WAUKEGAN, Illinois -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- WMS Industries Incorporated (NYSE: WMS) announced today that Matthew Paull, former McDonald’s Corporation Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, was elected to its Board of Directors for a one-year term. WMS is a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of games and gaming machines for the global gaming industry, and also develops and markets digital gaming content, products, services and end-to-end solutions that address global online wagering and play-for-fun social, casual and mobile gaming opportunities.
Chairman and CEO Brian R. Gamache, WMS Industries, said, “Matthew Paull’s years of leadership and financial experience as the Chief Financial Officer of a major global company, his training as a certified public accountant, his extensive experience overseeing accounting, facilities, information services, investor relations, tax and treasury will be a valuable addition to our Board.” He added, “Matthew is an excellent fit for our board and our company.”
Paull was Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of McDonald’s Corporation, a global food service retailer, from July 2001 until he retired from that position effective January 2008. Prior to joining McDonald’s in 1993, Mr. Paull was a partner at Ernst & Young, where he managed a variety of financial practices during his 18-year career. He is currently the Lead Independent Director of the Best Buy Co. (NYSE: BBY) Board, and Chairman of its Finance Committee. Mr. Paull also serves as a director of KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE: KS), as an advisory director of Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P., and as an advisory director of the One Acre Fund.
Upon his election to the WMS Board of Directors, Paull said, “I am absolutely delighted to be associated with such an innovative organization, and excited about the significant future opportunities of WMS.”
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