Award of share options

The Board of Forbidden Technologies plc (AIM:FBT), the AIM quoted owner and developer of the FORscene cloud video platform, resolved on 20 August 2012 to award options over its ordinary shares of 0.8p each under its EMI scheme ("EMI"), adopted at the AGM on 27 April 2012, and the Forbidden Technologies unapproved scheme ("Unapproved").

The options have an exercise price of 26p, being the closing mid-market share price on 20 August 2012 (the latest possible date prior to the date of award) and are normally exercisable after three years.

The options awarded to directors are as follows:

Director Number of Options Scheme
Vic Steel 40,000 EMI
Phil Madden 40,000 EMI
Greg Hirst 40,000 EMI
David Main 40,000 Unapproved

David Main, a non-executive director, has his options under the unapproved share options scheme as he does not meet the working hour requirements of EMI.

In addition, options over 240,000 Forbidden ordinary shares of 0.8p each were awarded to other Forbidden employees under the EMI scheme.

Stephen Streater, CEO of Forbidden Technologies plc, said:

"We are committed to motivating our team to think like shareholders by giving them a long-term equity interest in the company."

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About Forbidden Technologies

Forbidden Technologies plc (AIM:FBT, www.forbidden.co.uk) floated 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 and mobile applications, operating in the cloud.

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


Forbidden Technologies plc

Stephen Streater, CEO
Tel:+44 (0)20 8879 7245


N+1 Brewin

Aubrey Powell, Nominated Adviser
Derrick Lee, Corporate Finance
Tel:+44 (0)20 3201 3170


Cenkos Securities plc, Broker

Adrian Hargrave, Corporate Finance
Alex Aylen, Sales
Tel:+44 (0)20 7397 8900


Bishopsgate Communications

Nick Rome / Sam Allen
Tel:+44 (0)20 7562 3350
forbidden@bishopsgatecommunications.com