Re-admission of 888 Holdings Plc
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4 July 2022
888 Holdings Plc
("888" or "the Company")
Re-admission of 888 Holdings Plc
888 Holdings plc (LSE: 888), one of the world's leading betting and gaming companies with internationally renowned brands including 888, William Hill, Mr Green and SI Sportsbook, is pleased to announce that, further to the announcement on 1 July 2022 regarding the completion of the acquisition of the international (non-US) business of William Hill ("William Hill" or "William Hill International") (the "Acquisition"), the Company's entire issued share capital was re-admitted to the premium listing segment of the Official List of the Financial Conduct Authority (the "FCA") and to trading on the London Stock Exchange plc's main market for listed securities this morning, 4 July 2022, at 8.00 a.m. ("Re-admission").
Following Re-admission, the share capital of the Company consists of 446,331,656 ordinary shares of GBP 0.005 each, each with one vote. The Company does not hold any shares in treasury. Therefore the total number of voting rights in 888 is 446,331,656. The above total voting rights figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine whether they are required to notify their interests in, or a change to their interest in, 888 under the FCA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules.
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Enquiries and further information:
888 Holdings Plc
+44(0) 800 029 3050
Itai Pazner, Chief Executive Officer
Yariv Dafna, Chief Financial Officer
Vaughan Lewis, Chief Strategy Officer
James Finney, Director of Investor Relations
Elizabeth Bisby, Company Secretary
Alex Brennan / Charlotte Cobb / Andy Richards
J.P. Morgan Cazenove
Dwayne Lysaght / Nicholas Hall / Jonty Edwards
+44(0) 207 796 4133
+44 (0) 207 742 4000
About 888 Holdings Plc:
888 Holdings plc (and together with its subsidiaries, "888" or the "Group") is one of the world's leading betting and gaming companies. In 2022, the Group acquired the international (non-US) business of William Hill to create a global industry leader. Headquartered in Gibraltar, and listed in London, the Group operates from 15 offices around the world and employs approximately 12,000 people globally.
The Group's mission is to lead the gambling world in creating the best betting and gaming experiences, bringing unrivalled moments of excitement to people's day-to-day lives. It achieves this by developing state-of-the-art technology and content-rich products that provide fun, fair, and safe betting and gaming entertainment to customers around the world.
The Group owns and operates internationally renowned brands including 888casino, 888sport, 888poker, William Hill and Mr Green. In addition, the Group operates the SI Sportsbook brand in the US in partnership with Authentic Brands Group.
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This announcement has been issued by and is the sole responsibility of the Company. This announcement is not a circular or prospectus but an advertisement.
This announcement is for information purposes only and is not intended to and does not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to subscribe for or buy, any shares nor any other securities in any jurisdiction. No public offering of securities is being made in any jurisdiction and shares will not be generally made available or marketed to the public in the UK or any other jurisdiction in connection with the Acquisition or Re-admission..
The distribution of this announcement into jurisdictions other than the United Kingdom may be restricted by law, and, therefore, persons into whose possession this announcement comes should inform themselves about and observe any such restrictions. Any failure to comply with any such restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of such jurisdiction.
J.P. Morgan Securities plc, which conducts its UK investment banking business as J.P. Morgan Cazenove ("J.P. Morgan Cazenove"), and which is authorised in the United Kingdom by the Prudential Regulation Authority (the "PRA") and regulated by the PRA and the Financial Conduct Authority, is acting as financial adviser and sponsor for the Company in connection with the Acquisition and Re-admission and will not regard any other person as its client in relation to the Acquisition and Re-admission and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to clients of J.P. Morgan Cazenove or its affiliates, nor for providing advice in relation to the Acquisition or any other matter or arrangement referred to herein.
Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated ("Stifel") is acting as financial adviser for the Company in connection with the Acquisition. Stifel is acting exclusively for the Company and no one else in connection with the contents of this announcement, and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to clients of Stifel nor for providing advice in relation to or in connection with the matters referred to in this announcement.
This announcement does not constitute a recommendation concerning any investor's decision or options with respect to the Acquisition. The price and value of securities can go down as well as up. Past performance is not a guide to future performance. The contents of this announcement are not to be construed as legal, business, financial or tax advice. Each shareholder or prospective investor should consult his, her or its own legal adviser, business adviser, financial adviser or tax adviser for legal, financial, business or tax advice.
Apart from the responsibilities and liabilities, if any, which may be imposed on J.P. Morgan Cazenove and Stifel (together, the "Banks") by the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (as amended) or under the regulatory regime of any jurisdiction where the exclusion of liability under the relevant regulatory regime would be illegal, void or unenforceable, , none of the Banks nor any of their respective affiliates accepts any responsibility or liability whatsoever and makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, for the contents of this announcement, including its accuracy, fairness, sufficiency, completeness or verification or for any other statement made or purported to be made by it, or on its behalf, in connection with the Company or the Acquisition and nothing in this announcement is, or shall be relied upon as, a promise or representation in this respect, whether as to the past or future. Each of the Banks and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries and branches accordingly disclaims to the fullest extent permitted by law all and any responsibility and liability whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise (save as referred to above) which it might otherwise have in respect of this announcement or any such statement.
No person has been authorised to give any information or to make any representations other than those contained in the combined prospectus and circular published by the Company on 29 April 2022 in connection with the Acquisition and Re-admission and, if given or made, such information or representations must not be relied on as having been authorised by the Company or the Banks. Subject to the Listing Rules, the Prospectus Regulation Rules and the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules of the FCA, the issue of this announcement shall not, in any circumstances, create any implication that there has been no change in the affairs of the Company since the date of this announcement or that the information in it is correct as at any subsequent date.