The Rt. Hon. Sir Jeremy Hanley KCMG Appointed to GTECH 's Board of Directors

Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from GTECH Holdings Corporation

    WEST GREENWICH, R.I., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- GTECH (NYSE:   GTK) announced
 today that the Rt. Hon. Sir Jeremy Hanley KCMG has been appointed to serve on
 the Company's Board of Directors effective today, April 25, 2001.
     Sir Jeremy has had a prominent career in public service in the United
 Kingdom, having served as Cabinet Minister, Chairman of the Conservative
 Party, Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Minister of
 State for the Armed Forces at the Military of Defence, and Under-Secretary of
 State for Northern Ireland.
     A Privy Counsellor and Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and
 St. George, Sir Jeremy, a Chartered Accountant, holds a number of Board level
 positions covering a wide range of interests specializing in the Middle East,
 Far East and South-East Asia, and Eastern Europe.
     "We are very pleased to have such a distinguished and accomplished
 individual as Sir Jeremy join the GTECH Board of Directors.  His vast
 experience in senior positions within government and politics and his
 extensive knowledge of international business are ideally suited to our
 deliberations," said GTECH Board Chairman W. Bruce Turner.
     Sir Jeremy was educated at the Rugby School and began his accounting
 career with Peat Marwick Mitchell & Company (KPMG) as an articled clerk in
 1963.  He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1969 and joined The Financial
 Training Company, which was responsible for training Chartered Accountancy
 trainees from 18 of the top 20 United Kingdom accountancy firms.  He started
 as a Lecturer in Law and Accountancy and, over the next 20 years, rose through
 the managerial ranks to Deputy Chairman, having helped the company achieve a
 stock market flotation.  He also qualified as a Certified Accountant and
 Chartered Secretary and Administrator in 1980.  His other directorships before
 becoming a Government Minister included the Chairmanship of fund managers
 Nikko Fraser Green Ltd.
     After having been elected to the House of Commons in 1983 for the London
 constituency of Richmond & Barnes, Sir Jeremy served on a wide range of
 Parliamentary committees and also as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the
 Minister for the Civil Service and the Arts (now Lord Luce) and the Secretary
 of State for the Environment (now European Commissioner, Chris Patten).
     In 1990, Sir Jeremy was appointed Under-Secretary of State for Northern
 Ireland, and served as Minister for Health & Social Services, Minister of
 Agriculture, Minister for Education, Arts & Sport, and, latterly, Minister for
 Political Development.  In this latter role, he successfully chaired Strand 1
 of the Northern Ireland Talks in 1992.  After his term as Minister for the
 Armed forces, and as Cabinet Minister without Portfolio, whilst Chairman of
 the Conservative Party, Sir Jeremy was responsible as Minister of State at the
 Foreign Office for the last two years of negotiations of the return of Hong
 Kong to China.
     Sir Jeremy is 55 years old and lives in the United Kingdom with Lady
 Hanley (Verna) and their three children.
 
     GTECH is a leading global supplier of systems and services to the lottery
 and gaming industries.  GTECH provides customized solutions to meet the needs
 of lotteries, governments and corporations on six continents.  For more
 information about the Company, please visit GTECH's website at
 http://www.gtech.com.
 
 
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    WEST GREENWICH, R.I., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- GTECH (NYSE:   GTK) announced
 today that the Rt. Hon. Sir Jeremy Hanley KCMG has been appointed to serve on
 the Company's Board of Directors effective today, April 25, 2001.
     Sir Jeremy has had a prominent career in public service in the United
 Kingdom, having served as Cabinet Minister, Chairman of the Conservative
 Party, Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Minister of
 State for the Armed Forces at the Military of Defence, and Under-Secretary of
 State for Northern Ireland.
     A Privy Counsellor and Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and
 St. George, Sir Jeremy, a Chartered Accountant, holds a number of Board level
 positions covering a wide range of interests specializing in the Middle East,
 Far East and South-East Asia, and Eastern Europe.
     "We are very pleased to have such a distinguished and accomplished
 individual as Sir Jeremy join the GTECH Board of Directors.  His vast
 experience in senior positions within government and politics and his
 extensive knowledge of international business are ideally suited to our
 deliberations," said GTECH Board Chairman W. Bruce Turner.
     Sir Jeremy was educated at the Rugby School and began his accounting
 career with Peat Marwick Mitchell & Company (KPMG) as an articled clerk in
 1963.  He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1969 and joined The Financial
 Training Company, which was responsible for training Chartered Accountancy
 trainees from 18 of the top 20 United Kingdom accountancy firms.  He started
 as a Lecturer in Law and Accountancy and, over the next 20 years, rose through
 the managerial ranks to Deputy Chairman, having helped the company achieve a
 stock market flotation.  He also qualified as a Certified Accountant and
 Chartered Secretary and Administrator in 1980.  His other directorships before
 becoming a Government Minister included the Chairmanship of fund managers
 Nikko Fraser Green Ltd.
     After having been elected to the House of Commons in 1983 for the London
 constituency of Richmond & Barnes, Sir Jeremy served on a wide range of
 Parliamentary committees and also as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the
 Minister for the Civil Service and the Arts (now Lord Luce) and the Secretary
 of State for the Environment (now European Commissioner, Chris Patten).
     In 1990, Sir Jeremy was appointed Under-Secretary of State for Northern
 Ireland, and served as Minister for Health & Social Services, Minister of
 Agriculture, Minister for Education, Arts & Sport, and, latterly, Minister for
 Political Development.  In this latter role, he successfully chaired Strand 1
 of the Northern Ireland Talks in 1992.  After his term as Minister for the
 Armed forces, and as Cabinet Minister without Portfolio, whilst Chairman of
 the Conservative Party, Sir Jeremy was responsible as Minister of State at the
 Foreign Office for the last two years of negotiations of the return of Hong
 Kong to China.
     Sir Jeremy is 55 years old and lives in the United Kingdom with Lady
 Hanley (Verna) and their three children.
 
     GTECH is a leading global supplier of systems and services to the lottery
 and gaming industries.  GTECH provides customized solutions to meet the needs
 of lotteries, governments and corporations on six continents.  For more
 information about the Company, please visit GTECH's website at
 http://www.gtech.com.
 
 
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