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IGT Announces Changes to Membership of Board Committees

LONDON , International Game Technology PLC  (NYSE:IGT) ("IGT" or the "Company") announced the appointment of  Alberto Dessy  to its Audit Committee,  Samantha Ravich  to its Compensation Committee and  Beatrice Bassey  to its  Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee  by the Company's Board of Directors.

All of these changes will be effective from the Company's 2020 Annual General Meeting.  Mr. Dessy  and  Ms. Ravich  joined the Board of Directors in  April 2015  and  July 2019 , respectively, and will replace  Paget Alves  on the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee, respectively. 

Ms. Bassey  joined the Board of Directors in  March 2020  and will succeed  Mr. Dessy  on the  Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee , from which he will step down effective from the Company's 2020 Annual General Meeting.

Mr. Dessy is a Professor at Bocconi University and a chartered accountant specializing in corporate finance, particularly the evaluation of companies, trademarks, equity and investments, financial structure, channels and loan instruments, funding for development and in acquisitions and disposals of companies. He has been an expert witness for parties to lawsuits and an independent expert appointed by the court in various legal disputes. In addition to serving on IGT's Board of Directors, he is currently on the board of directors of Chiorino S.p.A. and has been on the boards of many companies, both listed and unlisted, including Redaelli Tecna S.p.A., Laika Caravans S.p.A., Premuda S.p.A., I.M.A., 
Milano Centro S.p.A., and DeA Capital S.p.A., in addition to IGT's predecessor company, GTECH S.p.A. Mr. Dessy graduated from Bocconi University.

Ms. Ravich is the Chair of the Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and its Transformative Cyber Innovation Lab; the Vice Chair of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board; a Commissioner on the Congressionally-mandated Cyberspace Solarium Commission; and a member of the Secretary of Energy's Advisory Board
Ms. Ravich is also a managing partner at A2P, LLC and a Board Governor at GIA. Previously, she served as Deputy National Security Advisor for 
Vice President Cheney, and held a variety of other leadership roles. 
Ms. Ravich received her Ph.D. in Policy Analysis from the RAND Graduate School and her MCP/BSE from the University of Pennsylvania/Wharton School.

Ms. Bassey is the Group General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary of Atlas Mara Ltd. She also serves as Chair of the Board of Union Bank of Nigeria PLC, and serves as a director on the boards of African Banking Corporation of Botswana Ltd. (member of remuneration, risk & compliance, and audit committees) and Banque Populaire du Rwanda (member of the remuneration and risk & compliance committees; chair of the credit committee). Previously, 
Ms. Bassey served as a director of PowerPlay NYC; MacArthur Foundation's Nigeria Higher Education Foundation; Self Help Africa; and Ron Brown Center for Civil Rights and Economic DevelopmentNew York. She was also a partner and member of the executive committee of Hughes, Hubbard & Reed, LLPNew York
Ms. Bassey received her LL.M from Harvard Law School; LL.B in Law from the University of MaiduguriNigeria; and BL in Law from the Nigerian Law School.