Sportech PLC

Director Changes

RNS Number : 9367J
Sportech PLC
27 August 2021
 

For immediate release

27 August 2021

 

 

Sportech PLC

('Sportech', the 'Company' or the 'Group')

 

Director Changes

 

Sportech (AIM:SPO), an international betting technology business, is pleased to announce a number of changes to its Board post the reduction in the operational scale of the Group.  This follows a complete evaluation of the Group's business lines; the completion of the previously announced disposals which has led to the proposed substantial capital return; and also the recent positive outcome to the Connecticut sports betting potential. 

 

As a result of this Richard McGuire (CEO) and Tom Hearne (CFO) will step down from their current roles, following the release of the Company interim results on Thursday, 9 September 2021. The Company is also pleased to announce two internal promotions.  Andrew Lindley, formerly the Group's COO, will become CEO and Nicola Rowlands is promoted to CFO from her current position as Group Financial Controller. Andrew and Nicola will also join the Sportech Plc Board, today.

 

Richard and Tom will remain with Sportech through the release of the Interim Results in September,  assisting in an orderly transition and will remain available to support the business through to the end of the year.

 

Giles Vardey, Chairman of Sportech, said: "The Board is extremely grateful to Richard and Tom for their passionate leadership, their sourcing and executing of numerous corporate transactions and their dedication and commitment in implementing strategic objectives over several years. They leave their roles with the thanks and gratitude of many people in the Company and our stakeholders. We wish them both continued success.  We are also looking forward to working with Andrew and Nicola, who are very familiar with the business and its markets, and welcome them to the Board."

 

Richard McGuire, commented: "After several years of restructuring the business and pursuing a clear goal of realising shareholder value where possible, that objective has been mostly achieved. Given the major changes in the Company's business and structure, I believe that now is the right time to hand over the leadership reins to Andrew and Nicola. It's been my honour to work with so many dedicated Company professionals, business partners and supportive shareholders and I look forward to supporting each, however required in the future."

 

Disclosures required by Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules for Companies:

 

Andrew James Lindley, aged 50, holds or has previously held the following directorships and partnerships in the last five years:

 

Current appointments

Appointments held within the last five years

LOT.TO SYSTEMS LIMITED

DCD MEDIA PLC

123 HOLDINGS LIMITED

AMALGAMATED RACING LIMITED


PLAYLOT.TO LIMITED


ASIAN RACING MEDIA LIMITED


IC DEVELOPMENT INVESTORS LIMITED


IC DEVELOPMENT LIMITED


LIGHTBULB INVESTMENTS LIMITED


BRONZE BARON LIMITED


WORLDWIDE BESPOKE SYSTEMS LIMITED


INTERNATIONAL TURF CLUB LIMITED

 

Nicola Jane Rowlands (formerly McCabe), aged 40, does not hold, and has not held within the last five years, any directorships of any companies or partnerships requiring declaration.

 

Andrew and Nicola currently hold 450,000 and 42,860 ordinary shares in the Company respectively.

 

There is no other information that is required to be disclosed pursuant to Schedule 2 paragraph (g) or Rule 17 of the AIM Rules for Companies in respect of Andrew Lindley or Nicola Rowlands.

 

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Contacts:

 

Sportech PLC

Giles Vardey, Chairman

Richard McGuire, Chief Executive Officer

 

 

[email protected]

Peel Hunt (Nominated Adviser & Broker)

George Sellar

Andrew Clark

Will Bell

 

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7418 8900

Buchanan (Financial Communications)

Henry Harrison-Topham

Jamie Hooper

George Beale

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7466 5000

[email protected]

 

Notes to Editors:

 

About Sportech

Sportech PLC, an international betting technology business, delivers solutions and services for gaming companies and lottery clients in highly regulated markets. Sportech also owns and operates gaming venues and digital betting platforms in Connecticut under exclusive licences.

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