GVC declare 10% increase in dividend to 17.6p per share

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GVC declare 10% increase in dividend to 17.6p per share

GVC declare they will pay an interim dividend of 17.6p, reflecting an increase of 10% compared to last year, and in-line with the new policy of double-digit year-on-year increases.

Other financial highlights include:

Very strong operational performance: 

o Online proforma2 NGR +17% (+18% cc3) and market share gains in all major territories

o UK Retail Like-for-Like7 NGR -10%, ahead of expectations

o European Retail proforma2 NGR +7% (+8% cc3) with growth in all territories

Full year EBITDA4/8 and Operating profit5/8 now expected to be a further £10m ahead of expectations 

Net Debt / EBITDA (pre IFRS 16) leverage full year guidance improved to 2.9x

Significant Responsible Gambling commitments:

o Ten-fold increase in contributions to Responsible Gambling causes

o Voluntary whistle-to-whistle television advertising ban in the UK

o Withdrawal of all marketing associated with English and Scottish football teams, and donation of existing shirt sponsorships to 'Children with Cancer' charity

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The Group expects to continue to offer online sports-betting and gaming into Germany in the period through to the new regulatory framework in 2021

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