Zynga Names Phuong Phillips as Chief Legal Officer

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq:ZNGA), a leading social game developer, today announced that the Company has appointed Phuong Phillips as Chief Legal Officer effective Monday, September 25. Phillips will oversee all legal affairs and government relations for the Company, and will report directly to Chief Executive Officer Frank Gibeau.

Phuong Phillips, Zynga's Chief Legal Officer

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“I’m excited to welcome Phuong to Zynga. She has a proven track record of navigating complex and evolving industries, while working closely with teams to drive positive business outcomes,” said Gibeau. “We look forward to bringing Phuong’s experience across corporate affairs, mergers and acquisitions, and governance to Zynga’s Legal team.”

Phillips brings to Zynga nearly 15 years of technology and clean energy industry legal experience. Prior to joining Zynga, Phillips served as Associate General Counsel for Tesla, Inc., where she managed the post-acquisition integrations of SolarCity Corp. and Grohmann Engineering. Before that, Phillips spent more than six years at SolarCity, a multi-billion dollar clean energy company. As SolarCity’s Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Head of Corporate and Securities, Phillips advised on matters including M&A, board and corporate governance, securities offerings and compliance, SEC reporting and internal policies. Phillips also served as the lead attorney for SolarCity during its 2016 acquisition by Tesla.

“I’m incredibly proud to join Zynga in its mission to connect the world through games, and work with Frank and the leadership team on the Company’s next chapter,” said Phillips. “Zynga’s passionate employees, combined with its popular forever franchises like Words With Friends, Zynga Poker and CSR2, make it one of the most dynamic mobile gaming companies around. I’m excited to lead Zynga Legal, and partner with teams across the Company to deliver players their favorite social mobile gaming experiences.”

Before joining SolarCity, Phillips spent more than seven years as a Corporate Attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where she represented a wide range of technology and emerging growth companies on corporate governance, public reporting, securities laws, venture and private equity financing, M&A and IPOs.

Phillips also currently serves as the Director of Operations for the Straubel Foundation, a charitable organization focused on global sustainability, education and science.

About Zynga Inc.
Since its founding in 2007, Zynga's mission has been to connect the world through games. To-date, more than 1 billion people have played Zynga's games across Web and mobile, including FarmVille, Zynga Poker, Words With Friends, Hit it Rich! Slots and CSR Racing. Zynga's games are available on a number of global platforms including Apple iOS, Google Android, Facebook and Zynga.com. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., and has additional offices in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, India and Finland. Learn more about Zynga at http://blog.zynga.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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