Statement regarding the film posted on Internet containing the "PAYDAY Girl Contest" etc.

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Stockholm March 26, 2013 Starbreeze AB (publ)

Statement regarding the film posted on Internet containing the "PAYDAY Girl Contest" etc. Starbreeze did not release the film and it does not contain material approved by the company. Starbreeze and its wholly owned studio OVERKILL Software do not endorse the film and its message. The company has initiated an investigation to find out the facts about the film.

Starbreeze wants to emphasize that the company does not in any way share the attitude towards women portrayed in the film and the company vehemently distances itself from the film and its message. The film does not portray the company’s values. Starbreeze regrets that this film was made and posted on Internet and has initiated an investigation regarding the film, the posting and its message. The company takes this matter very seriously and will act accordingly.

Starbreeze CEO Bo Andersson Klint: "Over a period of time we looked at proposals for various marketing ideas for the “PAYDAY” movie project. This film was one of the proposed ideas that we, for obvious reasons, instantly rejected. "

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Starbreeze is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products. With studios in Stockholm, Paris, Los Angeles, Barcelona and Brussels, the company creates games and other virtual reality entertainment products, based on proprietary design and licensed content. Starbreeze most recent games include PAYDAY 2®, John Wick VR shooter and upcoming survival co-op FPS OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead. Under its publishing initiative, Starbreeze has together with Canadian studio Behaviour Digital successfully launched horror thriller Dead by Daylight. Starbreeze has set out to develop truly immersive virtual reality (VR) experiences by integrating software and hardware in its StarVR® head mounted display, produced together with Acer. Together with wholly owned subsidiary Enterspace, Starbreeze further solidifies its presence in location based entertainment. StarVR can additionally be found at IMAX VR Centres in Los Angeles and New York. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Starbreeze shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm First North Premier under the tickers STAR A and STAR B with the ISIN-codes SE0007158928 (A share) and SE0005992831 (B share). Remium Nordic is the company's Certified Adviser. More information:,,