Churchill Downs nominates Karole Lloyd for election to its Board and announces Alex Rankin as new Chairman

– USA, KY – Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ:CHDN) today announced upcoming changes to its Board of Directors and the nomination of Karole F. Lloyd as a new Board member.

Craig J. Duchossois, Robert L. Evans, and G. Watts Humphrey, Jr. will not stand for reelection at the Company’s 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (“2018 Annual Meeting”) on April 24, 2018. Humphrey will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board through April 23, 2018 and the Board has named R. Alex Rankin as Chairman of the Board of Directors effective April 24, 2018.

“We are grateful for the exemplary service of these three outstanding and long-term board members,” said Bill Carstanjen. “We will miss their insight, experience, and sense of humor. We also want to congratulate Alex on his appointment to Chairman of the Board.”

The Board also approved the nomination of Karole F. Lloyd as a Class I Director for election at the 2018 Annual Meeting. If elected by the shareholders, Lloyd would serve a term of three (3) years, expiring at the 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Lloyd is a certified public accountant and recently retired Vice Chair of the Board and Southeast Region Managing Partner at Ernst & Young LLP (“Ernst & Young”). She brings more than 37 years of experience in leadership at Ernst & Young and has extensive experience as an audit partner for publicly-held clients. She served many of Ernst & Young’s largest financial service companies and has experience in financial reporting, board governance, legal matters, regulatory compliance, internal audit, and risk management through consulting and management activities. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alabama. Lloyd was appointed to the Board of Directors of AFLAC in January 2017 and serves on the Audit and Risk Committee and the Finance and Investment Committee.

About Churchill Downs Incorporated

Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ:CHDN), headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is an industry-leading racing, gaming and online entertainment company anchored by our iconic flagship event – The Kentucky Derby. We are a leader in brick-and-mortar casino gaming with approximately 10,000 gaming positions in eight states, and we are the largest legal online account wagering platform for horseracing in the U.S.

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