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Keywords Studios PLC

07 January 2021

7 January 2021

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

Issue of Shares

Further to the announcement on 15 December 2020, Keywords Studios, the international technical and creative services provider to the global video games industry, today announces the issuance of 307,597 new ordinary shares to the vendors of High Voltage Software, Inc. ("High Voltage") in respect of the initial share consideration due within 30 days of High Voltage being acquired. The 307,597 new ordinary shares will be subject to a one-year lock-in period and orderly market provisions for a further period. Subject to performance targets and other conditions being met on or prior to 31 December 2021, further consideration of up to US$16.5m, in a mix of cash and new ordinary shares, will become payable to the vendors of High Voltage.

Since the acquisition, the shares to be issued relating to High Voltage 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 307,597 new ordinary shares to trading on AIM. Admission of the new shares is expected to take place at 8:00am on 12 January 2021. The Company's total issued share capital following admission will consist of 74,386,840 ordinary shares of one pence each with one voting right per share. The figure of 74,386,840 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 (www.keywordsstudios.com) 
   Andrew Day, 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                   +44 20 3128 8193 
   PR)                                            keywords@mhpc.com 
   Katie Hunt/James Midmer/Charles 
   Hirst 
 

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 65 facilities in 21 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: Modern Warfare, Anthem, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, 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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