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NAMCO NETWORKS APPOINTS VICE PRESIDENT OF STRATEGY AND PLANNING

SAN JOSE, Calif. (June 19, 2006) – Namco Networks, a leading publisher and developer of wireless games and content, today announced the appointment of Jason Ford as vice president of strategy and planning.

In this new position, Ford is responsible for strategic planning related to future products, technologies and distribution channels in existing and new markets.

“As the mobile game industry experiences rapid growth and advances in technology, there is unlimited potential for mobile entertainment,” said Kenji Hisatsune, President and CEO of Namco Networks. “As Namco Networks reaches new levels of maturity as a leading provider of quality, unique and fun mobile entertainment, Jason will keep a keen eye on our strategic opportunities.”

Previously, Ford served as the general manager of games for Sprint Nextel, where his responsibilities included strategic planning, marketing and management of wireless games, resulting in millions of game downloads. With a proven record of success and exceptional industry insight, Ford is a recognized visionary in the mobile games industry.

“Namco Networks is poised to lead the mobile entertainment industry in new directions,” Ford said. “I am pleased to join Namco’s team and look forward to developing a strategy that will turn tremendous growth opportunities into reality.”

About Namco Networks

Established January 1, 2006, Namco Networks America Inc. is a subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings (USA) Inc., a worldwide leader in the high-tech entertainment industry. Namco uses cutting-edge technology to provide fun, quality entertainment to mobile consumers throughout the Americas. For more information about Namco mobile games, please visit: www.namcogames.com.

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