Premarket London: Playtech Warning; LandSec Hires St Modwen CEO

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Premarket London:  Playtech Warning; LandSec Hires St Modwen CEO
Credit: © Reuters. -- Here is a summary of regulatory releases from the London Stock Exchange on Friday, 22nd November. Please refresh for updates.

  • Land Securities (LON: LAND ) said it has appointed Mark Allan to be its new chief executive officer. Allan is currently CEO of FTSE 250 member St. Modwen Properties (LON: SMP ) Plc, a role he has held since 1 November 2016. TSt Modwen shares have risen over 50% during his tenure.
  • Allan will make the move at the end of May.
  • Online estate agent Rightmove (LON: RMV ) said meanwhile that it has appointed former Shazam CEO and chairman Andrew Fisher as its new chairman. He'll succeed Scott Forbes at the end of this year.
  • Software group Playtech (LON: PTEC ), which sells its services mainly to the gambling and spread betting industries, warned that full-year earnings are likely to be below consensus due to “highly challenging” conditions for its TradeTech unit and cut-throat competition in Asia.

    The company said it’s “evaluating all options” for TradeTech and is also reviewing the Casual and Social Gaming business.

    Playtech (LON: PTEC ) said it now expects full-year EBITDA to be “a little below current consensus”, as its problems with TradeTech have been partly offset by a continued strong performance from the B2B Gambling and Snaitech units.

    Revenue from Asia, where it has tried to expand market share in recent months is seen at 115 million a year at current run rates. It said market conditions are “highly competitive”.

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