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Keywords Studios Plc LSE:KWS London Ordinary Share GB00BBQ38507 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  110.00 3.61% 3,156.00 3,150.00 3,154.00 3,160.00 3,032.00 3,110.00 172,717 16:35:03
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Technology Hardware & Equipment 332.8 29.0 27.0 122.0 2,393

Keywords Studios PLC Director/PDMR Shareholding

05/05/2021 7:00am

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Keywords Studios PLC

05 May 2021

05 May 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, under the terms of the Company's long term incentive plan ("LTIP"), the following awards were granted on 5 May 2021:

 
 Director                                                                       Type          Number of 
                                                                                 of option     shares subject 
                                                                                               to option 
                                                                                Nil-cost 
Andrew Day, Chief Executive Officer (on temporary leave of absence).             option       50,000 
                                                                               ------------  ---------------- 
                                                                                Nil-cost 
Jon Hauck, Chief Financial Officer and Joint Interim Chief Executive Officer     option       25,000 
                                                                               ------------  ---------------- 
                                                                                Nil-cost 
Sonia Sedler, Chief Operating Officer Joint Interim Chief Executive Officer      option       35,000 
                                                                               ------------  ---------------- 
 

Vesting of the above LTIPs are subject to the achievement of performance conditions based on the Company's Total Shareholder Return ("TSR") versus the FTSE 250 Index (excluding investment trusts) (the "Index") over the 3 year performance period. Threshold vesting (25% of the award) will vest for TSR in line with the Index and full vesting will be earned for exceeding the Index TSR by 20% over the performance period.

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                                  Andrew Day 
      ------------------------------------  -------------------------------------------- 
 2     Reason for the notification 
      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)    Position/status                       Chief Executive Officer (on temporary 
                                              leave of absence). 
      ------------------------------------  -------------------------------------------- 
 b)    Initial notification                  Initial Notification 
        /Amendment 
      ------------------------------------  -------------------------------------------- 
 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                    Ordinary shares of 1p each 
        financial instrument, 
        type of instrument 
 
       Identification code                   ISIN: GB00BBQ38507 
 
 b)    Nature of the transaction             Grant of nil-cost option over 50,000 
                                              Ordinary Shares under the Company's 
                                              LTIP 
      ------------------------------------  -------------------------------------------- 
 c)    Price(s) and volume(s) 
                                             ---------------------  ------------------ 
                                              Price(s)               Volume(s) 
                                             ---------------------  ------------------ 
    Nil Priced                                                       50,000 
   ---------------------------------------------------------------  ------------------ 
 
 d)    Aggregated information 
                                               N/A 
 
  - Aggregated volume 
 
  - Price 
 
 e)    Date of the transaction               5 May 2021 
      ------------------------------------  -------------------------------------------- 
 f)    Place of the transaction              Outside a Trading Venue 
      ------------------------------------  -------------------------------------------- 
 
 
  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                  Initial Notification 
        /Amendment 
      ------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------ 
 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                    Ordinary shares of 1p each 
        financial instrument, 
        type of instrument 
 
       Identification code                   ISIN: GB00BBQ38507 
 
 b)    Nature of the transaction             Grant of nil-cost option over 25,000 
                                              Ordinary Shares under the Company's 
                                              LTIP 
      ------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------ 
 c)    Price(s) and volume(s) 
                                             -----------------------  -------------------- 
                                              Price(s)                 Volume(s) 
                                             -----------------------  -------------------- 
    Nil Priced                                                         25,000 
   -----------------------------------------------------------------  -------------------- 
 
 d)    Aggregated information 
                                               N/A 
 
  - Aggregated volume 
 
  - Price 
 
 e)    Date of the transaction               5 May 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                  Initial Notification 
        /Amendment 
      ------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------ 
 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                    Ordinary shares of 1p each 
        financial instrument, 
        type of instrument 
 
       Identification code                    ISIN: GB00BBQ38507 
 
 b)    Nature of the transaction             Grant of nil-cost option over 35,000 
                                              Ordinary Shares under the Company's 
                                              LTIP 
      ------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------ 
 c)    Price(s) and volume(s) 
                                             -----------------------  -------------------- 
                                              Price(s)                 Volume(s) 
                                             -----------------------  -------------------- 
    Nil Priced                                                         35,000 
   -----------------------------------------------------------------  -------------------- 
 
 d)    Aggregated information 
                                               N/A 
 
  - Aggregated volume 
 
  - Price 
 
 e)    Date of the transaction               5 May 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                                             +353 190 22 
  Joseph Quinn, Investor Relations                     730 
 
 Numis Securities                                     +44 20 7260 
  Stuart Skinner/Kevin Cruickshank/William Baunton     1000 
 
 MHP Communications (Financial PR)                    +44 20 3128 
  Katie Hunt/James Midmer/Charles Hirst                8193 
                                                       keywords@mhpc.com 
 

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 65 facilities in 22 countries strategically located in Asia, the Americas and Europe, it provides integrated art creation, marketing services, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care 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, including Activision Blizzard, Bandai Namco, Bethesda, Electronic Arts, Konami, Microsoft, Riot Games, Square Enix, Supercell, TakeTwo, Epic Games and Ubisoft. Recent titles worked on include Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Anthem, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, 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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