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Dwyer and Attenborough warn of Tabcorp’s civic duties as company transitions to a new era

Tabcorp Holdings Group CEO David Attenborough and Executive Chair Paula Dwyer have issued their final joint statements as the corporate leaders of the Australia ASX gambling and lotteries firm.  As previously communicated to markets, Attenborough and Dwyer will formally depart from all Tabcorp leadership and governance duties prior to the firm’s 2021 AGM. The leadership duo, who have led the …

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Senet Australia appoints Paul Newsom as new client advisory lead 

Senet, a multidisciplinary consultancy specialising in gambling compliance, law and business guidance for Australia’s wagering marketplace, has confirmed the appointment of Paul Newsom as its new Head of Advisory Practice. A recognised figurehead for Australian gambling, Newsom most recently served as Deputy Secretary of the New South Wales Department of Industry, responsible for liquor, gambling and racing public policy and …

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Tabcorp raises $371m through institutional entitlement offer

Australian racing and wagering company Tabcorp has completed the institutional component of its AU$600 million entitlement offer, with the 97% take-up raising AU$371 million. Tabcorp’s latest financing transaction was revealed following last week’s publication of the ASX gambling group’s 2019/2020 fiscal results, recording operating losses AUS $870 million (€520m), primarily attributed to ‘asset impairment charges’ restructuring the firm’s wagering units. …

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Melbourne spike sees Tabcorp close TAB Victoria betting shops

Tabcorp Holdings has been forced to close a significant number of TAB betting shops and agents across Victoria, after State Premier Daniel Andrews enforced a further coronavirus lockdown. On Monday, following a spike of more than 200 new cases in the district area of Melbourne, the Victoria government issued a border closure between Victoria and New South Wales – Australia’s …

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Tabcorp secures debt interest amnesty for 2020  

Tabcorp Holdings has reached an agreement with its US debt holders which will allow the ASX gambling group to defer payments on its debt covenants.  Last month, Tabcorp communicated that it had entered negotiations with US debt holders to obtain new ‘covenant terms’ on its corporate debt tranche of AUS $2.1 billion, maximising financial flexibility as it looks to navigate …

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Tabcorp cancels 2020 dividend as part of new debt arrangement

Tabcorp Holdings has informed investors that the company will sanction no dividend in relation to financial-year 2020 trading. The firm has been forced to terminate the 2020 dividend (fiscal year ending 30 June) as part of its agreed terms with bank lenders, allowing the ASX betting group to waiver approximately AUS $2.2 billion (€1.3bn) of debt covenants until 2021.  Updating …

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TAB urges punters to ‘spend local’ in support of Australian racing

Tabcorp Holdings’ flagship sportsbook property TAB has launched its new “Back the Industry” campaign, urging punters and businesses to support Australian racing during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Despite all Australian professional sports leagues postponing their imminent 2020 schedules, Australian horse and greyhound racing remain as the last organised sports still operating during the Australian COVID-19 lockdown, maintaining all meetings behind …

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Tabcorp enlargement struggles test investor patience

Australia ASX-listed gambling group Tabcorp Holdings Plc has posted an underwhelming corporate performance, publishing its half-year 2019 trading results (six-month period ending 31 December 2019). Despite recording a 4% increase in corporate revenues to AUS 2.9 billion, Tabcorp results detailed a number of concerns for investors as it delivered a further quarter trading performance below market expectations. Tabcorp’s group performance …

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Tabcorp eyes joining the National Lottery’s hot pursuit

Australia ASX-listed Tabcorp Holdings will renew an ambition to establish its presence within UK gambling, as it prepares to bid for the 2023 National Lottery operating contract. The Daily Telegraph reports that Tabcorp governance has held discussions with investment bank Rothschild, one of four strategic advisors forming the UKGC’s tender evaluation body. A turbulent 2019 saw Tabcorp governance criticized by …

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Tabcorp appoints ‘finance pro’ Anne Brennan as governance advisor

Issuing a market filing, the governance of Australia ASX-listed gambling group Tabcorp Holdings has confirmed the inbound appointment of Anne Brennan as a corporate non-executive director. Updating investors, Tabcorp governance awaits the necessary regulatory and ministerial approval to confirm Brennan’s appointment, with the executive expected to serve as Tabcorp governance advisor from February of next year. An expert in corporate …

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