TIDMBOKU

RNS Number : 9020U

Boku Inc

08 April 2021

8 April 2021

Boku, Inc.

("Boku" or the "Company" and, together with its subsidiaries, the "Group")

PDMR Shareholding

The Company announces that Richard Hargreaves, a Non-Executive Director of the Company, yesterday notified the Company that he had made a series of related transactions for tax and estate planning purposes and to fund a house purchase for his daughter. On 6(th) and 7(th) April, he purchased a total of 44,398 common shares of $0.0001 each in the Company ("Common Shares") at an average price of 180.18 pence per Common Share. On 7(th) April, he sold a total of 186,002 Common Shares at an average price of 177.42 pence per Common Share. Further details of these transactions are disclosed in the tables below.

Dr Hargreaves has also informed the Company that one of his sons is no longer considered a dependant of his and therefore no longer qualifies as a person closely associated with him. This has reduced Dr Hargreaves' beneficial shareholding by 102,682 Common Shares.

As a result of these transactions and change to those family members classified as persons closely associated to him, Dr Hargreaves retains a beneficial holding of 1,241,998 Common Shares, representing 0.423% of the issued share capital of Company .

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                        Richard Hargreaves 
      --------------------------  ---------------------------------------- 
 2.    Reason for the notification 
      -------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a.    Position/status             Non-Executive Director / PDMR 
      --------------------------  ---------------------------------------- 
 b.    Initial notification        Initial notification 
        /Amendment 
      --------------------------  ---------------------------------------- 
 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                 Common Shares of $0.0001 each 
        of the financial 
        instrument,                 USU7744C1063 
        type of instrument 
        Identification 
        code 
      --------------------------  ---------------------------------------- 
 b.    Nature of the               Purchase of Common Shares 
        transaction 
      --------------------------  ---------------------------------------- 
 c.    Price(s) and                       Price          Volume 
        volume(s)                                180.1p   16,656 
                                                         ------- 
                                                 180.3p   2,773 
                                                         ------- 
      --------------------------  ---------------------------------------- 
       Aggregated 
 d.     information 
   Aggregated 
    volume 
   Price                            19,429 
                                     180.13p 
 -------------------------------  ---------------------------------------- 
 e.    Date of the                 6 April 2021 
        transaction 
      --------------------------  ---------------------------------------- 
 f.    Place of the                London Stock Exchange (XLON); AIM 
        transaction 
      --------------------------  ---------------------------------------- 
 
 
 1.    Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities 
        / person closely associated 
 a.    Name                        Richard Hargreaves 
      --------------------------  ---------------------------------------- 
 2.    Reason for the notification 
      -------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a.    Position/status             Non-Executive Director / PDMR 
      --------------------------  ---------------------------------------- 
 b.    Initial notification        Initial notification 
        /Amendment 
      --------------------------  ---------------------------------------- 
 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                 Common Shares of $0.0001 each 
        of the financial 
        instrument,                 USU7744C1063 
        type of instrument 
        Identification 
        code 
      --------------------------  ---------------------------------------- 
 b.    Nature of the               Purchase of Common Shares 
        transaction 
      --------------------------  ---------------------------------------- 
 c.    Price(s) and                        Price          Volume 
        volume(s)                                180.3p    11,092 
                                                          ------- 
                                                 180.15p   13,877 
                                                          ------- 
      --------------------------  ---------------------------------------- 
       Aggregated 
 d.     information 
   Aggregated 
    volume 
   Price                            24,969 
                                     180.22 
 -------------------------------  ---------------------------------------- 
 e.    Date of the                 7 April 2021 
        transaction 
      --------------------------  ---------------------------------------- 
 f.    Place of the                London Stock Exchange (XLON); AIM 
        transaction 
      --------------------------  ---------------------------------------- 
 
 
 1.    Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities 
        / person closely associated 
 a.    Name                        Richard Hargreaves 
      --------------------------  ---------------------------------------- 
 2.    Reason for the notification 
      -------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a.    Position/status             Non-Executive Director / PDMR 
      --------------------------  ---------------------------------------- 
 b.    Initial notification        Initial notification 
        /Amendment 
      --------------------------  ---------------------------------------- 
 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                 Common Shares of $0.0001 each 
        of the financial 
        instrument,                 USU7744C1063 
        type of instrument 
        Identification 
        code 
      --------------------------  ---------------------------------------- 
 b.    Nature of the               Sale of Common Shares 
        transaction 
      --------------------------  ---------------------------------------- 
 c.    Price(s) and                        Price          Volume 
        volume(s)                                178p      44,944 
                                                          -------- 
                                                 177.23p   141,058 
                                                          -------- 
      --------------------------  ---------------------------------------- 
       Aggregated 
 d.     information 
   Aggregated 
    volume 
   Price                            186,002 
                                     177.42p 
 -------------------------------  ---------------------------------------- 
 e.    Date of the                 7 April 2021 
        transaction 
      --------------------------  ---------------------------------------- 
 f.    Place of the                London Stock Exchange (XLON); AIM 
        transaction 
      --------------------------  ---------------------------------------- 
 

Enquiries:

 
 Boku, Inc. 
  Jon Prideaux, Chief Executive Officer                 +44 (0)20 3934 
  Keith Butcher, Chief Financial Officer                 6630 
 
   Peel Hunt LLP (Nominated Adviser and Broker)           +44 (0)20 7418 
   Edward Knight / Paul Gillam / Nick Prowting            8900 
 
   IFC Advisory Limited (Financial PR & IR)               +44 (0)20 3934 
   Tim Metcalfe / Graham Herring / Florence Chandler      6630 
 

Notes to Editors

Boku Inc. (AIM: BOKU) is one of the world's leading providers of carrier commerce and mobile identity solutions. Boku's technology platform, which is linked to more than 190 mobile network operators worldwide, verifies user identity, executes payments, and provisions new services, simplifying daily mobile interactions between consumers and digital organizations.

Boku's technology platform is used in over 59 countries with over 815 million verified transactions in 2019, contributing $5 billion to the digital economy. Businesses that currently employ Boku's platform to simplify sign-up, acquire new paying users and prevent fraud include global leaders such as Apple, Discover, Experian, Facebook, Fiserv, Google, Microsoft, Netflix, PayPal, Sony, Spotify, Uber and Western Union.

Boku Inc. was incorporated in 2008 and is headquartered in London, UK, with offices in various locations globally including in the US, Mumbai, Munich, Beijing, Paris, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Taipei, and Tokyo.

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

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