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Satre Named To IGT Board

Leading slot manufacturer International Game Technology announced that its board of directors has elected former Harrah’s Entertainment Chairman and CEO Phil Satre to serve as a director for the company.

Satre retired from Harrah’s in 2005 after 10 years as CEO and holding numerous top management positions during a 25-year career with that company. He is currently the chairman of NV Energy, Inc., and recently completed several years as chairman of the National Center for Responsible Gaming.

Reno-based IGT is the gaming industry’s largest equipment manufacturer.

Satre will officially join the IGT board after obtaining regulatory approval. He will serve through the company’s March 3 annual shareholders meeting. His name will be added to the slate of directors proposed for election to serve through the 2010 annual meeting.

“To add a director of Phil’s caliber, who brings valuable related gaming industry knowledge as well as broad business and board service experience, is a great plus for our company,” said TJ Matthews, IGT chairman and CEO.

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