Encore Expands its Agreement with JoWooD

Encore is very excited to announce that we've expanded our co-publishing agreement with JoWooD Productions. Effective immediately we will manage the sales, distribution and marketing in North America for over a dozen of JoWooD's new PC games (including Silent Storm, Spellforce and Soldner), a back catalog of an additional two dozen PC titles, and a handful of console games.
ENCORE EXPANDS ITS CO-PUBLISHING AGREEMENT WITH JOWOOD PRODUCTIONS SOFTWARE AG Over a dozen new games, including Silent Storm, Spellforce and Soldner, as well as two dozen catalog titles from Austrian publisher to receive broad North American distribution and marketing Los Angeles, CA - August 19, 2003 - Encore, a majority-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation (NASDAQ: NAVR), today announced that it has expanded its co-publishing agreement with JoWooD Productions Software AG, an Austrian game publisher and developer. Under this new agreement, Encore will manage the sales, distribution and marketing exclusively in North America for over a dozen new PC games, a back catalog of an additional two dozen PC titles, and a handful of console games. JoWooD is delivering the content for these games, which are anticipated to begin shipping by the end of the year. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Silent Storm, Spellforce and Soldner, eagerly awaited games that have received favorable previews from the press and consumers, are among those covered by this agreement. Others include Against Rome and Railroad Pioneers. This agreement follows one signed by JoWooD and Encore in March of this year, in which AquaNox 2: Revelation, Cold Zero, Chaser, Neighbors from Hell and Wildlife Park were the lead titles among nine covered in the contract. The first three began shipping today; Neighbors from Hell is scheduled to ship next week and Wildlife Park will follow in October. Said Michael Bell, Encore's CEO, "This expanded agreement with JoWooD for titles such as Silent Storm, Spellforce and Soldner, each one a triple A game, speaks volumes to the focus and results we've been able to bring to the current portfolio of JoWooD titles." Added Andreas Tobler, CEO of JoWooD Productions Software AG, "Encore's focus and dedication to the JoWooD line has exceeded our expectations, and we are pleased with how well the partnership is working. The Encore team has done a great job in laying the foundation for success for AquaNox 2: Revelation, Cold Zero and Chaser, and we are very excited about the upcoming games under this newly signed agreement." About Encore Encore, a majority-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation (NASDAQ: NAVR), is a leading interactive publisher in the PC CD-ROM and videogame markets. The company will release close to a dozen new entertainment titles in the coming months through licensing or publishing agreements with Marvel (DaredevilT), JoWooD Productions (AquaNox 2: Revelation, Cold Zero and Chaser among others), Victory Simulations (Redline: Xtreme Air Racing 2), Conspiracy Entertainment (Rally Championship) and Prolific Publishing (Marine Aquarium 2.0). The company also offers PC titles or compilations in nearly every major software category from business and productivity to education and kids, including brand names such as Sesame StreetT, Advantage and SafeworldT. Encore products are sold in thousands of retail outlets nationwide, and in major international markets. For more information on Encore and Navarre Corporation, visit www.encoreusa.com and www.navarre.com. About JoWooD JoWooD Productions Software AG, a publicly traded company on the Vienna Stock Exchange, is rapidly establishing itself as a leading force in the video games industry. Its strategy is to identify, develop and publish internationally competitive, high-quality entertainment software for all existing next-generation gaming platforms. JoWooD Productions has in-house development facilities in Vienna and Ebensee, Austria, and a fast growing roster of exceptional subsidiary studios, including Wings Simulations and Massive Development in Germany. JoWooD Productions Software AG's head office is based in Austria with wholly owned subsidiaries operating out of the UK, Germany, Japan and the USA. # # #