Zynga Names Phuong Phillips as Chief Legal Officer

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Zynga Inc, 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.

“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.

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