CEO Pontus Lesse to leave Unibet at the end of 2005

Mon, 24 Jan, 2005 18:23 CET

Unibet’s CEO, Pontus Lesse, has announced that he wishes to leave his appointment at the end of 2005. Recruitment of a new CEO has already begun.

“I have spent five exciting and intensive years, together with founder and entrepreneur Anders Ström, building up Unibet and achieving its Stock exchange listing. I now feel the time is right to hand over to someone new. During these five years I have married and settled down and I am now preparing for a move back to Sweden. Small children bring new priorities in life.” says Pontus Lesse, Unibet’s CEO. “Pontus has carried a heavy burden in building up Unibet, especially with the IPO. We now start a new five-year period with new challenges and I have a great understanding that Pontus now chosen to phase out himself from the CEO-position.” says Mats Sundström, Unibet’s chairman. “It has been a great support to have Pontus as a CEO during these years of rapid growth. Unibet has grown from a small entrepreneurial business to a billion SEK listed group. Pontus has contributed a great deal to this, says Anders Ström, Unibet’s founder. More information about Unibet can be found on www.unibet.com For further information, please contact: Mats Sundström, chairman Unibet Group plc, telephone +46 8 611 20 00 or +46 70 342 87 90 Anders Ström, founder Unibet Group plc, telephone +44 870 145 2400 Pontus Lesse, CEO Unibet Group plc, telephone +44 870 145 24 02 or +44 7730 810 543