LAS VEGAS, Jan. 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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, today 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. David Lopez resigned from his role as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company, effective as of January 27, 2014, to pursue a new career opportunity.
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.
The Company reaffirms its Adjusted EBITDA and Cash EPS estimates for the year ended December 31, 2013 as previously disclosed in its Current Report filed on Form 8-K on November 5, 2013 with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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About Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc.
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. GCA is a leading manufacturer and distributor of cash handling devices and related software. GCA also provides products and services that improve credit decision-making, automate cashier operations and enhance patron marketing activities for gaming establishments. With its proprietary database of gaming patron credit history and transaction data on millions of gaming patrons worldwide, GCA is recognized for successfully developing and deploying technological innovations that increase client profitability, operational efficiency and customer loyalty. GCA also provides online payment processing services for States that offer intra-state internet-based gaming and lottery activities. More information is available at GCA's website at www.gcainc.com.
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