FunPlus Lands Greg Essig as Head of Business Development

Former Apple Games App Store Manager Joins Leading Global Social and Mobile Gaming Company

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 22, 2015) - The FunPlus Group, a worldwide social mobile gaming company, today announced that Greg Essig has joined the company, effective immediately. Essig was most recently at Apple, where he managed the games section of the App Store. As Head of Business Development, Essig is now responsible for scaling the FunPlus business through partnerships with game makers, platform and technology companies as well as strong brands.

Essig brings years of entertainment and games experience to his new role, including a key role at the Creative Artists Agency (CAA) where he was instrumental in developing its games practice. His responsibilities included representing independent video game designers and studios in the development of licensed and original game IP for console, downloadable, social and mobile gaming platforms. His success at CAA eventually landed him his coveted role at Apple. During his tenure, the games store billings increased by six-fold.

"We are thrilled to have Greg join us as an important member of the FunPlus team. His experience and expertise of the global social mobile gaming industry is unparalleled and heavily underscored by a proven track record of success," said FunPlus founder and CEO Andy Zhong.

"I am excited to join this dynamic gaming company breaking the mold of the traditional social mobile publisher. FunPlus combines local market expertise, creativity and best-in-class production to secure global adoption. We are poised to be one of the biggest players in the gaming industry and I look forward to being a part of its continued worldwide growth and expansion."

About FunPlus
FunPlus is a global leading social and mobile gaming company that creates fun games and builds communities across multiple online and mobile platforms. FunPlus has over 200 employees and has offices in San Francisco, CA; Vancouver, Canada and Beijing, China. More information is available at Follow FunPlus on Twitter @FunPlusGame.

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