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The Board of Directors of Next Games Corp. has adopted a new share-based incentive program

The Board of Directors of Next Games Corporation has adopted a new share-based incentive program

NEXT GAMES CORPORATION COMPANY RELEASE 9 July 2019 7am EEST

The shareholders of Next Games Corporation (the “Company”) have on 21 May 2019 resolved to authorize the board of directors of the Company to resolve on issuances of shares in the Company and option rights entitling thereto so that the total number of shares may, pursuant to the authorization, be increased by a maximum of 925,000 shares in the aggregate.

The board of directors of the Company has on 8 July 2019 approved a new share-based incentive program (“Program”). The Program is part of the incentive and commitment scheme of the Company and the option rights entitling to shares in the Company can be issued based on it to all current and future employees, consultants acting in a key role for and management members of the Company and its group companies. Unless otherwise decided by the board of directors, option rights are issued to the recipients without consideration. Shares and option rights entitling to shares issued under the Program may increase the amount of shares by a maximum of 925,000 shares in the aggregate.

The Strike price of the options have been determined to be the average of the daily closing prices of Next Games Corporation’s shares between 1st of June and 30th of June.

Each option right issued under the Program entitles the recipient to subscribe for one new share in the Company. The option rights issued under the Program are divided into two rounds depending on, whether the option rights have been issued at the latest on 20th July 2019 (“Option Rights Round I”) or after it but not later than on 15 January 2020 (“Option Rights Round II”).

The subscription period for shares issuable pursuant to the option rights issued under the Program commences as of the first registration of the Program with the Finnish Trade Register and expires for Option Rights Round I on 30 June 2024 and for Option Rights Round II on 31 December 2024.

The option rights entitle to share subscription during the subscription period in accordance with the vesting schedule agreed in the option agreement between the Company and the recipient. Unless otherwise agreed in the option agreement, the default vesting schedule applicable to all recipients of the Option Rights Round I shall be such that 25 percent of the option rights granted to a recipient entitle to share subscription on 1 July 2020, and the remaining 75 percent of the option rights entitle to share subscription in 25 percent annual instalments on 1 July 2021, 1 July 2022 and 1 July 2023.

Respectively, the default vesting schedule applicable to all recipients of the Option Rights Round II shall be such that 25 percent of the option rights granted to a recipient entitle to share subscription on 1 January 2021, and the remaining 75 percent of the option rights entitle to share subscription in 25 percent annual instalments on 1 January 2022, 1 January 2023 and 1 January 2024. Unless otherwise decided by the board of directors, share subscription is additionally subject in each case to the recipient continuously providing services to the Company or its group companies as an employee, consultant or management member.

Unless otherwise decided by the board of directors, the subscription price payable for each share subscribed for pursuant to the option rights issued under the Program shall with respect to each option right issued as part of the Option Rights Round I equal the arithmetic mean of the closing prices of the share on the Nasdaq First North Finland market place for June 2019, and respectively, with respect to each option right issued as part of the Option Rights Round II equal the arithmetic mean of the closing prices of the share on the Nasdaq First North Finland marketplace for December 2019. The subscription price will be booked in its entirety into the Company’s invested unrestricted equity reserve.

Unless otherwise decided by the board of directors, if a recipient’s employment or service relationship with the Company or its group companies ceases for any reason, all unexercised option rights that do not yet entitle to share subscription taking into account the agreed vesting schedule will automatically terminate and be forfeited to the Company. The recipient is entitled to exercise option rights entitling to share subscription within thirty (30) days from the date of the termination of the employment or service relationship, at which time any option rights remaining unexercised will automatically terminate and be forfeited to the Company.

Further enquiries
Saara Bergström, CMO, Next Games Corporation, tel. +358 (0)50 483 3896, press@nextgames.com

Certified Adviser: Danske Bank A/S, Finland branch, tel. +358 10 546 7938

Next Games
Next Games (Helsinki Nasdaq First North: NXTGMS) is the first publicly listed mobile game developer and publisher in Finland, specializing in games based on entertainment franchises, such as movies, TV series or books. The developers of the critically acclaimed The Walking Dead games redefines the way franchise entertainment transforms into highly engaging service-based mobile games. In summer 2018, Next Games launched The Walking Dead: Our World, which utilizes cutting edge AR technology and is powered by Google Maps. Currently Next Games is working on multiple new games based on popular entertainment franchises including, Blade Runner Nexus, for the popular Blade Runner franchise and a mobile game based on Netflix’s Stranger Things. For more information head to www.nextgames.com