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Ubisoft Montreal CEO Leaves And Moves Over To Vivendi

by Rainier on April 19, 2006 @ 4:55 p.m. PDT

VUGames announced today that Martin Tremblay has joined as President, Worldwide Studios. In his new role, Martin will be responsible for setting the vision for the company's products, overseeing operations of internal studios, and managing external development relationships.

In his previous position as President and Chief Operating Officer of Ubisoft's internationally acclaimed Montreal studio, Martin helped build the studio from 350 to 1400 people. Under his leadership, it became the second largest games development studio in the world, with several top-selling franchises which are among the industry's leading games.

"We are delighted to have Martin join Vivendi Universal Games. He has the vision, enthusiasm and track record to elevate the company to a leadership position in the industry," said Bruce Hack, Chief Executive Officer, VU Games "We know that Martin will harness the immense creativity of VU Games' development executives and studios to create top tier mass market experiences for
gamers around the globe."

In his role as President, Worldwide Studios, Martin will report to VU Games' CEO Bruce Hack. Peter Della Penna will continue as Chief Operating Officer, Worldwide Studios, reporting to Martin.

"I am excited about working with Peter and the other talented individuals at Vivendi Universal Games," said Martin Tremblay. "It is a great opportunity and I am confident that our teams will be able to invent exciting, top quality games that will thrill gamers everywhere."

Blizzard Entertainment is a stand-alone division reporting to VU Games' CEO, and not part of Martin's product development mandate.

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