Mad Catz® Announces the Resignation of William Woodward from the Board of Directors and the Appointment of Scott Guthrie as His

  Mad Catz® Announces the Resignation of William Woodward from the Board of
  Directors and the Appointment of Scott Guthrie as His Replacement

Business Wire

SAN DIEGO -- January 31, 2014

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz” or “Company”) (NYSE MKT/TSX: MCZ)
announced today the resignation of William Woodward from the Company’s Board
of Directors (“Board”). Mr.Woodward also was a member of the Board’s Audit
Committee and a key supporter of the Company’s growth and more sophisticated
product mix. Mr.Woodward resigned from the Board for personal reasons and his
decision was not the result of any disagreement with the Company or the Board.
The Company greatly appreciates Mr. Woodward’s service and contributions as a
member of the Board and its Audit Committee over the last seven years and
wishes him the very best in his future endeavors.

The Company also announced today the appointment of Scott Guthrie to the
Company’s Board and Audit Committee. Mr. Guthrie joins the Board in
conjunction with the vacancy created by the resignation of Mr. Woodward. Mr.
Guthrie has spent his entire career building consumer-facing businesses and
was recently appointed Regional General Manager of the Americas for SodaStream
International Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer and distributor of home
beverage carbonation systems. Prior to that, Mr. Guthrie held senior
management positions with several global consumer products companies,
including: EVP of Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment (a division of
Viacom), where he was responsible for the sales and marketing strategies of
leading home entertainment brands such as Paramount, Dreamworks, MTV,
Nickelodeon, CBS and Showtime; EVP of MTV Games, where he oversaw the global
development of the popular Rockband franchise and other leading video games;
EVP of Publishing at THQ, a leading developer and publisher of interactive
entertainment software; and Head of North American Sales and Distribution in
the home entertainment division of The Walt Disney Company. Mr. Guthrie began
his career as a Key Account Sales Manager with Colgate-Palmolive before
joining PepsiCo as National Accounts Sales Manager in Canada. Mr. Guthrie
holds a BA in Business/Economics from Bishops University.

Commenting on Mr. Woodward’s resignation and on Mr. Guthrie’s appointment,
Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz, said,
“We greatly appreciate Bill’s valuable service to the Company and his support
for the Company’s strategic acquisitions and increased sophistication in
product and product breathe during his Board tenure. We wish him only the best
in his current and future endeavors. While we are sad to see Bill go, we are
pleased to welcome Scott to the Board. His broad expertise in growing leading
consumer brands, particularly in the gaming, software and home entertainment
industries, makes him a great fit for Mad Catz, a valuable asset to our Board,
and will further assist Mad Catz as it pursues its strategic direction of
creating cutting-edge products for passionate consumers.”

About Mad Catz

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT/TSX: MCZ) is a leading
global provider of innovative interactive entertainment and leisure products
marketed under its Mad Catz^® (gaming), Tritton^® (audio), and Saitek^®
(simulation) brands. Mad Catz also develops flight simulation software through
its internal ThunderHawk Studios™; publishes games under its Mad Catz brand;
and, distributes games and videogame products for third parties. Mad Catz
distributes its products through most leading retailers offering interactive
entertainment and leisure products and maintains offices in North America,
Europe and Asia. For additional information about Mad Catz and its products,
please visit the Company’s website at www.madcatz.com.

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Contact:

Mad Catz Communications:
Alex Verrey,+44 (0) 1633 883 133
Global PR and Communications Director
averrey@madcatz.com
or
Karen McGinnis,619-683-9830
Chief Financial Officer
kmcginnis@madcatz.com
or
Investor Relations:
Joseph Jaffoni, Norberto Aja, Jim Leahy
212-835-8500
JCIR
mcz@jcir.com
 
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