Ubisoft Quebec City announces the appointment of François Pelland as the new Executive Director of Development

The producer of Assassin's Creed III joins the Quebec City studio to oversee the development of future AAA projects

QUEBEC CITY, June 4, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Ubisoft Quebec is pleased to announce the appointment of François Pelland as Executive Director of Development. At the helm for Assassin's Creed III, François now joins forces with the Quebec City studio's management team in order to ensure the leadership of the innovation and creativity hub of Ubisoft Quebec. Supported by a team of technology and production specialists, he will be responsible for successfully delivering the ambitious projects being developed at the studio.

"I'm very proud to have accepted the position of Executive Director of Development at Ubisoft Quebec," asserts François Pelland. "For me, it's a unique opportunity to be part of this rapidly growing studio and to provide my support for the studio's ambitious projects in the years to come."

François is a veteran of the gaming industry, having accumulated more than 16 years of experience in the field, including over 10 years as a team leader and manager. Over the past two years, he has headed the team behind Assassin's Creed III as Senior Producer. He previously held the position of Senior Development Director at EA in Montreal where he worked on Army of Two and Army of Two: The 40th Day. He also participated in the inception of Ubisoft Montreal where he successively held several key positions. Among other things, he was a member of the creative team who developed the initial Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, a project that enabled Ubisoft Montreal to rapidly position itself as one of the world's biggest production studios.

"François is a valuable asset for Ubisoft Quebec", explains the company's Managing Director and Vice-President Nicolas Rioux. "We have ambitious plans for the Quebec City studio and François's arrival will help position us as a leading creator of online, connected and mobile worlds. It is a vital addition as it will enable us to deliver projects that are among the biggest in the industry."

Ubisoft Quebec City is recruiting

The studio also recently announced the launch of an extensive recruitment campaign for major projects that will be developed over the next few years. Several dozen positions need to be filled in all areas of video game production. For all the details, visit jobs.ubisoft.com and select the Canada, Quebec City offices.

About Ubisoft Quebec

Ubisoft Quebec is the leader in interactive entertainment in the provincial capital, a region where the industry is defined as a key vehicle for economic growth. The studio's mission is to become a frontrunner in the creation of online, connected and mobile worlds and attains this through its culture of innovation and creativity and its world-class team. Managing Director and Vice-President Nicolas Rioux has overseen the team of more than 300 creators since he opened the studio. Prestigious titles bearing the Ubisoft Quebec City seal include both the Rainbow Six and Battle of Giants series, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, Assassin's Creed III and Might & Magic Duel of Champions.

About Ubisoft

Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 29 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2012-13 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1.256 billion. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.

SOURCE: Ubisoft Québec

For further information:

Louis-Etienne Beaupré

External Communications Manager

Cellular phone: 418-473-7126

Email: louis-etienne.beaupre@ubisoft.com

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