OzLotteries.com and ninemsn sign Partnership Agreement
May 22, 2008
ASX RELEASE – Thursday, 22nd May 2008
Australia’s leading online media company, ninemsn, has signed a partnership agreement with OzLotteries.com, the popular online lottery division of Australian IT and e-commerce company, Manaccom Corporation Limited (ASX: “MNL”).
Under the agreement, OzLotteries.com will operate a co-branded version of its website featuring nninemsn branding, which will be prominently featured on ninemsn.com.au and its associated websites.
The new co-branded website is scheduled for release in time for the $19 million Superdraw on May 31. The site will be accessible from www.ninemsn.com.au and also ninemsn.ozlotteries.com.au.
“Our new partnership with ninemsn is another significant milestone for Manaccom as it takes the potential audience for OzLotteries.com to an unprecendented level,” Manaccom’s CEO, Mr Mike Veverka, said today.
“Ninemsn enjoys a reputation as Australia’s Number 1 online media compay, with over 8.2 million users each month,” he said.
“Through the co-branded website, ninemsn’s audience will be able to join OzLotteries.com and buy a suite of Australian lottery games, as well as utilise its industry-leading lottery services.”
Conclusion of the Yahoo!7 Agreement
As announced in September 2007, OzLotteries.com and Yahoo!7 signed an alliance agreement for OzLotteries.com to operate the Yahoo!7 Lotto website. This agreement has concluded.
Manaccom Corporation Limited - which last week announced plans to make its maiden dividend payment to shareholders this year - is divided into three divisions.
1. Online Lottery Division. This division is involved in the sale of Australian lottery tickets from www.ozlotteries.com and from a number of outlets in Pacific countries such as Fiji, Samoa and Norfolk Island. Key relationships include Tattersalls and NSW Lotteries Corporation.
2. Software Publishing Division. This division publishes and markets popular software titles through large retailers and independent resellers. Key relationships include Harvey Norman, Dick Smith, Officeworks, JB Hi-Fi and Trend Micro. Recently Manaccom was selected as a preferred software supplier for Harvey Norman OFIS when the new OFIS stores were launched in late March 2008.
3. Jumbo Interactive. This division is involved in internet advertising and online traffic management. The division operates a number of websites including www.jumborewards.com and www.jumboaffiliates.com.
ninemsn is Australia's number-one interactive media company. Over 8.2 million people (as at March 2008) visit ninemsn each month, making it the largest online audience in Australia. ninemsn represents over 75 per cent of reach to all Australian Internet users.
For further Information:
CEO, Manaccom Corporation Limited
(07) 3331 5999