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March 29, 2015 1:53 PM ET

Hotels, Restaurants and Leisure

Company Overview of Merlin Entertainments plc

Company Overview

Merlin Entertainments plc operates visitor attraction places worldwide. The company operates midway attractions under the SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds, The Dungeons, LEGOLAND Discovery Centres, and The Eye brands; LEGOLAND parks under the LEGOLAND California, LEGOLAND Billund, LEGOLAND Windsor, LEGOLAND Florida, LEGOLAND Deutschland, and LEGOLAND Malaysia brand names; and resort theme parks under the Alton Towers, Thorpe Park, Chessington World of Adventures, Warwick Castle, Gardaland, and Heide Park brands. It operates 104 attractions, 10hotels, and 3 holiday villages in 22 countries and across 4 continents. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Poole, the United Kingdom.

3 Market Close

Poole,  BH15 1NQ

United Kingdom

Founded in 1999

26,000 Employees

Phone:

44 12 0266 6900

Fax:

44 12 0244 0021

Key Executives for Merlin Entertainments plc

Group Chief Executive Officer
Age: 51
Total Annual Compensation: $534.3K
Group Chief Financial Officer, Director and Member of Health, Safety & Security Committee
Age: 51
Total Annual Compensation: $341.8K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

Merlin Entertainments plc Key Developments

Merlin Entertainments plc Presents at Third Annual UK Select Conference, Mar-10-2015

Merlin Entertainments plc Presents at Third Annual UK Select Conference, Mar-10-2015 . Venue: Barclays-New York, 745 Seventh Avenue, New York 10019, United States.

Merlin Entertainments plc Announces Offering of €480 Million Senior Notes Due 2022

Merlin Entertainments plc announced an offering of €480 million senior notes due 2022. The proceeds of the Offering, together with borrowings under the Company's new senior facilities agreement signed on 25 February 2015 and cash in hand, will be used to repay and/or refinance borrowings under the Company's existing facilities, to pay termination fees and close certain hedging agreements and to pay costs, fees and expenses incurred in connection with the Offering and putting in place the New Senior Facilities Agreement, including underwriting and/or arranging commissions and fees for legal, accounting, ratings advisory and other professional services. In conjunction with the Offering, a proportion of the new term facilities committed under the New Senior Facilities Agreement will be cancelled in an amount equal to the aggregate principal amount of the Notes. There will be no public offering of the Notes. The Notes will be offered and sold only to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended and to non-U.S. persons outside the United States in accordance with Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act.

Merlin Entertainments plc Announces Board Resignations

The Board of Merlin Entertainments plc announced that Dr. Gerry Murphy and Rob Lucas, the nominated Representative Non-Executive Directors of Blackstone and CVC respectively on the Merlin Board, have confirmed that they will not stand for re-election at the next Annual General Meeting of the Company (expected to take place in May 2015).

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