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New Long-term Share-based Incentive Scheme for Technopolis Group’s Key Personnel

TECHNOPOLIS PLC         STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE         February 13, 2013, at 12.30

New Long-term Share-based Incentive Scheme for Technopolis Group’s Key Personnel

The Board of Directors of Technopolis Plc has decided on a new long-term share-based incentive scheme for the Group’s key personnel. The aim of the incentive scheme is to support the implementation of the company’s strategy, align the goals of the shareholders and key personnel to increase the value of the company, and commit the key personnel by way of a reward scheme based on shareholding.

The incentive scheme has two earning periods of three years each, which constitute of the calendar years 2013-2015 and 2014-2016. The company’s Board of Directors will separately decide on the key personnel of the Group to be covered by the scheme for each earning period and the maximum reward for each key employee. The scheme initially covers 16 key employees in the Group. The Board of Directors also decides on the earning criteria of the scheme and related objectives separately for each earning period. The amount of the reward paid to a key employee depends on achieving the goals set in the earning criteria. The maximum reward of a key employee comprises company shares and cash. All in all, a total of 520,000 shares and a maximum amount of cash corresponding to the value of all shares conveyed at the time of registration can be issued under the scheme. The cash part aims to cover the taxes and tax-related charges incurred to the key employees due to the reward. The reward will be paid to the key employees after the end of the earning period by the end of April 2016 and 2017. A restriction on the assignability applies to the reward shares. The restriction is in force during the commitment period, which commences at the payment of the reward and ends on 30 April 2017 for the shares earned for the 2013-2015 earning period and on 30 April 2018 for the shares earned for the 2014-2016 earning period. However, the restriction does not apply if a key person’s total ownership of shares, immediately before the transfer of the reward shares to the key personnel, exceeds the minimum threshold set by the Board of Directors for each personnel group.

On February 13, 2013, Technopolis Plc had a total of 75,561,227 shares.

More detailed information on the share-based incentive scheme for 2013-2016 is available on the company website at
Technopolis Plc

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