updated 3/15/2011 1:47:37 PM ET 2011-03-15T17:47:37

HAMDEN, Conn., March 15, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TransAct Technologies Incorporated (Nasdaq:TACT), a global leader in market-specific printers for transaction-based industries, today announced that it has entered into a 10b5-1 plan (the "Plan") for the purchase of up to 150,000 shares of TransAct common stock under its current repurchase program. The Plan is effective from March 16, 2011 until July 29, 2011.

TransAct is authorized to repurchase up to $9.8 million of its outstanding shares of common stock from time to time on the open market until May 27, 2013, depending on market conditions, share price and other factors.

A plan under Rule 10b5-1 allows a company to repurchase its shares at times when it otherwise might be prevented from doing so under insider trading laws or because of self-imposed trading blackout periods. A broker selected by TransAct will have the authority under the terms and limitations specified in the Plan to repurchase shares on TransAct's behalf in accordance with the terms of the Plan. Because the repurchases under the Plan are subject to certain pricing parameters, there is no guarantee as to the exact number of shares that will be repurchased under the Plan, or that there will be any repurchases pursuant to the Plan.

About TransAct Technologies Incorporated

TransAct Technologies Incorporated (Nasdaq:TACT) is a leader in developing and manufacturing market-specific printers for transaction-based industries. These industries include casino, gaming, lottery, banking, kiosk and point-of-sale. Each individual market has distinct, critical requirements for printing and the transaction is not complete until the receipt and/or ticket is produced. TransAct printers are designed from the ground up based on market specific requirements and are sold under the Ithaca® and Epic product brands. TransAct distributes its printers through OEMs, value-added resellers, selected distributors, and direct to end-users. TransAct has over two million printers installed around the world. TransAct is committed to world-class printer service, spare parts and accessories required by a growing worldwide installed base of printers. Beyond printers, TransAct is a leader in providing printing supplies to the full transaction printer market. Through its TransAct Services Group, TransAct provides a complete range of supplies and consumables items used in the printing and scanning activities of customers in the hospitality, banking, retail, gaming and government markets. Through its webstore, http://www.transactsupplies.com , and a direct selling team, TransAct addresses the on-line demand for these products. TransAct is headquartered in Hamden, CT. For more information on TransAct, visit http://www.transact-tech.com or call 203.859.6800.

CONTACT: TransAct Technologies Incorporated
         Steven DeMartino, President and Chief Financial Officer
         203-859-6810
         
         ICR Inc.
         William Schmitt
         203-682-8200

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