Strategic Acquisition of Online Platform

Westside, the AIM listed investment vehicle, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Football Data Services Ltd ('FDS') (the 'Acquisition'), a recently incorporated private company which will provide football data and statistics through a custom-built online platform.  This acquisition supports the Company's strategy of building a new child-friendly, football-focussed, social network dedicated to children aged 7 to 17. 

Overview

Focussed on developing an interactive, child-friendly social network, which will compile football data relating to fixtures, results, league tables and player performance ('Social Network')

It is intended that the site will supply data from, but is not limited to, league and cup competitions in the United Kingdom, Europe and South America, together with International fixtures

Strategic acquisition supports growth plan to create an innovative Social Network 

James Shulman, the sole vendor of FDS, will remain on the Board of FDS and join the Board of Westside Sports Ltd, a subsidiary of Westside focussed on the development of the Social Network

Westside has proven experience operating child-focussed sporting activities and established target market through its Sport in Schools subsidiary

The strong cash position of FDS of some £150,000 will support continued development of Social Network

Acquisition price for FDS will be 100,000,000 Westside shares, priced at 0.3p, having an aggregate value of £300,000

James Shulman will be subject to a 12 month lock-in on the Westside shares

 

Westside CEO Geoffrey Simmonds said, "This strategic acquisition of FDS underpins our commitment to creating a leading, football focussed social network for children aged 7 to 17.   By acquiring FDS we will develop a custom-built online platform, which will enhance our users' experience and prove significant as we look to host and develop our innovative new site.  I am also delighted to welcome James Shulman to the Board of Westside Sports Ltd, and look forward to working together as we continue to develop this social platform." 

 

Application has been made for the admission of 100,000,000 ordinary 0.1p shares to trading on AIM and admission is expected on 12 November 2013. Following admission, there will be 1,211,488,845 ordinary shares of 0.1p each in the Company in issue. This figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, Westside under the FCA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

Mr. James Shulman has an interest in 100,000,000 ordinary shares representing 8.25 per cent of the issued share capital of the Company.

The acquisition of FDS constitutes a substantial transaction under AIM Rule 12.  Disclosures relating to Schedule Four of the AIM Rules are included within this announcement.

 

ENDS

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

Geoffrey Simmonds

Westside Investments Plc

Tel: 020 7935 0823

Mark Percy

Cantor Fitzgerald Europe

Tel: 020 7894 7000

Catherine Leftley

Cantor Fitzgerald Europe

Tel: 020 7894 7000

Isabel de Salis

St Brides Media & Finance Ltd

Tel: 020 7236 1177

Charlotte Heap

St Brides Media & Finance Ltd

Tel: 020 7236 1177

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