Sportlotto Appointed Partner of Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

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Sportlotto Company has been appointed as an official Partner of the XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games in 2014 in category of "traditional lottery gaming programs."

The Sportlotto lottery tickets will give every Russian citizen the chance to win a life changing amount of money and a stake in the development of the sport movement in Russia.

Sportlotto Company has been appointed as an official Partner of the XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games in 2014 in category of "traditional lottery gaming programs." The agreement was signed by Dmitry Chernyshenko, President and CEO of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, and Sergei Korovin, General Director of Sportlotto. As official partner of the Games, Sportlotto will be able to use its Partner status and combined logos in its marketing and communications.

Sportlotto will issue lottery tickets of 20, 30, 40 and 100 roubles denomination, bearing images of the Sochi 2014 logos and mascots. Over 100 million tickets will enter the draw and be in with the chance of winning 10 million roubles. Lottery tickets will go on sale from September 2012.

Sergei Korovin, Sportlotto LLC General Director, said, “This new partnership is a great honor for Sportlotto and will help us to leverage our brand’s heritage. In the 1970s, Sportlotto was the key contributor of funds for the building of infrastructure for the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow. I am sure that this new collaboration will help us to achieve our goals and help to ensure the success of the Russian Olympic team.”

Dmitry Chernyshenko, the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee President and CEO, commented, “This new partnership with Sportlotto confirms that the Sochi 2014 Games is attracting even more market leaders as Partners of the Games. The Sportlotto lottery tickets will give every Russian citizen the chance to win a life changing amount of money and a stake in the development of the sport movement in Russia.”

Notes to the editor:
Worldwide IOC Partners, supporting the Sochi 2014 Games in Sochi are the Coca-Cola Company, AtoS, Dow Chemical, GE, McDonald’s, OMEGA, Panasonic, P&G, Samsung and Visa.

General Partners of the 2014 Games are: Aeroflot, BOSCO Sport, MegaFon, Rostelecom, Rosneft, Russian Railways, Sberbank of Russia and VOLKSWAGEN Group Rus. Partners of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee are: Ingosstrakh and PwC. Sochi 2014 Official Suppliers are: Avaya, Baltika, Kommersant Publishing house and EF English First. Sochi 2014 suppliers are: Abrau-Durso, Adecco Group, Avaya, Exect Business Training, Detech, Kelly Services, Microsoft Rus, Russian Buses - GAZ Group and Scania-Rus.

Sportlotto LLC is a subsidiary of Sberbank and is the exclusive Russian lottery operator which is licensed to use Olympic symbols.

Sportlotto operates two lottery games (the daily draw, KENO, and the weekly draw, 6-49 Lotto) and 10 “scratch-and-win” games. The Lottery is available in the branch network of Sberbank (with more than 18,000 selling points), lottery retailers and on the company’s website. Tickets are also available at self-service payment terminals.

The company revenue in 2011 exceeded 1 billion roubles, which made Sportlotto one of the market leaders in Russia.

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