Amaya wins at Cantech Letter awards
MONTREAL, Canada Jan. 20, 2015 – Amaya Inc. (TSX: AYA) was selected as the TSX Tech Stock of the Year and Amaya’s Chairman and CEO David Baazov as TSX Tech Executive of the Year by Cantech Letter. The awards recognize excellence and achievement in Canadian technology companies as voted on by a panel of Canadian technology analysts and readers of Cantech Letter (cantechletter.com), an online magazine focused on innovation sector companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture exchange.
Amaya also received TSX Venture Tech Stock of the Year and TSX Tech Stock of the Year for 2012 and 2013, respectively; Mr. Baazov was named TSX Venture Tech Executive of the Year and TSX Tech Executive of the Year for 2012 and 2013. Amaya moved to the TSX from the TSX Venture exchange in 2013.
“Through excellent management, strong governance and smart execution, Amaya has outperformed the market since going public in 2010,” said Cantech Letter Founding Editor Nick Waddell. “Building upon its historic success in strategically acquiring companies and driving growth, the company’s purchase of Rational Group in 2014 has delivered fantastic shareholder value, and Mr. Baazov was deservedly recognized for his vision, determination and ability to complete such a transformational acquisition.”
“It is an honour for Amaya to have received this award three years in a row, and it reflects the ongoing dedication of our employees and the sound guidance provided by our board of directors,” said Baazov.
The awards were named following the Second Annual Cantech Investment Conference, at which Baazov provided the keynote speech.
Amaya is the owner of Rational Group, which owns gaming and related consumer businesses and brands including PokerStars, Full Tilt, the European Poker Tour, PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Latin American Poker Tour and the Asia Pacific Poker Tour. These brands collectively form the largest poker business in the world, comprising online poker games and tournaments, live poker competitions, branded poker rooms in major global casinos, and poker programming created for television and online audiences. Amaya also provides B2B interactive and physical gaming solutions to the regulated gaming industry.
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