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NOVOMATIC acquires British gaming operator Talarius

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Further expansion of NOVOMATIC UK’s leading position in a core market: NOVOMATIC is now the largest AGC operator in the UK.

NOVOMATIC, Europe’s leading gaming technology group, has announced the acquisition of 100 percent of the shares of Talarius Ltd. With the closing of this transaction, NOVOMATIC continues its growth strategy and now employs more than 3,800 employees in its important core market, the UK.

NOVOMATIC acquires British gaming operator Talarius“We have recognized the potential of Talarius and identified an opportunity for growth regarding the synergies stemming from the local infrastructure. With this transaction, we are able to further expand our market share in the UK, one of the largest European gaming markets”, said NOVOMATIC CEO Harald Neumann.

In the UK, Talarius operates more than 7,500 gaming terminals in 162 operations and employs around 1,000 staff. In 2015, Talarius achieved a turnover of around 65.5 million GBP. Following this transaction, NOVOMATIC is now the largest gaming operator in the segment “Adult Gaming Centers” in the UK.

Recently, the NOVOMATIC UK Group successfully completed an eight-month audit of the UK Gambling Commission. All companies of the Group have passed this audit with distinction.

About NOVOMATIC:

The NOVOMATIC Group is one of the biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies and employs more than 24,000 staff worldwide. Founded by entrepreneur Professor Johann F. Graf in 1980, the Group has locations in more than 50 countries and exports high-tech electronic gaming equipment and solutions to 80 countries. The Group operates more than 235,000 gaming terminals in its some 1,600 plus gaming operations as well as via rental concepts.

Through its numerous international subsidiaries the NOVOMATIC Group is fully active in all segments of the gaming industry and thus offers a diversified omni-channel product portfolio to its partners and clients around the world. This product range includes land based gaming products and services, management systems and cash management, online/mobile and social gaming solutions as well as lottery and sports betting solutions together with a range of sophisticated ancillary products and services.

Media inquiries:

Dr. Hannes Reichmann

Head of Group Communication

NOVOMATIC Gaming Industries GmbH

Mobile: +43 664 301 48 20

hreichmann@novomatic.com

Mike Robinson

International Communications Manager

NOVOMATIC Gaming Industries GmbH

Mobile: +44 7871 918 097

mrobinson@novomatic.com

Andrea Lehner

Product Marketing

NOVOMATIC Gaming Industries GmbH

Mobile: +43 664 40 66 721

alehner@novomatic.com

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