Scientific Games appoints Pharos Capital Chairman to board

Las Vegas-based Scientific Games, a provider of products, services and content for the gaming, lottery and interactive gaming markets, has named Kneeland C. Youngblood to its board of directors. His appointment became effective August 1, 2018. Youngblood is the founding partner and chairman of Pharos Capital Group.

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LAS VEGAS, Aug. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Board of Directors of Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games” or the “Company”) elected Kneeland C. Youngblood as a director of the Company effective August 1, 2018. Youngblood will serve on the compensation committee and compliance committee of the Board.

Kneeland C. Youngblood is the founding partner and chairman of Pharos Capital Group, LLC, a private equity firm that invests in the healthcare and business services sectors. Youngblood also serves as director of Mallinckrodt plc, a specialty pharmaceutical company, and as a director of TPG Pace Holdings Corp. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves as a trustee of the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System.

“We are pleased that the Board elected Kneeland as a new director,” said Barry Cottle, chief executive officer of Scientific Games. “He brings valuable experience in business, operations and strategy to our team. We look forward to Kneeland’s contributions as we continue to drive growth in our core business and take advantage of new opportunities to engage players and bring value to our customers.”

Youngblood graduated from Princeton University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts and earned a doctor of medicine from the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School in 1982.

About Scientific Games
Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) is the global leader in technology-based gaming systems, table games, table products and instant games and a leader in products, services and content for gaming, lottery and interactive gaming markets. Scientific Games delivers what customers and players value most: trusted security, creative content, operating efficiencies and innovative technology. Today, we offer customers a fully integrated portfolio of technology platforms, robust systems, engaging content and unrivalled professional services. For more information, please visit www.scientificgames.com.