Entertainment Gaming Asia Inc. (NASDAQ: EGT) (“Entertainment Gaming Asia” or “the Company”), a leading gaming company focused on emerging gaming markets in Pan-Asia, today announced an update on a civil action complaint filed against the Company and certain of its current and former directors and officers on March 26, 2010 (as subsequently amended on May 28, 2010 and December 20, 2011) by certain former shareholders of the Company including Prime Mover Capital Partners L.P., Strata Fund L.P., Strata Fund Q.P. L.P., and Strata Offshore Fund, Ltd (collectively, the “Plaintiffs”) in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (the “Complaint”). The Complaint concerns various allegations of federal and state securities violations, breaches of fiduciary duty, negligent misrepresentation and breaches of contract. The most current summary of the Complaint can be found in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on November 14, 2013. On September 27, 2012, the District Court dismissed the Plaintiffs’ Complaint in its entirety and, on September 28, 2012, the clerk entered a judgment against the Plaintiffs. Accordingly, all claims against the Company and the current and former officers and directors, including the Plaintiffs’ breach of contract claims, were dismissed. On October 25, 2012, the Plaintiffs filed a Notice of Appeal seeking review by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (the “Second Circuit”) of the District Court’s order and judgment dismissing the Complaint. The Second Circuit heard argument in the appeal on December 10, 2013. By Summary Order on December 18, 2013, the Second Circuit affirmed the District Court’s September 28, 2012 judgment granting the dismissal of the Plaintiffs’ Complaint. The Plaintiffs have the right to have the appeal reviewed before all the judges of the Second Circuit. In the event they do so, the Company intends to continue its vigorous defense against the Plaintiffs’ claims.
About Entertainment Gaming Asia Inc.Entertainment Gaming Asia Inc. (NASDAQ: EGT) is a leading gaming company in Pan-Asia engaged in the development and operation of casinos and gaming venues in the Indo-China region under its “Dreamworld” brand as well as the leasing of electronic gaming machines on a revenue sharing basis to the gaming industry. The Company also manufactures and sells RFID and traditional gaming chips and plaques to major casinos under its “Dolphin” brand. For more information please visit www.EGT-Group.com. Forward Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning Entertainment Gaming Asia within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Those forward-looking statements include statements regarding expectations for the business of Entertainment Gaming Asia. Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, and actual circumstances, events or results may differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to differences include, but are not limited to, risks related to the costs incurred by Entertainment Gaming Asia in defending shareholder litigation and the outcome of any judgment or settlement with respect to such litigation and those other risks set forth in Entertainment Gaming Asia’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 filed with the SEC on March 28, 2013 and subsequently filed quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. Entertainment Gaming Asia cautions readers not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Entertainment Gaming Asia does not undertake, and specifically disclaims any obligation to update or revise such statements to reflect new circumstances or unanticipated events as they occur.