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Aeria Games Names Oliver Strutynski and Tom Nichols New CEO and COO

New Leadership and Business Strategy Position Free-to-Play Game Publisher for Continued Growth and Success
Berlin , 26 January 2016
Aeria Games Names Oliver Strutynski and Tom Nichols New CEO and COO

BERLIN, GERMANY - January 26, 2016 - Aeria Games, a leading publisher of free-to-play online multiplayer games, today announced the appointment of Oliver Strutynski as Chief Executive Officer and Tom Nichols as Chief Operating Officer. The new leadership comes as part of the company’s plan to further strengthen its position in the industry and pursue a more player-focused long-term business strategy.

Following the acquisition of Aeria Games by ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE in 2014, the company has achieved record growth and now maintains a staff of over 350 employees across its offices in Berlin, Seoul, and San Francisco. Strutynski and Nichols will continue the expansion of Aeria Games in 2016 and beyond by pursuing more high-quality PC and mobile titles than ever before and defining a renewed focus on great player experiences as the foundation of the company’s business plan moving forward.

“I am both honored and excited by the opportunity to lead this great company during a time of such incredible potential,” said Strutynski. “We have the resources, the people, and the drive to establish Aeria Games as the number one preferred business partner for Asian developers looking to publish high-quality free-to-play games in the West, a goal which we fully intend to realize in the near future.”

“We’ve come incredibly far in the years that I’ve been with Aeria Games,” said Nichols. “Today I’m proud to say that Oliver and I can put a smart, effective business strategy into action that we’re confident will bring greater success and sustainability, and it all starts with delivering an exceptional all-around experience to our customers.”

Oliver Strutynski joined Aeria Games as CFO in October 2014. Prior to that he worked as CFO for Magic Internet GmbH and Studio 71, both also subsidiaries of ProSiebenSat.1 Group. He has also previously worked as a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company in Berlin and Hamburg, where he advised leading companies on growth strategy, M&A activities, and digital strategy.

Tom Nichols has been with Aeria Games since 2011, moving from Director of Publishing in North America to Vice President of PC Games Business before being named the company’s Chief Operating Officer. A veteran in the gaming industry, he has 20 years of experience working at many high-profile companies such as Electronic Arts, Sega, Atari, and LucasArts.

For more information about Aeria Games and its new leadership, please visit the company website.

About Aeria Games GmbH

With a rapidly growing community of over 60 million core players and a deep portfolio of development partners, Aeria Games is a leading destination for free-to-play online multiplayer games. Founded in 2006 and based in Berlin, Germany, Aeria Games publishes and develops high-quality online PC, browser and mobile games in thirteen languages, servicing the North American, Latin American and European markets. The company’s proprietary technology offers strong benefits to both players and developers. Players gain access to a universal gaming destination providing deep, immersive online games accessible for browsers, PCs, tablets, and smartphones. Developers get a blazingly fast point of entry to the global gaming market via Aeria Games’ specialized platform that enables quick and easy game integration. The company’s diverse portfolio includes highly engaging fantasy MMORPGs, action shooters, anime-style social games, and multiplayer mobile game titles. For more information, visit http://www.aeriagames.com and much more.

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