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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

THQ Appoints Edward L. Kaufman Executive Vice President, Business And Legal Affairs, And Corporate Secretary

Source - THQ Inc.:

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Sep. 8, 2009 -- THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced the appointment of Edward L. Kaufman as executive vice president, business and legal affairs, and corporate secretary, effective today.

Kaufman’s extensive career includes more than 15 years in senior legal management roles at leading media, entertainment and consumer product companies. Most recently, Kaufman was executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE). He joined the WWE in 1997 from Hanna-Barbera, Inc., where he was director, business and legal affairs. Prior to Hanna-Barbera, Inc., Kaufman was with National Broadcasting Company (NBC). Kaufman is licensed to practice in Connecticut and California. He earned a J.D. from Stanford Law School and a Bachelor's degree with Honors from the University of Virginia.

“We are pleased to strengthen our management team with an experienced general counsel who has spent many years in the media and entertainment business,” said Brian Farrell, president and CEO, THQ.

Edward Kaufman said, “I am impressed with THQ’s strong turnaround and am excited to join the team as the company moves forward with its new more focused strategic plan. I look forward to helping THQ capitalize on the opportunities for growth in the interactive entertainment industry.”

About THQ

THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ sells product through its global network of offices located throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information about THQ and its products may be found at www.thq.com. THQ and its logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.