18 October 2017
Gaming Realms plc
(the "Company" or the "Group")
Appointment of Christopher Bell as a Non-Executive Director
The Board of Gaming Realms is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Bell as a Non-Executive Director. He joins the Board with immediate effect.
Chris has over 25 years' experience working in the gaming industry. He joined the Hilton Group in 1991 and was appointed managing director of the company's Ladbrokes Worldwide business in 1994. He joined the Board of Hilton Group in June 2000 and, following the disposal of its hotels division in 2006, became Ladbroke's Chief Executive. He held this position until May 2010. Prior to joining Hilton Group, he held several senior positions at drinks manufacturer Allied Domeq.
Since leaving Ladbrokes, Chris has held many senior non-executive board positions operating in the UK and around the world including Responsible Gambling Strategy Board and a trustee of the Northern Racing College.
He is currently Chairman of XLMedia Plc and TechFinancials, Inc. and the Senior Independent Director of The Rank Group Plc.
Michael Buckley, Chairman of Gaming Realms said:
"We are delighted that Chis has agreed to join the Company. He brings a wealth of experience of the gaming industry and extensive corporate knowledge which will help us to develop the Company further. We welcome him and greatly look forward to working with him."
Under schedule 2, paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies ("AIM Rules"), the following additional information is disclosed:
In the previous five years, Christopher Bell, age 59, has been a director or partner of the following companies and partnerships (* indicates he is still a director or partner):
The Rank Group Plc*
Star Tea Limited*
The Royal Air Force Charitable Trust Enterprises*
Spirit Pub Company Limited
NRC Trading Limited
Northern Racing College
Quintain Limited (previously known as Quintain Estates and Development Plc)
Christopher Bell, has also been a director or partner of the following companies and partnerships which have undergone creditors' voluntary liquidations or administrations within twelve months preceding his resignation:
The Game Group Plc
Gaming Realms plc
Patrick Southon, CEO
Mark Segal, FD
0845 123 3773
Peel Hunt LLP, Nomad and Broker
Dan Webster, George Sellar
020 7418 8900
020 7457 2020
About Gaming Realms
Gaming Realms creates and publishes innovative real money and social games for mobile, with operations in the UK, U.S and Canada. Through its market leading mobile platform and unique IP and brands, Gaming Realms is bringing together media, entertainment and gaming assets in new game formats. The Gaming Realms management team includes accomplished entrepreneurs and experienced executives from a wide range of leading gaming and media companies.
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