EA Announces 2008 EA Scholarship Recipients

Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:00am EDT

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$10,000 Scholarships Named in Honor of Dick Asher, Tim Mott and
   Randy Pausch are Awarded to Students Participating in EA's Annual
                       Summer Internship Program
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) today announced the three
recipients of its 2008 Scholarship Awards. The scholars were selected
from a pool of 100 interns who are currently spending the summer
working in EA studios around the country. The recipients - all
graduating seniors - were identified based upon academic excellence,
outstanding internship performance, passion for gaming and financial
need. Each student will receive a $10,000 tuition scholarship.

   "These winners embody the spirit of EA and the people that
inspired these three scholarships - retired Board of Directors Dick
Asher and Tim Mott, and long-time friend of EA who recently passed,
Randy Pausch," said Gabrielle Toledano, Executive Vice President of
Human Resources at EA. "Luv Kohli, Sarah Hatton and Greg Hettinger
reflect the diversity of EA's internship program, and all have unique
academic and work experiences. In addition, all three scholars have
been extended job offers to return to EA after completing their
studies which is great recognition of their hard work and professional
achievements at EA this summer."

   Details about the scholarships and their recipients are as

   Luv Kohli, recipient of the Dick Asher Scholarship: Luv Kohli
worked as a software engineer intern in the summer of 2007 on EA's
Godfather team, and he returned this summer to work in a small EA
development studio in Raleigh, N.C. Kohli brought an exemplary level
of skill, passion, and excitement to both of his internships.
Currently, Kohli is finishing his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, focusing on Virtual Reality
related to new modes of gaming. Like the inspiration of his
scholarship, Dick Asher, Kohli is also a huge music lover.

   Sarah Hatton, recipient of the Tim Mott Scholarship: Sarah Hatton
has excelled this summer as an assistant producer intern on EA's Pogo
team. In addition to pursuing her M.F.A. in Digital Technology at
Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz., she also has a civic mindset
and she has taught and worked on various projects in the local
community. While attending undergraduate school at Carnegie Mellon
University in Pittsburgh, Penn., Hatton was a research artist for the
Alice Software, of which EA has been a strong supporter. Hatton has
been adept at applying her passion for art and technology, and her
interests are a great example of the intersection between art,
engineering, and design.

   Greg Hettinger, recipient of the Randy Pausch Scholarship: Greg
Hettinger is a non-traditional student in many ways. After completing
a B.S. degree in Business from Florida State University in
Tallahassee, Fla., he returned to school full-time to follow his
passion and work toward earning another bachelor's degree - this time
in Fine Arts at Ringling College of Art & Design in Sarasota, Fla.
Hettinger exemplifies the cross section of art, business, and
engineering, and the risk-taking dedication he has shown towards
pursuing his passion is admirable. Hettinger has been working at EA
this summer as an animator on Hasbro products at EA Salt Lake City.

   EA's summer internship program is among the largest in the
industry, hosting more than 200 students to work in studios around the
world. The 12-week curriculum provides students with a broad overview
of the game making process, as well as a solid foundation in specific
functional areas like development and marketing. More information
about working at EA can be found at: www.jobs.ea.com.

   About Electronic Arts

   Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City,
California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software
company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and
distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems,
personal computers, cellular handsets and the Internet. Electronic
Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS(TM),
EA(TM), EA SPORTS Freestyle(TM) and POGO(TM). In fiscal 2008, EA
posted GAAP net revenue of $3.67 billion and had 27 titles that sold
more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is
www.ea.com. More information about EA's products and full text of
press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.

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Holly Rockwood, 650-628-7323
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