Capcom(R) Promotes Mark Beaumont to Chief Operating Officer

May 02, 2008, 01:00 ET from Capcom U.S.A.

    SAN MATEO, Calif., May 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Capcom(R) Entertainment, a
 leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, announced today
 that Mark Beaumont has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer of both
 Capcom Entertainment, Inc., in North America and Capcom Entertainment
 Europe, as well as maintaining his position on the Capcom Board of
 Directors. Beaumont had been serving as Executive Vice President, Officer,
 and head of the consumer software publishing business in North and South
 America and Europe. Beaumont's promotion is effective as of April 1, 2008.
     Beaumont has been with Capcom Entertainment since 2005, joining the
 company as Senior VP, then promoted in 2007 to Executive Vice President and
 Officer with additional responsibilities to oversee Capcom's European
 business. Beaumont's responsibilities as COO now include growing and
 managing Capcom's ambitious Western-focused development efforts, as well as
 the company's pan-Western licensing activities, in addition to the US and
 European consumer software responsibilities held previously.
     "Since joining Capcom in 2005, Mark has been the driving force behind
 the company's improved performance, resulting in an overall revenue growth
 of 10% in the US and 20% in Europe," said Hiroshi Tobisawa, president and
 Chief Executive Officer, Capcom Entertainment, Inc. "This deserved
 promotion recognizes his dedication and commitment to Capcom."
     Beaumont has over 25 years in the video game industry, dating back to
 the original Atari. His responsibilities have extended from marketing to
 product development, general management to lead publishing roles. He has
 had consistent success in revenue growth and profit generation, with a
 proven track record in assembling and building organizations for long-term
 success. For over 10 years, Beaumont has been involved in setting strategic
 vision and long-term product plans for numerous interactive publishers,
 with over 5 years of direct responsibility for the European as well as
 American marketplace.
     Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of
 interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless
 devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games,
 including best-selling franchises Resident Evil(R), Street Fighter(R), Mega
 Man(R) and Devil May Cry(R). Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K.,
 Germany, Tokyo, Korea and Hong Kong, with corporate headquarters located in
 Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom can be found on the company web
     Capcom, the Capcom logo, Resident Evil, Mega Man and Devil May Cry are
 either registered trademarks or trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd., in the U.S.
 or other countries. Street Fighter is a registered trademark of Capcom
 U.S.A., Inc. All rights reserved. All other marks are the property of their
 respective owners.

SOURCE Capcom U.S.A.