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Stern Pinball Selected by AMC to Participate in The Walking Dead Sweepstakes The Walking Dead Season Five Premiere Sets Viewership Records  -  Oct 23, 2014

MELROSE PARK, IL – October 23, 2014 – Stern Pinball, Inc., the world's oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball machines, announced today that AMC has selected Stern to be part of its Dead Carpet Sweepstakes (open to residents of the United States and Canada (excluding Quebec), who are twenty-one (21) years of age or older). Each week one winner will receive a FREE The Walking Dead Pro pinball machine. AMC will televise advertisements promoting its Dead Carpet Sweepstakes and picturing The Walking Dead Pro pinball machine more than 120 times over the next eight weeks, reaching millions of potential new pinball consumers.

The season five premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead delivered the highest ratings in series history. 17.3 million viewers watched the episode and 11 million adults aged 18-49, increases of 7% and 6%, respectively, over the season four premiere, the previous record-holder. The Walking Dead continues to be the #1 show on television among adults 18-49. Last night’s episode outperformed everything else on television in this key demographic, including Sunday Night Football, by over 2.5 million adults 18-49. With time-shifted playback, the season five premiere should exceed 22 million viewers.

About AMC’sThe Walking Dead
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics the series tells the story of the months and years after a zombie apocalypse and follows a group of survivors, led by sheriff Rick Grimes, who travel in
search of a safe and secure home. The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira, Chad L. Coleman, Sonequa Martin-Green, Michael Cudlitz and Lawrence Gilliard, Jr. The Walking Dead is executive produced by Showrunner Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, David Alpert and Tom Luse.

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 www.sternpinball.com.