Announcement of Board Change

The Board of plc (‘’), the global on-line gaming group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Ian Nicholls as an Executive Director with responsibility for the group’s Pari-Mutuel operation, European Wagering Services (‘EWS’). Simon, who is 37, joined the group in March 2005 as chief operating officer of EWS. He was previously Managing Director of and prior to that worked for Weatherbys, the Secretariat for UK racing.

Since Simon’s arrival at EWS, he has been responsible for overseeing the reorganisation of that business as well as establishing a road map for its future growth, which has resulted in increased turnover at a robust margin.

Managing Director, Garry Knowles said today: “I am delighted to welcome Simon onto the board of He has quickly recognised the business opportunities within the Pari-Mutuel industry and has demonstrated that he can take advantage of these opportunities for the benefit of the group.”

No other information in respect of Simon Nicholls is required to be disclosed under Schedule Two (g) of the AIM Rules.