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Stern Pinball Announces New Distributor for Germany

KMS Group to Serve as Exclusive Importer for Germany

MELROSE PARK, IL – October 1, 2014 – Stern Pinball, Inc., the world’s oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball machines, announced today the appointment of KMS Group (“KMS”) as its exclusive importer and distributor for Germany. KMS, an experienced operator in gaming business, will start the relationship by distributing Stern’s newest title, AMC’s The Walking Dead, along with other pinball machines currently available from Stern.

KMS will be adding personnel to its already experienced staff to facilitate Business to Business sales of Stern Pinball games. It will sell to operators, to commercial distributors, and to dealers that service enthusiast pinball buyers for home use. KMS will be adding other coin op commercial lines to its B2B distribution.

“We selected KMS as our exclusive importer and distributor because of its varied related businesses, financial strength, and knowledge of our industry,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball. ”With ownership of gaming arcades, hotels, Maxi Autohof petrol truck stop stations and related restaurants, KMS has technical staff throughout Germany.”

“We are very pleased to have the opportunity to represent Stern Pinball and serve the German market,” said Harold J. Scheper, General Manager and CEO of KMS.

About Stern Pinball, Inc.

Stern Pinball, Inc., headquartered just outside Chicago, Illinois, 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 Stern titles include 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. Both pinball enthusiasts and casual players around the globe enjoy Stern’s games. For more information, please visit

About KMS Group

Among other businesses, The KMS Group operates gambling halls, games and restaurants located along German motorways. KMS was founded in 1996 and today employs more than 900 people. For further information, please contact KMS at:

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