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IGT Shareholders to Vote on GTECH Merger

Leading slot manufacturer International Game Technology announced that a special meeting of its shareholders has been scheduled to, among other things, consider and vote on a proposal to approve the previously announced merger agreement under which the company will be acquired by GTECH Corporation under the newly formed English holding company Georgia Worldwide PLC (to be traded in the U.S. as Georgia Worldwide Corporation).

The special meeting will be held on February 10. IGT shareholders as of the close of business on January 2, the record date for the special meeting, will be entitled to notice of and to vote at the special meeting.

The merger is subject to closing conditions including the approval of holders of a majority of the outstanding shares of IGT’s common stock and the receipt of required gaming approvals.

Georgia Worldwide has filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, declared effective on January 2. The registration includes a proxy statement of IGT that also constitutes a prospectus of the holding company.