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Steve Ackrich Promoted to Vice President of Development for Infogrames North America's Action/Adventure Division.

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 6, 1999--

New Product Development Organization Also Announced

Infogrames North America, a global publisher of interactive entertainment software, announced today that Steve Ackrich has been promoted to vice president of development for the company's action/adventure division in North America. New responsibilities across the U.S. product development organization were also announced.

Ackrich has spent the past three years as director of product development and executive producer on such anticipated titles as Slave Zero(TM). He has helped ship over six titles and managed Quality Assurance and Information Technologies for the organization. Prior to Infogrames, he was the director of third party licensing at Sega(R) of America where he was responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with over 80 third party software publishers for Sega. Ackrich has also held roles at such leading companies as Silicon Graphics and Activision.

"Steve has truly been a top performer here at Infogrames, so it really pleases me to see him take over product development for our North American action/adventure division," said Jim Barnett, president and CEO of Infogrames North America. "I look forward to having him lead the division to success with top titles, such as Outcast(TM), Silver(TM), Mission: Impossible(R) and Slave Zero(TM)."

Executive producer Monte Singman has been promoted to director of San Jose studios in charge of product development for Infogrames North America's studio-developed titles. This includes all titles developed internally at Infogrames' U.S. headquarters.

Infogrames is a global publisher of interactive entertainment software. Founded in 1983, the company ranks in the top 10 entertainment software companies worldwide, and is the sixth largest console software vendor. Infogrames currently develops and distributes award-winning computer and video games for the PlayStation(R) game console, Nintendo(R) 64, Nintendo(R) Game Boy Color, Sega(R) Dreamcast(TM), and personal computer platforms. Infogrames North America's headquarters are located in San Jose, Calif. For more information, visit the company's web site at
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