GTECH S.p.A. announced that James Hurley is joining the Company to lead investor relations activities, specifically overseeing analyst and investor engagement strategies, effective today. As Senior Vice President of Investor Relations, Hurley will be responsible for promoting GTECH’s business objectives while enhancing its image and reputation within the investment community. Hurley’s role will be to communicate the Company’s business and financial strategy as well as its product and service offerings to external stakeholders. He will report to GTECH Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Alberto Fornaro.

“GTECH’s financial communications strategy must take into account the highly regulated environment in which it operates and the diversity of business segments it covers, a scale that will be further enlarged with the upcoming acquisition of IGT. At Ralph Lauren, James established himself as a world-class communicator with a proven ability to navigate complex international business environments,” said Alberto Fornaro, GTECH Chief Financial Officer. “I am confident that James will lead us in adopting industry best practices for a NYSE-listed company and successfully design and implement GTECH’s strategic and tactical investor relations plans.”

From 2007, Hurley was Vice President of Investor Relations at Ralph Lauren, the publicly traded apparel and retail company with a market capitalization of $12 billion. His earlier finance career included equity research with Bear Stearns and Telsey Advisory Group, as well as banking experience with JP Morgan. He has been recognized by Institutional Investor Magazine as a leading investor relations leader in the apparel, textiles, and luxury goods sector.

Hurley holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Sociology from Columbia University, New York, and a Masters of Business Administration from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, Illinois.