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Merlin Entertainments PLC (MERL.L)

MERL.L on London Stock Exchange

381.00GBp
23 May 2018
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Latest Key Developments (Source: Significant Developments)

Merlin Entertainments Says Revolving Credit Facility Increased To 600 Mln Pounds
Thursday, 19 Apr 2018 

April 19 (Reuters) - Merlin Entertainments PLC ::SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED REFINANCING OF CERTAIN OF ITS BANKING FACILITIES..REVOLVING MULTI-CURRENCY CREDIT FACILITY INCREASED FROM £300 MILLION TO £600 MILLION WITH REPAYMENT DATE EXTENDED TO APRIL 2023..CONTINUES TO EXPECT A FINANCING CHARGE OF APPROXIMATELY £50 MILLION IN 2018..  Full Article

Merlin targets New York for its third Legoland park in North America
Thursday, 26 Oct 2017 

Oct 26 (Reuters) - MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS PLC ::‍MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS ANNOUNCES LEGOLAND® NEW YORK​.‍IT WILL OPEN A LEGOLAND PARK IN NEW YORK, ITS THIRD IN NORTH AMERICA​.‍EXPECTED TO OPEN IN 2020 AND IDEALLY POSITIONED WITHIN A TWO-HOUR CATCHMENT OF 23 MILLION PEOPLE​.‍RESORT IS EXPECTED TO GENERATE MORE THAN 1,000 JOBS IN ADDITION TO 800 CONSTRUCTION JOBS IN ITS DEVELOPMENT​.‍HAS ANNOUNCED ITS INTENTION TO OPEN A LEGOLAND PARK IN SOUTH KOREA AND THERE ARE PLANS FOR FURTHER PARKS IN CHINA​.  Full Article

Merlin Entertainments enters partnership with Entertainment One
Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017 

Oct 17 (Reuters) - MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS PLC ::MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS ENTERS GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP WITH ENTERTAINMENT ONE TO DEVELOP NEW PEPPA PIG ATTRACTIONS​.CO TO HAVE EXCLUSIVE MULTI-TERRITORY RIGHTS TO ROLL OUT NEW ATTRACTION FORMATS, THEMED ACCOMMODATION, INCLUDING PEPPA PIG.‍DEAL COVERS ALL TERRITORIES EXCLUDING UK AND IN CHINA, RIGHTS WILL BE LICENSED TO MERLIN ON A NON-EXCLUSIVE BASIS​.EXPECTS TO OPEN IN-PARK AREAS IN 2 RESORT THEME PARKS IN 2018; EXPECTED FIRST STANDALONE ATTRACTION WILL OPEN IN 2019​.  Full Article

Merlin Entertainments says not talking to SeaWorld about a deal
Wednesday, 11 Oct 2017 

Oct 11 (Reuters) - MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS PLC ::MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS STATEMENT REGARDING SEAWORLD.CONFIRM THAT MERLIN IS NOT INVOLVED IN ANY DISCUSSIONS THAT MIGHT LEAD TO ACQUISITION OF SEAWORLD OR ITS CONSTITUENT PARTS - SPOKESPERSON.  Full Article

Merlin Entertainments responds to rollercoaster crash fine
Tuesday, 27 Sep 2016 

Merlin Entertainments Plc : CEO: "We were always aware that we would end up here today facing a substantial penalty, as has been delivered by court today" .CEO: "From beginning company has accepted full responsibility for terrible accident at Alton Towers".  Full Article

UK's Merlin says recent trading shows continuation of trends
Thursday, 28 Jul 2016 

Merlin Entertainments : Group revenue grew by 5.3 percent to 573 million stg . H1 pretax profit 50 million stg versus 49 million stg year ago . Interim dividend 2.2 pence per share . Good progress towards 2020 strategic milestones . Recent trading would suggest continuation of trends experienced year to date . Further recovery within Resort Theme Park estate and continued growth within Legoland parks . Midway trading performance is expected to remain subdued reflecting our cautious view on any near term improvement in London market . Anticipate full year earnings per share in line with current expectations . Our reported results, if current exchange rates prevail, should benefit from a positive translational impact .We are confident in delivery of significant year on year profit growth.  Full Article

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