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Grant of Share Options

27 June 2019, London, Blackbird plc (AIM: BIRD), developer and seller of market-leading cloud video platform Blackbird, announces that on 25 June 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 2,435,000 unissued Ordinary Shares:

Name Title Number of Options Exercise Price Number of Options Post Grant
Ian McDonough Chief Executive Officer 300,000 7.75p 3,880,000
Stephen Streater R&D Director 300,000 7.75p 1,030,000
Stephen White Chief Operating and Financial Officer 500,000 7.75p 500,000


Andrew Bentley Non-Executive Chairman 120,000 7.75p 640,000
Dawn Airey Non-Executive Director 250,000 7.75p 250,000
James Irving Non-Executive Director 60,000 7.75p 540,000
David Main Non-Executive Director 60,000 7.75p 1,625,000

The options were granted under the Company’s LTIP share option scheme and subject to certain performance conditions.

Following the above grant there are a total of 8,465,000 incentive share options granted over unissued Ordinary Shares granted to Directors and PDMRs, representing 2.86% of the Company’s current Ordinary share capital of 295,486,199 Ordinary Shares.


Blackbird plc

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Ian McDonough, Chief Executive Officer
Adrian Lambert, Marketing Director

Allenby Capital Limited (Nominated Adviser and Broker)
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Nick Naylor
Nicholas Chambers

Yellow Jersey (Financial PR)
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Joe Burgess
Felicity Winkles

About Blackbird plc

Blackbird operates in the fast-growing SaaS and cloud video market, and has created the world’s most advanced suite of cloud-native computing applications for video, all underpinned by its lightning-fast codec. Blackbird’s patented technology allows for frame-accurate navigation, playback, viewing and editing in the cloud. Blackbird 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.

Since it is cloud-native, Blackbird removes the need for costly, high end workstations and can be used from almost anywhere on almost any device. It also allows full visibility on multi-location digital content, improves time to market for live content such as video clips and highlights for social media distribution, and ultimately results in much more effective monetisation.

Blackbird® is a registered trademark of Blackbird plc.


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