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ELECTRONIC ARTS CANADA PREPARES FOR DRAMATIC GROWTH

 SAN MATEO, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS), the diversified entertainment company that develops, publishes, and distributes software worldwide, announced today that in line with its strategic plan to tie its international studios into one highly-integrated product development organization, it will reorganize its important Vancouver, British Columbia, office.
 Effective July 1, 1993, Don Mattrick -- senior vice president, development and production, EAC -- and Paul Lee -- vice president, finance, administration, and business affairs, EAC -- will jointly manage Electronic Arts Canada upon the resignation of Tarrnie Williams, who has served as president and chief executive officer of the organization since 1989.
 Bing Gordon, Electronic Arts' senior vice president, entertainment production, congratulated Mattrick and Lee on their expanded responsibilities and expressed the entire company's gratitude to Williams "who has been instrumental in growing Distinctive Software Inc. (DSI), merging it into Electronic Arts in 1991, and then helping EAC develop into a strong 125-person organization with a mature management team that reported revenue of $31 million (Canadian) in FY 1993.
 "It is understandable that Tarrnie would decline to head another EA business unit outside Canada" continued Gordon, "and choose instead to exercise his business management skills independently. I know we have his best wishes as we help EAC respond to new industry dynamics and evolve -- along with its sister studios around the world -- into a vital production division of the parent," concluded Gordon.
 Mattrick, acclaimed as one of the leading designers in entertainment software today, founded DSI in 1982 and served first as its president and CEO and then as its chairman. Under his creative leadership, the company is credited with having developed innovative, award-winning games that in the aggregate have sold over 3 million units.
 Lee's background is in finance and administration as well as money management, where he served Chrysler Canada for a time. He was graduated from the University of British Columbia.
 Both gentlemen will report to Mr. Gordon, who is officed at Electronic Arts' corporate headquarters in San Mateo, Calif.
 Electronic Arts is a diversified entertainment and education company that develops, publishes, and distributes software worldwide. The company is 11 years old and it has an annual sales rate of $300 million. Its corporate headquarters are in San Mateo, Calif., and it has offices in Canada, Texas, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and Japan.
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 /CONTACT: Jeanne Golly, director - public relations of Electronic Arts, 415-513-7742/
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