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New CEO to be unveiled at TIGA Awards taking place on 30th January 2008

London, England, 24th January 2008: TIGA, The Independent Game Developers Association, today announced that they will unveil their new CEO at the prestigious annual 2007 awards ceremony which takes at the Haymarket Hotel in London on 30th January 2008.

The new CEO is set to replace Fred Hasson who announced his departure from the role last year and who remained in the position in order to spearhead the recruitment of his replacement.

Speaking about the appointment, Hasson said,“‘I’m delighted to reveal that we will be introducing TIGA’s new CEO at the Annual Dinner and Awards on Wednesday 30th January. I know that members will want to meet the man who takes over from me in March. I am confident that he will take TIGA to the next stage of its development and it’s really important that members provide the same support that I enjoyed over the last seven years.’

The TIGA awards take place at the Haymarket Hotel, London on the 30th January 2008, the 2007 TIGA awards were voted on by TIGA members. Voting is now closed, TIGA would like to congratulate all the finalists and wish them well for the night.

Tickets are available on a very limited basis and a very small number of tickets are still available priced?75 per person. To book your place, please contact Steff on 0845 0941095 or email: stephanie.rickwood@tiga.org

For more information on the awards, or to arrange interviews, please contact:-

Keef Sloan

Peppermint P

e: keef.sloan@peppermintp.co.uk

t: 07973 614302

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-- About Tiga --

Tiga is the national trade association representing the business and commercial interests of games software developers in the UK and Europe. Tiga's key objective is to keep its members at the heart of the global games industry by helping to create a successful business environment for them and by representing their interests to Government, Europe, and financiers. To this end Tiga has 2 principle roles:

• To interface with Government departments and Ministers (as well as Europe) on all issues that affect the overall wellbeing of the sector - Tiga has relations with BERR, Treasury, Inland Revenue, UKTI, DCMS, DIUS, and the Home Office; we encourage a strong partnership between government and industry, and

• To develop economic development strategies for the sector that make the UK the place of choice to do 'games' business; we aim to get UK development back into 3rd place and keep it one of the top most important global centres, alongside the US and Japan.

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