Bigpoint Names Arthur Bastings Co-CEO to Serve Alongside Company Founder Heiko Hubertz

By Bigpoint Gmbh, PRNE
Sunday, April 3, 2011

Arthur Bastings, Former Managing Director Discovery Networks EMEA, Joins Heiko Hubertz as co-CEO

HAMBURG, Germany, April 4, 2011 - Bigpoint GmbH, a worldwide leader in online gaming platforms,
has appointed Arthur Bastings as co-CEO effective April 7, announced Heiko
, Bigpoint's founder and CEO. Adding Bastings to the executive team in
Hamburg will allow Hubertz to focus on international expansion in the United
. Both Hubertz and Bastings will report to the board.

"Arthur Bastings has successfully built top media brands on a
global level, and I'm very happy that we've been able to attract him to
Bigpoint," said Hubertz, who founded Bigpoint in 2002."We are now ideally
positioned to accelerate our global growth plans." Added Simon Guild,
Bigpoint's Chairman of the Board, "Arthur Bastings will bring a whole range
of skills to Bigpoint and we are very excited about him joining the company."

Bastings was most recently Managing Director at Discovery
Networks, where he was responsible for the successful international expansion
of the EMEA region. Prior to that, Bastings was at Turner Broadcasting
Europe, the TV arm of Time Warner, where he became Managing Director for
Northern and Central Europe. Bastings' career has also seen him at MTV, where
he initially served as Vice President of Strategic Planning at MTV Networks
International, and then as Senior Vice President responsible for all Asian
operations. Bastings, a Dutch National, holds a B.A. in Business
Administration from Nijenrode University, the Netherlands and an M.A in
International Economics and European studies from SAIS/John Hopkins
University, U.S.A. In addition to Dutch, he speaks English, German, French
and Italian.

"Online gaming is the strongest growing industry in the entire
entertainment sector," said Bastings, "and Bigpoint has demonstrated
impressive international growth. I'm looking forward to working together with
Heiko Hubertz in guiding the company on its continuing journey."

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If you have any further questions, please contact:

    Bigpoint GmbH
    Janine Griffel
    Head of PR
    T: +49-(0)40-881413-163
    F: +49-(0)40-881413-7163

Bigpoint GmbH, Janine Griffel, Head of PR, T: +49-(0)40-881413-163, F: +49-(0)40-881413-7163, E: j.griffel at

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