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ELECTRONIC ARTS HONORED BY STANFORD BUSINESS SCHOOL ALUMNI AS 1993 ENTREPRENEURIAL COMPANY OF THE YEAR

 MENLO PARK, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS), the 11-year-old interactive entertainment company with an annual sales rate of $300 million, "exemplifies the best of 1993's successful entrepreneurial companies," Andrew R. Garman, president of the Peninsula Chapter of the Stanford Business School Alumni Association, announced today.
 Garman, vice president of Commtech International Management Corp., presided at the June 8 awards dinner where Dean Michael Spence (Stanford Business School) and venture capitalists Jim Anderson (Merrill, Pickard, Anderson and Eyre), and Don Valentine (Sequoia Capital) congratulated the entertainment leader "for demonstrating the kind of risk taking, creativity and product innovation, management strength, responsibility to constituencies, and financial growth demanded of successful companies in the 1990s and beyond."
 Accepting on behalf of Electronic Arts was Trip Hawkins, chairman and founder of this worldwide leader in interactive entertainment, education and information software. Hawkins shared anecdotes about the company's early years and identified "its most important investment -- the investment it makes in its people.
 "Attracting the right people -- the industry's creative and technical best -- and building the right A.C.T.I.O.N.-oriented culture -- has won us the industry and consumer respect we enjoy today," he concluded.
 Before presenting a lively multimedia introduction of EA's hot new products, Larry Probst, Electronic Arts' president and chief executive officer, described the company's outstanding track record resulting from its aggressive business development strategy of both internal growth (by diversification in international markets, technology and product categories) and external growth (by acquisition of Origin Systems in Texas and Distinctive Software Inc. in Canada and by joint venture with Victor Entertainment Industries in Japan).
 "We will continue to pursue these successful expansion plans around the globe," concluded Probst.
 The Peninsula Chapter of the Stanford Business School Alumni Association is the largest of the school's alumni chapters with over 3,000 members. It has honored the top entrepreneurial company in the San Francisco Bay Area for 17 years. Past winners include Apple Computer, Genentech, Sun Microsystems and Silicon Graphics.
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 /CONTACT: Andrew R. Garman, president of the Peninsula Chapter of the Stanford Business School Alumni Association, 415-328-0190/
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