HONG KONG, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Shanda Games Limited (NASDAQ: GAME, " Shanda Games" or "the Company"), a leading online game developer, operator and publisher in China, today announced that Mr. Guoxing Jiang has resigned from his position as a member of the Company's Board of Directors and a member of the Audit Committee for personal reasons. In addition, Shanda Games has appointed Mr. Yong Gui as a member of the Company's Board of Directors and its Audit Committee.
Being recognized as a new talent in social science in China, Mr. Gui is a deputy dean, professor and Ph.D. supervisor at Fudan University's School of Sociology in Shanghai. He also serves in various managerial and academic roles including council member of China Sociology Association ("CSA"), deputy director of CSA's "Economic Sociology Special Committee," council member of CSA's "Social Network and Social Capital Special Committee," vice general secretary of Shanghai Sociology Association and deputy director of the Shanghai Association of Young Talent for Societal Construction. Mr. Gui received his Bachelor's and Master's degree in Sociology and a Doctoral degree in Economics from Fudan University.
"On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Mr. Jiang for his contributions to Shanda Games over the past years and wish him all the best in his future endeavors," said Mr. Tianqiao Chen, Chairman of Shanda Games' Board of Directors. "I am pleased to welcome Mr. Gui to our board and the Audit Committee. I believe Mr. Gui's insightful understanding of Chinese society and population will be of great value to the Company, especially in the area of designing and managing our in-game virtual worlds."
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