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Namco Europe Appoints New Mobile Development Engineer

Web & Mobile Content Division Continues To Grow

June 13th. The rapidly growing Web & Mobile Content division of Namco Europe, today announced the appointment of Gareth Evans to the new role of Mobile Development Engineer.

Gareth has in-depth knowledge of an experience in the mobile games sector. After completing his degree in 2003, Gareth established and ran his own game development studio, creating and releasing a number of games titles for the Windows Smartphone platform.

Gareth's responsibilities at Namco's Web & Mobile Content division encompass a wide range of quality control and post-production services. These include bug tracking and repair, conversion and porting of mobile games, and submission to and compliance with mobile network operators and portals.

Namco's European Web & Mobile Content division has grown rapidly over the past twelve months, with a number of key appointments giving the company a strong and pro-active presence within the European mobile entertainment market in both the Java and i-mode sectors. The company achieved a number of significant results in 2004, including PAC-MAN becoming the highest selling title on a number of European operators, including Vodafone in the United Kingdom.

Jonathan Lister, the Technical Director of Namco Europe's Web & Mobile Content division, said, "Namco has been a driving force in the mobile games market, since it first appeared in Japan in the late 1990's. Since then the entire industry has grown and evolved at a staggering rate. Europe is a particularly exciting market as it is extremely diverse, offering dozens of territories, hundreds of operators, portals and routes to the consumer and multiple technologies including Java and i-mode. Namco has established itself as a very strong and credible publisher within the European mobile entertainment market and we intend to remain at the forefront of the industry as it continues to grow. Gareth's appointment provides the company with a number of very important capabilities in post-production, which is becoming and increasingly significant part of the business. We're delighted to welcome him on board."

Gareth Evans, said, "Namco is a legend in the games industry and a very well respected name within the mobile sector. I am delighted to have joined such an exciting and highly respected company."

ENDS

Notes To Editors:

About Namco Europe Ltd.

Namco Europe Ltd is the European headquarters of Namco Limited, a Tokyo-based world leader in the high-tech entertainment industry. Group turnover for 2004 was $1.5bn.

Committed to providing the ultimate interactive entertainment experience, Namco uses cutting-edge technology and advanced electronics to take their theme parks, arcades, and home video games far beyond traditional entertainment.

Through its Web and Mobile Content Division, Namco currently provides JavaTM,BREWTM and i-modeTM based content to all carriers in Japan (NTT DoCoMo, Vodafone KK, and KDDI), and in Europe (Vodafone Group through Vodafone live!, Orange World, O2 UK and Ireland, T-Mobile, Telefonica Móviles, Bouygues Telecom, KPN Mobile, eplus and Cosmote)

"PAC-MAN", "Galaxian", "Galaga", "Mr Driller" and "Dig Dug" are registered trademarks of Namco Ltd.

*All brands are registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact:

Namco Web & Mobile Content

Pramesh Chauhan

Head Of Business Development

E: pchauhan@namco.co.uk

Media

Brian Baglow

Indoctrimat

M: +44 (0) 7747 792247

E: brian@indoctrimat.com

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