Sportech PLC 30 June 2005 Appointment of New Media Gaming Director Sportech PLC ("Sportech") is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Brown as New Media Gaming Director reporting to Roger Withers, Acting Managing Director. Chris, currently director of Non-Retail and Information Services for StanleyBet, a division of Stanley Leisure plc, will join Sportech in early August. In his new role, Chris will bring together Sportech's betting and gaming businesses through all existing channels of distribution, including landline and mobile telephone, internet and IDTV via SKY, AtTheRaces and ITV. He will be responsible for Sportech's portfolio of branded products including Bet Direct,,,, and Littlewoods Game On. Roger Withers, Acting Managing Director of Sportech PLC, said: "Chris' appointment as head of the betting and gaming division is an important step in the refocusing of the Sportech business into the two core elements of Football Pools and new media gaming." - ends - Enquiries Sportech PLC Roger Withers, Acting Managing Director Gary Speakman, Finance Director 0151 288 3244 Bell Pottinger Corporate & Financial David Rydell / Charlotte Kirkham 020 7861 3232 About Sportech PLC Sportech PLC provides a variety of betting and gaming opportunities to over 1.7m customers through its betting and gaming brand, Littlewoods Gaming. Drawing on over 80 years of experience, Littlewoods Gaming has developed a wide-ranging product portfolio, which includes football pools and football games, sports betting and on-line casino, poker and entertainment games. The company has an exclusive agreement with ITV to provide interactive digital content for ITVi. Sportech is continually developing access to its gaming products through a network of channels including interactive television, the internet, mobile phones, telephone, post and a UK network of collectors who visit customers in their homes. Sportech PLC is listed on the London Stock Exchange. For more information, visit This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange