Mad Catz and Microsoft Corporation Sign Multi-Year License Agreement for Xbox 360™ Wireless Specialty Controllers

30th May 2009 - Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (AMEX/TSX: MCZ), a leading third-party interactive entertainment accessory provider, announced today that it has signed a multi-year licensing agreement with Microsoft Corporation (“Microsoft”) (MSFT: NASDAQ). Pursuant to the agreement, Mad Catz has global rights to manufacture, market and sell Xbox 360-branded wireless specialty videogame controllers.

“This agreement expands our relationship with Microsoft and we look forward to shipping a range of new wireless specialty controllers, the first of which will be our wireless Fender bass guitar for Rock Band, later this month,” said Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz. “The Xbox 360 platform is a key focus of our growing licensed accessories business and we look forward to bringing Xbox 360 fans a variety of innovative and distinctive wireless specialty controllers to enhance their gaming experiences.”