Corporate By William Hill PLC

William Hill PLC - Directorate Change

Chief Executive to stand down

William Hill ('the Company') PLC today announces that David Harding, Chief Executive, is to stand down by the end of 2007. The Board has put in place a process to appoint his successor.

David Harding said: "Having spent seven years helping to build the Company into the UK's leading bookmaker, the time is right to move on and I am looking forward to a new challenge."

Charles Scott, Chairman, said: "David joined as Chief Executive in 2000 during which time he has made a tremendous contribution to building William Hill as a public company. The Board accepted his decision to step down with regret and will continue to work closely with him during the transition phase. The Company is in good health and given the depth of management talent, the Board has every confidence that William Hill will continue its strong performance as we search for David's successor."


David Harding, Chief Executive Tel: +44 020 8918 3910
James Bradley/ Deborah Spencer, Brunswick Tel: +44 020 7404 5959