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JoWooD Productions Software AG announces a co-publishing agreement with Namco Hometek Inc. for Stargate SG-1™: The Alliance for the North American Market. The final approval of said co-publishing agree

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JoWooD Productions Software AG, a public company listed at the Vienna Stock Exchange, announces the completion of an Agreement with Namco Hometek Inc. for the MGM licensed title ‘Stargate SG-1™: The Alliance’ in the North American Market. MGM Interactive Inc. has in principle approved the agreement. The final approval is expected within the next few days.

The contract with Namco Hometek Inc. is based on a co-publishing model including marketing funds exceeding 2 million USD for the multi platform title along with a considerable cash advance as contribution towards the cost of development.  This commitment by Namco underlines the potential of the game.

To ensure a successful launch in the titles promotion the game will be presented by both Namco and JoWooD at this yearÂ’s E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo), the industryÂ’s most important trade show, which will be taking place between the 18th and the 20th of May in Los Angeles, California.

‘Stargate SG1™: The Alliance’ is based on the MGM TV series ‘Stargate SG-1™’ and accounts for the most successful DVD sales with the development being completed by Perception Pty in Sydney, Australia.

JoWooD is looking forward to be working with Namco, as Albert Seidl, CEO of JoWooD states," it is an honour for us to be working with Namco, one of the leading publishers world-wide."

Namco is one of the leading publishers and distributors of interactive games.  The consolidated turn-over is estimated at 1.5 billion USD, with an operational profit of 138 million USD.

end of announcement                                euro adhoc 19.05.2005 08:13:50

Further inquiry note: JoWooD Productions Software AG Dr. Albert Seidl, Vorstand Matthias Rathammer, Investor Relations Tel.: 43 (0)1 522 18 66 - 11

Branche: Software
ISIN:      AT0000747357
WKN:        074735
Index:    WBI, ATX Prime, ViDX
Börsen:  Berliner Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Baden-WĂĽrttembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade
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