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Global Cash Access Appoints Ram Chary as Chief Executive Officer

Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE:GCA), a global provider of innovative cash access, cash handling solutions and business intelligence services for gaming establishments, announced Ram Chary has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Company and as a Class III director to the Board of Directors of the Company. 

From 2007 to 2013, Mr. Chary served in various roles at Fidelity National Information Services, Inc., most recently as an Executive Vice President of Global Commercial Services. Mr. Chary previously led the technology division of Fidelity National Information Services, Inc., a banking and payments technology company. Prior to joining Fidelity National Information Services Inc., Mr. Chary led the Professional Services organization of eFunds Corporation, a payments services company.  

Prior to eFunds, Mr. Chary worked at IBM Global Services in infrastructure outsourcing and technology consulting. 

“Ram has a proven track record in growing retail payments and financial services businesses. The Board of Directors and I have the highest confidence in his leadership skills and capabilities and look forward to a bright future of growth and success for GCA,” said E. Miles Kilburn, Chairman of the Board.

Chary received his graduation degree in economics from the University of Colorado and a Master’s degree in Finance and Operations Management from Purdue University. 

Chary joined FIS in 2007 from the acquisition of eFunds, where he led the company’s Professional Services organization. Prior to eFunds, he had 13-years experience at IBM Global Services in infrastructure outsourcing and technology consulting, and also served in global operations and finance.

Las Vegas-based Global Cash Access, Inc. (“GCA”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc., is a leading provider of cash access products and related services to approximately 1,000 casinos and other gaming properties in the United States, Europe, Canada, the Caribbean, Central America and Asia. GCA’s products and services provide gaming patrons access to cash through a variety of methods, including ATM cash withdrawals, point-of-sale debit card transactions, credit card transactions, check verification and warranty services, and Western Union money transfers.

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