Hamden, CT - January 22, 2008 - TransAct Technologies Incorporated (Nasdaq: TACT), a leading producer of transaction-based printers for customers worldwide, today announced that it has extended its agreement for Eurocoin, a leading supplier of products for the amusement, gaming and casino industries, to serve as its exclusive distributor and service agent for the gaming and casino market in Europe and Africa. Under the terms of the agreement, Eurocoin will continue to distribute TransAct's line of gaming printers through January 31, 2010.
Bart C. Shuldman, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of TransAct Technologies, commented, "Our international gaming sales continued to grow in 2007, fueled by the broad acceptance of our Epic 950® ticket printer in the ticket-in, ticket-out market and the Epic 430TM gaming printer, which targets off-premise gaming opportunities such as Amusements with Prizes (AWP) and Skills with Prizes (SWP), Video Lottery Terminals (VLT), and Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBT). Our long-term sales partner, Eurocoin, has helped us expand our global reach by building customer relationships enabling us to achieve record sales in Europe and Africa. Given the opportunity in these markets and our past success working together, it is clearly in both companies' best interests to extend our partnership."
Colin Veitch, Director, Eurocoin, said, "Eurocoin is pleased to extend the ongoing relationship with our colleagues at TransAct and look forward to continuing growth and success over the next two years. TransAct is an outstanding partner with the proven technology of the Epic 950 and Epic 430 printers. Together we have worked to provide innovative solutions and exceptional support resulting in our leading position in the European and African gaming markets."
About TransAct Technologies Incorporated
TransAct Technologies Incorporated (Nasdaq:TACT) is a leader in developing and manufacturing market-specific printers for transaction-based industries. These industries include casino, gaming, lottery, banking, kiosk and point-of-sale. Each individual market has distinct, critical requirements for printing and the transaction is not complete until the receipt and/or ticket is produced. TransAct printers are designed from the ground up based on market specific requirements and are sold under the Ithaca® and Epic product brands. TransAct distributes its products through OEMs, value-added resellers, selected distributors, and direct to end-users. TransAct has over two million printers installed around the world. TransAct also has a strong focus on the after-market side of the business, with a high commitment to printer service, supplies and spare parts. TransAct is headquartered in Hamden, CT. For more information on TransAct, visit www.transact-tech.com or call 203.859.6800.
Ltd Eurocoin is a privately-owned UK company that has been servicing the UK and European gaming industry for 35 years from its London headquarters. Employing 55 people across Europe and with sales of $20 million, the company specializes in the sales, service and support of components for the gaming machine industry. For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.eurocoin.co.uk. CONTACTS: For TransAct: Contacts: Steven DeMartino, Chief Financial Officer, 203-859-6810 or Tyler Wilson, 646-536-7018 with The Ruth Group
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