Confirmation of Board and Committee changes

William Hill PLC (LSE: WMH) confirms, further to the announcements on 2 August 2017 and 12 October 2017, that Ashley Highfield has today formally stepped down from the Board as a Non-executive Director.

Ashley Highfield was chair of the Corporate Responsibility Committee. As previously announced, the Board agreed that Mark Brooker will take responsibility for chairing the Committee and it is confirmed that Mark has assumed this role from today.

The Board periodically reviews the composition of its Board committees. It is confirmed, in accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.11 (3), that the Board has approved changes to the composition of the Audit & Risk Management Committee, which will comprise David Lowden as Chair, Mark Brooker, John O'Reilly and Robin Terrell also with effect from today.

About William Hill 

William Hill, The Home of Betting, is one of the world's leading betting and gaming companies, employing around 16,000 people. Founded in 1934, it is one of the UK's largest bookmakers with around 2,375 licensed betting offices that provide betting opportunities on a wide range of sporting and non-sporting events, gaming on machines and numbers-based products including lotteries. The Group's Online business ( is one of the world's leading online betting and gaming businesses, providing customers with the opportunity to access William Hill's products online, through their smartphone or tablet, by telephone and by text services. William Hill US was established in June 2012 and provides land-based and mobile sports betting services in Nevada, and is the exclusive risk manager for the State of Delaware's sports lottery. William Hill Australia is one of the largest online betting businesses in Australia after the Group acquired Sportingbet and in 2013. It offers sports betting products online, by telephone and via mobile devices. William Hill PLC is listed on the London Stock Exchange. The Group generates revenues of c£1.6bn a year.


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16 Nov 2017

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