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Give the Gift of Play This Holiday Season Through Zynga Games and Toys for Tots

Give the Gift of Play This Holiday Season Through Zynga Games and Toys for
Tots

Zynga Games Unite to Offer Players the Opportunity to Make In-Game Purchases
-- With 100 Percent of the Contributions Benefitting Toys for Tots

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 28, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zynga (Nasdaq:ZNGA), the
world's leading provider of social game services, today announced the launch
of Oh, What Fun!, an in-game charitable drive benefitting Toys for Tots,
bringing the gift of play to less fortunate children across the United States.
From November 28, 2012 to December 31, 2012, players will be able to
contribute directly through in-game purchases within participating games --
with 100 percent of the purchase price going directly to Toys for Tots.
Featured in seven of Zynga's most popular games, including Words With Friends
and FarmVille, the campaign marks Toys for Tots' first major digital
fundraising program, enabling millions of Zynga players to contribute directly
to the cause by playing their favorite Zynga games from their computers,
tablets and mobile devices.

"Every child deserves the gift of play during the holidays. Partnering with
Zynga for our largest digital fundraising initiative to date, it's now easier
than ever for people to help children less fortunate this holiday season,"
said Bill Grein, retired Marine Corps Major and Vice President of the Marine
Toys for Tots Foundation.

The Oh, What Fun! campaign will be rolling out over the next five weeks in the
following games: CityVille, CastleVille, Words With Friends, Pioneer Trail,
Bubble Safari, Draw Something and FarmVille. For as little as $1, players will
be able to purchase holiday-themed goods and power packs, participate in
themed quests and contribute through mobile text donations in select games.
Special holiday-themed goods include a CityVille Toy Shop where you can craft
and wrap toys to be delivered to children, a CastleVille Sparkling Tower to
decorate your winter kingdom and a FarmVille Cheer-Ewe-Up Horse, a sheep
riding a horse decked for the holidays.

"Zynga and Toys for Tots share a common belief in the positive power of play
and we're proud to invite our players to join us in supporting Toys for Tots'
mission to deliver hope through the gift of toys," said Ken Weber, Executive
Director, Zynga.org. "Together with our players, we're showing that social
games really do enrich people's lives."

Oh, What Fun! is the latest campaign that enables Zynga players to easily
contribute to causes they care about through Zynga games. Players have made
2.5 million contributions to charitable organizations while playingZynga
games. To date, Zynga.org has raised more than $13 million through 75in-game
social impactcampaigns benefiting arangeofresults-drivennonprofit
organizations,from international relief agencies responding to disasters like
the Haiti earthquake and Japan tsunami, to organizations working to help those
in need around the world.

For details regarding individual game programs and time frames/availability,
please visit: blog.zynga.com/toys-for-tots

For Oh, What Fun! campaign images, please visit box link:
https://zynga.box.com/s/f8m55g06gdadz4jnpeut

In addition to the in-game Oh, What Fun! campaign, this holiday season, Zynga
employees located in offices throughout the United States will be hosting
in-office Toys for Tots toy drives to provide holiday gifts for less fortunate
children in their local communities.

About the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a not-for-profit organization
authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps to provide fundraising and other necessary
support for the annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. Now in
its 65th year, Toys for Tots provides joy and a message of hope to less
fortunate children through the gift of a new toy or book during the Christmas
holiday season. To learn more about Toys for Tots, visit:
http://www.toysfortots.org

About Zynga.org

Zynga.org's mission is to help make the world a better place through games.
Zynga.org works closely with Zynga Inc. and other game makers to promote and
facilitate the use of social games for positive social impact. Zynga.org has
inspired more than 1 million players to contribute more than $13 million
through Zynga games. These funds have supported the work of dozens of
results-driven nonprofits worldwide, including partners like Direct Relief
International, Save the Children, Habitat for Humanity, KaBOOM!, St. Jude
Children's Research Hospital, Water.org, Wildlife Conservation Society, and
World Food Programme. To learn more about Zynga.org,
visithttp://www.zynga.org.

About Zynga Inc.

Zynga Inc. is the world's leading provider of social game services with
approximately 311 million monthly active users playing its games, which
includeZynga Poker, Words With Friends, Scramble With Friends, Gems With
Friends, Draw Something, FarmVille 2, ChefVille, CityVille, Bubble
SafariandRuby Blast. Zynga's games are available on a number of global
platforms, including Facebook, Zynga.com, Google+, Tencent, Apple iOS and
Google Android. Zynga is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

The Zynga Inc. logo is available at
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Forward-Looking Statements
This release contains forward-looking statements relating to, among other
things, Zynga's partnership with Toys for Tots, the launch of the Oh, What
Fun! charitable drive, the launch of features and quests in multiple Zynga
games, the success of the Oh, What Fun! charitable drive and related features
and quests and Zynga's future operational plans for its business. The success
of the matters covered by such forward-looking statements involves
risks.Actual results could differ materially from those predicted or
implied.Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include,
among other things, changes in player interests, our relationship and
agreements with Facebook or the Facebook platform and/or our relationship
and/or agreements with iOS and or Android platform providers.More information
about the risks Zynga faces is included in the quarterly and annual reports
filed with the SEC, copies of which may be obtained at
http://investor.zynga.com or the SEC's web site at www.sec.gov.Undue reliance
should not be placed on the forward-looking statements in this release.Zynga
assumes no obligation to update such statements.

CONTACT: Media Contact:
         Marideth Post
         Zynga
         415.847.3100
         mpost@zynga.com

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