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Tetris Online Appoints Chief Financial Officer Dean Hirata

News Release 9-25-11: Tetris Online, Inc. (www.tetrisonline.com) today announced the appointment of Dean Hirata as chief financial officer. In this position, Hirata will guide Tetris Online's overall financial performance and strategic growth.

Hirata, a certified public accountant, brings more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry to his new role as chief financial officer. Most recently, Hirata served as the State of Hawaii Deputy Director of Budget and Finance under the Abercrombie administration.

"Dean brings a wealth of experience and financial leadership to this new role of chief financial officer at Tetris Online," said Minoru Arakawa, president and chief executive officer of Tetris Online, Inc. "We are confident that Dean will be a valuable addition to our executive team and guide the company financially as we continue to expand our games portfolio."

Previously, Hirata served as vice chairman and chief financial officer of Central Pacific Financial Corp., the bank holding company of Central Pacific Bank. Prior to Central Pacific Financial Corp., he served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of CB Bancshares, Inc., a bank holding company, whose principal subsidiary was City Bank.

Before joining CB Bancshares, Inc., Hirata served as senior vice president and controller at First Hawaiian Bank. He began his professional career at the international accounting firm of KPMG and left as senior manager to join First Hawaiian Bank.

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Hirata received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. His professional affiliations include the Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Financial Executives International, Hawaii Chapter.

Additionally, Hirata devotes his time to non-profit organizations including the boards of the Aloha Council Boy Scouts of America and Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund (EUTF).

About Tetris Online, Inc. Tetris Online, Inc. is the exclusive online licensee of The Tetris Company, LLC of all rights to the world-famous Tetris(R) game in North America and Europe. Founded in January 2006 by Minoru Arakawa, Henk Rogers and Alexey Pajitnov, Tetris Online is a developer and publisher of electronic entertainment properties. Titles include Tetris for Nintendo 3DS(TM), Tetris Party Deluxe for Wii(TM) and Nintendo DS(TM), Tetris Party for WiiWare(TM), Tetris Splash for Xbox LIVE(R) Arcade, Feevo on Facebook and iPad, Monster Fusion on Facebook, and Tetris Battle on Facebook, which can be found at www.facebook.com/tetrisbattle. Tetris Online is privately held and headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Abercrombie Administration News Releases:

  • 12-6-10 Hirata Appointed: News Release
  • 8-30-11 Hirata resignation mentioned in passing one month after the fact: News Release
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