Forward-Looking StatementsThis communication may contain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements may be typically identified by such words as "may," "will," "should," "expect," "anticipate," "plan," "likely," "believe," "estimate," "project," "intend," and other similar expressions among others. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from the expectations expressed in the forward-looking statements. Although SHFL entertainment, Inc. (“SHFL”) believes that the expectations reflected in its forward-looking statements are reasonable, any or all of its forward-looking statements may prove to be incorrect. Consequently, no forward-looking statements may be guaranteed and there can be no assurance that the actual results or developments anticipated by such forward-looking statements will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on, SHFL or its business or operations. Factors which could cause SHFL’s actual results to differ from those projected or contemplated in any such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the following factors: (1) the risk that the conditions to the closing of the merger are not satisfied (including a failure of the shareholders of SHFL to approve, on a timely basis or otherwise, the merger and the risk that regulatory approvals required for the merger are not obtained, on a timely basis or otherwise, or are obtained subject to conditions that are not anticipated); (2) litigation relating to the merger; (3) uncertainties as to the timing of the consummation of the merger and the ability of each of SHFL and Bally Technologies, Inc. ("Bally") to consummate the merger; (4) risks that the proposed transaction disrupts the current plans and operations of SHFL; (5) the ability of SHFL to retain and hire key personnel; (6) competitive responses to the proposed merger; (7) unexpected costs, charges or expenses resulting from the merger; (8) the failure by Bally to obtain the necessary debt financing arrangements set forth in the commitment letter received in connection with the merger; (9) potential adverse reactions or changes to business relationships resulting from the announcement or completion of the merger; and (10) legislative, regulatory and economic developments. The foregoing review of important factors that could cause actual events to differ from expectations should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with statements that are included herein and elsewhere, including the risk factors included in SHFL’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended October 31, 2012, and its more recent reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). SHFL can give no assurance that the conditions to the merger will be satisfied. Except as required by applicable law, SHFL undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statement, or to make any other forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Additional Information and Where to Find ItSHFL has filed with the SEC on August 23, 2013 a preliminary proxy statement in connection with the proposed transaction with Bally. SHFL intends to file with the SEC a definitive proxy statement, which will be sent or given to the shareholders of SHFL and will contain important information about the proposed transaction and related matters. SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT CAREFULLY WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE. The proxy statement and other relevant materials (when they become available), and any other documents filed by SHFL with the SEC, may be obtained free of charge at the SEC’s website, at www.sec.gov. SHFL'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 SHFL’s Investor Relations website page at http://ir.shfl.com or by contacting SHFL’s Corporate Secretary by mail to SHFL entertainment, Inc., Attn: Corporate Secretary, 6650 El Camino Road, Las Vegas, NV 89118, or by phone at (702) 897-7150. Participants in Solicitation SHFL and its directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from SHFL’s shareholders with respect to the meeting of shareholders that will be held to consider the proposed merger. Information about SHFL’s directors and executive officers and their ownership of SHFL’s common stock is set forth in the proxy statement for SHFL’s 2013 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which was filed with the SEC on February 1, 2013. Additional information regarding these persons and their interests in the merger is included in the preliminary proxy statement filed with the SEC on August 23, 2013. You may obtain free copies of this document as described in the preceding paragraph.