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GTECH APPOINTS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

 WEST GREENWICH, R.I., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- GTECH (NYSE: GTK) today named Leonard J. LeBlanc as senior vice president and chief financial officer. In this position, LeBlanc will be responsible for the management of several departments, including accounting and control, treasury, MIS, administration, internal audit and planning.
 Commenting on the appointment, GTECH Chairman and CEO Guy B. Snowden, said, "We are pleased to announce that Len LeBlanc, a seasoned financial executive, will be joining GTECH. His extensive strategic, operational and financial experience complements the strength of GTECH's existing management team. I am confident he will contribute to the continued dynamic growth of our company."
 LeBlanc was most recently executive vice president of finance and administration and chief financial officer of Cadence Design Systems, Inc., a California-based software company specializing in electronic design automation. LeBlanc was instrumental in the successful merger of ECAD, Inc. and SDA Systems, Inc., which resulted in the formation of the public company Cadence Design Systems, Inc. LeBlanc was also responsible for the company's subsequent investor relations strategy. During LeBlanc's six-year association with Cadence, the company's revenue grew from $12 million to approximately $450 million.
 LeBlanc holds an M.S. in finance from George Washington University, Washington, D.C., and an M.S. and B.S. from the College of Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.
 GTECH designs, produces, implements, operates and services computerized networks for government-sponsored or licensed lotteries on five continents. In addition, GTECH provides a wide variety of instant ticket support services. GTECH currently has contracts to supply and/or operate lottery systems for 26 U.S. customers and 36 jurisdictions outside of the United States.
 GTECH's lottery business employs approximately 3,200 people worldwide, which includes approximately 1,000 Rhode Island-based employees.
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 /CONTACT: Craig Watson of GTECH, 401-392-1000/
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