Aristocrat’s new CEO to attend IGE with senior global executive team

London, January 15th, 2009: Aristocrat Leisure’s incoming Chief Executive Officer, Jamie Odell will prepare for his new role, which is effective from 1st February and subject to regulatory approval, with a fact finding trip to London’s International Gaming Expo, where he will be hosted by the gaming giant’s European division, a leading exhibitor at the event.

Jamie Odell, Aristocrat Leisure's incoming CEO will head a delegation of top-ranking Aristocrat executives travelling to London for the International Gaming Expo
Jamie Odell, Aristocrat Leisure’s incoming CEO will head a delegation of top-ranking Aristocrat executives travelling to London for the International Gaming Expo
Mr Odell, formerly Managing Director of Foster’s Group Ltd for Australia, Asia and the Pacific, will be in London with a party of senior Aristocrat executives from Australia comprising: Executive Chairman, David Simpson; Chief Financial Officer, Simon Kelly; Chief Technical Officer, Gareth Phillips; Group General Manager R&D, David Hughes; Group General Manager Marketing, Paul Kitchin; and Group General Manager Corporate Development, Ian Timmis.

Rob McLoughlin, Aristocrat Technologies‘ new Executive General Manager EMEA, commented: „The delegation from Sydney, headed by Messrs Odell and Simpson, is the most senior to attend the IGE, which represents the flagship marketing event for the European casino industry. The attendance of our incoming CEO and the senior executive team reflects the importance of Europe in the overall strategic vision.“

Aristocrat Technologies will be unveiling more than 30 new games for European customers from stand 3410 at the International Gaming Expo, plus new, dedicated models for Portugal, the United Kingdom and the Spanish Type B market. Aristocrat Technologies Africa will also have an enhanced presence introducing four new LPMs for the South African market, whilst Aristocrat subsidiary ACE Interactive will be demonstrating its new TruServT true server-based gaming solution on both Aristocrat’s ViridianT and the new IndagoT iVT.