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AGI purchases remaining assets in British gaming expert Octavian

14. June 2010

Leading machine developer and operator Austrian Gaming Industries (AGI) GmbH, a subsidiary of the Novomatic Group, has acquired the remaining assets of Octavian International Limited, a global supplier of gaming and lottery technology, solutions and systems.

Guildford-based Octavian operates the OctaGames, OctaSystems and OctaLotto brands and entered administration in early-May under the supervision of KPMG. It is well established in over 30 markets including Italy, Argentina and Colombia and employs 169 professionals around the world.

Austrian Gaming Industries GmbH, (AGI), the international subsidiary of the Novomatic Group of Companies, has moved decisively to acquire by purchase from the Administrator, KPMG LLP, various Octavian assets. Certain other assets, including core intellectual properties, had previously been ascribed to AGI.

The purpose of this asset acquisition is to enable AGI to ensure by this initiative that former Octavian customers now have a truly viable alternative source of excellence-driven gaming solutions that is backed by the technical, financial and management of one of the world’s foremost gaming groups. Around the world Octavian had always been held in great regard for its high standards of technical innovation and dedicated customer service. It is now AGI’s clear intention to build on this reputation for excellence in the future through bringing to bear the innovation best symbolized in the Novomatic motto: ‘Novomatic leads, others follow’.

AGI Managing Director Jens Halle noted: “As with every area of AGI’s business, the customer is king. Many AGI customers were also Octavian customers and it is to safeguard their requirements and to exceed their expectations that we have taken the decision to acquire these assets and intellectual properties. By extending our focus to now include system solutions we further enhance our core business and we are fully committed to providing the level of innovation and customer service that is the strong foundation of our global business.”

About Austrian Gaming Industries

Austrian Gaming Industries GmbH (AGI) a 100 percent subsidiary of Novomatic AG is
an integrated global gaming company specializing in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution
and sales of electronic gaming machines and advanced technology products, in addition to extensive
operational activities encompassing casinos, electronic gaming halls and sportsbetting outlets. As Europe's
leading manufacturer AGI delivers one of the broadest product ranges in the industry

About Novomatic

NOVOMATIC Group of Companies – comprising NOVOMATIC AG as well as the Swiss sister subsidiaries ACE Casino Holding AG and C.S.C. Casino Systems Holding AG – is one of the largest international integrated
gaming groups, ranked as number one in Europe, and employs more than 14,000 staff worldwide (2,500 in
Austria). Founded by the entrepreneur Prof. Johann F. Graf the group has locations in 22 countries, produced
more than 100,000 gaming machines in 2008 and exports its hightech gaming equipment to 62 countries.
The group also comprises Admiral Sportwetten GmbH, Austria’s leading sportsbetting operator with more
than 180 outlets, and operates a total of 105,000 gaming machines in the group’s 800 plus owned electronic
casinos and casinos as well as via rental concepts.  

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