Unibet Group plc - Interim report January - March 2008

Mon, 28 Apr, 2008 07:30 CET

• Gross Winnings Revenue amounted to GBP 31.3 (21.6) million for the first quarter of 2008.

• Profit before tax for the first quarter of 2008 amounted to GBP 2.9 (8.8) million.

• Profit before tax the first quarter of 2008, excluding currency exchange loss of GBP 5.6 million on the bond, amounted to GBP 8.5 (8.8) million.

• Profit after tax for the first quarter of 2008 amounted to GBP 2.2 (8.3) million.

• Earnings per share were GBP 0.078 (0.293) for the first quarter of 2008.

• Earnings per share 2008 excluding currency exchange loss on the bond were GBP 0.278 (0.293) for the first quarter of 2008.

• Number of active customers at the end of the quarter was 288,161 (239,929).

“Healthy growth”

“During the first quarter of 2008 we have seen healthy growth for the Group both in terms of gross winnings and profit from operations. “

“The EBITDA for the first quarter includes a foreign exchange gain on operating items of 2.4 million GBP.”

“With marketing cost under control and the operational integration of Maria Holdings substantially completed according to plan, together with our new site launched in all markets, we are now focused on achieving the financial targets for 2010.”

“The polarised legal and market situation between EU and some member states is likely to prevail short and mid-term but is not impacting Unibet’s view on achieving these targets”, says Petter Nylander, CEO of Unibet.

Today, Monday 28 April 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. Confirmation Code: 2939734.
Please call in, well in advance and register.

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