Federal Competition Authority clears SAZKA Group's acquisition of an indirect 22.69% share in Casinos Austria AG from LEIPNIK-LUNDENBURGER INVEST and UNIQA

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11 Sep 2017

Vienna, September 11th 2017 - CAME Holding GmbH, part of the Czech SAZKA Group, is authorized by the Federal Competition Authority (BWB) to acquire an indirect 22.69% share in Casinos Austria AG from LEIPNIK- LUNDENBURGER INVEST Beteiligungs AG and UNIQA Beteiligungs-Hold- ing GmbH.

This is one of the steps in completion of LEIPNIK-LUNDENBURGER and UNIQA transactions, for the full completion of the transaction the permits from multiple gambling authorities are necessary. After completion of these approval proce- dures, SAZKA Group will participate indirectly in Casinos Austria AG with 34%. Other key shareholders are important Austrian institutions: ÖBIB with 33% and Novomatic AG with 17%.

SAZKA Group: Successful gaming company with many years of expertise
SAZKA Group is one of Europe’s largest lottery and gaming operators. The aggre- gate annual amount of bets placed with companies in which the SAZKA Group holds an ownership interest are in excess of EUR 15 billion and the aggregate EBITDA amounts to over EUR 850 million. Shareholders of SAZKA Group are in- vestment companies KKCG (75% shareholding) and EMMA Capital (25% share- holding), who share an equal managerial control of the SAZKA Group. SAZKA Group currently holds interests in the Greek lottery OPAP, Italy’s LOTTOITALIA and the Sazka lottery in the Czech Republic, as well as an 11.34% stake in Casinos Austria AG and 11.56% in Österreichische Lotterien GmbH.

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