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Boku Inc
20 December 2023
 

20 December 2023

 

Boku, Inc.

("Boku" or the "Company")

 

Vesting of Restricted Stock Units, PDMR Dealing and Total Voting Rights

 

The Company announces that on 18 December 2023, restricted stock units ("RSUs") over 200,200 common shares of $0.0001 each in the Company ("Common Shares") vested for Meriel Lenfestey and Loren Shuster, both Non-Executive Directors of the Company. This vesting triggered immediate tax liabilities that were satisfied by partial sales of Common Shares on 19 December 2023.

 

Meriel Lenfestey, Non-Executive Director, vested 100,100 RSUs. Following this notification, Ms. Lenfestey has a beneficial holding of 100,100 Common Shares, representing 0.03% of the issued share capital of Company.

 

Loren Shuster, Non-Executive Director, vested 100,100 RSUs and, on 19 December 2023, sold 47,275 Common Shares at a price of 139.0 pence per share to meet part of the tax liabilities from the vesting and dealing expenses. As a result of these transactions, Mr. Shuster has a beneficial holding of 52,825 Common Shares, representing 0.02% of the issued share capital of Company.

 

Name

Role

Net Shares Acquired

Resultant Shareholding

% of issued share capital

Meriel Lenfestey

Director

100,100

100,100

0.03%

Loren Shuster

Director

52,825

52,825

0.02%

 

 

Total Voting Rights

Following these transactions, in conformity with Rule 5.6.1 of the Financial Conduct Authority's Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules, the Company's total issued share capital consists of 300,718,414 Common Stock, of which 3,684,148 Common Stock are held in treasury. Therefore, the total number of voting rights in Boku is 297,034,266.

The above figure of 297,034,266 shares 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 Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules.

Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them.   

 

1.         

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a.         

Name

(i)            Meriel Lenfestey

(ii)           Loren Shuster

2.         

Reason for the notification

a.         

Position/status

(i)            Non-Executive Director

(ii)           Non-Executive Director

b.         

Initial notification / Amendment

Initial notification

3.         

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

a.         

Name

Boku, Inc.

b.         

LEI

549300Y4P2ZPFKCZ0C60

4.         

Details of the transaction(s): section 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

a.         

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

 

Identification code

Common Shares of $0.0001 each

 

 

 

 

USU7744C1063

 

b.         

Nature of the transaction

Acquisition of Common Shares following vesting of restricted stock units under the 2017 Equity Incentive Plans

c.         

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price

Volume

(i)            nil

100,100

(ii)           nil

100,100

d.         

Aggregated information

Aggregated volume

Price

 

 


N/A - single transactions as above in (c)

 

e.         

Date of the transaction

18 December 2023

f.         

Place of the transaction

Outside of a trading venue  

 

 

1.         

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a.         

Name

Loren Shuster

2.         

Reason for the notification

a.         

Position/status

Non-Executive Director

b.         

Initial notification / Amendment

Initial notification

3.         

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

a.         

Name

Boku, Inc.

b.         

LEI

549300Y4P2ZPFKCZ0C60

4.         

Details of the transaction(s): section 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

a.         

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

 

Identification code

Common Shares of $0.0001 each

 

 

 

 

USU7744C1063

 

b.         

Nature of the transaction

Sale of sufficient Common Shares to meet tax liabilities as a condition of the vesting restricted stock units

c.         

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price

Volume

(i)            139.0p

47,275

d.         

Aggregated information

Aggregated volume

Price

 

 


N/A - single transactions as above in (c)

 

e.         

Date of the transaction

19 December 2023

f.         

Place of the transaction

London Stock Exchange (XLON); AIM  

 

 

 

 

Enquiries:

Boku, Inc.

Jon Prideaux, Chief Executive Officer                                                                                                     +44 (0)20 3934 6630

Keith Butcher, Chief Financial Officer

Peel Hunt LLP (Nominated Adviser and Broker)                                                                                                +44 (0)20 7418 8900

Paul Gillam / Tom Ballard

IFC Advisory Limited (Financial PR & IR)                                                                                                               +44 (0)20 3934 6630

Tim Metcalfe / Graham Herring / Florence Chandler

Notes to Editors

Boku Inc. (AIM: BOKU) is a leading global provider of mobile payment solutions. Boku's mobile-first payments network, including mobile wallets, direct carrier billing, and account to account/real-time payments schemes, reaching over 7.5 billion mobile payment accounts through a single integration.

 

Customers that trust Boku to simplify sign-up, acquire new paying users and prevent fraud include global leaders such as Amazon, Meta Platforms, Google, Microsoft, Netflix, Sony, Spotify and Tencent.

 

Boku Inc. was incorporated in 2008 and is headquartered in London, UK, with offices in the US, India, Brazil, China, Estonia, France, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan and Vietnam.

 

To learn more about Boku Inc., please visit: https://www.boku.com

 

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