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Baty to leave Sportech for Manchester United

28 October 2015

SPORTECH'S chief financial officer Cliff Baty is leaving the tote and pools betting operator to take up the same role with Manchester United.

Baty has a 12-month notice period at Sportech but his actual departure date has yet to be confirmed and he will continue his existing responsibilities while the search for his successor goes on.

Sportech chief executive Ian Penrose said: "Cliff has been an important part of our management team since May 2013, and during that time, he has built a strong finance function across our international operations. On behalf of the board, I wish him every success."

Before joining Sportech, Baty worked for several years at Ladbrokes in a number of senior finance roles including finance director of their eGaming and international businesses

Baty said: "I have enjoyed my time at Sportech and am proud of the progress that we have made in developing the group."

Manchester United's executive vice chairman Ed Woodward welcomed Baty to the club, adding: "He is a proven finance executive who brings a wealth of international business experience, and will be an excellent addition to our senior management team."

Merseyside-based Sportech also confirmed that talks were continuing with Canadian-based Contagious Gaming about the possibility of them making a recommended offer for the company.

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