Wests and Balmain have agreed an $8.5 million deal that will ensure the financial future of Wests Tigers.

The deal which determines Wests Tigers ownership and future contributions ensures Wests Tigers' long term viability.

The ownership structure sees Wests move to 75% ownership with Balmain retaining 25% and the Board expanded to nine directors. Balmain has two Board positions, Wests has five Board positions with the remaining two positions being filled by Independent Directors.  

Wests and Balmain wish to express their thanks to Lucio Di Bartolomeo who has now stood down from the Wests Tigers Board.

Lucio’s contributions over the past 20 months have been exceptional.

Wests acknowledges Balmain's contribution to the joint venture since 2000 including their integrity in preserving their long history. Both Wests and Balmain are founding 1908 Clubs which, together, will continue to build a proud future for Wests Tigers.

Balmain acknowledges Wests Ashfield Leagues' role in securing the operational and financial viability of Wests Tigers over the past four years and for its generous offer to Balmain to secure its place as part of Wests Tigers in the NRL into the future.

The new arrangement brings the NRL’s involvement over the last two years in assisting Wests and Balmain to restructure Wests Tigers to a conclusion.

Both Clubs thank the NRL for its role in reaching this agreement. 

The nine members of the new Wests Tigers Board are:

Marina Go (Chair), James Myatt, Simon Cook, Michael Liubinskas, Rick Wayde, Tony Andreacchio, Mike Bailey, Rosemary Sinclair and Danny Stapleton.