Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ: GLUU), a leading global developer and publisher of free-to-play games for smartphone and tablet devices, today announced that Tim Wilson has joined the company as Global Chief Technology Officer. Wilson brings to Glu a strong background in global technology and engineering leadership acquired through his 27-year career in gaming. Having served in multiple CTO positions at Electronic Arts, Wilson is expertly positioned to provide world-class technology leadership as Glu continues to expand its digital entertainment portfolio.

"I am pleased to welcome Tim Wilson to Glu as we continue to be leaders in the mobile gaming industry under the direction of a top-notch executive team," said Niccolo de Masi, Glu Chairman and CEO. "I expect his expertise and track record of excellence to optimize the services that support Glu's planned growth."

"I've spent my entire career in gaming and see free-to-play as the business model with the greatest potential for growth," said Wilson. "I'm excited to join the Glu team and look forward to leading the company's efforts to expand its capabilities to continue providing players with seamless experiences."

Over the course of his 19-year tenure at Electronic Arts, Wilson served as the CTO of various business groups including All Play Label, Core Media Group, and EA's Redwood Shores Studio. His most recent role was Head of the company's EADP Mobile Platform where he was instrumental in leading a team to develop and operate EA's mobile services to support its mobile catalog. He also served as EVP of Strategic Relationships of Gaikai from January 2011 to October 2011 and on Gaikai's Advisory Board from October 2011 until its acquisition by Sony Computer Entertainment in July 2012.

Cautions Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain "forward-looking statements" related to the business of Glu Mobile Inc., including statements regarding that Tim Wilson is expertly positioned to provide world-class technology leadership as Glu continues to expand its digital entertainment portfolio; Glu expects Mr. Wilson's expertise and track record of excellence to optimize the services that support Glu's planned growth; Mr. Wilson sees free-to-play as the business model with the greatest potential for growth; and that Mr. Wilson looks forward to leading the company's efforts to expand its capabilities to continue providing players with seamless experiences. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, consumer demand for smartphones, tablets and next-generation platforms does not grow as significantly as we anticipate or that we will be unable to capitalize on any such growth; the risk that we do not realize a sufficient return on our investment with respect to our efforts to develop free-to-play games for smartphones, tablets and next-generation platforms; and the risk the risk that our recently and newly launched games are less popular than anticipated or decline in popularity and monetization rate more quickly than we anticipate. Certain of these risks and uncertainties are or will be described in greater detail in our public filings with the SEC. Glu is not under obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

About Glu Mobile

Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU) is a leading global developer and publisher of free-to-play games for smartphone and tablet devices. Glu is focused on creating compelling original IP games such as CONTRACT KILLER, COOKING DASH, DEER HUNTER, DINER DASH, DINO HUNTER: DEADLY SHORES, ETERNITY WARRIORS, FRONTLINE COMMANDO, RACING RIVALS, TAP SPORTS BASEBALL and TAP SPORTS FOOTBALL, and branded IP games including KIM KARDASHIAN: HOLLYWOOD, JAMES BOND: WORLD OF ESPIONAGE, ROBOCOP: THE OFFICIAL GAME, TERMINATOR GENYSIS: REVOLUTION, and MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION on the App Store, Google Play, Amazon Appstore, Facebook, Mac App Store, and Windows Phone. Glu's unique technology platform enables its titles to be accessible to a broad audience of consumers globally. Founded in 2001, Glu is headquartered in San Francisco with major U.S. offices outside Seattle and in Long Beach, and international locations in Canada, China, India, Japan, Korea, and Russia. Consumers can find high-quality entertainment wherever they see the 'g' character logo or at www.glu.com. For live updates, please follow Glu via Twitter at www.twitter.com/glumobile or become a Glu fan at www.facebook.com/glumobile.

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