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Grant of Options

Crossword Cybersecurity plc

(“Crossword” or the “Company”)

Grant of Options

Crossword Cybersecurity Plc (NEX:CCS, “Crossword” or the “Company”), the technology commercialisation company focusing exclusively on the cyber security sector, is pleased to announce that 1,493 options have been granted under the Company’s Enterprise Management Incentive Scheme (the “EMI Plan”) to an employee.

The Company adopted the EMI Plan on 21 May 2014. The EMI Plan allows the grantee of options to acquire fully paid Ordinary Shares to eligible employees (“Options”). Options are non-transferable, other than on death, and are non-pensionable.

The 1,493 Options, which were granted on 20 July 2018, vest in three equal tranches on first, second and third anniversary of the date of grant and are exercisable into 1,493 Ordinary Shares at a price of GBP3.70 per share.

Following this grant of options, the total number of Options outstanding under the EMI Plan will be 39,493. A further 101,415 Options are outstanding under an unapproved share scheme. The total number of Options outstanding following this grant will be 140,908 representing 3.41% of Crossword’s total voting rights.

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About Crossword

Crossword is a technology transfer company specialising in cyber security. Crossword works with universities who undertake advanced cyber security research in order to take their research through productisation to market.

Further information, please contact:

Tom Ilube

CEO, Crossword Cybersecurity Tel: +44 (0) 20 8973 2350 Email:

NEX Corporate Advisor

Nick Michaels and Jon Isaacs, Alfred Henry Corporate Finance Limited Tel: +44 (0)203 772 0021

NEX Corporate

Claire Louise Noyce – CEO, Hybridan LLP Tel: +44 (0)203 764 2341 Email:


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