Appointment of a New Independent Director

Clarissa Elsner

GVC is pleased to announce the appointment with immediate effect of Jane Anscombe to the Company’s board of directors as an independent non-executive director. Jane will chair the Remuneration Committee and serve on the Nominations Committee.

Jane has more than 30 years of experience in the gaming, leisure and entertainment sector, primarily as an equity research analyst. She retired this year as a gaming and entertainment analyst at Edison Investment Research, having joined it in 2003 after being an independent equity research analyst from 1999 to 2003 and before that a leisure sector analyst at Investec Henderson Crosthwaite from 1998 to 1999.

Prior to this Jane served as the Director of Investor Relations at Carlton Communications plc from 1997 to 1998, having joined from The Rank Group plc where she was the Director of Investor Relations between 1993 and 1997. From 1981 to 1993, Jane was an equity research analyst at de Zoete & Bevan and then Barclays de Zoete Wedd, where she was a director of BZW Research Ltd. Jane has a first class BA honours degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Brasenose College, Oxford.

Lee Feldman, GVC’s Chairman, commented:

“I look forward to working with Jane who brings an impressive wealth of knowledge about the gaming sector and will enhance the Board’s discussions and decision-making. As the new Chair of the Remuneration Committee, Jane will lead the process reviewing executive remuneration policy in consultation with our major shareholders. Jane is the fifth independent director GVC has recruited since joining the Main Market last year, reflecting our commitment to enhancing our corporate governance practices.”

As at the date of her appointment, Jane owns 1,385 GVC ordinary shares.

There are no other disclosures to be made for Jane Anscombe under Listing Rule 9.6.13.


For further information:

GVC Holdings PLC
Kenneth Alexander, Chief Executive Tel: +44 (0) 1624 652 559
Paul Miles, Chief Financial Officer
Nick Batram, Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Strategy Tel: +44 (0) 20 7337 0110
Media enquiries:
Bell Pottinger
David Rydell, Laura Jaques Tel: +44 (0) 20 3772 2500


About GVC Holdings PLC

GVC Holdings PLC is a leading e-gaming operator in both B2C and B2B markets. GVC has four business segments with a number of brands; Sports labels (bwin, Sportingbet, gamebookers), Gaming labels (partypoker, partycasino, Foxy Bingo, Gioco Digitale, CasinoClub), B2B and non-core assets. GVC acquired digital entertainment plc on 1 February 2016. The Group is headquartered in the Isle of Man, is a constituent of the FTSE 250 index and has licences in more than 18 countries.

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