William Hill PLC (the "Company")
15 May 2019
William Hill PLC (LSE: WMH) (William Hill) announces the appointment of Lynne Weedall as an Independent Non-executive Director to its Board of Directors with effect from 1 July 2019.
Lynne is currently a Non-executive Director and Remuneration Committee chair of Greene King plc ((LSE: GNK), the UK's largest pub retailer and brewer and Non-executive Director of Treatt Plc, (LSE: TET) an ingredients manufacturer and solutions provider to the global flavour, fragrance and consumer markets. A former HR director of Selfridges Group, and prior to that Dixons Carphone where she also led the merger integration, Lynne brings a wealth of experience of HR, Strategy and organisational transformation gained from a variety of roles in the retail sector and elsewhere.
Roger Devlin, Chairman of William Hill commented: "We are delighted that Lynne will be joining the Board of William Hill. Lynne's broad experience with organisations undertaking operational and cultural change will further support the Board's efforts and focus on delivering on our strategy."
Lynne Weedall commented: "This is an exciting time to join the Board of William Hill, a company with a strong heritage and brand and I look forward to supporting the Board at a time of substantial change across the sector."
On joining the Board, Lynne will become a member of the Board's Corporate Responsibility, Nomination and Remuneration Committees.
Following the appointment of Lynne to the Corporate Responsibility Committee, Robin Terrell will step down from the Committee with effect from 1 July 2019.
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15 May 2019
As Non-executive Director of William Hill PLC, Lynne Weedall will receive standard annual fees of £55,000 per annum.
2. The Board has determined that Lynne Weedall will be an independent Non-executive Director, in accordance with the UK Corporate Governance Code.
3. In accordance with obligations under Listing Rule 9.6.13R, Lynne Weedall holds the following directorships of a publicly quoted company in the previous five years:
· Lynne Weedall was appointed to the board of Greene King plc on 11 October 2012. Greene King plc was listed on the London Stock Exchange on 4 February 1955.
· Lynne Weedall was appointed to the board of Treatt Plc on 6 April 2019. Treatt Plc was listed on the London Stock Exchange on 10 May 1989.
The Company confirms there are no other disclosures which require to be made in accordance with LR 9.6.13R.
4. Board composition:
With effect from 1 July 2019, the composition of the Board of William Hill PLC will be as follows:
William Hill PLC
About William Hill
William Hill PLC is one of the world's leading betting and gaming companies, employing c15,500 people. Its origins are in the UK where it was founded in 1934, and where it is listed on the London Stock Exchange. The majority of its £1.6 billion annual revenues are still derived from the UK, where it has a national presence of licensed betting offices and one of the leading online betting and gaming services. In 2012, it established William Hill US with a focus on retail and mobile operations in Nevada, the largest sports betting business in the US. Following the ruling in May 2018 by the US Supreme Court that the federal ban on state sponsored sports betting was unconstitutional, William Hill US has expanded into new states as they regulate sports betting. It is now operating in seven states: Nevada, New Jersey, Delaware, Rhode Island, Mississippi, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. William Hill's Online business acquired Mr Green & Co AB in January 2019, growing its international operations. William Hill PLC is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of both the FTSE 250 and FTSE4Good Indices.
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