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RNS Number : 1825I
Team17 Group PLC
12 April 2022

12 April 2022


Team17 Group plc

("Team17", the "Group" or the "Company")


Director/PDMR shareholding


On 12 April 2022 the Company was notified by Link Market Services Trustees Limited (the "Trustee"), as the Trustee of the Team17 Group plc Share Incentive Plan (the "Plan"), that on 11 April 2022 it had purchased ordinary shares of £0.01 each in the Company ("Partnership Shares") on behalf of the persons discharging managerial responsibility as set out below:



Partnership Shares purchased


Matching Shares awarded


Mark Crawford






Under the Plan, each participant may contribute up to £150 per month towards the purchase of Partnership Shares. Matching Shares are awarded on the basis of two Matching Shares for each Partnership Share purchased, but only for the first £25 of Partnership Shares purchased per month. The Matching Shares will vest on the third anniversary of award, subject to continued employment and the retention of the underlying Partnership Shares.


Details of the director's resulting holdings of Ordinary Shares and options over Ordinary Shares are as follows:



Total No. of Options

No. of Ordinary Shares

Mark Crawford







Team17 Group plc

Debbie Bestwick MBE, Chief Executive Officer

Mark Crawford, Chief Financial Officer


via Vigo Consulting

+44 (0)20 7390 0233

Houlihan Lokey (Nominated Adviser)

Adrian Reed / Paul Lines


+44 (0)161 250 3577

Berenberg (Broker)

Chris Bowman / Toby Flaux / Marie Moy / Alix Mecklenburg-Solodkoff


+44 (0)20 3207 7800

Vigo Consulting (Financial Public Relations)

Jeremy Garcia / Kate Kilgallen

+44 (0)20 7390 0233



About Team17


About Team17 Group plc


Team17 Group plc is a global provider of games entertainment to a broad audience. It has two main verticals - a games entertainment label and creative partner for indie developers, and a leading developer of educational apps, targeting children under the age of eight.


Games label and creative partner


Team17 is a games entertainment label and creative partner for independent ("indie") developers, focused on the premium, rather than free to play market, and creating games for the PC, console, mobile and tablet gaming markets.


Alongside developing the Company's own games in house ("first party IP"), Team17 also partners with independent developers across the globe to add value to their games in all areas of development and production and in bringing them to market across multiple platforms for fixed percentage royalties ("third party IP").


Since foundation in 1990, the Company has launched over 100 games, including the iconic Worms, Overcooked! and Escapists franchises, along with many more including;  Yooka-Laylee, Yoku's Island Express, My Time at Portia, Hell Let Loose, Blasphemous, Golf With Your Friends, Neon Abyss and Moving Out making Team17 one of the most prolific developers and diverse partners of games for the indie market.




Team17's wholly owned subsidiary, StoryToys, is a leading developer and publisher of educational apps, targeting the pre-school market of children aged two to seven years old.


StoryToys apps have been downloaded over 100 million times across 120 countries, and its educational entertainment apps are produced in 28 different languages. StoryToys' mission is to create apps for children that engage them in well-rounded activities designed to help them learn, play, and grow, with partners including The Walt Disney Company, The LEGO Group, Penguin Books, Sesame Workshop, Apple, Amazon and Google.


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EU Market Abuse Regulation


The notifications set out below are provided in accordance with the requirements of the EU Market Abuse Regulation.



Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities



Mark Crawford


Reason for the notification



Chief Financial Officer


Initial notification/amendment

Initial notification


Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor



Team17 Group plc





Details of the transaction(s): sections 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


Description of financial instrument, type of instrument


Identification code

Ordinary shares of 1 pence each





Nature of the transaction

Partnership shares purchased on behalf of Mark Crawford by the Trustee


Prices(s) and volume(s)






Aggregated information

Not applicable


Date of transaction

11 April 2022


Place of the transaction



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