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31.03.2006
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Konami of Europe rebranded as unification of divisions readies company for expansion and new formats

Konami of Europe has announced that, as of today, it will be henceforth known as Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH. The move comes as Konami undergoes an internal restructure, with the new title representing the unification of the company’s many divisions.

The change will take affect at the start of Konami’s new financial year, and will act as an umbrella title for Konami’s existing core business of console and PC titles, arcade games, mobile phone releases, and new additions to the company portfolio. The holding company structure will be effective as of March 31st, and the newly established and wholly-owned subsidiary Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has been introduced specifically for European territories.

As part of its remit, Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH will continue to be a leading innovator in its fields. Forthcoming titles in the 2006/2007 financial year will include Hideo Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence, Pro Evolution Soccer 6 and further titles in the phenomenally popular Yu-Gi-Oh!™ franchise.

“These are exciting times for Konami,” commented Kunio Neo, President for Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH. “We have a hard-earned reputation for producing cutting edge titles and stand on the cusp of a new era of video games as new formats are launched. As such, this is a terrific time to grow our unified business under the new company name, and we foresee a time of great growth for Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH in the coming year and beyond.”

About KONAMI CORPORATION
KONAMI CORPORATION was established in 1973, and became a holding company on March 31, 2006. KONAMI CORPORATION covers the fields of "Digital Entertainment Business", "Health & Fitness Business" and "Gaming & System Business". KONAMI CORPORATION went public on Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1988, the Singapore Stock Exchange in 1997, the London Stock Exchange in 1999, and the New York Stock Exchange in 2002. Home Page URL: www.konami.co.jp. Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH is a wholly-owned subsidiary, responsible for popular franchises like Metal Gear Solid®, Silent Hill® and Pro Evolution Soccer™ amongst other top sellers. For more information concerning Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH, please see www.konami-europe.com.

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