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Key Senior Managers Named at Paddy Power

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Promotions to top-ranking positions in Paddy Power’s management target improving products and

wooing customers for 2015.

Paddy Power gears up to face the New Year that promises huge market potential but which is also filled

with powerful rivals among online sportsbooks in the EU. It has revealed the names of three of their new

executives to fill key posts.

On the heels of Andy McCue appointment to the post of chief executive of the Irish gaming company, three

more key positions have been filled. McCue was quoted as being pleased that the positions were being

filled by ‘high-calibre individuals with a proven track record of success in the group’.

Peter O’Donovan has been delegated to the post of chief product officer. Johnny Hartnett has been

appointed as managing director of Paddy Power’s online business and last but not least Christian

Woolfenden is now the new managing director of Paddy Power’s UK and Ireland retail business.

O’Donovan will be the head of a project overseeing a newly-created product function, combining teams

who manage technology and enhance products in Paddy Power and Cayetano, situated in Bulgaria. On top

of that, and within the parameters of EU gambling laws, he will ensure the harmonization of global product

innovations. Sportsbet, its Australian subsidiary, will report, at some level, to him.

Hartnett will leave his post as director of operations at the bookmaker and will be responsible for managing

several websites including ‘Paddypower.com’ and the ‘Dial-a-Bet’ and customer operations services. All

three posts, along with that of McCue’s, will be taken up as of January 1, 2015.

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