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Friday 20 May, 2022

Keywords Studios PLC

Result of AGM

RNS Number : 3153M
Keywords Studios PLC
20 May 2022
 

20 May 2022

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

 

2022 Annual General Meeting

("AGM")

 

Results of AGM

 

The AGM of the Company was held today at 11:00 a.m. at the offices of MHP Communications Limited, 60 Great Portland Street, London W1W 7RT, United Kingdom.

All 17 resolutions put to members were passed on a poll. Resolutions 1 to 13 were passed as ordinary resolutions and resolutions 14 to 17 were passed as special resolutions. For full details of each resolution, please refer to the Notice of AGM, published on the Company's website at: www.keywordsstudios.com.

The number of votes lodged by proxy for and against each of the resolutions proposed and the number of votes withheld was as follows:

 Resolution

Votes for

%

Votes against

%

Votes withheld

Resolution 1 (Ordinary)

To receive the audited financial statements and the reports of the Directors and Auditors for the year ended 31 December 2021

54,889,591

99.99

34

0.01

46,299

Resolution 2 (Ordinary)

To receive the Remuneration Report of the Company for the year ended 31 December 2021

30,139,046

66.30

15,320,676

33.70

8,992,024

Resolution 3 (Ordinary)

To declare a final dividend of 1.45 pence per share

54,447,514

99.99

10

0.01

4,222

Resolution 4 (Ordinary)

To elect Bertrand Bodson as a Director

50,527,541

92.84

3,895,026

7.16

29,179

Resolution 5 (Ordinary)

To elect Marion Sears as a Director

52,453,724

96.34

1,991,812

3.66

6,210

Resolution 6 (Ordinary)

To elect Neil Thompson as a Director

52,656,388

96.72

1,787,044

3.28

8,314

Resolution 7 (Ordinary)

To re-elect Ross Graham as a Director

47,364,770

90.47

4,991,415

9.53

2,095,561

Resolution 8 (Ordinary)

To re-elect Charlotta Ginman as a Director

45,392,474

83.38

9,050,649

16.62

8,263

Resolution 9 (Ordinary)

To re-elect Georges Fornay as a Director

54,437,028

99.99

5,455

0.01

9,263

Resolution 10 (Ordinary)

To re-elect Jon Hauck as a Director

54,348,001

99.82

95,549

0.18

8,196

Resolution 11 (Ordinary)

To appoint BDO LLP as Auditor

54,422,498

99.96

21,283

0.04

7,965

Resolution 12 (Ordinary)

To authorise the Directors to fix the Auditor's remuneration

54,427,840

99.96

21,544

0.04

2,362

Resolution 13 (Ordinary)

To authorise the Directors to allot shares generally

50,946,271

93.57

3,500,746

6.43

4,729

Resolution 14 (Special)

Disapplication of pre-emption rights

54,339,664

99.98

12,426

0.02

99,656

Resolution 15 (Special)

Further disapplication of pre-emption rights

54,338,394

99.98

13,426

0.02

99,926

Resolution 16 (Special)

Authority to buyback shares

54,212,065

99.99

2,086

0.01

237,595

Resolution 17 (Special)

To adopt the new Articles of Assocation

54,438,872

99.99

417

0.01

12,457

 

As at 20 May 2022, there were 76,539,597 ordinary shares in issue. Shareholders are entitled to one vote per share. Votes withheld are not votes in law and so have not been included in the calculation of the proportion of votes for and against a resolution.

 

In respect of the 66.3% vote for resolution 2 the Company, as part of a programme of regular engagement with major shareholders on remuneration matters, is aware of the reasons for some shareholders voting against the resolution which relate to a one-off event that took place earlier this year which was disclosed in the Company's recent Remuneration Report, but for reasons of confidentiality we were unable to provide greater detail on . The Company thanks its shareholders for their continued support for its wider Remuneration Policy, which has been enhanced in line with market practice. The Company invites major shareholders to discuss its Remuneration Report and Remuneration Policy, and all shareholders are invited to submit any comments or questions by email to [email protected]  Further information on the engagement process and key outcomes will be presented in the Company's 2022 Annual Report and Accounts.

For further information, please contact:

 

Keywords Studios plc  ( www.keywordsstudios.com)

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/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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