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Good News for The National Lottery

Today’s ruling is good news for The National Lottery; it enables the Gambling Commission to move forward to award Allwyn the Fourth National Lottery Licence.

Allwyn International Q1 2022 Earnings Results conference call invitation

Allwyn International (fka SAZKA Group) management kindly invites you to participate in the First Quarter 2022 Earnings Release Conference Call & Webcast on Thursday, 16th June 2022 at 15:00 CEST Time (14:00 UK / 09:00 EST in USA). The First Quarter 2022 results will be published and available on the Allwyn International website on Tuesday, 14th June 2022.

Allwyn International Q1 2022 Results and Update on Current Trading

Allwyn International a.s. (formerly SAZKA Group a.s.) (the "Company" and, together with its subsidiaries, joint ventures and associates, the "Group"or "we") announces its financial results for the three months to 31 March 2022 and provides an update on recent developments and current trading.

Allwyn companies change their names in connection with rebranding

Lucerne, Prague, London - Allwyn, a leading multi-national lottery operator, has changed the legal names of four of its companies to incorporate the new global brand Allwyn into their names.

SAZKA Group FY 2021 Earnings Results conference call invitation

SAZKA Group management kindly invites you to participate in the Full Year 2021 Earnings Release Conference Call & Webcast on Wednesday, 4th May 2022 at 14:30 CEST Time (13:30 UK / 08:30 EST). The Full Year 2021 results have been published on the SAZKA Group website on Friday, 29th April 2022.

Allwyn to acquire 36.75% stake in Kaizen

Lucerne, Switzerland, April 20, 2022: Allwyn today announced that it has reached an agreement with OPAP Investment Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of OPAP S.A.) to acquire its 36.75% interest in the business activities of Kaizen Gaming Limited outside Greece and Cyprus (“Kaizen”).

SAZKA Group FY 2021 Results and Update on Current Trading

SAZKA Group a.s. (“SAZKA Group” or the “Company”, and, together with its subsidiaries, joint ventures and associates, the “Group” or “we”) announces its financial results for the twelve months to 31 December 2021 and provides an update on recent developments and current trading.

Allwyn Statement

“We welcome today’s statement by the Gambling Commission that we have been selected as the Preferred Applicant for the Fourth National Lottery Licence.

Allwyn selected to revitalise The National Lottery

(LONDON) Allwyn welcomes today’s statement from the Gambling Commission declaring the company has been selected as the Preferred Applicant of the Fourth National Lottery Licence. Allwyn’s detailed and expert-led proposal, led by Bid Chair Sir Keith Mills, was judged to be the best way of growing returns to good causes by revitalising The National Lottery in a safe and sustainable way. The company will now work to deliver on its comprehensive transition plan, led by its Chair, Justin King.

Allwyn increases its economic interest in OPAP to 48.1%

Lucerne, Switzerland, February 17, 2022: Allwyn Entertainment, the group-wide brand for SAZKA Entertainment AG (“Allwyn”) today announced that it has reached an agreement with Yeonama Holdings Co. Limited to purchase the remaining minority interest in SAZKA Delta AIF Variable Investment Company Ltd (“SAZKA Delta”), an entity through which Allwyn holds part of its interest in OPAP S.A. (“OPAP”), for consideration of €327.4 million. As a result, Allwyn’s economic interest in OPAP will increase from 41.2% to 48.1%. Taking into account the net debt and working capital of SAZKA Delta, the transaction implies a premium of more than 10% on OPAP’s current market share price. The purchase price will be financed with cash from the balance sheet, including cash raised by the recent €600 million bond issuance.

SAZKA Group announces pricing of its Senior Secured Notes due 2027 and Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes due 2028 in a combined aggregate principal amount of €600 million

SAZKA Group a.s. today announced that it has priced an offering of €600 million in combined aggregate principal amount of notes (the “Offering”) comprising €200 million in aggregate principal amount of additional 3.875% senior secured notes due 2027 to be issued by SAZKA Group a.s. (the “New Senior Secured Notes”) at an issue price of 99.0% and €400 million in aggregate principal amount of senior secured floating rate notes due 2028 to be issued by Allwyn Entertainment Financing (UK) plc (the “Floating Rate Notes”) at an issue price of 99.5% with a margin of 4.125%. The New Senior Secured Notes will be consolidated with, and will be fully fungible with, the existing 3.875% senior secured notes due 2027: (i) in the case of the New Senior Secured Notes issued pursuant to Rule 144A, on February 15, 2022, and (ii) in the case of the New Senior Secured Notes issued under Regulation S, 40 days after February 9, 2022.

SAZKA Group announces launch of offering of Senior Secured Notes due 2027 and Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes due 2028

SAZKA Group a.s. today announced that it has launched an offering (the “Offering”) of €500 million in combined aggregate principal amount of additional 3.875% senior secured notes due 2027 to be issued by SAZKA Group a.s. (the “New Senior Secured Notes”) and senior secured floating rate notes due 2028 to be issued by Allwyn Entertainment Financing (UK) plc (the “Floating Rate Notes”). The New Senior Secured Notes will be consolidated with, and will be fully fungible with, the existing 3.875% senior secured notes due 2027: (i) in the case of the New Senior Secured Notes issued pursuant to Rule 144A, on the interest payment date immediately after the issue date, and (ii) in the case of the New Senior Secured Notes issued under Regulation S, on the later of 40 days after the date of the original issuance of the New Senior Secured Notes and the interest payment date immediately after the issue date.

Allwyn Entertainment to Support Growth with New York Stock Exchange Listing in Partnership with Publicly-Traded Cohn Robbins Holdings Corp.

Allwyn Entertainment, the new group-wide brand for SAZKA Entertainment AG (“Allwyn Entertainment” or “Allwyn” or the “Company”), a leading multinational lottery operator, today announced another significant step in its evolution to a global lottery-led entertainment platform: Allwyn’s intention to become a publicly- listed company on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in partnership with NYSE- listed Cohn Robbins Holdings Corp. (CRHC), resulting in an expected total enterprise value for Allwyn of approximately $9.3 billion. As described below and subject to certain limitations, an innovative feature of the Transaction provides CRHC shareholders the opportunity to establish ownership stakes at a maximum enterprise value of approximately $8.7 billion. CRHC is Co-Chaired by its Co- Founders, Gary D. Cohn and Clifton S. Robbins.

SAZKA Group Q3 2021 Operational and Financial Review and Update on Current Trading

SAZKA Group a.s. (“SAZKA Group” or the “Company”, and, together with its subsidiaries, joint ventures and associates, the “Group” or “we”) announces its financial results for the three months to 30 September 2021 and provides an update on recent developments and current trading.

SAZKA Group Q3 2021 Operational and Financial Review and Update on Current Trading – Timing and Invitation to Conference Call

SAZKA Group a.s. (“SAZKA Group” or the “Company”, and, together with its subsidiaries, joint ventures and associates, the “Group” or “we”) will announce its financial results for the three months to 30 September 2021 on Tuesday, 14 December 2021 and host a conference call & webcast on Wednesday, 15 December 2021.

SAZKA Group Q2 2021 Operational and Financial Review and Update on Current Trading – Timing and Invitation to Conference Call

SAZKA Group a.s. (“SAZKA Group” or the “Company”, and, together with its subsidiaries, joint ventures and associates, the “Group” or “we”) will announce its financial results for the six months to 30 June 2021 and provide an update on recent developments and current trading on Thursday, 9 September.

SAZKA Group H1 and Q2 2021 Results and Update on Current Trading

SAZKA Group a.s. (“SAZKA Group” or the “Company”, and, together with its subsidiaries, joint ventures and associates, the “Group” or “we”) announces its financial results for the six months to 30 June 2021 and provides an update on recent developments and current trading.

Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2020

SAZKA Group a.s. (”SAZKA Group” or the ”Company”, and together with its relevant subsidiaries and equity affiliates as defined below the ”Group”) publishes its independent report on non-financial information for the year 2020, pursuant to the Section 32f et seq. of the Act No. 563/1991 Coll., on Accounting, as amended (the ”CSR Report” or the ”Report”).

SAZKA Group Q1 2021 Operational and Financial Review and Update on Current Trading

SAZKA Group a.s. (“SAZKA Group” or the “Company”, and, together with its subsidiaries, joint ventures and associates, the “Group” or “we”) announces its financial results for the three months to 31 March 2021 and provides an update on recent developments and current trading.

SAZKA Group FY20 Results and Update on Current Trading

SAZKA Group a.s. (“SAZKA Group” or the “Company”, and, together with its subsidiaries, joint ventures and associates, the “Group” or “we”) announces its financial results for the twelve months to 31 December 2020 and provides an update on recent developments and current trading.

KKCG and SAZKA Group announce closing of strategic investment by Apollo Funds

KKCG AG (“KKCG Group” or “KKCG”) and SAZKA Group a.s. (together with its subsidiaries, “SAZKA Group” or the “Company”) announce that funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc. (“Apollo” and such funds the “Apollo Funds”), one of the world’s leading investors in gaming and largest alternative investment managers, have completed the investment of €500 million in the Company announced on 10 November 2020.

Financing announcement

SAZKA Group a.s. and SAZKA Group Financing a.s. announce the conclusion of a EUR 640 million senior secured facilities agreement between SAZKA Group a.s., SAZKA Group Financing (Czech Republic) a.s. and various lenders (the Senior Facilities Agreement) and the entry into a related intercreditor agreement.

Announcement

On 14 December 2020, SAZKA Group a.s. and SAZKA Delta Hellenic Holdings Limited (formerly Emma Delta Hellenic Holdings Limited) (both of them being ultimately controlled by VALEA FOUNDATION), entered into an agreement for the transfer of shares from SAZKA Group a.s. to SAZKA Delta Hellenic Holdings Limited (formerly Emma Delta Hellenic Holdings Limited), which did not result in a change to the total number of shares or voting rights in OPAP S.A. indirectly controlled by VALEA FOUNDATION and the entities controlled by, and acting in concert with, VALEA FOUNDATION.

SAZKA Group Q3 and 9M Results and Update on Current Trading

SAZKA Group a.s. (“SAZKA Group” or the “Company”, and, together with its subsidiaries, joint ventures and associates, the “Group”) announces its financial results for the three months to 30 September 2020 and provides an update on recent developments and current trading.

KKCG and SAZKA Group announce a strategic investment by Apollo Funds to support their global expansion in the lottery and gaming sectors

KKCG AG (“KKCG Group” or “KKCG”) and SAZKA Group a.s. (together with its subsidiaries, “SAZKA Group” or the “Company”) today announced that funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc. (“Apollo” and such funds the “Apollo Funds”), one of the world’s leading investors in gaming and largest alternative investment managers, have agreed to invest €500 million in the Company in coordination with Karel Komárek’s KKCG Group. The investment will be effected through an investment into SAZKA Entertainment AG AG (“SAZKA Entertainment AG”), a newly- established 100% wholly-owned subsidiary of KKCG, which upon closing of the investment, will be the 100% owner of SAZKA Group.

COVID-19 update

SAZKA Group a.s. (together with its subsidiaries, “SAZKA Group” or the “Company”) wishes to give an update to its stakeholders on the impact of the recent restrictions that have been implemented due to the COVID-19 virus, as well as certain other recent developments.

SAZKA Group H1 and Q2 2020 Results and Update on Current Trading

SAZKA Group a.s. (“SAZKA Group” or the “Company”, and together with its subsidiaries and associates the “Group”) announces its financial results for the six months to 30 June 2020 and provides an update on current trading.

Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2019

SAZKA Group a.s. (“SAZKA Group” or the “Company”, and together with its relevant subsidiaries and equity affiliates as defined below the “Group”) publishes its Non-financial information for the year 2019 pursuant to Act No. 563/1991 Coll., on Accounting, as amended (“CSR Report” or the “Report”).

Announcement

On 24 June 2020, SAZKA Group a.s. and Emma Delta Hellenic Holdings Ltd. (both of them being ultimately controlled by VALEA FOUNDATION), entered into an agreement for the transfer of shares from Emma Delta Hellenic Holdings Ltd. to SAZKA Group a.s., which did not result in a change to the total number of shares and voting rights in OPAP S.A. indirectly controlled by VALEA Foundation and the entities controlled by, and acting in concert with, VALEA FOUNDATION.

SAZKA Group closes the acquisition of an additional 17.19% shareholding in Casinos Austria AG

SAZKA Group a.s. (“SAZKA Group” or the “Company”, and together with its subsidiaries and associates the “Group”) announces that it has acquired the 17.19% stake in Casinos Austria AG (“CASAG”) previously held by Novomatic AG.

SAZKA Group Q1 2020 Operational and Financial Review and Update on Current Trading

SAZKA Group a.s. (“SAZKA Group” or the “Company”, and together with its subsidiaries and associates the “Group”) announces its financial results for the three months to 31 March 2020 and provides an update on current trading.

SAZKA Group FY 2019 Operational and Financial Review and Update on Current Trading

SAZKA Group a.s. (“SAZKA Group” or the “Company”, and together with its subsidiaries and equity affiliates the “Group”) announces its financial results for the twelve months to 31 December 2019 and provides an update on current trading.

Update on recent developments

COVID-19 restrictions and operational update

COVID-19 update

SAZKA Group wishes to give an update to its stakeholders regarding the measures our companies and retail partners have taken with regard to the COVID-19 virus outbreak.

SAZKA Group 9M 2019 Operational and Financial Review

SAZKA Group a.s. announces its financial results for the nine months to 30 September 2019.