Press release

9/6/2018

SQUARE ENIX MOURNS THE LOSS OF MIKE SHERLOCK, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER FOR AMERICA AND EUROPE

LOS ANGELES (September 6, 2018) – Square Enix is deeply saddened to announce the unexpected death of Mike Sherlock. Mr. Sherlock served as Chief Operating Officer across Square Enix America and Square Enix Europe since 2015.

Phil Rogers, CEO of Square Enix Europe and America, commented, “It is with tremendous sorrow that we announce the passing of our great friend and colleague, Mike Sherlock.  Mike was a principled and charismatic leader who led by example. He was extremely proud of the progress and success we have shared over the years. The entire Square Enix family mourns this tragic loss, and our deepest sympathies are with his family and loved ones.”

Square Enix’s executive team will assume the immediate responsibilities of Mr. Sherlock to ensure the continuity of its strategic direction and operations. 

About Mike Sherlock

Mike Sherlock was named Chief Operating Officer of Square Enix America in July 2015, co-serving as Chief Operating Officer of Square Enix Europe, a position he had held since 2009. Mr. Sherlock first joined Square Enix Europe in 2005 serving initially as senior vice president of marketing. Prior to joining Square Enix, Mr. Sherlock held positions as president of international publishing for Acclaim Entertainment and executive vice president of sales & marketing for Sega Europe.

About Square Enix, Inc.

Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix, Inc. is affiliated with a global network of leading development studios such as Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 142 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST, which has sold over 76 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 67 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at http://na.square-enix.com/.