December 20, 2014 12:59 PM ET

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Company Overview of Merlin Entertainments plc

Company Overview

Merlin Entertainments plc operates visitor attraction places worldwide. The company operates midway attractions under the SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds, The Dungeons, LEGOLAND Discovery Centres, and The Eye brands; LEGOLAND parks under the LEGOLAND California, LEGOLAND Billund, LEGOLAND Windsor, LEGOLAND Florida, LEGOLAND Deutschland, and LEGOLAND Malaysia brand names; and resort theme parks under the Alton Towers, Thorpe Park, Chessington World of Adventures, Warwick Castle, Gardaland, and Heide Park brands. It operates 104 attractions, 10hotels, and 3 holiday villages in 22 countries and across 4 continents. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Poole, the United Kingdom.

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Poole,  BH15 1NQ

United Kingdom

Founded in 1999

16,285 Employees


44 12 0266 6900


44 12 0244 0021

Key Executives for Merlin Entertainments plc

Group Chief Executive Officer
Age: 51
Total Annual Compensation: $534.3K
Group Chief Financial Officer
Age: 51
Total Annual Compensation: $341.8K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

Merlin Entertainments plc Key Developments

Merlin Entertainments plc Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year 2014

Merlin Entertainments plc expects to deliver EBITDA in the range £407 million to £411 million for 2014.

Merlin Entertainments plc Plans to Open LEGOLAND Dubai in 2016

Merlin Entertainments plc announced that it plans to open LEGOLAND Dubai, its seventh LEGOLAND, in 2016. The Park, which will be operated by Merlin, is being developed in conjunction with Dubai Parks & Resorts Limited, a Meraas holding company. LEGOLAND Dubai will be the first LEGOLAND Park in the Middle East. Located in Jebel Ali, LEGOLAND Dubai will cover a total of 3 million square feet and will feature over 15,000 LEGO model structures made from more than 60 million LEGO bricks.

Merlin Entertainments plc - Shareholder/Analyst Call

To focus on the strategy and growth prospects of the Resort Theme Parks Operating Group

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