STANDARD & POOR’S RAISES GTECH S.P.A.’S CORPORATE CREDIT RATING TO BBB FROM BBB-

ROME (ITALY) and PROVIDENCE, RI (US) – April 25, 2014 – GTECH S.p.A. today announced that Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Rating Services raised its corporate credit rating on GTECH to BBB from BBB-, "stable" outlook, and also raised its short-term rating to A-2 from A-3.  S&P is also raising its ratings on GTECH’s senior unsecured debt to BBB from BBB-, and raised its ratings on the Company’s subordinated debt to BB+ from BB.

GTECH S.p.A. is a leading commercial operator and provider of technology in the regulated worldwide gaming markets, delivering best-in-class products and services, with a commitment to the highest levels of integrity, responsibility, and shareholder value creation. The Company is listed on the Milan Stock Exchange under the trading symbol “GTK” and is majority owned by De Agostini S.p.A. In 2013, GTECH had approximately €3.1 billion in revenues and 8,600 employees in approximately 60 countries. For more information, please visit www.gtech.com.