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Appointment of Senior Independent Director

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888 Holdings plc
17 March 2021


17 March 2021

888 Holdings Plc

("888" or "the Group")


Appointment of Senior Independent Director

888 (LSE: 888), one of the world's leading online betting and gaming companies, is pleased to announce that Anne de Kerckhove has been appointed as Senior Independent Director with immediate effect.

Anne has been a Non-executive Director of the Company since 28 November 2017 and chairs its Nominations Committee.

Anne is currently the CEO of Freespee - a fast growing company in the conversational commerce space. Previously, she was the CEO of Iron Capital and the Managing Director EMEA for Videology, Global Director of Reed Elsevier, and COO and International Managing Director at Inspired Gaming Group. Ms. de Kerckhove is an angel investor and mentor for early-stage start-ups and entrepreneurial funds including CRE and Daphni. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University and an MBA from INSEAD. In addition to chairing the Company's Nominations Committee, Anne is a member of the Company's Remuneration Committee and Audit Committee.

Commenting on the appointment, 888's Chairman, Brian Mattingley, said:

"With her extensive experience as an entrepreneur and investor, as well as her strong track record on the Board and its Committees, Anne is a real asset for 888 as it continues to grow and pursue its strategic objectives. I am delighted that she has agreed to take on the Senior Independent Director role."

This announcement is made pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.11R.

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Enquiries and further information:

888 Holdings Plc

+350 200 49 800

Brian Mattingley, Chairman

Itai Pazner, Chief Executive Officer

Yariv Dafna, Chief Financial Officer

Hudson Sandler -

Alex Brennan

Bertie Berger

Andy Richards

+44(0) 207 796 4133


About 888 Holdings Plc:

888 Holdings plc (and together with its subsidiaries, "888" or the "Group") is one of the world's leading online betting and gaming companies.  888 listed on the on the Main market of the London Stock Exchange in 1997. 888's mission is to supply its customers with innovative and market-leading online betting and gaming products, above all in a safe and secure environment. Safer gambling is a core focus for the Group and, at the beginning of 2020, 888 launched its 'Safer. Better. Together' safer gambling strategy and commitments.

888 has been at the forefront of the online gaming industry since foundation in 1997, leveraging its proprietary technology to provide to players and B2B partners an innovative and world-class online gaming experience.

During 2019 888 was named Casino Operator of the Year at the prestigious EGR industry awards and, in 2020, the company was proud to be recognised at the 2020 Gaming Intelligence awards as winner in the Casino Operator of the Year category. In 2020, 888 also won two prestigious awards for its poker platform at the 2020 Poker Listings Operator Awards in the Most Improved Software and Best Beginner Software categories.

The Group is structured into two lines of business: B2C, under the 888 brands, and B2B, conducted through Dragonfish, which provides partners a leading platform through which to establish an online gaming presence and monetise their own brands in a safe and responsible manner.

888's consumer facing websites offer more than just online betting and gaming. They are entertainment destinations: places where people can enjoy a truly interactive experience and be part of an online community that shares common interests. 888's strong and trusted brands are all accessible through

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