Unibet Group plc Interim report January – June 2005

Wed, 17 Aug, 2005 07:30 CET

·Turnover for the second quarter amounted to GBP 59.9 (48.9) million and for the first half year to GBP 124.8 (92.7) million. ·Gross Winnings amounted to GBP 9.2 (5.2) million for the second quarter and GBP 16.2 (10.4) million for the first half year. Gross Winnings Margin was 15.4 (10.6) per cent and 13.0 (11.2) per cent for the same periods. ·The gross winnings margin for sports betting for the second quarter 2005 was 8.2 (7.8) per cent. ·Profit after tax for the second quarter increased to GBP 2.8 (1.4) million. Profit after tax for the first half year increased to GBP 5.3 (3.5) million. ·Earnings per share were GBP 0.108 (0.062) for the second quarter and GBP 0.208 (0.154) for the first half year. ·Continued strong positive cash flow from operating activities in the second quarter of GBP 4.2 (2.4) million. During the second quarter, the payment of the GBP 4.2 million dividend took place.

"During the second quarter we saw further growth in all of our product areas. Poker was especially satisfying with its best month ever in June. The sports book margin was back at a satisfactory level during the quarter.” “ We are solid in the Scandinavian markets. Now we will continue to build on our recent success, both inside and outside Scandinavia,” comments Petter Nylander CEO of Unibet. Today, Wednesday 17 August 2005, Unibet’s new CEO Petter Nylander will host a presentation in English at FinancialHearings, Operaterrassen in Stockholm at 9.00 CET. Please go to www.financialhearings.com to sign in.