NEW YORK, March 6, 2008 -- Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR), an interactive entertainment company, today announced that it received a letter from Infogrames Entertainment S.A. (IESA), Atari, Inc.'s majority shareholder, regarding IESA's non-binding expression of intent to acquire the outstanding common stock of Atari, Inc. not owned by IESA and its affiliates for a per share cash amount of $1.68. A Special Committee of Atari, Inc.'s Board of Directors intends to undertake, together with its advisors, a thorough evaluation of the proposal.
The offer is non-binding and there is no assurance that any transaction will occur or as to the terms of any transaction.
About Atari, Inc.
New York-based Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software in the U.S. The Company's 1,000+ published titles distributed by the Company include hard-core, genre- defining franchises such as Test Drive ® ; and mass-market and children's franchises such Dragon Ball Z ® . Atari, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of France-based Infogrames Entertainment SA (Euronext - ISIN: FR-0000052573), an interactive games publisher in Europe. For more information, visit http://www.atari.com.
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