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Warthog PLC (WHOG)


Monday 08 October, 2001

Warthog PLC

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Warthog PLC
8 October 2001

For immediate release

8th October 2001

                                 WARTHOG PLC

                          ('Warthog' or 'the Group')


                 Company acquires new development team of 15

Warthog plc, the interactive entertainment software group, today announced an
agreement with Infogrames Europe to complete development of a game based on
Warner Bros' 'Looney Tunes'. The game, which will be published world-wide by
Infogrames for a next generation console, is already partially developed and
is expected to be released in Q4 2002.

As well as absorbing the development of the game, fifteen members of the
development team from Infogrames' Manchester studio are also joining Warthog
with immediate effect. This will increase Warthog's permanent full time
personnel by approximately 15 per cent to 120 people and will substantially
enhance Warthog's production resources and capabilities for future projects.
Total workforce, including sub-contractors has expanded to approximately 170

Under the terms of the agreement, Warthog will acquire the development rights
to the game and the 15 strong development team for a net nil consideration. In
addition, Warthog will pay Infogrames £36,144 for certain hardware assets.

In consideration for the completion of the development of the game, Infogrames
will pay Warthog a development fee, subject to standard development milestones
being achieved.

Commenting on the agreement, Eric Elms, Business Development Director at
Warthog said:

' We are delighted to be working with such a high profile partner as
Infogrames on this major project. This significant deal is testament to the
continued progress we are making within the highly competitive videogame
development industry. Our reputation for delivering commercially successful
titles is growing rapidly and I am confident this will be repeated with this
latest Warner Bros game. I also welcome on board the new team, who I am sure
will contribute significantly to Warthog's ongoing successes.'

James North-Hearn, Vice President of Publishing for Infogrames, added:

'To be able to work with such an accomplished games developer as Warthog on a
major Warner Bros project is very exciting news for Infogrames. We know that
they will be able to deliver to the highest standard and have the skill set to
bring the unique Warner Bros world to life.'

Specific product details will be given at a later date.


Andrew Gething                                            0161 608 1200
Corporate Development - Warthog plc

Ashley Hall                                               0161 608 1205
CEO Warthog plc

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Merlin Financial Communications

Background to Warthog

Warthog plc is one of Europe's leading independent software games developers.
The Group, based in Manchester, UK was established in 1997 and has been
profitable since creation. It's workforce of approximately 170 includes 120
permanent full time staff and approximately 50 sub-contracted developers and

At present, the Group is working with numerous high profile licensees to
develop video game versions of such entities as Tiny Toon Adventures,
Animaniacs and X-Men and recently announced its own game creation, Bounty
Hunter, for Microsoft's X-Box. As well as developing games across all the
major platforms, Warthog retains strong relationships with major international
publishers across the industry, including Microsoft, Electronic Arts,
Activision, Crave, Sci and Infogrames. Warthog recently announced that it has
successfully entered the Mobile gaming market with its first mobile game being
published in 2001.

Warthog plc successfully floated on the Alternative Investment Market on the
1st February 2001.

Background to Infogrames

Infogrames is a major international publisher and distributor of video games
for consoles (Microsoft, Nintendo, Sega and Sony), PC CD-ROMs, and Macintosh
hardware, as well as all interactive platforms such as interactive television,
Internet, WAP devices, and in-flight entertainment systems.

Infogrames is a global publisher of videogames for the whole family, with a
catalogue that includes popular franchises (Driver, Alone in the Dark,
V-Rally, Unreal Tournament, Test Drive, Roller Coaster Tycoon) and many
international licenses (Warner Bros.' Looney Tunes, Paramount's Mission:
Impossible, the Brazilian national football team, LeMans 24 Hours, and the
world and European champion French national football team.

Infogrames, led by Bruno Bonnell, distributes its games in about 60 countries
world-wide with a particular strength in Europe and the U.S., where Infogrames
possesses an outstanding distribution network.

With its US subsidiary Infogrames Inc (NASDAQ IFGM), Infogrames Entertainment
(Euronext 5257) has become a contender for world-wide industry leadership with
the recent acquisition of the interactive assets of Hasbro, the American toy


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