Electronic Arts Moves EA Sports’ Moore Up to COO, Cottle to Oversee Mobile, Social Gaming

Electronic Arts shuffled its executives today with EA Sports’ head Peter Moore taking over as chief operating officer. He is filling the position that John Schappert left open when he left the company for rival Zynga.

Barry Cottle, who had been executive vice president of EA Interactive, becomes head of that division, which oversees all of the company’s mobile and social gaming initiatives. PopCap Games, which the company just agreed to acquire for up to $1.3 billion including earnouts, will also fall under its umbrella.

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