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Annual Report & Accounts 2009 - Notes
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35 At 31 Dec At 31 Dec At 31 Dec 2009 2008 2007 Number of personnel Number Number Number With employment contracts or service contracts 60 59 15 Contractors 7 11 23 -------- -------- -------- 67 70 38 -------- -------- -------- 6.1.2 Directors' remuneration Included in wages and salaries are amounts paid to the directors for services during the year: Year ended Year ended Year ended 31 Dec 31 Dec 31 Dec 2009 2008 2007 d000's c000's c000's Directors' remuneration (included with wages and salaries) 1,519 1,209 1,236 Pension allowances (included within pension allowances) - 46 45 -------- -------- -------- Total remuneration included within Personnel Expenditure 1,519 1,255 1,281 -------- -------- -------- Termination payments included in exceptional items (note 6.2) - 449 - -------- -------- -------- The directors who served throughout the year were: Lee Feldman, Kenny Alexander, Nigel Blythe- Tinker, Richard Cooper, Karl Diacono. 6.1.3 Professional fees At 31 December 2009, the group has legal entities in Luxembourg, Cyprus, Malta, Italy, Netherlands Antilles, Jersey and Israel. Accordingly, the group seeks professional advice in these and other jurisdictions, including the UK where its shares are traded on the Alternative Investment Market ("AIM") of the London Stock Exchange, Spain, where the Winzingo product is marketed, and Brazil, where the Betboo product is marketed. During 2008, the Group settled legal claims with Fort Knox Consulting LLC which were provided for in 2007. Year ended Year ended Year ended 31 Dec 31 Dec 31 Dec 2009 2008 2007 d000's c000's c000's (Credit) / Costs incurred in the settlement of fees with Fort Knox Consulting LLC - (384) 692 Other professional fees 920 1,486 1,469 -------- -------- -------- 920 1,102 2,161 -------- -------- --------