Company name Playtech PLC
Headline Appointment of new Senior Independent Director

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Playtech PLC
16 May 2019


Playtech plc

('Playtech' or the 'Company')


Appointment of new Senior Independent Director


Following Andrew Thomas's decision not to seek re-election at the Company's 2019 AGM, Playtech announces that John Jackson has been appointed as its Senior Independent Director ("SID")

The Nomination Committee identified John as the best candidate to take over as Playtech's SID. John has over 30 years of PLC experience and is the longest serving Non-Executive Director on Playtech's Board.

John's experience and knowledge of Playtech will provide important continuity and stability as the Company conducts the search for a new Chairman and following the recent appointment of four Non-Executive Directors.

This announcement has been made in accordance with the requirements of Listing Rule 9.6.11. 

- ENDS -


For further information please contact:


Playtech plc

Chris McGinnis, Director of Investor Relations and Strategic Analysis

James Newman, Director of Corporate Affairs


+44 (0) 16 2464 5954

Headland (PR adviser to Playtech)

Stephen Malthouse, Chloe Francklin

+44 (0) 20 3805 4822


About Playtech

Founded in 1999 and premium listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, Playtech is a market leader in the gambling and financial trading industries.

Playtech is the gambling industry's leading technology company delivering business intelligence driven gambling software, services, content and platform technology across the industry's most popular product verticals, including, casino, live casino, sports betting, virtual sports, bingo and poker. It is the pioneer of omni-channel gambling technology through its integrated platform technology, Playtech ONE. Playtech ONE delivers data driven marketing expertise, single wallet functionality, CRM and responsible gambling solutions across one single platform across product verticals and across retail and online.

Playtech partners with and invests in the leading brands in regulated and newly regulated markets to deliver its data driven gambling technology across the retail and online value chain. Playtech provides its technology on a B2B basis to the industry's leading retail and online operators, land-based casino groups and government sponsored entities such as lotteries. As of June 2018, through the acquisition of Snaitech, Playtech directly owns and operates the leading sports betting and gaming brand in online and retail in Italy, Snai. Snaitech operates a B2B2C model as a service provider to franchisees in the retail market while operating the leading brand, Snai directly online as a B2C business.

Playtech's Financials Division, named TradeTech Group, is a technology leader in the CFD and financial trading industry and operates both on a B2B and B2C basis.

Playtech has in total c.5,800 employees across 17 countries and is headquartered in the Isle of Man.


Playtech has in total c.5,800 employees across 17 countries and is headquartered in the Isle of Man.


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