Directorate Change

The Board of Fairground Gaming, the newly established investment company in the online gaming sector, is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Ernest Doona as Finance Director with effect from 1 January 2006.

Previously, he was Managing Director of plc, which he joined as
Finance Director in September 2002. Prior to that, and following an invitation
from the group’s shareholders he spearheaded the successful 2002 fund-raising
for bet365 Group, one of the UK’s leading betting and gaming groups, to assist
in the future corporate development of its internet and telephone betting

A qualified accountant with Deloitte Haskins & Sells (1977), in 1982 he was
appointed Finance Controller for the housing division of Miller Homes Ltd, the
house building, construction and property group. In 1985, he moved to St Mowden
Properties plc as Finance Director and Company Secretary, where he initiated a
number of UK and international ventures, which grew the company’s net worth from
£20m to £140m and delivered a sixteen-fold increase in PBT. In 1999 he was
appointed Finance Director at Claims Direct plc. His appointment at bet365 Group
Limited was his first involvement in the internet gaming sector.

Between 1989 and 1999, Paul was a Director of Northern Racing Limited, one of
the largest owners of racecourses in the UK and he was a Director of Stoke City
FC from 1997-1999.

Evan Hoff, Director of Fairground Gaming said: “Paul has considerable industry
experience and will enhance our position as a consolidator of the fragmented
online gaming sector. We are delighted to welcome him to the Board.”