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4/29/2015 3:48:29 PM

Stern Pinball Announces Move To Larger Facility to Support Growth

World’s Leading Maker of Arcade-Quality Pinball Machines Moves Headquarters to Elk Grove Village, Illinois adjacent to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL – April 29, 2015 – Stern Pinball, Inc., the world's oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball machines, today announced its move to larger facilities in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, just minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. The new 110,000 square foot facility, located at 2001 Lunt Avenue, enables the company to consolidate operations to improve efficiencies and better support global growth initiatives.

The expansion is in response to the continued worldwide growth of the pinball industry, the resurgence of which has been fueled by a rapidly growing international collector community, expanding competitive player leagues, and renewed commercial demand driven by a new generation of players discovering the allure of the silver ball. The new facility approximately doubles the company’s design, engineering, and production capacity.

“We’re looking forward to calling Elk Grove Village our new home,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball. “The proximity to Chicago O’Hare Airport, one of the largest and busiest airports in the world, will make it even easier for pinball fans around the globe to visit our facility as well as metropolitan Chicago, the ancestral home of modern pinball.”

Stern Pinball, Inc. designs, engineers, and manufactures a full-line of commercial and consumer pinball machines, merchandise, parts, and accessories that are sold through authorized distributors and dealers to pinball operators, enthusiasts and fans around the globe. The company was previously headquartered in Melrose Park, Illinois.

About Stern Pinball, Inc.

Stern Pinball, Inc. is the oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball games in the world. Stern’s highly talented creative and technical teams design, engineer and manufacture a full line of popular pinball games, merchandise and accessories. Recent

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Stern titles include WWE WrestleMania, The Walking Dead, Mustang, Star Trek, Metallica, The Avengers, X-Men, AC/DC, Tron, Transformers, Avatar, Iron Man, Batman, Spiderman and many more! All of Stern’s pinball games are crafted by hand and assembled by Stern’s expert team. A broad range of players enjoy Stern’s games from professional pinball players who compete in high-stakes international competitions around the globe to novice players who are discovering the allure of the silver ball for the first time. To join the fun and learn more, please visit www.sternpinball.com.