Entain welcomes Stella David and Vicky Jarman to its Board as Independent Directors

– UK, London –  Entain plc (LON: ENT), the global sports-betting and gaming group today announced the appointments of Stella David and Vicky Jarman to its Board as independent non-executive directors effective from 4 March 2021,

Stella will become Senior Independent Director and join the Remuneration, ESG, and Nomination Committees, while Vicky will join the Audit and Remuneration Committees.

“I am delighted to welcome Stella and Vicky to the Board of Entain. Between them they offer a hugely additive variety of skills, perspectives and experiences gleaned from many different roles and industries. We now have a truly exceptional Board that will help Entain realise its clear and ambitious strategy for sustainability, growth and innovation.” said Board Chairman, Barry Gibson.

Stephen Morana, current Senior Independent Director, will step down from the Board on 4 March 2021 to pursue his executive career in his current role with Cazoo.

Barry Gibson added: “I would also like to thank Stephen for his huge contribution to Entain over the past five years, as well as his counsel and help to me personally. I wish him all the very best for the future.”

About Stella David

Stella David was previously CEO of William Grant & Sons following more than 15 years with Bacardi Ltd, where she undertook several roles culminating in five years as Global Chief Marketing Officer.

Until recently she was Chair of C&J Clark Ltd and spent seven years as a Non-Executive Director at Nationwide Building Society, where she chaired the Remuneration Committee. Stella is currently a Non-Executive Director of Domino’s Pizza Group plc, Bacardi Ltd, HomeServe plc (having previously been the Senior Independent Director and Remuneration Committee Chair), and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings.

She has a degree in engineering from Cambridge University.

About Vicky Jarman

Vicky Jarman is a chartered accountant who qualified at KPMG before spending over 10 years with Lazard and Co Ltd working in the Investment Banking team and then as COO for the London and Middle East operations until 2009.

Vicky is currently a Non-Executive Director of Signature Aviation plc and Great Portland Estates plc. She has previously been a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committees of each of Equiniti Group plc, Hays plc, and De La Rue plc, the Senior Independent Director at Equiniti Group plc, and a Non-Executive Director at Knight Frank LLP.

Vicky has an engineering degree from the University of Leicester.

About Entain plc

Entain plc is an FTSE100 company and is one of the world’s largest sports betting and gaming groups, operating both online and in the retail sector. The Group owns a comprehensive portfolio of established brands; Sports Brands include bwin, Coral, Crystalbet, Eurobet, Ladbrokes, Neds, and Sportingbet; Gaming Brands include CasinoClub, Foxy Bingo, Gala, Gioco Digitale, partypoker and PartyCasino. The Group owns proprietary technology across all of its core product verticals and in addition to its B2C operations provides services to several third-party customers on a B2B basis. The Group has also entered into a joint venture with MGM Resorts to capitalize on the sports-betting and gaming opportunity in the US. The Group is tax resident in the UK with licenses in more than 20 countries, across five continents.

For more information: https://entaingroup.com/

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