Exercise of Option

Forbidden Technologies plc ("Forbidden" or "the Company")

Exercise of Option

Further to the announcement on 12 August 2009, the Company has been notified that on 13 August 2009 the SF t1ps Smaller Companies Growth Fund ("SF t1ps") has further exercised its option, as granted at the time of the share subscription announced on 28 July 2009, and thereby subscribed to a further 115,000 new ordinary shares of 0.8p at an exercise price of 12p per share.

The Company has today allotted these new ordinary shares. Application will be made for the new shares to be admitted to trading on AIM, and Admission is expected on Wednesday 19 August 2009.

Following this exercise, the Company has 78,977,500 shares in issue.

SF t1ps retains an option to subscribe for 2,185,000 new ordinary shares at an exercise price of 12p subject to conditions as previously announced.

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For further information please visit www.forbidden.co.uk or contact:

Forbidden Technologies plc
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8879 7245
Stephen Streater, Chief Executive

Brewin Dolphin Investment Banking
Tel: 0845 213 4726
Neil Baldwin
Nominated Advisor

Bishopsgate Communications
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7562 3350
Maxine Barnes
Robyn Samuelson
Siobhra Murphy

Notes to Editors

Forbidden Technologies plc (AIM: FBT, www.forbidden.co.uk) listed in February 2000.

The Company develops and markets a powerful internet video platform, FORscene, which is used by broadcasters, in professional web video, in education and by consumers. FORscene is one of the world's most advanced browser-based applications, operating in The Cloud.