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I have lost my share certificate. What now?

Our Registrars keep a record of your name, address and the number of shares you own and can arrange to issue a duplicate certificate if necessary. If you have lost a certificate please report this to the Registrars, Link Group, immediately on + 44 (0)371 664 0300 so they can put a ‘stop’ on that certificate. Before a replacement certificate can be issued, you will be sent an indemnity form to complete should a dispute arise over ownership at a later stage.

You can find out more information, including the costs of supplying a replacement certificate direct from our Registrars.

Does Keywords pay a dividend on its Ordinary shares?

The Directors intend to maintain a progressive dividend policy. However, there can be no assurance that the Company will declare dividends or as to the level of any dividends. The approval of the declaration and amount of any dividends of the Company is subject to the discretion of the Directors of the Company (and, in the case of any final dividend, the discretion of the Shareholders) at the relevant time and will depend upon, among other things, the Group’s earnings, financial position, cash requirements and availability of distributable profits, as well as the provisions of relevant laws and/or generally accepted accounting principles from time to time.

The Company has a progressive dividend policy, subject to the retention of funds needed to fund future growth of the Group’s business and its strategic aims. Dividends are generally paid in Sterling.

Since May 2023 the Company has offered a Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRIP), to eligible shareholders. For Further information on registration for the DRIP, please contact the registrar.

 

TypeEx-DatePay-DateNet DividendCurrencyTotal for Year
H2 Dividend 5-Oct-2227-Oct-220.85GBX 
H2 Dividend 1-June-2230-June-221.60GBX2.37p
H1 Dividend 6-Oct-2228 Oct-220.77pGBX 
H2 Dividend 26-May-2217-June-221.45GBX2.15p
H1 Dividend07-Oct-2129-Oct-210.70GBX 
H2 Dividend  NAGBX0.58p
H1 Dividend03-Oct-1928-Oct-190.58GBX 
H2 Dividend30-May-1921-June-191.08GBX1.61p
H1 Dividend04-Oct-1826-Oct-180.53GBX 
H2 Dividend31-May-1821-Jun-180.98GBX1.46p
H1 Dividend05-Oct-1727-Oct-170.48GBX 
H2 Dividend01-Jun-1723-Jun-170.89GBX1.33p
H1 Dividend06-Oct-1628-Oct-160.44GBX 
H2 Dividend02-Jun-1623-Jun-160.81GBX1.21p
H1 Dividend01-Oct-1523-Oct-150.40GBX 
H2 Dividend04-Jun-1526-Jun-150.74GBX1.1p
H1 Dividend01-Oct-1421-Oct-140.36GBX 
H2 Dividend02-Jul-1425-Jul-140.67GBX1p
H1 Dividend09-Oct-1328-Oct-130.33GBX 

Who do I need to notify of my change of address?

When you change address, it is important that you contact and notify our registrars, by submitting a change of address form obtainable from the registrars as soon as possible to ensure you receive all shareholder communications.

How can I find out the price of Keywords ordinary shares?

Keywords is listed on the London Stock Exchange Alternative Investment Market (AIM). The EPIC code is “KWS.L”. Click here to visit our AIM listing page.

How can I contact Keywords' brokers?

Keywords International’s broker is Numis Securities. You can contact them under the following address:

45 Gresham Street
London
EC2V 7BF

How can I contact Keywords' registrars?

If you hold ordinary shares, the share register is held by Link Asset Services at the following address:

LINK GROUP

10th Floor
Central Square
29 Wellington Street
Leeds
LS1 4DL

CONTACT INFORMATION

Telephone: +44 371 664 0300.
Email: shareholderenquiries@linkgroup.co.uk

How can I buy & sell Keywords Ordinary Shares?

The London Stock Exchange has a section on its website which gives a number of providers offering share dealing services. For more information, you can visit the Stock Exchange website at www.londonstockexchange.com.

What are Keywords' registered office details?

Keywords Studios is a public limited company
Registered in England No. 08548351
Country of Incorporation: England & Wales
Registered Office: 4th Floor, 110 High Holborn, London WC1V 6JS, United Kingdom

Principal place of business: Keywords International Limited, Whelan House, South County Business Park, Leopardstown, Dublin18, Dublin Ireland

How can I check the number of Keywords shares I hold?

If you hold Keywords Studios ordinary shares you can check your holding by contacting Link Asset Services.

LINK GROUP

10th Floor
Central Square
29 Wellington Street
Leeds
LS1 4DL

CONTACT INFORMATION

Telephone: +44 371 664 0300.
Email: shareholderenquiries@linkgroup.co.uk

Who should I contact with any other investor related queries?

For shareholder enquiries please contact MHP Communications (Financial PR)

What is the shareholder structure of Keywords?

What is the shareholder structure of Keywords?

Keywords Studios Plc is currently listed on the Alternative Investment Market. There are no intentions to list on any other Exchanges. The Company is subject to the UK City Code on Takeovers and Mergers.

Keywords Studios Plc confirms that at close of business on 31 January 2024 its capital consisted of 79,413,632 ordinary shares of 1p each. The Company does not hold any shares in treasury.

There were 440,280 Ordinary Shares in the Company’s Employee Benefit Trust (“EBT”) on 31 January 2024, and the EBT has waived its right to exercise its voting rights and to receive dividends in respect of these Ordinary Shares.

Therefore, the number of Ordinary Shares with voting rights on 31 January 2024 was 78,973,352. This figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in the Company, under the Financial Conduct Authority’s DTR.

There are no restrictions on the transfer of Keywords Studios Plc shares.

As of 31 January 2024, of the ordinary share capital, 0.59% of the shares were not in public hands.

Major shareholdings are shown below.

The Company is not listed on any other exchanges or trading platforms.

SIGNIFICANT SHAREHOLDERS

As at 31 January 2024, the Company has received disclosures of interest from, or is aware of, the following holders of 3% of more of the Company’s issued share capital:

NameNumber of Shares Held% of Issued Share Capital Held
Franklin Templeton7,574,8339.60
Capital Group 6,665,7808.45
Liontrust Asset Management4,289,5485.44
Octopus Investments4,129,8215.24
T Rowe Price Global Investments 2,755,5463.49
Swedbank Robur 2,682,0543.40
Global Alpha Capital Management 2,663,2563.38
Pictet Asset Management 2,489,7003.16

These shareholdings may differ from those shown on external electronic platforms, which are based solely on shareholder TR-1 disclosures, because (i) fund managers may hold shares in multiple separate funds where part holdings are considered below disclosure requirement levels (ii) fund managers may not hold all of the voting rights of the shares (iii) some fund managers have exemption status under not to disclose TR-1 holdings under 5% (rather than 3%) and (iv) external electronic platforms may not be up-to-date with new shareholder positions.

Who are Keywords’ advisors?

Nominated Advisor and Corporate Broker

Numis Securities Limited, 45 Gresham Street London EC2V 7BF

Financial PR

MHP Group, 60 Great Portland Street London W1W 7RT 

Solicitors

DLA Piper UK LLP, 160 Aldersgate Street, London EC1A 4HT United Kingdom

Auditors

BDO Registered Auditors, Beaux Lane House Mercer Street Lower Dublin 2

Registrars

Link Group, 10th Floor Central Square 29 Wellington Street Leeds LS1 4DL shareholderenquiries@linkgroup.co.uk+44 371 664 0300

Principal Bankers

  • Citibank, N.A., London Branch: Citigroup Centre, Canary Wharf, Canada Square, E14 5LB
  • HSBC Continental Europe: 38 avenue Kléber 75116 Paris France
  • ING Bank N.V.: (Amsterdam branch) Bijlmerdreef 24, 1102 CT Amsterdam ZO / (Dublin branch) Block 4, Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Dublin 16, Ireland
  • Dublin Branch, Bank of China (Europe) S.A.: Styne House, Fifth Floor, Hatch Street Upper, Dublin 2, D02 DY27
  • Dublin Branch, Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c.: 10 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Northern Bank Ltd trading as Danske Bank: Donegall Square West, BT1 6JS Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • The Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland: 40 Mespil Road, Dublin 4, Republic of Ireland

Which corporate governance code does Keywords apply?

Keywords applies the QCA Corporate Governance Code and is proud to adhere fully to all of its principles, without exception.