January 25, 2008 17:26 ET

Chartwell Technology Inc. Announces Normal Course Issuer Bid

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Jan. 25, 2008) - Chartwell Technology Inc. ("Chartwell" or the "Corporation") (TSX:CWH), a leading provider of gaming software systems to the online and remote gaming industry announced today that, further to its news release of January 16, 2007, it has filed with the Toronto Stock Exchange (the "TSX") a notice of its intention to make a normal course issuer bid (the "NCIB") for its Common Shares through the facilities of the TSX (the "Notice").

The Notice provides that Chartwell may, during the twelve-month period commencing February 1, 2008, purchase on the TSX up to 1,725,000 Common Shares, being approximately 10% of the "public float" (as defined in the policies of the TSX) as at the date of filing the Notice with the TSX. As at January 15, 2008, Chartwell had 18,845,089 issued and outstanding Common Shares. The price that Chartwell will pay for any such Common Shares will be the market price at the time of acquisition and any Common Shares purchased under the NCIB will be cancelled. The actual number of Common Shares that may be purchased and the timing of any such purchases will be determined by Chartwell. Chartwell's previous NCIB expired on September 25, 2006; accordingly, no Common Shares have been repurchased by the Corporation in the previous 12 months.

The average daily trading volume of Chartwell over the previous six months (July to December, 2007) was 20,976 Common Shares (the "ADTV"). Under TSX rules, Chartwell may purchase up to 25% of the ADTV per trading day. Accordingly, daily purchases will be limited to a maximum of 5,244 Common Shares, other than purchases pursuant to block purchase exceptions.

Chartwell believes that its Common Shares currently trade in a price range that does not adequately reflect their underlying value based on Chartwell's assets and future business prospects. As a result, depending upon future price movements and other factors, Chartwell believes that its outstanding Common Shares represent an attractive investment and a desirable use of a portion of its available funds.

A copy of the Notice may be obtained by any shareholder of Chartwell, without charge, by contacting Chartwell's head office and will be available for reviewing on the SEDAR website at

About Chartwell

Chartwell specializes in the development of leading-edge gaming applications and entertainment content for the Internet and wireless platforms and other remote access devices. Chartwell's Java and Flash based software products and games are designed for deployment in gaming, entertainment, advertising and promotional applications. Chartwell does not participate in the online gaming business of its clients. Chartwell's team of highly trained professionals is committed to delivering the highest quality software and maintaining its leading edge through continuous development and unparalleled customer support.

Chartwell invites you to preview our company and gaming applications at

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