Take-Two promotes Gary Dale

Named COO of the video game maker

NEW YORK -- Take-Two Interactive Software promoted executive vp Gary Dale to COO on Thursday, as it mulls strategic alternatives and aims to build on its success of "Grand Theft Auto."

Dale will report to CEO Ben Feder, and oversee businesses such as sales, publishing and international expansion, the video game maker said. The announcement comes after Take-Two rejected a takeover offer by rival Electronic Arts.