Statement RE Injunction
William Hill PLC (William Hill) announces that it has, today, secured an interim injunction against Playtech Limited (Playtech) to ensure that its legal rights under the William Hill Online joint venture agreements are maintained.
Playtech recently initiated discussions with William Hill seeking possible significant amendments to the current William Hill Online joint venture agreements. There has also been press speculation regarding discussions between Playtech and Ladbrokes plc.
As reported in the trading statement issued on 19 January 2011, the performance of the William Hill Online joint venture remains strong and further details on performance will be provided as part of William Hill's preliminary results announcement on Friday 25 February 2010. William Hill remains committed to the success of the William Hill Online joint venture.
Further announcements will be made as appropriate.
William Hill PLC
Ralph Topping, Chief Executive
Neil Cooper, Group Finance Director
Lyndsay Wright, Director of IR
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8918 3614
Simon Sporborg / Justine McIlroy
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7404 5959