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Result of AGM

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Playtech PLC
26 May 2021
 

Playtech plc (the "Company")

 

Results of Annual General Meeting

 

Playtech plc announces that at its Annual General Meeting (AGM), held today, 26 May 2021, Ordinary resolutions nos. 1 to 12 set out in the Notice of Annual General Meeting dated 29 April 2021, were duly passed by shareholders by means of a poll vote. Special resolution no. 15 was also passed by shareholders by means of a poll vote. Special resolutions nos. 13 and 14 did not meet the required 75% threshold and therefore were not approved.

For information, the votes cast were as follows:

Resolutions

For

% Votes cast

Against

% Votes cast

Total Votes Cast (excl. Votes Withheld)

Votes Withheld

1.  Report and accounts     

234,623,689

100.00

0.00

0.00

234,623,689

    654,662

2.  Remuneration Policy

177,453,581

75.47

57,668,932

24.53

235,122,513

   155,838

3.  Remuneration Report

161,331,310

69.18

71,887,800

30.82

233,219,110

2,059,240

4.  Reappoint the auditors

232,363,370

98.76

2,914,533

1.24

235,277,903

           448

5.  Re-Elect Claire Milne

150,063,889

64.72

81,809,161

35.28

231,873,050

       3,405,300

6.  Re-Elect John Jackson

141,634,745

60.20

93,643,139

39.80

235,277,884

          466

7.  Re-Elect Ian Penrose  

170,388,588

72.42

64,889,297

27.58

235,277,885

         466

8.  Re-Elect Anna Massion   

179,054,310

76.11

56,223,574

23.89

235,277,884

         466

9.  Re-Elect John Krumins   

179,270,632

76.20

56,007,252

23.80

235,277,884

        466

10.        Re-Elect Andrew Smith

233,684,149

99.32

1,593,735

0.68

235,277,884

        466

11.        Re-Elect Moran Weizer

234,430,081

99.64

847,503

0.36

235,277,584

        766

12.        Directors Power to allot shares

173,068,800

73.56

62,208,176

26.44

235,276,976

       375

13.       Disapplication of Pre-Emption rights

150,515,196

63.98

84,761,805

36.02

235,277,001

      350

14.        Further disapplication of Pre-Emption rights

148,407,843

63.08

86,869,158

36.92

235,277,001

    350

15.        Market purchase of own shares

179,075,319

76.33

55,522,354

23.67

234,597,673

679,677

 

The Board notes that certain resolutions were passed with the necessary majority but received less than 80% of votes in favour. Playtech aspires to high levels of shareholder and stakeholder engagement and will consult with those shareholders who voted against these resolutions to understand their specific concerns. The Company will provide an update on this in the coming months in line with the UK Corporate Governance Code.

At 26 May 2021, the issued share capital of the Company was 306,356,693 ordinary shares of no par value (excluding 2,937,550 shares held as treasury shares).

In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2, copies of the resolutions (other than those concerning ordinary business) will be submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will be available for viewing at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism 

 

The proxy figures for the resolutions will also be displayed on the Company's corporate website - www.playtech.com 

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For further information please contact:

Playtech plc                                                      +44 (0) 16 2464 5954

Chris McGinnis, Director of Investor Relations &

Strategic Analysis

James Newman, Director of Corporate Affairs

 

Headland (PR adviser to Playtech)                     +44 (0) 20 3805 4822

Lucy Legh, Stephen Malthouse

 

About Playtech

Founded in 1999 and premium listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, Playtech is a market leader in the gambling and financial trading industries with c.6,400 employees across 24 countries.

Playtech is the gambling industry's leading technology company delivering business intelligence driven gambling software, services, content and platform technology across the industry's most popular product verticals, including, casino, live casino, sports betting, virtual sports, bingo and poker. It is the pioneer of omni-channel gambling technology through its integrated platform technology, Playtech ONE. Playtech ONE delivers data driven marketing expertise, single wallet functionality, CRM and responsible gambling solutions across one single platform across product verticals and across retail and online.

Playtech partners with and invests in the leading brands in regulated and newly regulated markets to deliver its data driven gambling technology across the retail and online value chain. Playtech provides its technology on a B2B basis to the industry's leading retail and online operators, land-based casino groups and government sponsored entities such as lotteries. Playtech directly owns and operates Snaitech, the leading sports betting and gaming company in online and retail in Italy,

Playtech's Financials Division, Finalto, is a technology leader in the CFD and financial trading industry and operates both on a B2B and B2C basis.

 

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