DUBLIN, Jan. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In accordance with Rule 2.10 of the Irish Takeover Panel Act 1997, Takeover Rules, 2013 (the "Irish Takeover Rules"), King confirms that as at close of business on 14 January 2016 King's issued share capital comprised of 40,000 euro deferred shares of €1.00 each and 316,179,867 King Shares (inclusive of 2,455,813 Linked Shares). The King Shares are admitted to trading on NYSE under the ticker symbol KING. The International Securities Identification Number for the King Shares is IE00BKJ9QQ58.
There are outstanding options over 22,893,456 King Shares which have been granted by King and have exercise prices ranging from $0.00008 to $31.37 per King Share and there are outstanding King RSUs over 6,212,396 King Shares.
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King Digital Entertainment, VP of Investor Relations
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Under the provisions of Rule 8.3 of the Irish Takeover Rules, if any person is, or becomes, "interested" (directly or indirectly) in, 1% or more of any class of "relevant securities" of King, all "dealings" in any "relevant securities" of King (including by means of an option in respect of, or a derivative referenced to, any such "relevant securities") must be publicly disclosed by not later than 3:30 pm ET/New York time on the "business day" following the date of the relevant transaction. This requirement will continue until the Effective Date or the Offer Period otherwise ends. If two or more persons cooperate on the basis of any agreement, either express or tacit, either oral or written, to acquire an "interest" in "relevant securities" of King, they will be deemed to be a single person for the purpose of Rule 8.3 of the Irish Takeover Rules.
Under the provisions of Rule 8.1 of the Irish Takeover Rules, all "dealings" in "relevant securities" of King by Activision Blizzard, Inc. or ABS Partners C.V., or by any party acting in concert with it, or by any party acting in concert with King, must also be disclosed by no later than 12 noon ET/New York time on the "business" day following the date of the relevant transaction.
A disclosure table, giving details of the companies in whose "relevant securities" "dealings" should be disclosed, can be found on the Irish Takeover Panel's website at www.irishtakeoverpanel.ie.
"Interests in securities" arise, in summary, when a person has long economic exposure, whether conditional or absolute, to changes in the price of securities. In particular, a person will be treated as having an "interest" by virtue of the ownership or control of securities, or by virtue of any option in respect of, or derivative referenced to, securities. Terms in quotation marks are defined in the Irish Takeover Rules, which can also be found on the Irish Takeover Panel's website.
If you are in any doubt as to whether or not you are required to disclose a dealing under Rule 8, please consult the Irish Takeover Panel's website at www.irishtakeoverpanel.ie or contact the Irish Takeover Panel on telephone number +353 1 678 9020 or fax number +353 1 678 9289.
SOURCE King Digital Entertainment plc