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Engine Gaming Appoints Lawrence Rutkowski to its Board of Directors

TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / March 21, 2023 / Engine Gaming and Media, Inc. (NASDAQ:GAME)(TSXV:GAME) ("Engine Gaming", or the "Company"), announced today that has appointed Lawrence R. Rutkowski to its Board of Directors effective March 16, 2023, to serve on an interim basis until the closing of the arrangement agreement between the Company and GameSquare Esports, Inc. Mr. Rutkowski previously served on Engine Gaming's Board from January 2021 to March 8, 2023.

"We are excited to have Larry rejoin Engine Gaming's Board as an independent director and as Chair of our Audit Committee and member of our other independent committees," said Tom Rogers, Engine Media's Executive Chairman. "The continuity he provides on the Audit Committee and other matters will be appreciated as we move forward with our arrangement agreement with GameSquare Esports."

About Mr. Rutkowski

Before joining Engine Media, Mr. Rutkowski has had a distinguished career as an executive for a diverse array of companies, including:

Petco - Exec. Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Warnaco - Exec. Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Primedia - Exec. Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

NBC / General Electric - SVP & CFO, Strategic Business Development

Walt Disney Company, - Director/VP Finance, Network Television, Animation; VP/Controller Walt Disney Studios

Mr. Rutkowski received a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in Education from the University of Michigan and received a Master of Business Administration degree from Michigan State University.

About Engine Gaming and Media, Inc.

Engine Gaming and Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: GAME) (TSXV: GAME) provides unparalleled live streaming data and social analytics, influencer relationship management and monetization, and programmatic advertising to support the world's largest video gaming companies, brand marketers, ecommerce companies, media publishers and agencies to drive new streams of revenue. The company's subsidiaries include Stream Hatchet, the global leader in gaming video distribution analytics; Sideqik, a social influencer marketing discovery, analytics, and activation platform; and Frankly Media, a digital publishing platform used to create, distribute, and monetize content across all digital channels. Engine Gaming generates revenue through a combination of software-as-a-service subscription fees, managed services, and programmatic advertising. For more information, please visit


Engine Company Contact:
Lou Schwartz

For further information, please contact Investor Relations for Engine Gaming & Media, Inc.:
Shannon Devine
MZ North America
Main: 203-741-8811

Notice Regarding Forward Looking Statements

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SOURCE: Engine Gaming & Media Holdings, Inc.

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