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Director Shareholding

27 April 2020 – London, UK Crossword Cybersecurity Plc (AIM:CCS, “Crossword”, the “Company” or the “Group”), the technology commercialisation company focused solely on cyber security and risk, announces that following the subscription for 73,914  Ordinary Shares of 5p each (“Ordinary Shares”) by Tom Ilube announced earlier this morning, Tom Ilube has 1,456,026 Ordinary Shares representing 28.4 per cent. of the Company’s voting rights.

The following notification, made in accordance with the requirements of the EU Market Abuse Regulation, gives further details.

Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them.1Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associateda)NameTom Ilube2Reason for the notificationa)Position/statusChief Executive Officerb)Initial notification /AmendmentInitial Notification3Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitora)NameCrossword Cybersecurity plcb)LEI213800FJNJGZBUSOZQ634Details 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 conducteda)Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

Identification codeSubscription for ordinary shares of 5p each at the price of £2.30 each

GB00BPFJXS57b)Nature of the transactionSubscription for sharesc)Price(s) and volume(s)

Price        230p        Volume 73,914d)

Aggregated informationPrice        230p        Volume 73,914e)Date of the transaction27/04/2020f)Place of the transactionOff-market transaction


Crossword Cybersecurity plc – Tel: +44 (0) 20 3953 8460


Tom Ilube, Chief Executive Officer

Mary Dowd, Finance Director

Grant Thornton (Nominated Adviser) – Tel: +44 (0) 20 7383 5100

Colin Aaronson / Jamie Barklem / Niall McDonald

Hybridan LLP (Broker) – Tel: +44 (0)203 764 2341

Claire Louise Noyce

About Crossword Cybersecurity plc

Crossword Cybersecurity plc focuses on the development and commercialisation of university research-based cyber security and risk management related software and cyber security consulting.  The Group’s specialist cyber security product development and software engineering teams work with its university partners to develop the research concept into a fully-fledged commercial product that it will then take to market. The Group’s aim is to build up a portfolio of revenue generating, intellectual property based, cyber security products. Rizikon Assurance, Crossword’s leading product, is a SaaS platform that enables medium to large companies to assess and manage all risks from their suppliers.  Nixer CyberML, Crossword’s most recently launched product, is a new tool for businesses that want to solve advanced security and cybercrime problems, such as detecting and dealing with compromised accounts, fraud, and in-application denial of service attacks.  Crossword’s team of expert cyber security consultants leverages years of experience in national security, defence and commercial cyber intelligence and operations to provide bespoke advice tailored to its clients’ business needs.

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Lorena Duke, GingerPR, 01932 485 300


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