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Marco Drago

Non-Executive Director

Marco Drago has served on the IGT PLC board of directors since April 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Drago served on the GTECH S.p.A. (formerly Lottomatica Group) board of directors since 2002. Since 1997, Mr. Drago has been the Chairman of De Agostini, one of Italy’s largest family-run groups, which he led through an extraordinary phase of development and diversification in new activities, so that nowadays De Agostini Group is operating worldwide, with revenues over €5 billion, an EBITDA of €1.2 billion, and about 12,000 employees in different sectors: lotteries, gaming, and services (IGT); media and communications (Atresmedia, Planeta, Banijay Group); Finance (DeA Capital); Real Estate Asset Management (IDeA FIMIT); and insurance (Assicurazioni Generali). Since October 2006, he has also been Chairman of the Board of Partners of B&D, a family limited partnership created to ensure cohesion in share ownership, consistency of intent, and continuity in decision-making over the long term. Mr. Drago is Vice President of De Agostini Planeta Group and director of Atresmedia, DeA Capital, De Agostini Editore, Zodiak Media and S. Faustin (Techint Group), and a member of the Assonime’s board of governors.

Mr. Drago graduated in Economics and Business from Bocconi University and achieved important awards such as “Bocconiano dell’anno” in 2001 and appointed “Cavaliere del Lavoro” in 2003.