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MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS (MERL)
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Business Summary
Logo Merlin Entertainments
Merlin Entertainments is the world's second-largest visitor attraction operator. Net sales break down by type of attractions as follows:

- midway attractions (41.2%; 110 sites at the end of 2017, and 40.7 million of visitors in 2017): indoor attractions located in city centres or resorts providing visits of shorter duration (typically up to two hours);

- LEGOLAND parks (38.2%; 8 sites and 15.3 million of visitors): outdoor sites with rides and shows as the main attractions, and with the LEGO product as their central theme;

- resort theme parks (20.6%; 6 sites and 10 million of visitors): outdoor sites with standalone national brands generally aimed at families, teenagers and young adults.

Net sales are distributed geographically as follows: the United Kingdom (30.5%), the Continental Europe (24.4%), North America (27.5%) and Asia/Pacific (17.6%).
Managers
NameAgeSinceTitle
Nicholas John Varney561999Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
John Michael Sunderland722009Non-Executive Chairman
Anne-Francoise Nesmes, MBA-2016Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director
Mark Allsop462013Chief Information & Digital Marketing Officer
Søren Thorup Sørensen542013Non-Executive Director
Charles Mark Gurassa632013Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Fru Hazlitt542014Independent Non-Executive Director
Trudy A. Rautio MBA, CPA662015Independent Non-Executive Director
Yun Chiang, MBA522016Independent Non-Executive Director
Andrew Fisher502018Non-Executive Director
Equities
Vote QuantityFloatCompany-owned sharesTotal Float
Share A 1 1,022,072,449 704,845,897 69.0% 0 0.0% 69.0%
Shareholders
NameEquities%
Kirkbi A/S 302,971,529 29.6%
ValueAct Capital Management LP 54,700,000 5.35%
Wellcome Trust Ltd. (Direct Investments) 51,788,240 5.07%
Marathon Asset Management LLP 51,147,937 5.00%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Ltd. 35,567,437 3.48%
Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors) 33,152,093 3.24%
Fiduciary Management, Inc. 29,250,000 2.86%
The Vanguard Group, Inc. 20,687,947 2.02%
Gerrard Investment Management Ltd. 19,106,000 1.87%
Threadneedle Asset Management Ltd. 16,760,472 1.64%
Markets and indexes
- London Stock Exchange, SETS
- Main Market
- FTSE 250 / FTSE 350, FTSE All-Share
Stock Exchange Codes
- Bloomberg Code :  
- Reuters Code :  MERL.L
- Datastream Code :  
Company contact information
Merlin Entertainments
Link House 25 West Street Street
BH15 1NQ Poole, Dorset
United Kingdom

Phone : +44 (0) 1202 666900
Fax : +44 (0) 1202 440021
Internet : http://www.merlinentertainments.biz
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