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Aristocrat Leisure: No Basis for Bid Talk

19 June 2003

SYDNEY, Australia – As reported by the Dow Jones: “Aristocrat Leisure Ltd. said Thursday there is no basis to speculation that the Australian gambling machine company may be a bid target.

"`Aristocrat Leisure Ltd. has noted the recent share price movements and press speculation about a possible takeover offer for the company. The company is not aware of any basis for the speculation," it said in a brief statement to the market.

“Geoffrey Ainsworth, one of the sons of Aristocrat founder Len Ainsworth, said he has been approached by a possible suitor for the company, the Australian Financial Review reported Monday…”

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