Directorate and Board Committee Changes

RNS Number : 8979G
William Hill PLC
26 July 2019


William Hill PLC (the "Company")

Director Declaration and Board and Committee changes




26 July 2019


Georgina Harvey - Appointment to Superdry Plc and resignation from William Hill PLC


In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.14, William Hill PLC (LSE: WMH) confirms that Georgina Harvey, Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company, has been appointed a Non-executive Director of Superdry Plc and Chair of Superdry's Remuneration Committee, with effect from 29 July 2019.


As a result of this additional responsibility and as Georgina Harvey approaches the end of her nine year tenure at William Hill PLC ('William Hill'), Georgina has informed the Company that she will step down as Chair of the Remuneration Committee of William Hill, with effect from 9 October 2019 and from the Board of William Hill, with effect from 31 December 2019.


The Board has agreed that Lynne Weedall, Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company will succeed Georgina Harvey as Chair of the Remuneration Committee, with effect from 9 October 2019. Lynne Weedall is the current serving chair of the Remuneration Committee of Greene King plc, a role she has performed since 2013.


Roger Devlin, Chairman, commented: "On behalf of the William Hill Board, I would like to thank Georgina and acknowledge her contribution and service to the Board over almost eight years, in particular, her chairing of the Remuneration Committee.


This disclosure is made in accordance with LR 9.6.11R and LR 9.6.14R of the Listing Rules.


In accordance with section 430(2B) of the Companies Act 2006, William Hill confirms that Georgina Harvey will receive payment of fees for service whilst a Director but no other remuneration payment or payment for loss of office will be made in connection with her departure.


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Balbir Kelly-Bisla

Company Secretary

William Hill PLC




1.   Fees

As Chair of the Remuneration Committee of William Hill PLC, in addition to her Non-Executive Director base fee of £55,000 per annum, Lynne Weedall will receive an additional fee of £18,000 per annum. 


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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