Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

Novomatic AG; Casinos Austria Aktiengesellschaft; Österreichische Lotterien Gesellschaft m.b.H. - BWB/Z-2906 | Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde

Novomatic AG; Casinos Austria Aktiengesellschaft; Österreichische Lotterien Gesellschaft m.b.H.

BWB/Z-2906

23.12.2015

On 23.12.2015 the following merger was notified at the Federal Competition Authority:

Planned purchase process

​​Novomatic AG intends the acquisition from (directly or indirectly) more than 25% of the shares of Casinos Austria Aktiengesellschaft as well as from (indirectly) over 25% of the shares of Österreichische Lotterien Gesellschaft m.b.H. as well as the acquisition of control of Casinos Austria Aktiengesellschaft. The merger plan concerns the gambling industry.

Industry sector: C - Verarbeitendes Gewerbe/Herstellung von Waren R - Kunst, Unterhaltung und Erholung

Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on 03.02.2016.

Entrepreneurs whose legal or economic interests are affected by the merger can bring in a written statement at the Federal Competition Authority or the Federal Cartel Prosecutor within 14 days from publication date.

Note: The intervening party has no right to a certain treatment of the statement and will not gain a party position.

Datum des Prüfungsantrages durch die BWB: 03.02.2016

Datum des Prüfungsantrages durch den Bundeskartellanwalt: 03.02.2016

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