Betfair Group announces Mark Brooker to the Board as Executive Director

– UK, London – Betfair Group plc is pleased to announce Mark Brooker, Chief Operating Officer, will be appointed as an Executive Director with effect from 1 June 2015.

Mark has held the role of Chief Operating Officer since April 2014. He joined Betfair in March 2010 and was previously Managing Director of the Company’s Sportsbook division and Corporate Development Director. Prior to Betfair, Mark spent 17 years working in investment banking advising UK companies on equity capital raising and M&A, most recently at Morgan Stanley and before that at Merrill Lynch. Mark will continue to be based in the Company’s Dublin office in his role as Chief Operating Officer, with managerial responsibility for operations outside of the US.

Mark’s service contract, remuneration and benefits will be consistent with Betfair’s Directors’ Remuneration Policy as approved by shareholders at the 2014 AGM, and the details of his remuneration package will be included in the 2015 Annual Report which will be published in July. There are no disclosures required in respect of this appointment under paragraph 9.6.13 of the Listing Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority.

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