Rank Announces management change at Blue Square

Maidenhead, LA (PressExposure) December 17, 2008 -- The Rank Group ("Rank" or "the Group") announces that Martin Belsham, managing director of the Group's interactive gaming business, Blue Square is to leave Rank.

Rank has started a process to select a successor to Martin Belsham as managing director of Blue Square. In the interim, Rank's chief executive, Ian Burke, will assume direct operational management of the business.

Ian Burke said: "On behalf of the board I would like to thank Martin for his efforts in developing the Group's interactive gambling capability over the past five-and-a-half years. During that period, he has been instrumental in transforming Blue Square from an online and telephone sportsbook to a broad gaming business, with particular strength in online bingo."

Blue Square was acquired by Rank in 2003.


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About Rank Group

The Rank Group is a leading European gaming business, based in the UK and listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Rank's businesses include a number of established brands in gaming and leisure. These include Mecca Bingo, Top Rank Espana, Blue Square and Grosvenor Casinos , offering a range of casino games and venues.

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Press Release Submitted On: December 13, 2008 at 3:24 am
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