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Aristocrat Director to Profit by Leaving

17 March 2004

SYDNEY, Australia – As reported by Bloomberg News: ``Aristocrat Leisure Ltd., the world's second biggest maker of slot machines, said former chairman John Ducker will be paid more money if he is voted off the board than if he is reelected.

``Ducker, who quit as chairman in September, will get a A$557,000 ($428,000) termination payout if shareholders vote against him at a May general meeting

``…Ducker stepped down as chairman after a bungled South American contract caused the firm to say earnings would miss expectations and led to the dismissal of chief executive Des Randall..."

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