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Unibet Group plc - Year end report January - December 2009 (unaudited)

Wed, 17 Feb, 2010 07:30 CET

• Gross Winnings Revenue amounted to GBP 42.1 (34.9) million for the fourth quarter of 2009 and GBP 138.3 (123.4) million for the full year 2009. • Profit from operations amounted to GBP 11.0 (12.8) million for the fourth quarter of 2009 and GBP 32.8 (36.5) million for the full year 2009. • Result before tax for the fourth quarter of 2009 amounted to GBP 8.7 (-0.3) million. Profit before tax for full year 2009 amounted to GBP 28.9 (11.1) million. • Result after tax for the fourth quarter of 2009 amounted to GBP 8.4 (-0.9) million. Profit after tax for the full year 2009 amounted to GBP 26.8 (8.8) million. • Result per share was GBP 0.301 (-0.032) for the fourth quarter of 2009 and GBP 0.957 (0.314) for the full year 2009. • Operating cash flow before movements in working capital amounted to GBP 13.3 (15.3) million for the fourth quarter 2009 and GBP 42.7 (46.8) million for the full year 2009. • Number of active customers at the end of the quarter was 365,865 (292,168). • The Board of Directors proposes a dividend of GBP 0.71 (0.23) per share/SDR, which is approximately SEK 8.06 (2.75) per share/SDR and amounts to a proposed distribution to shareholders of GBP 20.0 (6.4) million. • AGM to be held on 6 May, 2010, in Stockholm. “All time high in active customers and Sportsbook gross winnings revenue” "Another all time high in active customers and in gross winnings revenue in the Sportsbook together with a high gross winnings margin resulted in a strong fourth quarter for 2009.” “During the first six weeks of 2010 we see a good growth in the business with live betting as an important driving force.” “Another important step for Unibet has been the decision to participate in the global Sportsbook B2B market and offer our proprietary Sportsbook and risk management services to external customers. Unibet have been awarded the prestigious European Sports-betting operator of the year by eGaming Review, in three out of the last four years which gives Unibet a unique position and a strong credibility in this large opportunity market.” “During the fourth quarter we made an early redemption of the EUR bond and expect to save between 4 and 5 million EUR in finance cost during the facility’s duration compared to holding the bond to maturity. This saving includes early redemption costs of GBP 1.2 million that has been charged to the consolidated income statement in the fourth quarter of 2009,” says Petter Nylander, CEO of Unibet. Today, Wednesday 17 February 2010, 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: 4157744 Please call in, well in advance and register. The presentation is also web cast live on www.unibetgroupplc.com.