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Rainer Jacken to leave Supervisory Board of mybet Holding SE


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10.06.2013 / 15:03


Rainer Jacken to leave Supervisory Board of mybet Holding SE

- Shareholders' Meeting of mybet Holding SE on July 18, 2013
- Former Tipp24 Executive Board Director Marcus Geiß and bwin co-founder Carsten Koerl nominated as new Supervisory Board members
- Shareholder group voices full confidence in Management Board

Kiel, June 10, 2013 - Rainer Jacken informed the Management Board and Supervisory Board of mybet Holding SE that he will prematurely surrender office on the Supervisory Board with effect from the close of the Ordinary Shareholders' Meeting of mybet SE on July 18, 2013. 'I will be maintaining my association with mybet,' declared Jacken. 'In recent months my personal and professional paths have taken a different direction, which I would now like to pursue concertedly.'

Rainer Jacken was the founder of the Kiel advertising agency Designgruppe TRANSPARENT, which ultimately evolved into mybet Holding SE (via the intermediate guises of fluxx.com Aktiengesellschaft, then FLUXX AG and JAXX AG). He was the driving force behind the development of the first Internet platforms for lottery business in Germany. JAXX launched Germany's first Internet lottery agency in 1998. Under the leadership of Rainer Jacken, and in his capacity as Management Board Chairman, JAXX became one of the leading commercial online gaming providers and an innovative partner to German state-owned lottery companies. In 1999 Rainer Jacken steered the former fluxx.com Aktiengesellschaft to a successful IPO. The shares of mybet Holding SE have since been traded on the regulated capital market in Frankfurt, which initially took the form of the 'Neuer Markt', and in Xetra trading. The continuing expansion of international business eventually led to the founding of mybet, in whose successful development Jacken played an instrumental role until 2009 as Management Board spokesman, subsequently continuing his pivotal involvement as a Supervisory Board member.

In response to the growing restrictions imposed on lottery agency business in Germany following the State Treaty on gaming, the Management Board and the entire Supervisory Board of mybet Holding SE threw their weight behind the decision to focus on the core business area of sports betting. This led to the sale of the lotteries division JAXX in May 2012.

'As well as being the 'father' of mybet, Rainer Jacken is one of the pioneers of online gambling in Germany. We thank him for his unwavering commitment and the energy that he has put into mybet and online gaming,' commented Antje Stoltenberg, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of mybet Holding SE. 'We will maintain our association with him as both a partner and a friend, and wish him every success in his new venture.'

The Shareholders' Meeting will decide on his replacement on the Supervisory Board on July 18, 2013. The resignations of Rodolfo Carpintier Santana and Rainer Jacken mean that there are now two seats on the Supervisory Board to be filled. The Nominating Committee of the mybet Supervisory Board is proposing two successful entrepreneurs from the European gaming scene for election:

- Marcus Geiß, former Executive Board Director of Tipp24 SE and founder of Rhine Ventures, and
- Carsten Koerl, co-founder of bwin.party and founder and Administrative Board Chairman of the Swiss company Sportradar AG.

The group of shareholders acting in concert, which according to the most recent voting rights notification has 20.6 percent of voting rights, has announced its support for the proposed candidates to fill the vacant seats on the Supervisory Board. The shareholder group also unreservedly endorses the chosen course of growth focusing on sports betting, casino and poker. The shareholder group has voiced its full confidence in the Management Board.

About mybet: mybet Holding SE (formerly JAXX SE), established in 1998, is a financial holding company with equity interests in companies in the European gaming industry. mybet Holding SE currently holds interests in companies in Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Gibraltar and Malta. mybet Holding SE has its headquarters in Kiel. The group's focus is on the products sports betting, casino and poker, which are offered on the Internet at www.mybet.com and www.mybet.de as well as in betting shops. The shares of mybet Holding SE have been listed on Deutsche Börse since 1999 under ISIN DE000A0JRU67.

Contact:
mybet Holding SE
Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Stefan Zenker
Tel. +49 (40) 85 37 88 47
Fax +49 (40) 85 37 88 30
Mail stefan.zenker@mybet.com


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