Bordeaux - May 3, 2005 - IN-FUSIO, the international mobile games publisher and players community management provider, announced today that its shareholders have confirmed the appointment of top industry executive, Jeffrey Lapin as Vice Chairman to the company's supervisory board. Lapin has extensive executive experience within the interactive entertainment industry as the former Chief Executive Officer and Director of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), and previously, the Vice Chairman, Chief Operating Officer and Director of THQ, Inc (NASDAQ: THQI).
Before working for Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc and THQ, Inc, Lapin was President of House of Blues Hospitality. Prior to that time, he held several senior management positions, including President and Chief Executive Officer of Starwood Lodging Trust (now Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide), a New York Stock Exchange listed company, and its various predecessor companies. Lapin began his career as an attorney at Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp in Los Angeles. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and a JD from Loyola Law School.
"Jeff Lapin's extensive understanding of the games industry and successful publishing models will add a great deal to IN-FUSIO," said Gilles Raymond, Co-CEO and founder of IN-FUSIO. "His senior management experience and network will also help IN-FUSIO to strengthen its unique position as a mobile game service provider in our fast growing market."
"My decision to join IN-FUSIO's board is motivated by the company's unique strategy and position in the market. Beyond the games, IN-FUSIO is building through its player community services what the wireless entertainment will look like in a few years," said Lapin. "This is an exciting opportunity in a fast evolving industry and I look forward to help guiding IN-FUSIO's growth."
IN-FUSIO is a leading international mobile entertainment company, publishing games and applications for cell phones and delivering players' community management services.
IN-FUSIO applications are enjoyed through 130 operators and portals worldwide. IN-FUSIO's games portfolio includes licensed properties such as Microsoft's Midtown Madness® 3 Mobile and Zoo Tycoon® 2 Mobile, Comedy Central's South Park®, Twentieth Century Fox's I-Robot and Die Hard, Canal Studio Image's The TerminatorTM, Suzuki® Motocross Challenge, Tennis by Wilson®, Jeep® Off-road Jam, Etch-A-Sketch®, Golden TeeTM, RollerbladeTM, as well as original titles such as Shado Fighter and the IF Racing series. For more information, please visit www.in-fusio.com.
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