Aristocrat Technologies Names Global GM

4 January 2006

LAS VEGAS – (PRESS RELEASE) -- Aristocrat Technologies, Inc. today announced that Kent Young has been promoted to Global General Manager of Marketing, effective February 1, 2006, to oversee the Company's global marketing strategy and direction.

For the past three years Young has served as Vice President, Marketing for Aristocrat's Americas business. In this position he helped lead the Company's successful penetration of the North American market, playing an important role in shaping a successful marketing strategy, building a comprehensive games portfolio, and positioning and communicating a strong company image.

"I am confident that Kent will lead the global marketing team to new levels of success and play an integral role in the continued growth of Aristocrat's market share worldwide," said Aristocrat's Chief Executive Officer Paul Oneile. "His creativity, passion, and vision have helped establish Aristocrat as one of the leading gaming manufacturers in the Americas, and we are delighted to recognize Kent's achievements in that region with this promotion."

Before being named Vice President of Marketing, Young held a number of positions with Aristocrat including Vice President of Research and Development; Director of Marketing; and Marketing Manager. He also served two years as a Sales Executive in the New South Wales market in Australia.

Earlier in his career Young served as General Manager of Southport Leagues Club. Ltd. He also held various management and sales positions in the Australian hotel and club industry.

Young earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree in strategic management from James Cook University, QLD where he was awarded the Queensland Consulting University Prize.


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