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Rank Group PLC (RNK.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ian Burke

62 2014 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

John O'Reilly

58 2018 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Alan Morgan

41 2018 Managing Director - Retail, Executive Director

Hong Cheong Tang

64 2019 Executive Director

Luisa Wright

41 2018 Interim Company Secretary

Christopher Bell

60 2015 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Steven Esom

57 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Susan Hooper

59 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Richard Needham

76 2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Alex Thursby

58 2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Sarah Powell

2018 Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

Biographies

Name Description

Ian Burke

Mr. Ian Burke was Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of The Rank Group Plc. Ian has spent most of his career in the leisure industry, initially in bingo clubs, then hotels and health and fitness clubs. He was chief executive of Rank from March 2006 to May 2014, of the Holmes Place group from July 2003 to February 2006 and of Thistle Hotels plc from May 1998 to May 2003. He also held various roles with Bass plc between 1990 and 1998, including managing director of Gala Clubs and managing director of Holiday Inns. Ian was executive chairman of Findel plc from January to April 2017.

John O'Reilly

Mr. John P. O'Reilly serves as Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the Company with effect from 7 May 2018. John has extensive experience within the betting and gaming industry. He was a senior executive at Gala Coral Group between August 2011 and April 2015, prior to which he had a 19-year career at Ladbrokes. During his time at Ladbrokes, he held several senior positions, including managing director of remote betting and gaming, and also served as an executive director on the board of Ladbrokes plc between 2006 and 2010. He was a non-executive director of William Hill PLC between January 2017 and April 2018 and non-executive chairman of Grand Parade Limited between June 2015 and August 2016, when Grand Parade was sold to William Hill. John was also a non-executive director and chair of the remuneration committee at Telecity Group plc between September 2007 and January 2016.

Alan Morgan

Mr. Alan Morgan is no longer Managing Director - Retail, Executive Director of the Company with effect 31 July 2019. Alan joined Rank in September 2016 as managing director for Mecca’s retail business and was appointed the Group’s UK retail managing director in October 2017. Alan has held a number of senior positions within the hospitality and leisure sector, including chief operating & commercial officer for Spirit Pub Company and roles at Whitbread and David Lloyd Leisure.

Hong Cheong Tang

Mr. Tang Hong Cheong is Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Tang, has been a Director and the President & CEO of Guoco Group Limited since 2016. He is also the Group Managing Director of GL Limited and a Director of GuocoLand Limited, both listed in Singapore Stock Exchange and Lam Soon (Hong Kong) Limited which is listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Mr. Tang has been with the Hong Leong Group for more than 40 years. He had held various senior management positions in different companies and directorships in the listed companies within the Hong Leong Group with the latest role as the President/Finance Director of HL Management Co Sdn Bhd, the overall management and strategic planning entity of the Hong Leong Group, prior to assuming the present position in Guoco. Mr. Tang is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and has over 40 years of broad-based and C-suite expertise in finance, treasury, risk management, operations and strategic planning. He possesses in-depth knowledge in investment, manufacturing, financial services, property development, gaming and hospitality industry.

Luisa Wright

Ms. Luisa Ann Wright serve as Interim Company Secretary of the Company. For six years Luisa was group general counsel and company secretary at international betting technology company Sportech PLC. Prior to that she spent ten years at Olswang LLP (now known as CMS Nabarro Olswang LLP), where she specialised in advising clients in the gambling, sport and media sectors.

Christopher Bell

Mr. Christopher Bell is Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Chris has over 20 years’ experience in the betting and gaming industry. He joined the Hilton Group in 1991 and became managing director of its Ladbrokes Worldwide business in 1994. He joined the board of Hilton Group Plc in 2000 and, following the disposal of its hotels division, became chief executive when it was renamed Ladbrokes plc where he remained until May 2010. Prior to joining the Hilton Group, Chris held several senior positions at Allied Lyons for 12 years. Chris was senior independent director of Quintain Estates & Development plc from September 2010 to September 2015, a non-executive director of Spirit Pub Company plc from August 2011 to June 2015 and chairman of The GAME Group plc from January 2003 to March 2012. He was also a trustee of Northern Racing College from June 2014 to March 2017. Chris is non-executive chairman of four AIM-listed companies: XLMedia PLC, TechFinancials, Gaming Realms plc and OnTheMarket plc. He is also a non-executive director of The Royal Airforce Charitable Trust Enterprises.

Steven Esom

Mr. Steven Esom is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company since 1 March 2016. Steven has extensive commercial experience gained within several consumer-focused multi-site retail businesses. He had a 12-year career at Waitrose, the last five years of which were as managing director and he was an executive director of the John Lewis Partnership from March 2003 until April 2007. He has also held several other senior and non-executive positions within the food sector. He was a non-executive director of The Carphone Warehouse Group plc from September 2005 to July 2009 and of Ocado Limited from October 2000 to February 2004. Steven is the senior independent director of the FTSE-250-listed food producer Cranswick plc, and chairs its remuneration committee. He is non-executive chairman of The Advantage Travel Partnership.

Susan Hooper

Ms. Susan Mary Hooper is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company since 1 September 2015. Susan has extensive experience gained within large consumer-facing businesses combined with broad commercial non-executive experience. Susan was managing director of British Gas Residential Services from January to October 2014 and chief executive of Acromas Group’s travel division from March 2009 to November 2013. Prior to 2009 she held senior roles at Royal Caribbean International, Avis Europe, PepsiCo International, McKinsey & Co, and Saatchi & Saatchi. She has also served as a non-executive director of Whitbread PLC (September 2011 to January 2014); First Choice Holidays Limited (April 2005 to September 2007); RSA Insurance Group plc (August 2001 to March 2004) and Courtaulds Textiles Limited (October 1999 to June 2000). Susan is a non-executive director of the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) where she also serves on its audit and risk assurance committee. She is a non-executive director of Wizz Air Holdings Plc, Uber Britannia Limited and Uber London Limited and of Affinity Water Limited where she also serves as chairman of the remuneration committee. Susan is a member of the International Advisory Board of LUISS Business School in Rome.

Richard Needham

Rt. Hon. Sir Richard Needham (Earl of Kilmorey) is Non-Executive Independent Director of Rank Group PLC. Lord Kilmorey has diverse experience in commerce and industry and in government. He was Minister of Trade from 1992 to 1995 and Northern Ireland Minister from 1985 to 1992. He was a non-executive director of Avon Rubber p.l.c. from January 2007 to February 2013 (including five years as chairman). He was also a director of The General Electric Company PLC from October 1995 to August 1997 and of various Dyson group companies from October 1995 to February 2012 (including four years as deputy chairman). He was chairman of Biocompatibles International plc from July 2000 to June 2006 and of The Heart Hospital Limited from November 1998 to November 2001. Lord Kilmorey is a director of Halsbury Homes Limited and a non-executive director of NEC Europe Ltd, a leading internet services and systems solutions provider.

Alex Thursby

Mr. Alex Thursby is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company effect from 1 August 2017. Alex has over 30 years of experience within the banking sector. He was chief executive of National Bank of Abu Dhabi from 2013 to 2016 and he held senior roles at Australia and New Zealand Banking Group from 2007 to 2013 and at Standard Chartered Bank from 1987 to 2007. From 2008 to 2013 he was a non-independent nonexecutive director of the Bursa-Malaysialisted AMMB Holdings Berhad, part of the AmBank Group, one of the largest banking groups in Malaysia. Alex is a non-executive director of Barclays Bank PLC. He is also a trustee of The Eden Rivers Trust.

Sarah Powell

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Ian Burke

160,000

John O'Reilly

88,086

Alan Morgan

90,292

Hong Cheong Tang

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Luisa Wright

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Christopher Bell

52,500

Steven Esom

57,500

Susan Hooper

50,000

Richard Needham

50,875

Alex Thursby

52,209

Sarah Powell

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As Of  30 Jun 2018