Corporate By William Hill PLC

William Hill PLC - Trading Statement

Full year trading update

William Hill PLC ('the Group') expects to announce profits before interest and taxation in line with the market consensus for the 52 weeks ended 26 December 2006.

The Board is confident about the prospects for the Group in 2007 and is well prepared for the implementation of the Gambling Act from September 2007.

The Board is optimistic that the Group will see further progress internationally, with the recent awards to our joint venture with Codere of 55 retail and two remote licences in Italy. In addition, the Group and Codere are planning to apply for a sports betting licence in the region of Madrid which has recently issued regulations to allow sports betting.

The Group expects to announce its preliminary results for the year ended 26 December 2006 on 5 March 2007.


David Harding, Chief Executive Officer Tel: +44 020 8918 3910
Simon Lane, Group Finance Director Tel: +44 020 8918 3910
James Bradley/ Phoebe Buckland, Brunswick Tel: +44 020 7404 5959