Torrie Dorrell Joins Sony Online Entertainment as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing


Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online (MMO) gaming, announced today that Torrie Dorrell has recently joined the company as the new Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing. Ms. Dorrell will be responsible for managing the company's marketing and public relations departments, as well as bringing long-term strategic focus and direction to the company's efforts to reach new audiences.

"Torrie is bringing a new level of strategic planning to our marketing group here at SOE," said John Smedley, president, Sony Online Entertainment. "Her experience in building brands within the entertainment industry -- both on the traditional Hollywood studio side as well as her recent interactive entertainment experience -- makes her an ideal senior addition to our growing business."

Before joining Sony Online Entertainment, Ms. Dorrell served as General Manager of the Black Label Games division and Vice President of Global Marketing at Vivendi Universal Interactive. She has also worked for Universal Studios, Warner Brothers and the Walt Disney Company.

About Sony Online Entertainment

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Digital Inc., is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games, with a subscriber base of over 750,000 active accounts around the globe. SOE creates, develops and provides compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console and wireless markets. Known for its blockbuster franchises, EverQuest® and PlanetSide®, as well as for developing Star Wars Galaxies™: An Empire Divided™, SOE continues to redefine the business of online gaming and the creation of active player communities while introducing new genres on various entertainment platforms. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, with an additional development studio in Austin, TX, SOE has an array of cutting-edge online games in development.

EverQuest is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. SOE, the SOE logo and PlanetSide are registered trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.

SOURCE: Sony Online Entertainment Inc.

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