Signs Exclusive Online Agreement with NSW Lotteries to 2013
Dec 8, 2008
ASX RELEASE – Monday, 8 December 2008
Leading Australian IT and e-commerce company Manaccom Corporation Limited (ASX:MNL) is pleased to announce that it has signed a five year agreement with NSW Lotteries Corporation appointing Ozlotteries.com as its exclusive online selling agent.
The agreement provides Manaccom with the exclusive right to sell lottery tickets via a co-branded website at nsw.ozlotteries.com. This site is scheduled to go live on 8 December 2008 in time for the New Years Eve $30 million Superdraw.
"Ozlotteries.com will become the exclusive online agent for NSW Lotteries customers with a link from the official www.nswlotteries.com.au website directing customers to nsw.ozlotteries.com", Manaccom CEO, Mr Mike Veverka, said today.
"Ozlotteries.com will work closely with NSW Lotteries to offer customers a first class online buying experience”, he said.
Additional products will also become available for sale on the Ozlotteries.com website including Pools, Lotto Strike and Lucky Lotteries.
New South Wales Lotteries will also promote the new online service to its member base of over 800,000 registered Players Club members.
Co-branded Ozlotteries.com and NSW Lotteries website at nsw.ozlotteries.com
Growth of the Ozlotteries.com website
Manaccom has steadily built the Ozlotteries.com website over the past 3 years since acquiring TMS Global Services Pty Ltd in May 2005.
Significant investment has been made in improving the computer systems including ability to handle high traffic, enhanced security measures and development of time-saving features for customers.
This development has been a major catalyst for this new agreement as Ozlotteries.com was able to meet the high standards required by NSW Lotteries.
“NSW Lotteries Corporation has been impressed with the performance of Ozlotteries.com over the past few years and is pleased to continue the association for a further 5 years”, said Mr Nick Nichles, Chief Operating Officer of NSW Lotteries Corporation.
A phased rollout of the new association will take place over the next 6 months.
Manaccom recently reported a record Net Profit After Tax of $2.73 million and a maiden 1.0c fully franked dividend. Manaccom Corporation Limited is the amalgam of two successful businesses plus two emerging new ventures.
1. Online Division. This business was acquired in 2005 and is involved in the online 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.
2. Distribution and Software Publishing. This business was acquired in 2007 and it publishes and markets popular software titles through large retailers and independent resellers in Australia and New Zealand. Key retail relationships include Harvey Norman, Officeworks, JB Hi-Fi, Big W and Noel Leeming. Products include Trend Micro Internet Security, Net Nanny and Zone Alarm.
Manaccom recently expanded into the enterprise software market with the acquisition of Star System Solutions in October 2008.
To ensure continued growth and to remain at the forefront of the IT industry, Manaccom has two emerging ventures.
1. Sellerbyte. This division markets software online on behalf of developers. Sellerbyte also develops web based applications to simplify the use of the internet by business - the flagship product (www.2large2email.com) allows for large files to be shared worldwide.
2. Jumbo Interactive. This division is involved in internet advertising and online traffic management. The division operates the popular www.jumborewards.com website.
For further Information:
CEO, Manaccom Corporation Limited
(07) 3331 5950