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888 Holdings PLC (888.L)

888.L on London Stock Exchange

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25 Sep 2020
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Brian Mattingley

68 2016 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Itai Pazner

47 2019 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Aviad Kobrine

56 2005 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Jonathan Mendelsohn

53 2020 Non-Executive Director - Chair Designate

Limor Ganot

2020 Non-Executive Independent Director

Anne Kerckhove

47 2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Mark Summerfield

53 2019 Non-Executive Independent Director

Zvika Zivlin

54 2019 Non-Executive Independent Director

Alex Brennan

2017 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Brian Mattingley

Mr. Brian Mattingley is no longer serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company effective 5/2021. Brian Mattingley was Deputy Chairman of the Company and Senior Independent Non-Executive Director from March 2006 until March 2012, and was then Chief Executive Officer until March 2016. He joined the Board in August 2005. He was previously Chief Executive of Gala Regional Developments Limited until 2005. From 1997 to 2003, he was Group Finance and Strategy Director of Gala Group Plc, prior to which he was Chief Executive of Ritz Bingo Limited. He has held senior executive positions with Kingfisher Plc and Dee Corporation Plc. In his capacity as Chairman of the UK Bingo Association, Mr. Mattingley spent a great deal of time with regulators, which has assisted in the Board's understanding of UK gaming regulation and laws. Mr Mattingley has been in the gaming industry since 1993, and launched one of the UK’s first online Bingo sites whilst at Gala

Itai Pazner

Mr. Itai Pazner serves as Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Pazner was appointed as COO in November 2017 and as CEO of the Company in January 2019. He was appointed to the Board in March 2019. He has worked for the Group since 2001, initially launching the 888.com brand in the UK and positioning 888.com as a top three UK online gaming operator. Other roles included Global Offline Marketing Director, Senior Vice President Head of EMEA, Senior Vice President of B2C (Casino) and Senior Vice President Head of B2C. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Pazner held managerial positions at Internet Gold, a leading ISP.

Aviad Kobrine

Mr. Aviad Kobrine is no longer serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company effective 11/1/2020. Mr. Kobrine has been Chief Financial Officer of the Company since June 2005, and was appointed to the Board in August 2005. From October 2004 he was a consultant to the Company. Previously, he was a banker with the Media Telecoms Investment Banking Group of Lehman Brothers and prior to that, he was a senior associate with Slaughter and May. He holds a Masters in Finance from the London Business School (Distinction), a BA in Economics and an LLB from Tel Aviv University. Mr. Kobrine brings with him extensive finance, economic and analytical experience, in-depth knowledge of the Group and detailed knowledge of the City’s workings.

Jonathan Mendelsohn

Mr. Jonathan Mendelsohn serves as Non-Executive Director - Chair Designate of the Company. Jon is a highly experienced gambling sector professional with more than 20 years' industry experience that includes co-founding Oakvale Capital LLP, a leading M&A and strategic advisory boutique focusing on the gaming, gambling and sports sectors. He is the Senior Adviser to Value Retail, the developer and operator of luxury outlet shopping villages. He co-founded LLM Communications, a corporate and public affairs consultancy which was acquired by Financial Dynamics to create one of the largest global financial and business communications companies. He served as a Managing Director and later as Chairman of the Global Issues Division, including after it was acquired by FTI Consulting. He is also an investor in early stage and start-up companies in areas ranging from technology to energy. Jon is a Labour life peer who has sat in the House of Lords since October 2013 and sits on the International Relations and Defence Committee.

Limor Ganot

Ms. Limor Ganot has been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company effective 8/1/2020. Ms. Ganot is managing partner of Gefen Capital, a US-Israeli venture capital fund that invests in disruptive technologies, a member of the global advisory board of Diners Club International, a board member of Diners Club Israel, and former co-CEO of Alon Blue Square Israel. She is a certified CPA who started her professional journey in the corporate finance division at KPMG, and received her Bachelors of Science in Accounting and Economics from Tel Aviv University.

Anne Kerckhove

Ms. Anne De Kerckhove serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. the CEO of Freespee – a fast-growing company in the communication cloud 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 also an angel investor and mentor for early-stage startups and entrepreneurial funds, including Metail, CRE and Daphni, and holds board positions with 7digital. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University and an MBA from INSEAD. Ms. de Kerckhove is a member of the Company’s Remuneration Committee, Audit Committee and Nominations Committee (Chair from March 2020).

Mark Summerfield

Mr. Mark Summerfield serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. A Chartered Accountant, Mark worked for KPMG in the UK and US for 29 years, 18 as a partner. His roles included Global Head of Gaming, UK Head of Audit for Technology, Media and Telecoms ("TMT") and UK Head of Assurance. Mark has extensive knowledge and experience in auditing, financial reporting and governance, as well as mergers and acquisitions and capital market transactions. Mark spent most of his career working for companies in the TMT and leisure sectors and built KPMG's gaming practice, working with a number of online gaming operators. He was also William Hill Plc's interim CFO for 15 months, helping set the group's strategic direction and assisting with its transformation and technology programmes.

Zvika Zivlin

Mr. Zvika Zivlin serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Zvika Zivlin is the Founder and Managing Partner of Tulip Capital, the exclusive partner firm of Wells Fargo Securities in Israel, is a strategic partner to Alias Tech (JB Capital), and currently serves on the advisory board of Infinidat Ltd. Mr. Zivlin has been engaged in projects covering the fields of insurance, banking, real estate, technology and communications, and was previously Chief Executive Officer of Trans4u Ltd and Chief Financial Officer of GSI Group. Mr. Zivlin holds an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics, an MBA from Tel Aviv University (1st year, with distinction) and a BA in Economics and Management from Tel Aviv University (with distinction). Mr Zivlin is the Chair of the Company’s Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.

Alex Brennan

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Brian Mattingley

432,000

Itai Pazner

1,728,000

Aviad Kobrine

1,582,000

Jonathan Mendelsohn

--

Limor Ganot

--

Anne Kerckhove

128,000

Mark Summerfield

43,000

Zvika Zivlin

153,000

Alex Brennan

--
As Of  31 Dec 2019