Candy Crush Saga chairman resigns, former EA exec takes over role

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A shift in leadership this week at King Digital as the chairman of the board steps down.

In a press release yesterday from King Digital, developers of the Candy Crush Saga game, they announced that chairman of the board Melvyn Morris is stepping down from his role with immediate effect due to 'personal reasons'.

Board member Gerhard Florin will replace Morris as chairman.

Florin has more than 20 years experience in the industry, and has  been with the company's board of directors since 2010. He is currently chair of King Digital's compensation committee and previously worked for EA and BMG in executive and supervisor roles.

King Digital CEO Riccardo Zacconi said: "I would like to thank Mel for his leadership and support over many years. His belief, energy, experience and insight have helped to make King a successful global business with hundreds of millions of players. We look forward to his rejoining the Board in due course and we look forward to working with Gerhard in his new role. Gerhard has played an important role during his tenure as a King board member, helping the company to grow into one of the most successful mobile gaming companies."

King Digital's income from Candy Crush Saga was shown to drop in the latest earnings report this month, with revenue you £514.4 million, down from $621.2 million at the same time last year.

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