Scientific Games and Bally Announce Early Termination of Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Waiting Period

 

 

 

 

NEW YORK and LAS VEGAS, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (Nasdaq: SGMS) ("Scientific Games") and Bally Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BYI) ("Bally") today announced that the companies received notice of early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 ("HSR") with respect to Scientific Games' pending acquisition of Bally. The acquisition is expected to be completed in early 2015.

As announced on August 1, 2014, Scientific Games has agreed to acquire all of the outstanding Bally common stock for $83.30 in cash per share.  The acquisition will be financed with debt and cash on hand and Scientific Games has obtained committed debt financing for the transaction, which is not subject to a financing contingency.

Termination of the HSR waiting period satisfies one of the conditions required for completion of the transaction.  The transaction remains subject to approval by Bally's stockholders, receipt of certain gaming regulatory approvals and other customary conditions.  

About Scientific Games

Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) is a leading developer of technology-based products and services and associated content for worldwide gaming and lottery markets.  Scientific Games' portfolio includes instant and draw-based lottery games; electronic gaming machines and game content; server-based lottery and gaming systems; sports betting technology; loyalty and rewards programs; and social, mobile and interactive content and services.  For more information, please visit: www.scientificgames.com.

About Bally Technologies

Founded in 1932, Bally Technologies (NYSE: BYI) provides the global gaming industry with innovative games, table game products, systems, mobile, and iGaming solutions that drive revenue and provide operating efficiencies for gaming operators. For more information, please visit http://www.ballytech.com. Connect with Bally on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.