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EA CEO John Riccitiello steps down

Former CEO Larry Probst steps in in the interrim

EA has announced that their current CEO John Riccitiello is to step down from the company.

Riccitiello's six year reign as CEO of EA will come to an end on March the 30th he steps down from his post and from his position on the board of directors.

He is to be replaced for the time being by former CEO Larry Probst who first held the role between 1991 and 2007.

Probst said of Riccitiello's departure, "We thank John for his contributions to EA since he was appointed CEO in 2007, especially the passion, dedication and energy he brought to the Company every single day. John has worked hard to lead the Company through challenging transitions in our industry, and was instrumental in driving our very significant growth in digital revenues. We appreciate John's leadership and the many important strategic initiatives he has driven for the Company. We have mutually agreed that this is the right time for a leadership transition."