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Frontier Developments PLC

02 March 2022

Frontier Developments plc

Non-Executive Director Appointment

Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV, "Frontier", the "Group"), a leading developer and publisher of video games based in Cambridge, UK, announces the Board appointment of Ilse Howling as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.

Ilse brings strong consumer-facing experience in digital entertainment channels via her 20-year executive career in the digital media sector, combined with 20 years' experience from Non-Executive Director roles in high profile, commercial and third sector consumer-facing organisations.

Ilse's executive career included twelve years at the BBC, including four years as Head of Digital Marketing and Communication. Ilse went on to lead the Freeview platform (an ITV, Channel 4, BBC, Sky, and Arqiva joint venture) from a start-up to become the UK's largest TV service in her ten years as Managing Director. She then oversaw the creation of Freeview's Play on-demand TV service, building a multi-disciplinary launch team and leading interactions with PLC shareholder main boards, consumer electronics manufacturers, regulators, government, media, and the public. Her non-executive career has included roles at digital technology companies and charitable organisations including chairing The United Kingdom Committee for UNICEF. Ilse is currently Chair of the Education Development Trust, a global commercial/social enterprise providing education services and consultancy in the UK, Middle East, Africa and Asia.

David Gammon, Frontier's Chairman, commented:

"I am pleased to announce the further strengthening of our Board with this appointment. Ilse brings highly relevant new experience and insight to our Board, which will be valuable to Frontier in our continued development and the pursuit of our goal of becoming a global leader in the entertainment industry".

Ilse Howling commented:

"I am delighted to join Frontier and I look forward to immersing myself in the fascinating world of video games. I believe my experience in growing businesses and in digital television will provide new perspectives which will prove useful in supporting Frontier on its growth journey".

The following additional information is provided in accordance with Rule 17 and paragraph (g) of Schedule Two of the AIM Rules for Companies.

Ilse Howling, aged 56, has no shareholding in Frontier. Her current and previous directorships or partnerships are detailed below:

Current directorships and partnerships:

Education Development Trust

Past directorships and partnerships held within the last 5 years:

Community Fibre Limited

UNICEF UK Enterprises Limited

The United Kingdom Committee for UNICEF

DTT Multiplex Operators Limited

There is no further information to be disclosed pursuant to Schedule Two, paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.

Enquiries :

Frontier Developments +44 (0)1223 394 300

David Braben, CEO

Alex Bevis, CFO

Liberum - Nomad and Joint Broker +44 (0)20 3100 2000

Neil Patel / Cameron Duncan

Jefferies - Joint Broker +44 (0)20 7029 8000

Max Jones / William Brown

Tulchan Communications +44 (0)20 7353 4200

Matt Low / Jordan McCulla / Olivia Lucas

About Frontier Developments plc

Frontier is a leading independent developer and publisher of videogames founded in 1994 by David Braben, co-author of the iconic Elite game. Based in Cambridge, Frontier uses its proprietary COBRA game development technology to create innovative genre-leading games, primarily for personal computers and videogame consoles. As well as self-publishing internally developed games, Frontier also publishes games developed by carefully selected partner studios under its Frontier Foundry games label.

Frontier's LEI number: 213800B9LGPWUAZ9GX18.


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