Appointment of Director of Investor Relations and External Communications

Jay DossetterNews

28 January 2020

GVC Holdings PLC
(“GVC” or the “Group”)

Appointment of Director of Investor Relations and External Communications

GVC Holdings PLC (LSE: GVC), the global sports-betting and gaming group, is pleased to announce the appointment of David Lloyd-Seed to the role of Director of Investor Relations and External Communications.

Reporting directly into CFO, Rob Wood, David will take responsibility for leading the Group’s strategic external communication with investors, the City and a range of key stakeholders. He will take up his new post in March 2020, ahead of the publication of the Group’s full year results.

David joins the Group from his position as Head of Capital Markets at Powerscourt, GVC’s strategic communications advisors. David is one of the UK’s most experienced IR and Capital Markets practitioners, with over 15 years in leading IR roles at a number of blue-chip companies across multiple sectors including Telefonica UK (O2), Severn Trent and Dixons. Prior to that, David had an 18-year career in corporate broking, during which he advised across multiple sectors on IR, market-related activities, fund-raisings, mergers and IPOs. He is a board member of the Investor Relations Society.

Nick Batram, who has been acting as the Group’s investor relations lead in recent months will return to his fulltime role as Group Director of Corporate Strategy and Development.

Commenting on the appointment, Rob Wood, CFO of GVC Holdings, commented:
“David brings a huge wealth of experience and expertise to the Group from the City and as a strategic advisor and communicator. His appointment adds further strength and depth to our management team and I am delighted to welcome him on board.”

David Lloyd-Seed, incoming Director of Investor Relations and External Communications for GVC Holdings said:
“I am delighted to be joining GVC and am looking forward to working with the most dynamic management team in the sector. This is a hugely exciting time for GVC as it consolidates its position as a global industry leader, continues to expand into newly regulating markets, and leads the industry in responsible gambling.”

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About GVC Holdings PLC
GVC Holdings PLC 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; Games 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 a number of third-party customers on a B2B basis. The Group has also entered into a joint-venture with MGM Resorts to capitalise on the sports-betting and gaming opportunity in the US.  The Group, incorporated in the Isle of Man, is a constituent of the FTSE 250 index and has licences in more than 20 countries, across five continents.

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