TORONTO, Oct. 11 /CNW/ - SilverBirch Inc. (TSX VENTURE: SVB) is pleased
to announce that Wojtek Kawczynski, MBA, MSc, has joined the company in the
role of Senior Vice President and General manager of SilverBirch Studios Inc.,
its video game development and online game operations subsidiary.
Wojtek's prior experience was in enterprise software and venture capital
and his role at SilverBirch will be to lead strategy and operations for the
Studios division. "Wojtek's background in venture capital with Ventures West
has provided him with a keen strategic perspective that will be of great
benefit to the Studios division", said Derek van der Plaat, CEO of
SilverBirch, "while his background is not directly in videogame development,
he brings the passion and management skills needed to ramp up this division."
The Board of Directors has approved a signing bonus for Mr. Kawczynski,
in the amount of 300,000 common share options, granted on October 9, 2007 at a
strike price of $0.185, being the closing price on that date. On a related
note, the Board has also awarded 500,000 common share options to Mr. van der
Plaat in recognition of his meeting certain revenue targets during his first
year of office. These are also priced at the October 9th closing price.
Further option grants for the CEO will be tied to revenue growth targets to be
established in concert with the Board's Compensation Committee.
In other news, the Company has announced that the former principals of
Jambo Mobile Solutions have elected to exercise their conversion rights in
respect of the $363,000 promissory notes due to them under the March 2007
purchase agreement. The conversion to equity will result in the issue of
2,428,948 common shares at a price of $0.15 per share.
About SilverBirch Inc.
Toronto-based SilverBirch Inc. is a fully integrated developer, publisher
and distributor of high quality interactive media content and, through its
Jambo Mobile division, provides mobile marketing and direct-to-consumer mobile
content. In addition, the company is a multi-platform video game developer and
operates an MMORPG (massive multiplayer online role-playing game) game called
Metin 2 (see www.metin2.us). For more information, please visit
www.silverbirchstudios.com and www.jambomobile.com.
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