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CHINATRUST SELECTS VENDOR FOR TAIWAN’S ONLINE LOTTERY CONTRACT
WEST GREENWICH, RI - (April 20, 2006) - GTECH Holdings Corporation (NYSE: GTK) was notified by Chinatrust Commercial Bank Co., Ltd, the new license holder for the Public Welfare Lottery of Taiwan, that it has selected another vendor to provide equipment and services for a new online lottery gaming system, terminals, and associated telecommunications network, under its new seven-year license.
GTECH has provided lottery products and services to the Public Welfare Lottery of Taiwan since 2002, through Taipei Fubon Bank. The Company's current contract with the Lottery is set to expire in December 2006. The Taiwan Lottery contributes approximately $12 million to $15 million to GTECH's annual service revenues.
Certain statements contained in this press release are forward looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The Company identifies forward looking statements by words such as "may," "will," "should," "could," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "intend," "believe," "estimate," "continue," or similar words that refer to the future. Such statements include, without limitation, statements relating to the prospects and financial outlook for the Company, which reflect management assumptions regarding: (i) the future prospects for and stability of the lottery industry and other businesses in which the Company is engaged or expects to be engaged, (ii) the future operating and financial performance of the Company (including, without limitation, expected future growth in revenues, profit margins and earnings per share), and (iii) the ability of the Company to retain existing business and to obtain and retain new business. Such forward looking statements reflect management's assessment based on information currently available, but are not guarantees and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in the forward looking statements.
These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those set forth above, in the Company's subsequent press releases and on reports by the Company on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, and other reports and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as risks and uncertainties respecting: (i) the potential impact of extensive and evolving government regulations upon the Company's business; (ii) the ability of the Company to continue to retain and extend its existing contracts and win new contracts; (iii) the possibility of slower than expected growth or declines in sales of lottery and gaming goods and services by the Company or the Company's customers; (iv) exposure to foreign currency fluctuations; (v) risks and uncertainties inherent in doing business in foreign jurisdictions; (vi) the relatively large percentage of the Company's revenues attributable to a relatively small number of the Company's customers; (vii) the possibility of significant fluctuation of quarterly operating results; (viii) the intensity of competition in the lottery and gaming industries; (ix) the possibility of substantial penalties under and/or termination of the Company's contracts; (x) the ability of the Company to respond to technological change and to satisfy the future technological demands of its customers; (xi) opposition to expansion of lottery and gaming; (xii) the Company's ability to attract and retain key employees; and (xiii) the possibility of adverse determinations in pending legal proceedings.
GTECH is a leading gaming technology and services company. With more than $1.3 billion in annual revenues and 5,300 people in over 50 countries, GTECH provides integrated technology, creative content, and business services to effectively manage and grow today's evolving gaming markets. In targeted emerging economies, GTECH also leverages its operational presence and infrastructure to supply commercial transaction processing services. For more information about the Company, please visit GTECH's website at http://www.gtech.com.