LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bally Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BYI) (“Bally” or the “Company”), announced today that a special meeting of its stockholders has been scheduled to, among other things, consider and vote on a proposal to approve the previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) by and among the Company, Scientific Games Corporation, a Delaware corporation (“Scientific Games”), Scientific Games Nevada, Inc., a Nevada corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of Scientific Games (“Merger Sub”), and Scientific Games International, Inc., a Delaware corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of Scientific Games (“Financing Sub”), providing for the merger of Merger Sub with and into the Company (the “Merger”), with the Company surviving the Merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of Scientific Games.
The special meeting will be held on November 18, 2014.
Bally stockholders as of the close of business on October 20, 2014, the record date for the special meeting, will be entitled to notice of and to vote at the special meeting.
The merger, which is expected to be completed by the end of calendar 2014, is subject to the approval of a majority of the outstanding shares of Bally’s common stock and the receipt of required gaming approvals, in addition to other customary closing conditions.
Founded in 1932, Bally Technologies, Inc. (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, and LinkedIn.
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Additional Information and Where to Find It
This communication is being made in respect of the proposed transaction involving the Company and Scientific Games. The proposed transaction will be submitted to the shareholders of the Company for their consideration. In connection with the proposed transaction, the Company will prepare a proxy statement to be filed with the SEC. The Company and Scientific Games also plan to file with the SEC other documents regarding the proposed transaction. THE COMPANY’S SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT REGARDING THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION. When completed, a definitive proxy statement and a form of proxy will be mailed to the shareholders of the Company. The Company’s shareholders will be able to obtain, without charge, a copy of the proxy statement (when available) and other relevant documents filed with the SEC from the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. The Company’s shareholders will also be able to obtain, without charge, a copy of the proxy statement and other relevant documents (when available) by going to the Company’s Investor Relations website page at http://investor.ballytech.com or by contacting Investor Relations by mail to Bally Technologies, Inc., Attn: Investor Relations, 6650 S. El Camino Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89118.
Participants in Solicitation
The Company and its directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the Company’s shareholders with respect to the meeting of shareholders that will be held to consider the proposed Merger. Information about the Company’s directors and executive officers and their ownership of the Company’s common stock is set forth in the proxy statement for the Company’s 2013 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which was filed with the SEC on October 28, 2013. Shareholders may obtain additional information regarding the interests of the Company and its directors and executive officers in the proposed Merger, which may be different than those of the Company’s shareholders generally, by reading the proxy statement and other relevant documents regarding the proposed Merger, when it becomes available. You may obtain free copies of this document as described in the preceding paragraph.
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