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elkware Inc: Domenica Dinkheller new Vice President in the USA

New US Office in Los Angeles

Thursday 9 September 2004/... elkware Inc, the US subsidiary of mobile games specialist elkware GmbH, has announced leadership changes. On 1st September, Domenica Dinkheller took up the position of Vice President America. Dirk Nagel, formerly responsible for North America, has been promoted to Head of Sales Worldwide. He has moved back to the elkware headquarters in Germany, where he and his expertise is needed to support the strongly grown sales team.

Domenica Dinkheller is among the most experienced personalities in the mobile gaming business, with excellent specialised knowledge and a lot of contacts in the industry. Since 1999, she has been employed by Siemens AG in Munich where she established the department "Mobile Gaming for cellular phones". As Director of Entertainment, she was globally responsible for pre-installed games on Siemens mobile phones as well as the global availability of games to be additionally purchased by customers. During her last year with Siemens mobile she was delegated to the US where she was able to establish close contacts with licensors out of the entertainment industry.

For elkware, Domenica Dinkheller will be working from Los Angeles, where the New York Office has already been moved. Thus, from the heart of the global entertainment world, she will be able to work with deciders and contacts from the film and video games business.

Domenica Dinkheller said: "I can hardly wait to get going. elkware is an extremely dynamic and likeable company, with great prospects in the USA. elkware has long been a global player in the mobile games market."

"I am very much looking forward to working with Domenica Dinkheller. We have known each other for a long time and have always had an excellent business relationship. With her expertise, skills and contacts she will further expand our business in the USA." says Jan Andresen, CEO of elkware GmbH. "I am also very pleased to have Dirk Nagel back here again. He has done excellent work in the USA - but now we need him at elkware headquarters, to strengthen our global distribution with his long years of experience."

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About elkware: www.elkware.com

elkware GmbH, headquartered in Hamburg/Wedel and with offices in London and Los Angeles, was established in 1994 and is a leading global developer of games for mobile phones. elkware has maintained a successful working relationship with all known national and international mobile phone manufacturers and service providers. elkware has, among other projects, published games like "Anno 1503", "Playmatrix", "Formel BMW Racing Game 2003" and "MTV Music Quiz". Currently, elkware offers the largest portfolio of J2ME games for all popular end devices worldwide.

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