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Konami Gaming Names New Senior HR Director

Las Vegas, NV, October 16, 2006

Konami Gaming announced today that it has appointed Jennifer Martinez as the company's new senior director of human resources. She begins her new position [October 16, 2006].

In making the announcement, Konami's C.O.O. Steve Sutherland said, "Jennifer's experience in both the supplier and operator side of the gaming industry is extensive and varied. She brings the kind of Human Resources knowledge and skills that are required for a rapidly growing company like Konami to continue moving forward."

Martinez has been involved in the gaming industry for most of her working career. She has created and developed new HR programs for another leading slot manufacturer as well as casino properties in Louisiana and Arizona.

"She is particularly accomplished at developing employee training, mentoring and retention programs," added Sutherland. "She's been very successful at managing growth and adapting programs to handle that growth, which is exactly what we need right now."

"It's exciting to be part of a company that's clearly on the move," said Martinez. "I'm looking forward to contributing to the strong strategic vision Konami has for the future."

About Konami Gaming, Inc.

Konami Gaming, Inc. is a Las Vegas-based subsidiary of KONAMI CORPORATION (NYSE: KNM). The company is a leading designer and manufacturer of slot machines and casino management systems for the global gaming market. For more information about Konami Gaming, Inc., please visit

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