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Ubisoft Auctions Videogames and Consoles on eBay to Benefit San Francisco Food Bank.

SAN FRANCISCO -- Today, Ubisoft, one of the world's largest videogame publishers, launched an eBay auction for three unique videogame packages with all proceeds to benefit the San Francisco Food Bank, the largest distributor of food to low-income people in San Francisco. The three auction packages include a videogame console and 13 games, including award-winning Ubisoft titles such as Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell(R) and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time(TM), and hot new titles for the 2004 holiday season like Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon(R) 2 and Prince of Persia: Warrior Within(TM).

Ubisoft is auctioning an Xbox(R) videogame system (retail value $149.99), a PlayStation(R) 2 computer entertainment system (retail value $149.99) and a Nintendo GameCube(TM) (retail value $99.99), with a collector's set of 13 videogames per console. Each auction package is worth approximately $500 in retail value and is running now through December 10.

"Ubisoft is committed to giving back to the local community and this unique videogame auction is a fun way to do it," said Tony Kee, vice president of marketing at Ubisoft. "This year we have selected the San Francisco Food Bank as our local charity, and we are proud to be partnering with the organization in its fight against hunger."

The complete winning packages (which include games that have been rated "E" for "Everyone" to "M" for "Mature" by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB)) are:

--An Xbox console with Tom Clancy's Classic Trilogy (the original titles from the Tom Clancy's line of games: Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six(R) 3 and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon), Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow(TM), Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 Black Arrow(TM), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Prince of Persia: Warrior Within, XIII, Rocky Legends(TM), Batman(TM): Rise of Sin Tzu(TM), Rayman(R) 3 Hoodlum Havoc(TM) and Rayman(R) Arena. To bid on this package, please visit the eBay auction at http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8151235573 &ssPageName=ADME:B:LC:US:1

--A PlayStation 2 system, with Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm(TM), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Prince of Persia: Warrior Within, XIII, Rocky Legends, Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu (commemorative edition with a Batman figure and lithograph), Monster 4 x 4: Masters of Metal, Ape Escape(R): Pumped and Primed(TM) and Rayman Arena. To bid on this package, please visit the eBay auction at http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8151230725 &ssPageName=ADME:B:LC:US:1

--A Nintendo GameCube with Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Prince of Persia: Warrior Within, XIII, Rocky, Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu (commemorative edition with a Batman lithograph), Monster 4 x 4: Masters of Metal, Rayman 3 Hoodlum Havoc(TM), Beyond Good and Evil(TM) and Rayman Arena. To bid on this package, please visit the eBay auction at http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8151238640 &ssPageName=ADME:B:LC:US:1

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Ubisoft will pay for all shipping and handling costs for the videogame packages.

About the San Francisco Food Bank

The San Francisco Food Bank's mission is to end hunger in San Francisco. It works toward that goal by distributing food and advocating for improvement in government food programs and policies. A nationwide network of food suppliers allows the Food Bank to turn each dollar donated into $9 of non-perishable groceries, fresh produce, bread, and meat for the community. An affiliate of America's Second Harvest, the nation's food bank network, the San Francisco Food Bank supplies food to more than 450 nonprofit anti-hunger programs from senior centers and after-school programs to soup kitchens reaching tens of thousands of individuals each month. This year, the Food Bank will distribute 23 million pounds of food, enough to provide more than 50,000 meals to hungry San Franciscans every day. For more information about the San Francisco Food Bank, please visit www.sffoodbank.org/.

About Ubisoft

Ubisoft is an international producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products. A leading company in the multimedia industry, Ubisoft's strong and diversified lineup has grown considerably, as has Ubisoft itself. As well as steadfastly continuing to partner with several high-profile companies, Ubisoft has also confirmed its presence on the global market by developing its own exceptional properties. Founded in 1986 in France, Ubisoft is now present on every continent, both through offices in 21 different countries including the United States, Morocco, Germany and China and through sales of products in more than 50 countries. The group is dedicated to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge videogame titles to consumers around the world. Ubisoft generated a turnover of 508 million euros for the 2003/2004 fiscal year, up 22.5 percent at constant exchange rate over the previous fiscal year. To learn more, visit www.ubi.com.

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