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Aristocrat announces Jay Sevigny as president of VGT

28 January 2015

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Aristocrat Leisure, Ltd. (Aristocrat) today confirmed the appointment of Jayme (Jay) Sevigny as President of VGT, effective Feb. 9 and subject to receipt of the necessary normal regulatory approvals.

Sevigny will be based at VGT’s headquarters in Franklin, Tenn. He will report directly to Aristocrat CEO Jamie Odell and join the company’s Executive Leadership Team.

Sevigny has more than three decades’ experience in the gaming industry. He began his career in casino operations for Boyd Gaming Corporation in 1980 before moving through a range of senior leadership roles in finance, marketing and general management at Harrah’s Entertainment and later with Gaylord Entertainment Company. Sevigny also served as VGT’s Chief Operating Officer from 2006-2011.

“I am delighted to be welcoming a proven leader of Jay’s caliber to our team,” said Aristocrat Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Jamie Odell. “Jay’s strategic capability, outstanding leadership skills and deep familiarity with VGT’s business and the needs of our Class II customers makes him an ideal choice to lead the division going forward.”

Sevigny takes over from VGT Interim President Rich Schneider. Schneider will revert to his permanent role as Chief Product Officer for Aristocrat, responsible for game development and technology across Aristocrat’s global business, including VGT.

“I am excited at the wealth of opportunities available to VGT as part of the Aristocrat family, and am honored to be leading the business forward under its new ownership,” Sevigny said. “I believe VGT can deliver even better game performance and service in future, and am looking forward to reconnecting with our customers to offer the best Class II gaming experience in the industry.”

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