Take-Two Interactive announced today that Gary Dale has been names Executive Vice President. Dale had previously been the COO of Rockstar Games, and held various positions with Capcom and BMG. His new role will take him from running Rockstar, to focusing more on distribution and acting as the corporate liaison between all of Take-Two's publishing labels. See the release after the jump for complete details:
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Names Gary Dale Executive Vice President
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) today announced that Gary Dale, previously Chief Operating Officer of the Company’s Rockstar Games label, has been named Executive Vice President of Take-Two. In his new role, Mr. Dale is focusing primarily on optimizing the Company’s sales and distribution activities, pursuing business development opportunities, and serving as corporate liaison with all of Take-Two’s publishing labels.
Mr. Dale had been COO of Rockstar Games since January 2007. He previously served as the European Managing Director of Capcom beginning in 2003. Mr. Dale has a long history of association with Take-Two. From 1994 to 1998, he was President of the Interactive Software and Video Division of BMG Entertainment until Take-Two acquired BMG Interactive in March 1998.
“Gary’s depth of experience in the interactive entertainment industry and his long-time association with our Company make him an excellent choice to take on this new corporate Executive VP position,” said Ben Feder, Chief Executive Officer of Take-Two. “As part of our emphasis on driving profitable growth, we are asking Gary to spearhead our efforts to explore opportunities in emerging areas such as online gaming and casual games, and in promising regions such as Asia/Pacific and Latin America, while also helping to enhance the performance of our sales organization. As corporate liaison to our Rockstar, 2K Games, 2K Sports and 2K Play labels, Gary also will use his expertise to ensure that we take a coordinated approach to building and growing our businesses.”
About Take-Two Interactive Software
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a global developer, marketer, distributor and publisher of interactive entertainment software games for the PC, PLAYSTATION®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Xbox 360® and Xbox® video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft, Wii™, Nintendo GameCube™, Nintendo DS™ and Game Boy® Advance. The Company publishes and develops products through its wholly owned labels Rockstar Games, 2K Games, 2K Sports and 2K Play; and distributes software, hardware and accessories in North America through its Jack of All Games subsidiary. Take-Two's common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at www.take2games.com.
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