Details Released of Bwin and PartyGaming Merger

23 December 2010

In press releases separately put out by both companies today, bwin and PartyGaming have released details of their merger plans.

In the press release from bwin, Norbert Teufelberger, Co-CEO of bwin explains, “The online gaming industry is going through a phase of consolidation, making market players’ size and geographic diversification more crucial than ever.”

The new company will operate worldwide with its existing brands under the name of digital entertainment pl.

You can read all the details here: bwin merger press release

In the press release from PartGaming, you can find the summary of the expected timetable to completion and a link to the prospectus of the merger plans. The tentative timetable according to PartyGaming is:

bwin EGM – 10.00 a.m. (CET) on 28 January 2011

PartyGaming EGM – 2.00 p.m. (CET) on 28 January 2011

PartyGaming Court Hearing to sanction the Merger – 15 March 2011

Last day of dealings in Existing bwin Shares – 25 March 2011

Last day of dealings in Existing PartyGaming Shares and Effective Date – 31 March 2011

De?listing of Existing bwin Shares from the Vienna Stock Exchange – close of trading on 31 March 2011

De?listing of Existing PartyGaming Shares from the London Stock Exchange – 8.00 a.m. (London time) on 1 April 2011
Expected Admission and commencement of dealings in Shares, Completion – 8.00 a.m. (London time) on 1 April 2011

CREST accounts expected to be credited with Depositary Interests in respect of the Shares – on or around 1 April 2011

You can read all the details here: PartyGaming merger press release

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