PARIS, September 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Gameloft, a leading global publisher of digital and social games, is pleased to announce it has joined the SBF 120 index in accordance with the decision made by the NYSE Euronext Paris Expert Indices Committee. This decision will take effect today, Monday September 23, when the market opens.
The SBF 120 is one of the key indices on the Paris stock exchange. It is composed of the 120 largest stocks on NYSE Euronext Paris in terms of liquidity and market capitalization.
Gameloft: A True Success Story
In 1999, Michel Guillemot saw the incredible potential of the new generation of mobile phones as entertainment platforms. He founded Gameloft to produce and distribute fun, addictive, and high-quality games adapted to all mobile phones around the world. A true pioneer, Gameloft was one of the first companies in the world to develop games for Java- and Brew-enabled handsets.
In 2003, Gameloft began developing its games on over 100 different mobile phone models. The company became profitable the same year.
In 2004, Gameloft launched the first installment in the Asphalt franchise, which today remains a benchmark on mobile phones and digital platforms. Gameloft continued to innovate by offering games in 3D for the first time on mobile phones and boosting its lineup with games under prestigious third-party licenses.
In 2008, Gameloft successfully shifted towards smartphones and touchscreen interfaces. Gameloft was the first company to offer 6 games on the Apple App Store after it was launched on July 9, 2008. For the first time, Gameloft's yearly sales figures surpassed the 100-million-euro mark.
In 2009, Gameloft developed the first installments in three of its most successful franchises: Dungeon Hunter, Modern Combat, and Gangstar.
2013 marks the international success of Despicable Me: Minion Rush, the first Gameloft title to reach over 100 million downloads. Also this year, the company's Facebook page reached 10 million fans.
After 14 years of constant growth, Gameloft is proud to announce today its inclusion in the SBF 120 index.
"This entry in the SBF 120 is a huge step in our stock market performance," states Michel Guillemot, CEO and founder of Gameloft. "I would like to congratulate all of the teams at Gameloft, who contribute to the success of the company each day and who have made this decisive step possible."
Today, Gameloft employs over 6,000 people around the world and is a key player in an industry expected to grow rapidly in the coming years.
A leading global publisher of digital and social games, Gameloft® has established itself as one of the top innovators in its field since 2000. Gameloft creates games for all digital platforms, including mobile phones, smartphones and tablets (including Apple® iOS and Android® devices), set-top boxes and connected TVs. Gameloft operates its own established franchises such as Asphalt®, Order & Chaos, Modern Combat or Dungeon Hunter and also partners with major rights holders including Universal®, Illumination Entertainment®, Disney®, Marvel®, Hasbro®, FOX®, Mattel® and Ferrari®.
Gameloft is present on all continents, distributes its games in over 100 countries and employs over 5,000 developers.
Gameloft is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris (Euronext: GFT.PA, Bloomberg: GFT FP, Reuters: GLFT.PA). Gameloft is traded OTC in the US (sponsored Level 1 ADR ticker: GLOFY).
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