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07/01/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/01/2019 02:14

Director/PDMR Shareholding

Playtech plc

('Playtech' or 'the Company')

Director / PDMR Shareholding

Director Increases Shareholding through Exercise of Options

Playtech plc announces that, on 28 June 2019, Andrew Smith, Chief Financial Officer, increased his shareholding in the Company by exercising vested options under the Playtech Long Term Incentive Plan 2012. Mr. Smith exercised options over 22,501 shares and increased his total shareholding in the Company by 11,675 shares to a total of 33,675 shares with the remaining shares having been sold to cover tax and NIC liabilities and commission charges associated with the options exercise.

The notification for Andrew Smith can be found below.

This announcement is made in accordance with Article 19 of the EU Market Abuse Regulation 596/2014.

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated

a)

Name

Andrew Smith

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer

b)

Initial Notification Amendment

Initial Notification

3

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a)

Name

Playtech plc

b)

LEI

21380068TTB6Z9ZEU548

4

Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted

a)

Description of the financial instrument,

type of

instrument

Identification code

Ordinary Shares of no par value each

ISIN IM00B7S9G985

b)

Nature of the transaction

Exercise of options over 22,501 ordinary shares under the provisions of the Playtech plc Long Term Incentive Plan 2012, and related sale of 10,826 shares.

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

Nil

22,501

4.242398

3,148 (sale)

4.252302

7,678 (sale)

d)

Aggregated information

- Aggregated volume

- Price

22,501 shares acquired; 10,826 shares sold

Nil; £4.249

e)

Date of the transaction

28 June 2019

f)

Place of the transaction

London Stock Exchange, main market (XLON)

g)

Additional Information

N/A

- ENDS -

For further information please contact:

Playtech plc

Chris McGinnis, Director of Investor Relations and Strategic Analysis

James Newman, Director of Corporate Affairs

+44 (0) 16 2464 5954

Headland (PR adviser to Playtech)

Stephen Malthouse, Chloe Francklin

+44 (0) 20 3805 4822

About Playtech

Founded in 1999 and premium listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, Playtech is a market leader in the gambling and financial trading industries.

Playtech is the gambling industry's leading technology company delivering business intelligence driven gambling software, services, content and platform technology across the industry's most popular product verticals, including, casino, live casino, sports betting, virtual sports, bingo and poker. It is the pioneer of omni-channel gambling technology through its integrated platform technology, Playtech ONE. Playtech ONE delivers data driven marketing expertise, single wallet functionality, CRM and responsible gambling solutions across one single platform across product verticals and across retail and online.

Playtech partners with and invests in the leading brands in regulated and newly regulated markets to deliver its data driven gambling technology across the retail and online value chain. Playtech provides its technology on a B2B basis to the industry's leading retail and online operators, land-based casino groups and government sponsored entities such as lotteries. As of June 2018, through the acquisition of Snaitech, Playtech directly owns and operates the leading sports betting and gaming brand in online and retail in Italy, Snai. Snaitech operates a B2B2C model as a service provider to franchisees in the retail market while operating the leading brand, Snai directly online as a B2C business.

Playtech's Financials Division, named TradeTech Group, is a technology leader in the CFD and financial trading industry and operates both on a B2B and B2C basis.

Playtech has in total c.5,800 employees across 17 countries and is headquartered in the Isle of Man.