dated 8 July 2013 (as amended on 22 April 2016) ("LTIP").

 

Director

Type of award

Number of shares subject to award

Jon Hauck, Chief Financial Officer and Joint Interim Chief Executive Officer

Conditional Awards

1,231

Sonia Sedler, Chief Operating Officer and Joint Interim Chief Executive Officer

Conditional Awards

1,231

 

The above Salary Shares vest on the second anniversary of the date of grant subject to continued employment. There are no Company performance conditions attached to the vesting of the Salary Shares.

 

Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them.

 

 

 1

 

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

 

a)

 

Name

 

 

 Jon Hauck

2

 

Reason for the notification

 

a)

 

Position/status

 

 

Chief Financial Officer and Joint Interim Chief Executive Officer

b)

 

Initial notification /Amendment

 

 

Initial Notification

3

 

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

 

a)

 

Name

 

 

Keywords Studios PLC

b)

 

LEI 

 

2138007VR9ZYCWS7VE12

4

 

Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted  

 

a)

 

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

Ordinary shares of 1p each

 

 

 

Identification code

ISIN: GB00BBQ38507 

 

 

b)

 

Nature of the transaction

 

 

Grant of Conditional Awards over 1,231 ordinary shares of 1p each under the Company's LTIP

c)

 

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Price(s)

Volume(s)

 

 

 

£0.01

1,231

 

 

 

 

 

 

d)

 

Aggregated information

 

N/A

 

 

- Aggregated volume

 

 

 

- Price

 

 

 

e)

 

Date of the transaction

 

 

16 September 2021

f)

 

Place of the transaction

 

 

Outside a Trading Venue

 

 

 1

 

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

 

a)

 

Name

 

 

Sonia Sedler

2

 

Reason for the notification

 

a)

 

Position/status

 

 

Chief Operating Officer and Joint Interim Chief Executive Officer

b)

 

Initial notification /Amendment

 

 

Initial Notification

3

 

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

 

a)

 

Name

 

 

Keywords Studios PLC

b)

 

LEI 

 

2138007VR9ZYCWS7VE12

4

 

Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted  

 

a)

 

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

Ordinary shares of 1p each

 

 

 

Identification code

 ISIN: GB00BBQ38507

 

 

b)

 

Nature of the transaction

 

 

Grant of Conditional Awards over 1,231 ordinary shares of 1p each under the Company's LTIP

c)

 

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Price(s)

Volume(s)

 

 

 

£0.01

1,231

 

 

 

 

 

 

d)

 

Aggregated information

 

N/A

 

 

- Aggregated volume

 

 

 

- Price

 

 

 

e)

 

Date of the transaction

 

 

16 September 2021

f)

 

Place of the transaction

 

 

Outside a Trading Venue

 

 For further information, please contact:

 

Keywords Studios  ( www.keywordsstudios.com )

Jon Hauck, Joint Interim Chief Executive Officer

Sonia Sedler, Joint Interim Chief Executive Officer

Joseph Quinn, Investor Relations

+353 190 22 730

 

 

Numis Securities

Stuart Skinner/Kevin Cruickshank/William Baunton

+44 20 7260 1000

 

 

MHP Communications (Financial PR)

Katie Hunt/James Midmer/Charles Hirst

+44 20 3128 8193

[email protected]

 

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 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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