16th April 2015

Nektan and independent news & media announce white label casino partnership

Nektan will develop and operate IN&M’s Irish multi-platform real-money casino

GIBRALTAR – NEKTAN PLC, the international B2B gaming platform provider and operator, today announces it has entered into an agreement with Independent News & Media (INM) to develop and operate a multi-platform real-money casino.

This is INM’s first real money gaming casino and will launch shortly in Ireland with Nektan as part of an innovative strategy to provide a suite of real money casino games that will be available via mobile, tablet and desktop.

INM has market-leading newspaper brands in Ireland and Northern Ireland and has established a strong and growing digital presence, including market-leading digital positions with more than 35 editorial, classified and transactional sites.

David Gosen, NEKTAN’S Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are thrilled to be working with Independent News & Media for what will be a ground-breaking partnership with Ireland’s leading news and media group. We are looking forward to providing its readers with a best-in-class real money gaming service.”

Brendan Murray, Product Manager at Independent News & Media, said: “Nektan’s white-label gaming solution is a great fit for our digital strategy of growing non-core revenue though innovative products and we’re excited about the possibilities this partnership brings.”

About Nektan
Nektan is the international B2B mobile gaming platform provider. It is a developer and operator of mobile games in the regulated, interactive RMG and freemium gaming space, delivering white label implementations to large commercial organisations that have established online audiences.

Formed in 2011, Nektan operates under a full Remote Gambling Licence issued by the Gibraltar Licensing Authority and maintains sales and customer support operations in its two primary geographical targets, Europe and North America, from offices in Gibraltar, London and Las Vegas.

The Group has developed a full end-to-end platform, Evolve, which is focussed on supporting mobile gaming. Nektan’s white label platform simplifies the route to mobile gaming revenues for its target commercial entities: managing the full customer experience and back-office operations, allowing the partner solely to focus on marketing the product to its consumers.

About Independent News and Media 
Independent News & Media PLC is a leading news and media group. Its main interests are located across the island of Ireland, with a significant shareholding in APN News & Media, an Australasian publicly listed media company.

The Group has market-leading newspaper positions in Ireland, Northern Ireland and has established a strong and growing digital presence, including market-leading digital positions in each of our main markets with more than 35 editorial, classified and transactional sites. The group also has a shareholding in the daily free newspaper Metro Herald and the national daily tabloid title, The Irish Daily Star. INM is the largest newspaper contract printer and wholesale newspaper distributor on the island of Ireland.

www.inmplc.com

Nektan enquiries:

Nektan
David Gosen, Chief Executive Officer 
Tel: Via Hudson Sandler
+44 (0)20 7796 4133

Panmure Gordon (Nominated Adviserand Corporate Broker)
Corporate Finance:
Andrew Godber / Atholl Tweedie / Duncan Monteith
Corporate Broking:
Charles Leigh-Pemberton
Tel: +44 (0)20 7886 2500

Hudson Sandler (Financial PR)
Nick Lyon / Alex Brennan
Tel: +44 (0)20 7796 4133