Directors at the online betting group Sportingbet have been selling shares in the company for 'personal financial planning' reasons.
The company's chief executive, Andrew McIver pocketed more than £1m after selling 1.4m shares at 73.75p a go. That leaves him with about 2.8m shares, or about 0.6% of the company.
Finance boss James Wilkinson sold 650,000 shares and now has 867,000.
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Other big sales were made by chairman Peter Dicks and board members Sean O' Connor, Brian Harris and Nigel Payne.
'The board considered that following the announcement that the company had entered into a Non-Prosecution Agreement with the Department of Justice, it was an appropriate time for the directors and PDMR to sell shares for their personal financial planning,' the company said as it announced the disposals.
Last month Sportingbet announced that it has settled with the US Department of Justice over illegal internet gambling, clearing the way for it to take part in the wave of industry consolidation currently underway.
The firm has agreed a non-prosecution agreement for activities related to its internet gambling business in the US between 1998 and 2006.
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