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Jamdat announces changes to board of directors

New vice president of marketing appointed

Mobile content provider Jamdat has announced a couple of senior level management and executive changes, as Rajiv Dutta steps down from the board of directors and Bob Aniello is appointed as the new vice president of marketing.

Dutta, former CFO of ebay, has announced that he is stepping down from the board, having accepted a new position as president of global P2P telephony company, Skype.

"Jamdat has a great future as it benefits from the rapid growth of gaming on the mobile phone platform with an exciting product line-up. It has been a pleasure working with a world-class management team and I look forward to cheering their continuing success," said Dutta.

Mitch Lasky, chairman and CEO of Jamdat Mobile added: "Rajiv has been a tremendous contributor to Jamdat over the past year. While we are disappointed to see him go, we share his excitement for his new position at Skype and look forward to the opportunity to work together in the future."

As Dutta steps down, the company has also announced the appointment of Bob Aniello, former VP of marketing at EA and most recently VP of marketing for the Hot Wheels franchise at Mattel.

Aniello was also formerly employed as director of Mattel Interactive, where he oversaw the mobile content for the firm. He joins Jamdat Mobile as the new VP of marketing, looking after the entire Jamdat product line and endeavouring to grow the business as new titles are launched.

Minard Hamilton, Jamdat's EVP of Sales and Marketing commented on Aniello's appointment, stating: "Bob is a consumer marketing expert who has a track record of successfully building global brands. Bob is an outstanding addition to the Jamdat management team."

The company recently announced its Q3 financial results, showing a net profit of USD 1.4 million; an increase of 113 per cent on the same period in 2004. The company expects earnings of USD 78-80 million for the full fiscal year, following strong sales anticipated for the holiday season with key brands such as Doom RPG and SOCOM Navy SEALs Mobile Recon.

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