Kenneth Morton appointed CFO of SAZKA Group

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20 Jan 2020

• SAZKA Group is pleased to announce that Kenneth Morton has been appointed Chief Financial Officer, effective on 1 February 2020.
• Current CFO Peter Stohr to remain with SAZKA Group until the end of March 2020 to ensure a smooth transition.

Kenneth joined KKCG as Head of Corporate Finance in April 2019 and in this role has devoted the majority of his time to projects with SAZKA Group, including its Voluntary Tender Offer for shares in OPAP and the related financing, and SAZKA Group’s inaugural international bond issuance in November 2019. His familiarity with the SAZKA Group team and business will be instrumental in a smooth transition.

Kenneth will bring extensive experience in capital markets and M&A. Before joining KKCG, he worked as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank in London, Moscow and Hong Kong, and in Corporate Finance at Thames Water. He has more than 15 years of corporate finance experience.

Current CFO Peter Stohr has agreed to stay at Sazka Group until the end of March 2020 to help Kenneth in his transition.

Robert Chvatal, CEO of SAZKA Group commented:

“I would like to warmly thank Peter for his commitment and extremely valuable contribution to the development of SAZKA Group over the past 5 years, helping us to grow the company to scale, ensuring its financial stability and most recently entering in international capital markets. After EMMA Capital exited the group in 2019, Peter is now re-joining EMMA Capital as one of its partners and we wish him well in his future endeavours."

“I am delighted to welcome Kenneth to the SAZKA Group team. We have worked together extensively on some of SAZKA Group’s most important initiatives since he joined KKCG, and his banking and international experience will be valuable assets as we execute our business and financial strategies.”