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William Hill appoints Mark Brooker as Chair of Corporate Responsibility

Updating the market, FTSE-listed William Hill Plc has confirmed that Non-Executive Director Mark Brooker has been appointed the new Chair of its group Corporate Responsibility Committee. Brooker who joined William Hill’s Non-Executive Advisory last November, will replace Ashley Highfield who departs the bookmaker’s board of governance. Brooker is the former Chief Executive and Executive Director of Betfair Group Plc (pre …

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Philip Bowcock takes full leadership of William Hill Plc

The William Hill board of directors has this morning confirmed that acting Interim-CEO Philip Bowcock has been promoted to the position of Group Chief Executive Officer, taking on full leadership duties of the FTSE-listed betting operator. The official appointment of Bowcock as CEO, sees William Governance end its + 8-month search for a replacement to former leader James Henderson who …

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William Hill pushes for three-point recovery plan in 2017

William Hill governance has this morning published its full-year 2016 financial statement, in what has been a tough year for the FTSE-listed bookmaker, having to revise its corporate forecasts twice in one year due to higher costs and unfavourable sports results. Closing its 2016 performance, William Hill governance posted a group revenue rise of £1.6 billion in-line with 2015 results. …

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Road to Recovery! Industry awaits William Hill full-year 2016 results

Industry analyst are awaiting William Hill Plc’s full-year 2016 results which will be published on Monday 9 January. Following a year of woes for the FTSE-listed bookmaker, in which it had to issue an early profit warning following its first 2016 business quarter, industry commentators are eager to evaluate William Hill’s position coming into 2017. Hindered by the digital decline …

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Who Leads? William Hill struggling to find a CEO

The Financial Times has reported that FTSE-listed William Hill is struggling to find a new Chief Executive to officially lead the company following the departure of James Henderson in July. At present, William Hill leadership is being filled by interim-CEO Philip Bowcock, who joined the company last November as CFO from UK cinema chain ‘Cineworld’. The six-month search for Henderson’s …

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William Hill strengthens governance advisory with 3 Non Executive Director appointments

Further to today’s trading update, FTSE-listed William Hill has moved to strengthen its governance advisory by confirming the appointment of three new Non-Executive Directors. Updating its investors William Hill governance confirmed that John O’Reilly, (former Managing Director at Coral Interactive), Robin Terrell (former Chief Customer Officer at Tesco PLC) and Mark Brooker (former Chief Operating Officer at Betfair) would join …

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William Hill says NO to Rank-888 revised offer

A morning of high industry M&A drama has seen William Hill’s board reject the revised consortium takeover offer put forward by Rank Group and 888 Holdings. The new offer presented to William Hill governance on Sunday would see 888 act as the acquiring entity for the ‘BidCo’ consortium. William Hill investors would be offered 199 pence in cash and 0.860 BidCo …

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Rank-888 enters crucial week in pursuit of William Hill takeover

Rank Group and 888 Holdings pursuit of William Hill is expected to heat up this week, as consortium stakeholders are expected to make a fresh bid to seduce William Hill governance into opening negotiations. This weekend, UK business news sources have reported that Rank and 888 governances have been reviewing the 364p per share offer (value circa £3.2-3.3 billion), which …

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William Hill rejects ‘risky’ Rank-888 consortium bid

The board of William Hill Plc has moved to reject the £3.3 billion takeover bid proposed by the strategic consortium of Rank Group and 888 Holdings. Quick to reject Rank and 888’s offer which was formally issued this afternoon, William Hill governance stated that the proposed deal ‘substantially undervalued’ its corporate enterprise, choosing not to forward the bid to its …

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William Hill governance to present ‘strategic update’ on reversing digital decline

City analysts and industry commentators are eagerly awaiting William Hill’s half-year 2016 results on Friday 5 August, with company governance expected to present a strategic update focusing on reversing the firm’s declining digital performance. A tough 2016, which saw the operator issue a profit warning in Q1 burdened by higher industry taxes and an 11% net revenue decline in its digital …

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