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Shareholder information

Major Shareholder TR-1 Notifications

15-Apr-2024 The Capital Group Companies

96,843,596

15.16%

14-Feb-2024 Janus Henderson Group plc

32,175,360

5.04%

28-Dec-2023 Dodge & Cox

63,819,654

9.99%

07-Nov-2023 BlackRock Inc.

35,796,531

5.59%

Total shares in issue as at 31 March 2024

638,958,354

Full name

Entain plc

Operational headquarters

UK

Tax residency

UK

Country of incorporation

Isle of Man

Registered company number

4685V

Registered office

32 Athol Street,

Douglas,

Isle of Man,

IM1 1JB

Admission and subsequent re-admission dates

Entain plc

  • Entain plc was renamed from GVC Holdings PLC on 9 December 2020

  • Joined the FTSE 100 on 22 June 2020

  • Joined the FTSE 250 on 19 September 2016

  • Transferred to the Premium Segment of the Official List on 1 August 2016

  • Admitted to trading on the Main Market and listed on the Official List (Standard Segment) of the London Stock Exchange on 2 February 2016, following delisting from AIM

  • Re-admitted to AIM 31 October 2011 and 28 January 2013

  • Originally admitted to AIM 24 May 2010

Gaming VC Holdings S.A.

  • 21 December 2004 (to AIM)

Market

The Company's shares are quoted on the Official List (Premium Segment) of the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent member of the FTSE 100. The Company is therefore subject to the UK City Code on Takeovers and Mergers.

EPIC

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Sector

Travel and Leisure

Activities

Entain plc is one of the world's largest sports betting and gaming groups. It operates a number of brands across more than 20 countries. The Group has over 24,000 employees and contractors and is tax resident in the UK.

Shares in issue

The Company has in issue 638,958,354 ordinary shares of €0.01

Regulatory licences

The Company has a number of licences either directly or indirectly granted by various jurisdictions. These include: Alderney, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Great Britain, Greece (interim), Ireland, Italy, Jersey, Malta, Northern Ireland, Philippines, Romania, Republic of Georgia, Spain, Sweden, and the US (New Mexico, New Jersey, Nevada, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Tennessee, Colorado, Indiana, Oregon, and Michigan). In addition the Group has a partner arrangement which allows it to trade in or from South Africa.

In accordance with paragraph 9.2.6ER(1) of the Listing Rules (disclosure of rights attached to equity shares) the Company has uploaded to the National Storage Mechanism ("NSM") a copy of the Articles of Association which set out the principal rights and restrictions attached to its ordinary shares.

The NSM can be accessed at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism

Amongst others, the Entain Group (formerly GVC):

  1. holds a licence from the Nevada Gaming Commission as the sole shareholder of an interactive gaming service provider licensee, a manufacturer licensee, and as a 50% owner of a licensed joint venture, and as such is subject to the Nevada Gaming Control Act and to the licensing and regulatory control of the Nevada State Gaming Control Board and the Nevada Gaming Commission; and
  2. holds a Casino Service Industry Enterprise licence in New Jersey, and as such is subject to the New Jersey Casino Control Act and to the licensing and regulatory control of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement.


Entain plc and holders of its issued Ordinary Shares may also in the future be subject to similar restrictions in other jurisdictions where the Group secures a gaming licence.


The criteria used by relevant regulatory authorities to make determinations as to suitability of an applicant for licensure varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, but generally require the submission of detailed personal and financial information followed by a thorough investigation. Gaming authorities have very broad discretion in determining whether an applicant (corporate or individual) qualifies for licensing or should be found suitable.
Many jurisdictions require any person who acquires beneficial ownership of more than a certain percentage (typically 5%) of the Company's securities, to report the acquisition to the gaming authorities and apply for a finding of suitability. Many gaming authorities allow an "institutional investor" to apply for a waiver that allows such institutional investor to acquire up to a certain percentage of securities without applying for a finding of suitability, subject to the fulfilment of certain conditions. In some jurisdictions, suitability investigations may require extensive personal and financial disclosure.


The failure of any such individuals or entities to submit to such background checks and provide the required disclosure could jeopardise the Group's eligibility for a required licence or approval. Any person who is found unsuitable by a relevant gaming authority may be prohibited by applicable gaming laws or regulations from holding, directly or indirectly, the beneficial ownership of any of the Company's securities.


The Articles of Association include provisions to ensure that Entain has the required powers to continue to comply with applicable gaming regulations.

As a company traded on the London Stock Exchange and incorporated in the Isle of Man, Entain plc is subject to the UK City Code on Takeovers and Mergers.

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Section 430 (2B) Companies Act 2006 Statement - Robert Hoskin

On 15 May 2023, the Company announced that Robert Hoskin was leaving the Board on 30 June 2023 and the Company on 31 August 2023. The statement in the link below sets out information on remuneration payments to be made to Mr Hoskin after he leaves the Board.

Section 430 (2B) Companies Act 2006 Statement - Robert Hoskin

Section 430 (2B) Companies Act 2006 Statement - Jette Nygaard-Andersen

On 13 December 2023, the Company announced that Jette Nygaard-Andersen was leaving the Board with immediate effect and leaving employment on 13 December 2024 (the “Termination Date”), being on garden leave during this time. This statement sets out information on remuneration payments to be made to Ms Nygaard-Andersen in connection with her exit. The following arrangements were approved by the Remuneration Committee of the Company's Board and are consistent with the Company's Directors' Remuneration Policy (the “Policy”) (approved by shareholders on 25 April 2023).