Electronic Arts acquires distributor in Spain; forms third subsidiary in continental Europe.SAN MATEO San Mateo (săn mətā`ō), city (1990 pop. 85,486), San Mateo co., W Calif., on San Francisco Bay; inc. 1894. It is a commercial and retail center with some high-technology manufacturing. San Mateo, Spanish for St. , Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 14, 1994--Electronic Arts (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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The new subsidiary will continue to provide the Spanish market with products from Electronic Arts and other leading independent software publishers. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
The acquisition continues the company's commitment to local content and direct sales channel expansion in continental Europe Continental Europe, also referred to as mainland Europe or simply the Continent, is the continent of Europe, explicitly excluding European islands and, at times, peninsulas. that began two years ago. Electronic Arts also has operations in the United Kingdom, France and Germany.
DROsoft, with 22 employees representing sales, marketing and Spanish language Spanish language, member of the Romance group of the Italic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Romance languages). The official language of Spain and 19 Latin American nations, Spanish is spoken as a first language by about 330 million persons development personnel, has been Electronic Arts' non-exclusive licensee for over ten years. The acquisition provides Electronic Arts with direct relationships with retailers in the Spanish market.
"We are committed to growing our direct distribution in Europe. DROsoft, with its management strength and proven track record is an ideal partner," stated Mark S. Lewis, senior vice president for international operations Internal Operations (I.O., IO or I/O) is a fictional American Intelligence Agency in Wildstorm comics. It was originally called International Operations. I.O. first appeared in WildC.A.T.S. volume 1 #1 (August, 1992) and was created by Brandon Choi and Jim Lee. . "International markets continue to offer tremendous business opportunities for us. A strong local presence allows us to offer superior service and support to our customers and having a direct link to the retail outlets is paramount for success."
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