9 August 2010
("TWL" or the "Company")
TWL ANNOUNCES FIFTH MAJOR LOTTERY AND GAMING PARTNERSHIP AS IT SIGNS
CONTRACT WITH MIDDLESBROUGH FOOTBALL CLUB TO PROVIDE ON-LINE LOTTERY AND
GAMING TO THE CLUB AND ITS SUPPORTERS.
The Board of TWL is delighted to announce that the expansion into
internet gaming under the brand name "FC Betz.com" has received a
further significant boost with the signing of a partnership contract
with Middlesbrough FC.
TWL has signed a multi-year contract with Middlesbrough FC to become its
on-line gaming partner. Under the contract TWL will provide a full
package of on-line gaming and lottery products to the club and its
supporters. The Middleborough FC Lottery will be run by TWL under its
new "FC Lotto" brand specially designed for the football market. In
addition the on-line gaming package created by TWL under the brand "FC
Betz.com" will be marketed to the clubs fans.
The Board believes that this further expansion will create additional
revenues for the Company. Negotiations are continuing with several other
major football clubs. The Board expects to make further announcements
shortly in accordance with the AIM Rules. TWL has now signed partnership
agreements with five major football clubs in Coventry City, Derby
County, Sheffield Wednesday Leicester City and now Middlesbrough FC
giving the FC Betz gaming products and FC Lotto lottery brand access to
a market consisting of the large number of supporters of these clubs.
"Middlesbrough are known as a well run and ambitious club. The club has
an important place in the community and attracts considerable and very
loyal support. In signing this contract, TWL is I believe, establishing
an important presence in the market. Once again we are delighted to
become the on-line gaming and lottery partner and look forward to a
successful and profitable relationship to the benefit of Middlesbrough
Football Club and its fans" said Chairman Lord Razzall CBE.
For further information contact:
The Weather Lottery PLC 01777 818 036
Religare Capital Markets (Nomad) 020 7444 0800
SVS Securities (Broker) 020 7638 5600
Ian Callaway/Alex Mattey