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Ubisoft raises guidance for fiscal 2007-08

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- Sales target increased to around 920 M and operating margin to around 14%.
- Tom Clancy s Rainbow Six® Vegas 2 sells-in around 2 million units, better than expected.
- Assassin s Creed(TM) and Games For Everyone brands continue to outperform.

Today, Ubisoft, one of the world s largest video game publishers, raises its guidance for fiscal 2007-08 on the back of overall strong performance from its games.

The Group now expects full-year 2007-08 sales of around 920 M compared to a previous guidance of approximately 875 M , announced on January 23, 2008, and current operating income before stock options to represent around 14% of sales, versus the previous estimate of at least 13%. Sales guidance for the fourth quarter are in consequence raised to approximately 210 M compared to a previous guidance of around 165 M .

Yves Guillemot, President and CEO of Ubisoft, stated "As expected, 2008 is off to be a record year for the videogame market and our games have performed remarkably well in this context. Assassin s Creed and our Games For Everyone brands continued their strong performance and Tom Clancy s Rainbow Six Vegas 2 had a better than expected start. One year after the great success of the first title, the second iteration, which provides another unique multi-player experience in the much enjoyed Tom Clancy environment, is ranked among the top games on Xbox360® and PLAYSTATION®3 in almost every country."