WIZARDS OF THE COAST COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF TSR INC.
    • WIZARDS OF THE COAST COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF TSR INC.


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      WIZARDS OF THE COAST COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF TSR INC.

      June 3, 1997 (Renton, Wash.)--Wizards of the Coast Inc. today announced the completion of its acquisition of TSR Inc., finalizing a transaction that began in April when the two leaders of the adventure gaming industry announced the signing of a letter of intent. Both companies are privately held, and financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed. A product and employee integration plan is currently being developed and details will be announced at a later date.

      Wizards of the Coast is the publisher of the world's best-selling trading card game, *Magic: The Gathering*(R). Lake Geneva, Wis.-based TSR is the publisher of the world-renowned adventure game *Dungeons & Dragons*(R).

      Peter Adkison, president and CEO of Wizards of the Coast, commented, "I am personally and professionally thrilled with the finalization of this agreement. The Dungeons & Dragons legacy has dominated the adventure roleplaying game category for more than 22 years, and we are thrilled to be new providers to its enormous worldwide audience."

      Founded in 1975, TSR rose to a market leadership position that endures today with the introduction of Dungeons & Dragons. The internationally famous game further generated a wide variety of best-selling adventure and roleplaying games and merchandise, including the _New York Times_best-selling book series, *Dragonlance*(R). The game Dungeons & Dragons was featured in an early scene of the 1982 Steven Spielberg hit movie, _E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial_.

      Wizards of the Coast is a privately held game company that publishes the world's best-selling trading card game, Magic: The Gathering. Headquartered outside of Seattle, Wash., in the city of Renton, Wizards of the Coast is the leading authority on card games and adventure board games, with top-selling titles such as the *BattleTech*(R) TCG and *RoboRally*(R). Wizards of the Coast also has international offices in Antwerp, Paris and London. For more information on Wizards of the Coast, visit the company's website at <http://www.wizards.com> or its CompuServe forum at .

      WIZARDS OF THE COAST, Magic: The Gathering and RoboRally are registered trademarks of Wizards of the Coast Inc. Dungeons & Dragons and Dragonlance are registered trademarks of TSR Inc. BattleTech is a registered trademark of FASA Corporation. The BattleTech universe is owned by FASA Corporation and used under license.

      1997 Wizards of the Coast Inc.