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Keywords Studios PLC (KWS)


Tuesday 28 June, 2022

Keywords Studios PLC

Issue of Shares

RNS Number : 5386Q
Keywords Studios PLC
28 June 2022

28 June 2022


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


  Issue of Shares


Keywords Studios, the international technical and creative services provider to the global video games industry, today announces the issuance of 28,474 new ordinary shares to the vendor of Tantalus Media Pty Ltd1 ("Tantalus") in respect of the share element of the consideration due based on the performance of Tantalus post completion.


Since the acquisition, the shares to be issued relating to Tantalus have been fully represented in the reported earnings per share numbers through the basic and diluted weighted average denominators used. 


Application has been made to the London Stock Exchange for the admission of these 28,474 new ordinary shares to trading on AIM.  Admission of the new shares is expected to take place at 8:00am on 4 July 2022.  The Company's total issued share capital following admission will consist of 76,950,531 ordinary shares of one pence each with one voting right per share. The figure of 76,950,531 may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they can determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the Company following admission. 


For further information, please contact:

Keywords Studios  ( )

Bertrand Bodson, Chief Executive Officer

Jon Hauck, Chief Financial Officer

+353 190 22 730


Numis Securities

Stuart Skinner/Kevin Cruickshank/Will Baunton


+44 20 7260 1000


MHP Communications (Financial PR)

Katie Hunt/E leni Menikou/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).


1 Keywords acquired 85% of the issued share capital of Tantalus' parent company, Keywords Australia Pty Ltd ("Keywords Australia"), a new company set up for this transaction. Put and call options are in place that would allow the Keywords Studios group to buy the 15% shareholding in Keywords Australia from 2024.

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