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Unibet Group plc - Interim report January - June 2008

Mon, 11 Aug, 2008 07:30 CET

• Gross Winnings Revenue amounted to GBP 27.9 (16.0) million for the second quarter of 2008 and GBP 59.2 (37.6) million for the first half year 2008.

• Profit before tax for the second quarter of 2008 amounted to GBP 4.0(1.7) million. Profit before tax for the first half year 2008 amounted to GBP 6.9 (10.5) million.

• Profit before tax for the second quarter of 2008, excluding currency exchange loss of GBP 0.2 (nil) million on the bond, amounted to GBP 4.2 (1.7) million. Profit before tax for the first half year 2008 excluding currency exchange loss of GBP 5.8m (nil) million on the bond, amounted to GBP 12.7 (10.5) million.

• Profit after tax for the second quarter of 2008 amounted to GBP 3.5 (1.6) million. Profit after tax for the first half year 2008 amounted to GBP 5.7 (9.9) million.

• Earnings per share for the second quarter of 2008 were GBP 0.127 (0.057) and GBP 0.205 (0.350) for the first half year 2008.

• Earnings per share for the second quarter of 2008 excluding currency exchange loss on the bond were GBP 0.131 (0.057) for the second quarter of 2008 and GBP 0.407 (0.350) for the first half year 2008.

• Number of active customers at the end of the quarter was 316,780 (221,235).


“On track to achieve the 2010 financial targets”
“During the first half of 2008 we have seen healthy growth for the Group both in terms of gross winnings and profit from operations.“
“With the European Championships in football as a real high light during the quarter, we reached a new record high in active customers and our Live betting was a great success with over 3,000 offers.”
“We are on track to achieve the financial targets for 2010,” says Petter Nylander, CEO of Unibet.






Today, Monday 11 August 2008, Unibet’s CEO Petter Nylander and CFO Henrik Tjärnström will host a presentation in English at FinancialHearings, Operaterrassen in Stockholm at 9.00 CET.

Please go to www.financialhearings.com to sign in.
For those who would like to participate in the telephone conference in connection with the presentation, the telephone number is +44 (0)20 7806 1968.
Please call in, well in advance and register.

The presentation is also web cast live on www.unibetgroupplc.com.