Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Blackbird Plc LSE:BIRD London Ordinary Share GB0004740477 ORD 0.8P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -0.75 -4.92% 14.50 14.00 15.00 15.25 14.50 15.25 304,338 09:42:44
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Software & Computer Services 0.9 -2.6 -1.1 - 49

Blackbird PLC Grant of Share Options

19/12/2019 7:00am

UK Regulatory (RNS & others)


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Blackbird PLC

19 December 2019

19 December 2019

Blackbird plc

("Blackbird" or the "Company")

Grant of Share Options

Blackbird plc (AIM: BIRD), developer and seller of market-leading cloud video platform Blackbird, announces that on 19 December 2019 options over the Company's ordinary shares of 0.8 pence were granted to the directors listed below as part of an employee-wide share option grant over 4,600,000 unissued Ordinary Shares:

 
 
 Name                Title                     Number of   Exercise   Number of Options 
                                                 Options      Price          Post Grant 
------------------  ------------------------  ----------  ---------  ------------------ 
                     Chief Executive 
 Ian McDonough        Officer                  1,250,000     16.00p           5,130,000 
 Stephen Streater    R&D Director                340,000     16.00p           1,370,000 
                     Chief Operating 
 Stephen White        and Financial Officer      500,000     16.00p           1,000,000 
 Andrew Bentley      Non-Executive Chairman      120,000     16.00p             760,000 
 Dawn Airey          Non-Executive Director      160,000     16.00p             410,000 
 David Main          Non-Executive Director       60,000     16.00p           1,685,000 
 

The options were granted under the Company's EMI share option scheme.

Following the above grant there are a total of 10,355,000 incentive share options granted over unissued Ordinary Shares granted to Directors and PDMRs, representing 3.19% of the Company's current Ordinary share capital of 324,623,725 Ordinary Shares.

Contacts:

 
 
   Blackbird plc                                  Tel: +44 (0)20 
                                                  8879 7245 
 Ian McDonough, Chief Executive Officer 
 Stephen White, Chief Operating and Financial 
  Officer 
 
 Allenby Capital Limited (Nominated Adviser     Tel: +44 (0)20 
  and Broker)                                    3328 5656 
 Nick Naylor 
 Nicholas Chambers 
 
 

About Blackbird plc

Blackbird plc (AIM: BIRD, www.blackbird.video) floated in February 2000.

Blackbird develops, markets and licenses a powerful cloud video platform using its patented Blackbird technology. The technology underpins multiple applications, which are used by rights holders, broadcasters, sports and news video specialists, esports live events and content owners, post-production houses, other mass market digital video channels and corporations.

The Blackbird technology allows full visibility of multi-location digital content, improves time to market for live content such as video clips and highlights for social media distribution, and results in much more effective monetisation.

Blackbird(R) is a registered trademark of Blackbird plc.

Websites

www.blackbird.video

Social media

www.linkedin.com/company/blackbird-cloud

www.twitter.com/blackbirdcloud

www.facebook.com/blackbirdplc

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                              Ian McDonough 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 2    Reason for the notification 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 a)   Position/status                   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                              Blackbird plc 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 b)   LEI                               2138006DWRVTIAVW3415 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 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      Ordinary Shares of 0.8p 
       instrument, type of instrument 
       Identification code 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 b)   Nature of the transaction         Grant of options over ordinary shares 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 c)   Price(s) and volume(s)              Price(s)   Volume(s) 
                                           16.00p     1,250,000 
                                                     ---------- 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 d)   Aggregated information            n/a 
       - Aggregated volume 
       - Price 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 e)   Date of the transaction           19 December 2019 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 f)   Place of the transaction          Outside of a trading venue - grant 
                                         of options 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 
 
 1    Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities 
       / person closely associated 
 a)   Name                              Stephen Streater 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 2    Reason for the notification 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 a)   Position/status                   R&D Director 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 b)   Initial notification /Amendment   Initial notification 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 3    Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
       auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 a)   Name                              Blackbird plc 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 b)   LEI                               2138006DWRVTIAVW3415 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 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      Ordinary Shares of 0.8p 
       instrument, type of instrument 
       Identification code 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 b)   Nature of the transaction         Grant of options over ordinary shares 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 c)   Price(s) and volume(s)              Price(s)   Volume(s) 
                                           16.00p     340,000 
                                                     ---------- 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 d)   Aggregated information            n/a 
       - Aggregated volume 
       - Price 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 e)   Date of the transaction           19 December 2019 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 f)   Place of the transaction          Outside of a trading venue - grant 
                                         of options 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 
 
 1    Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities 
       / person closely associated 
 a)   Name                              Stephen White 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 2    Reason for the notification 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 a)   Position/status                   Chief Operating and Financial Officer 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 b)   Initial notification /Amendment   Initial notification 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 3    Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
       auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 a)   Name                              Blackbird plc 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 b)   LEI                               2138006DWRVTIAVW3415 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 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      Ordinary Shares of 0.8p 
       instrument, type of instrument 
       Identification code 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 b)   Nature of the transaction         Grant of options over ordinary shares 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 c)   Price(s) and volume(s)              Price(s)   Volume(s) 
                                           16.00p     500,000 
                                                     ---------- 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 d)   Aggregated information            n/a 
       - Aggregated volume 
       - Price 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 e)   Date of the transaction           19 December 2019 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 f)   Place of the transaction          Outside of a trading venue - grant 
                                         of options 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 
 
 1    Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities 
       / person closely associated 
 a)   Name                              Andrew Bentley 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 2    Reason for the notification 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 a)   Position/status                   Non-Executive Chairman 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 b)   Initial notification /Amendment   Initial notification 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 3    Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
       auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 a)   Name                              Blackbird plc 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 b)   LEI                               2138006DWRVTIAVW3415 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 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      Ordinary Shares of 0.8p 
       instrument, type of instrument 
       Identification code 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 b)   Nature of the transaction         Grant of options over ordinary shares 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 c)   Price(s) and volume(s)              Price(s)   Volume(s) 
                                           16.00p     120,000 
                                                     ---------- 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 d)   Aggregated information            n/a 
       - Aggregated volume 
       - Price 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 e)   Date of the transaction           19 December 2019 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 f)   Place of the transaction          Outside of a trading venue - grant 
                                         of options 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 
 
 1    Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities 
       / person closely associated 
 a)   Name                              Dawn Airey 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 2    Reason for the notification 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 a)   Position/status                   Non-Executive Director 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 b)   Initial notification /Amendment   Initial notification 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 3    Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
       auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 a)   Name                              Blackbird plc 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 b)   LEI                               2138006DWRVTIAVW3415 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 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      Ordinary Shares of 0.8p 
       instrument, type of instrument 
       Identification code 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 b)   Nature of the transaction         Grant of options over ordinary shares 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 c)   Price(s) and volume(s)              Price(s)   Volume(s) 
                                           16.00p     160,000 
                                                     ---------- 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 d)   Aggregated information            n/a 
       - Aggregated volume 
       - Price 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 e)   Date of the transaction           19 December 2019 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 f)   Place of the transaction          Outside of a trading venue - grant 
                                         of options 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 
 
 1    Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities 
       / person closely associated 
 a)   Name                              David Main 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 2    Reason for the notification 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 a)   Position/status                   Non-Executive Director 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 b)   Initial notification /Amendment   Initial notification 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 3    Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
       auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 a)   Name                              Blackbird plc 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 b)   LEI                               2138006DWRVTIAVW3415 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 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      Ordinary Shares of 0.8p 
       instrument, type of instrument 
       Identification code 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 b)   Nature of the transaction         Grant of options over ordinary shares 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 c)   Price(s) and volume(s)              Price(s)   Volume(s) 
                                           16.00p     60,000 
                                                     ---------- 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 d)   Aggregated information            n/a 
       - Aggregated volume 
       - Price 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 e)   Date of the transaction           19 December 2019 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 f)   Place of the transaction          Outside of a trading venue - grant 
                                         of options 
     --------------------------------  -------------------------------------- 
 

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