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July 12, 2011 (July 11, 2011)



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Item 5.02.  Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

            On July 11, 2011, based on the recommendation of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of GameStop Corp. (the “Company”) elected Shane Kim, age 48, a Class 1 Director of the Company.  Mr. Kim’s term will expire at the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders in 2012.


            Mr. Kim worked for Microsoft Corporation (“Microsoft”) for almost 20 years, retiring in January 2010.  For the last 15 years at Microsoft, Mr. Kim was with Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business division, most recently as its corporate vice president of Strategy and Business Development.  Before that, Mr. Kim was the corporate vice president of Microsoft Game Studios, where he oversaw a team of approximately 1,000 programmers, designers, artists and producers developing a broad range of Xbox 360 and Windows titles.  Since retiring from Microsoft in January 2010, Mr. Kim has been an independent adviser to companies in the interactive entertainment and digital media industries.  Mr. Kim received a bachelor’s degree in economics and international relations from Stanford University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


            Mr. Kim has been determined by the Board to meet the “independence” standards of the New York Stock Exchange and the Securities and Exchange Commission.


            Mr. Kim will receive compensation consistent with the other non-management Directors of the Company.  Accordingly, on July 11, 2011, Mr. Kim received a grant of 4,620 shares of restricted Class A common stock of the Company under the Company’s 2011 Incentive Plan, with a matching cash grant of $27.00 per granted restricted share, in each case vesting in equal annual installments on the first through third anniversaries of the grant date.  Mr. Kim was not elected to the Board pursuant to any arrangement or understanding between Mr. Kim and any other persons, and there are no transactions between the Company and Mr. Kim or his immediate family members that require disclosure pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.


            The Company’s press release announcing Mr. Kim’s election is attached to this Report as Exhibit 99.1.


Item 9.01.  Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d)  Exhibits.


99.1                 Press Release, dated July 12, 2011.








            Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.











Date:  July 12, 2011


/s/ Robert A. Lloyd



Robert A. Lloyd
Executive Vice President and
      Chief Financial Officer









Exhibit No.



Press Release, dated July 12, 2011.