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ROVIO EXPANDS INTO 2008 WITH NEW APPOINTMENTS

Taina My
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Helsinki, Finland, 11th February 2008: Rovio, the Finnish based mobile and handheld console developer, has bolstered its studio management team with the appointment of Taina Myöhanen, Harro Grönberg and Liz Lehtonen.

Myöhanen takes up the position of Head of Studio, whilst Grönberg moves into the role of Producer. Lehtonen will be taking up the position of Junior Game Designer and both will report into the Head of Studio.

"These are important appointments for us" commented Ed. "We've set ourselves a companywide goal of doubling revenue in 2008, and having Tania, Harro and Liz on board will enable us to confidently move towards that aim. I'm personally very excited to have them as part of the team and am looking forward to a great year ahead of us." He continued "Rovio are lucky enough to employ some of the most talented people in the industry, and by continuing to attract the best people we're showing our commitment to producing and publishing some of the best mobile titles around."

Myöhanen takes up the Head of Studio position from the Virtual Air Guitar Company, where she held the position of Project Manager. Harro moves across from Redlynx Ltd., where he was part of the team that worked on Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command for PSP and Nintendo DS, while Liz has just graduated from the Media Lab at Helsinki University of Art and Design, where she completed an MA in New Media that focused on Video Games. All appointments are with immediate effect.

For more information please contact:-

Keef Sloan

[email protected] / +44 (0)7973 614302

Contacts:

ROVIO

Annankatu 31-33C, 00100 Helsinki, Finland. Tel: +358 45 114 3510

PEPPERMINT P

PO Box 1209, Knaphill, Woking, Surrey. GU21 9AN. Tel: +44 203 239 9160

Email: [email protected]

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This press release was issued by Peppermint P - the Development Industry's specialist PR agency. Find out more at: www.peppermintp.com

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-- About Rovio --

Rovio is a leading European mobile, wireless and handheld platform games developer that both develops and publishes its own IP and also produces high-quality games for some of the largest companies in the sector.

Rovio has been based in Helsinki, Finland since it was founded in 2004. It focuses its expertise in 2D and 3D productions for J2ME, Symbian and BREW devices and has won awards for its original IP which combines in depth stories, stunning graphics and unique-for-mobile designs. Its in-house R-Tool porting platform guarantees support for hundreds of devices.

The company website is located at: www.rovio.com

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