HAMDEN, Conn., June 1, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TransAct Technologies Incorporated (Nasdaq:TACT), a global leader in market-specific printers for transaction-based industries, today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock repurchase program, effective immediately. TransAct is now authorized to repurchase up to $10 million of its outstanding shares of common stock from time to time on the open market over the next three years, depending on market conditions, share price and other factors.

About TransAct Technologies Incorporated

TransAct Technologies Incorporated (Nasdaq:TACT) is a leader in developing and manufacturing market-specific printers for transaction-based industries. These industries include casino, gaming, lottery, banking, kiosk and point-of-sale. Each individual market has distinct, critical requirements for printing and the transaction is not complete until the receipt and/or ticket is produced. TransAct printers are designed from the ground up based on market specific requirements and are sold under the Ithaca┬« and Epic product brands. TransAct distributes its printers through OEMs, value-added resellers, selected distributors, and direct to end-users. TransAct has over two million printers installed around the world. TransAct is committed to world-class printer service, spare parts and accessories required by a growing worldwide installed base of printers. Beyond printers, TransAct is a leader in providing printing supplies to the full transaction printer market. Through its TransAct Services Group, TransAct provides a complete range of supplies and consumables items used in the printing and scanning activities of customers in the hospitality, banking, retail, gaming and government markets. Through its webstore, http:// www.transactsupplies.com , and a direct selling team, TransAct addresses the growing on-line demand for these products.  TransAct is headquartered in Hamden, CT. For more information on TransAct, visit http://www.transact-tech.com or call 203.859.6800.
CONTACT:  TransAct Technologies Incorporated          Steven DeMartino, President and Chief Financial Officer          203-859-6810                   ICR Inc.          William Schmitt          203-682-8200