Notice of SEGA’s Acquisition of Relic Entertainment and Some IPs Owned by THQ Inc.

  Notice of SEGA’s Acquisition of Relic Entertainment and Some IPs Owned by
  THQ Inc.

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON & TOKYO -- January 24, 2013

SEGA Corporation (Headquarters: Tokyo, President, Representative Director, and
Chief Operating Officer: Naoya Tsurumi, “SEGA”) acquired all of shares of THQ
Canada Inc. (Headquarters: Vancouver, Canada, “THQ Canada”) and some IPs owned
by THQ Inc., a parent company of THQ Canada on January 24, 2013 in order to
further reinforce PC game development capabilities in the U.S. and European
regions. THQ Canada has developed million-seller franchise titles such as
“Warhammer 40k Dawn of War” and “Company of Heroes” under the brand of Relic
Entertainment Studio.

Relic Entertainment was established in 1997 and acquired by THQ Canada in
2004. THQ Canada have been known familiarly as Relic Entertainment since the
acquisition and provided a number of high quality games equipped with graphics
equal in quality to movies and rich strategic game features mainly for the PC
market in the U.S. and European regions. THQ Canada provides several million
seller franchise titles, and its representative products include the
“Warhammer 40k Dawn of War” series. As a series Warhammer 40k Dawn of War has
sold more than 7 million copies worldwide, whilst the “Company of Heroes”
series, a real time strategy game based on the modern history of warfare from
World War II and after, has sold more than 4 million copies worldwide.

“We are thrilled to have Relic Entertainment join the SEGA family. The
acquisition is a strategic fit and a critical step in growing our business,”
John Cheng, President and CFO, SEGA of America said. “They are a
well-respected studio with a reputation for making creative and innovative
gamesand we look forward to seeing what great things we can create together
over the coming years.”

SEGA already owns three development companies in the U.S. and Europe, and is
progressing to support compatibility with the rapidly expanding online games
field, such as PC online games, smartphone games and social games. As a result
of the THQ Canada acquisition, SEGA will further advance the provision of
various appealing entertainment contents by utilizing THQ Canada’s high-end
content development capabilities and accumulated development know-how, and
increase SEGA’s presence in the PC online game market.

□ Company names and product names mentioned above are registered trademarks or
trademarks of the respective companies.

Contact:

SEGA Corporation
Thu Nguyen, 415-701-4132
thu.nguyen@sega.com
 
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