OPEN LETTER TO THE SHAREHOLDERS OF ZEAL NETWORK FROM LOTTOLAND HOLDINGS
Lottoland Holdings Limited ("Lottoland") has today, 14th January 2019, published a letter to the shareholders of Zeal Network SE ("Zeal").
In this letter, Lottoland states the key points which should be considered by Zeal shareholders when voting for the upcoming general meeting of Zeal scheduled for 18th January 2019 (the "General Meeting").
A copy of the letter containing the reasons behind our recomendation to vote against the relevant resoluions can be found here at http://www.rns-pdf.londonstockexchange.com/rns/0362N_1-2019-1-14.pdf
Previous related announcements by Lottoland
A copy of Lottoland's letter to the Boards of Zeal (dated 7th January 2019) including Lottoland's reasoning for opposing the Transaction and Lottoland's questions to the Boards of Zeal (which have not been answered to-date) can be found at http://www.rns-pdf.londonstockexchange.com/rns/4061M_1-2019-1-7.pdf?_ga=2.72841179.997663137.1546775468-2036969605.1546539260.
A copy of Lottoland's subsequent announcement (dated 10th January 2019) stipulating, amongst other things, its shareholding in Zeal can be found at http://www.rns-pdf.londonstockexchange.com/rns/7988M_1-2019-1-10.pdf?_ga=2.5709819.997663137.1546775468-2036969605.1546539260.
A copy of Lottoland's initial offer for the purchase of Zeal's German business (dated 11th of January 2019) can be found at https://www.rns-pdf.londonstockexchange.com/rns/8560M_1-2019-1-11.pdf
Lottoland has grown rapidly to become a world leader in online lotto, offering lotto games, lottery bets, instant win games as well as B2B and B2G products. Innovation, coupled with the freedom to offer players a unique and enhanced lottery experience, has been key to the company's success. In June 2018, Lottoland paid out €90 million to one lucky lotto betting winner in Germany. This win has been confirmed by Guinness World Records as the Largest Online Gambling Payout in history.
The Gibraltar-based business is active in 13 markets, has over 350 employees, and more than 9 million customers worldwide. Lottoland is licensed and regulated by the Government of Gibraltar, the UK Gambling Commission, the Republic of Ireland National Excise License Office, the Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli in Italy, the Northern Territory's Racing Commission in Australia, and the Swedish Gambling Authority.
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