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DQ Entertainment (International) Ltd. Company History and Annual Growth Details

Our Company was incorporated as "Animation and Multimedia Private Limited" on April 13, 2007 with Corporate Identity Number U92113AP2007PLC053585. The name of our Company was changed to "DQ Entertainment (International) Private Limited" by a special resolution of the members passed at an EGM held on January 10, 2008. The fresh certificate of incorporation consequent to the change of name was granted to our Company on January 17, 2008 by the Registrar of Companies, Andhra Pradesh at Hyderabad.

Subsequent to the Scheme of Amalgamation sanctioned by the Hon’ble High Court of Andhra Pradesh, the name of our Company was changed to "DQ Entertainment (International) Limited".

Subsequently, pursuant to a special resolution of the members passed at an EGM on July 25, 2009, our Company became a public limited company. A fresh certificate of incorporation consequent to conversion of our Company from private to public was granted on September 10, 2009 by the Registrar of Companies, Andhra Pradesh at Hyderabad.

Subsequent to the Scheme of Amalgamation sanctioned by the Hon’ble High Court of Andhra Pradesh, our Company acquired the registered office of the erstwhile DQ Entertainment Limited, which amalgamated with our Company. Accordingly, our registered office was shifted from No. 101, Sapthagiri Residency, 1-10-98/A, Chikoti Gardens, Begumpet, Hyderabad 500 016 to 644, Aurora Colony Road Number 3, Banjara Hills Hyderabad 500 034 with effect from December 12, 2007 by a resolution of our Board dated December 12, 2007.

Scheme of Amalgamation

In the year 1987, Mr. Tapaas Chakravarti, our individual Promoter established the erstwhile DQ
Entertainment Limited, a limited company (originally incorporated as Dataquest Management and Communications Private Limited). It was initially established as a financial and management consultancy and subsequently moved into animation production in the year 2000. In the period between the years 2000 to 2007, DQ Entertainment Limited forayed into and established the entire animation production and related business.

Pursuant to a scheme of amalgamation sanctioned by the Hon’ble High Court of Judicature of Andhra Pradesh on November 7, 2007, DQ Entertainment Limited was amalgamated with our Company ("Scheme of Amalgamation"). In terms of the Scheme of Amalgamation, with appointed date May 2007, DQ Entertainment Limited’s entire business and undertaking including all its assets, contracts, properties, investments, benefits, employees, debts, liabilities, duties and obligations of any nature were transferred to our Company, and became the business, assets, contracts, properties investments, benefits, employees, debts, liabilities, duties and obligations of our Company. On the Effective Date, the erstwhile DQ Entertainment Limited was dissolved without being wound up.

Subsequent to the Scheme of Amalgamation as above, we have continued to strengthen the business of the erstwhile DQ Entertainment Limited and have also forayed into and expanded our business activities, including development of our own IP, licensing and distribution business.

Listing of DQE plc, our ultimate holding company In the year 2007, our ultimate holding company, DQE plc, a public limited company incorporated in the Isle of Man, listed on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange and raised funds for investment in strategic alliances, global and local IP development and partnerships, and foraying into live action and
expansion of production facilities and workforce.

1993

-Ventured into IT Training and Consultancy

2000

-Forayed into the animation business

2002

-Commencement of 2D animation production services

-Establishment of training facility (now, DQ School of Visual Arts) to train fresh fine arts graduates and upgrade skills of experienced animators in India

-Establishment of Techno-commercial alliance with ToonBoom Technologies Inc. (Canada), a large 2D Animation digital software company

-Our first major order in 2D - Potato and Dragons from Alphanim, France

2003

- Our first major order in 2D digital - Delta State, a 2D digital rotoscopic animation project

2004

-Commencement of commercial operations of the 3D animation division

-Introduction of our proprietary ERP based Production Tracking System

2005

-Recognized among Asia’s Top 100 private companies by the Red Herring Magazine

-Commencement of commercial production of the Gaming division

-Inauguration of our Company’s "House of Animation" by late Dr. Rajasekhar Reddy, the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and Barry Blumberg, President, Disney Entertainment Group

2007

-Our Company entered into the Scheme of Amalgamation pursuant to which the erstwhile DQ Entertainment Limited was amalgamated with our Company.

-Listing at the Alternative Investment Markets of the London Stock Exchange

-Quantum leap in 3D animation pipeline. The production team was increased from 822 to 1591.

-Won the prestigious 2007-Day Time Emmy in the Outstanding Special Class Animated Program for the second season of Television Series, "Tutenstein" Coproduced with Porchlight Entertainment, USA for DSC Kids, USA.

2008

-Co-production agreement of Little Nick signed

-Co-production agreement of Large Family signed

-Broadcast agreement with Turner Entertainment Networks Asia, Hong Kong (TENA) for own IP content, i.e., Balkand and Ravan

-Service production agreement with Nickelodeon for production of Fanboy & Chu Chum and Madagascar: The Penguins

-Set up subsidiary in Ireland by name DQ Entertainment (Ireland) Limited

-Broadcast agreement with Walt Disney Television International India for Twisted Whiskers, Ratman and Sandra

-Issued ISO 9001:2000 "Quality Management System Standard" certification by De Norske Veritas

-Acquisition of 20% stake in Method Animation SAS, France in January 2008 DQ Entertainment Limited

2009

-Launch of own international IP - The Jungle Book

-Co-production agreement of Little Prince signed

-Broadcast agreement with Turner Entertainment Networks Asia, Hong Kong (TENA) for own IP content, i.e., Omkar

-Co-production agreement of The Jungle Book signed with Moonscoop France

-Broadcast agreement with Turner Entertainment Networks Asia, Hong Kong (TENA) for Ironman

-Co-production agreement of Tara Duncan signed with Moonscoop France

-Conversion of our Company from private to public status

-Broadcast agreement with Viacom 18 for Casper

-Agreement with Gaumont-Alphanim, France for co-production of Galactic Football Season 3, a TV series

-Agreement with ABC Television, Australia for free-to-air TV broadcasting of The Jungle Book

-Won Movers & Shakers Award 2009

-Completed a Pre-IPO Placing of 3,772,771 Equity Shares with certain selected investors for cash at a price of Rs. 68.11 per Equity Share (including a share premium of Rs. 58.11 per Equity Share).

2010

-Launch of Charlie Chaplin, animated TV series

-In relation to our Promoter Group companies, our Subsidiary and DQ Entertainment Limited (which was amalgamated with our Company)

-DQ Entertainment (International) Ltd has approved the appointment of Ms. Rashida Adenwala as an additional director of the Company w.e.f. October 01, 2010.

2011

-DQE Signs UK Toy Merchandising Agreement

-DQE Signs French CO Production Deal for 'LITTLE NICK'

-DQE signs Jungle Book licensing agreement for Germany, Austria and Switzerland

-DQE receives top state honour's 'DQE conferred with Excellence Award'

-DQE and Method Animation launch animated version of Robin Hood

- DQE and ZDF Enterprises sign distribution deal for new 3 D animated series "5 & IT"

2012

-DQE receives "International studio of the year" award and "Best Animated TV Series".

-DQ Entertainment Signed three new contracts, associated with two new productions, concluded at MIPTV in Cannes, France - the world market for TV & Media."

-DQ Entertainment entered into promotional partnership deal with Burger King Worldwide for the Company's own intellectual property 'The Jungle Book'.

-DQ Entertainment inks exclusive licensing deal with Australian Broadcasting Corp

-DQ Entertainment appoints Sun-Mate Corporation as the global master toy partner for popular international new animated hit TV Series, The Jungle Book.

2013

-The Company licensing deal with Walmart and 12 other new licensing and merchandising agreements for The Jungle Book

-DQ Entertainment (In - New agreements signed at Cannes MIPTV

-DQ Entertainment & Wild Canary to produce & Miles from Tomorrowland & for Disney Jr

2014

-DQ Entertainment (In - DQE Group raises upto USD 50 million funding through its holding

-DQ Entertainment (In - New agreements signed at Cannes MIPTV

-DQ Entertainment (In - Viacom18 inks deal with DQ Entertainment to launch exclusive

-Viacom18 inks agreement with DQ Entertainment

-DQ Entertainment launches two YouTube channels

2015

-DQ Entertainment and iStory Animation Studios Sign Agreement to jointly produce Peg Heads Animated TV Series

-DQ Entertainment joins hand with Method Animation

-DQ Entertainment and Method Animation partner to co-produce 52x11' CGI TV series 5 & IT

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