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Webzen America - Big Hires

Posted May 11, 2005 by Dana Massey

Webzen America - Big Hires

The news from Webzen, the massive Korean publisher of MMORPGs, continues to flow. Today they announce a bevy of industry hirings to bolster their line-up that already includes famed composer Howard Shore. Webzen is currently the publisher of MU, and in production on Huxley, Parfait Station, Wiki, All Points Bulletin and SUN.

Online Games Company Announces New General Manager and Heads of Marketing and Corporate Communications

LOS ANGELES – May 10, 2005 – WEBZEN America, Inc., the wholly owned subsidiary of global online entertainment leader, WEBZEN, Inc. (NASDAQ: WZEN), announced today that it has filled several key executive positions for its new U.S. operation. Junhyun Kim has been named the company’s general manager, Peter Matiss joins as the head of marketing and Jason Wonacott as the head of corporate communications.

‘With the goal of becoming a full-scale game developer, publisher and distributor, it is critical for WEBZEN America to recruit top talent from the video game industry and other ancillary businesses,” said Nam Ju Kim, CEO of WEBZEN, Inc. “We are very pleased with the new executives we have put in place to spearhead the operations, marketing and corporate communications functions for the company. They will help build a solid foundation for our aggressive growth plans.”

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