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Opera Signs German Distributor

October 2, 2002

Microbasic to Distribute Opera in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Oslo, Norway -- October 2, 2002

Opera Software today signed up MicroBasic GmbH to increase its sales in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. MicroBasic is an electronic sales republisher and distributor with as many as 26 individual resellers in its reseller network.

Austrian, Swiss and German users can now complete the buying process entirely in German and purchase the browser with a local reseller through the MicroBasic site.

"The Opera browser already has a loyal user base in Austria, Germany and Switzerland," said Jakob Snilsberg, sales and distribution manager. "Using MicroBasic's reseller network allows us to reach both old and new users on all major on-line German software reseller channels."

MicroBasic will sell the latest versions of Opera for Windows and Linux. For a limited time customers can save more than 40% purchasing a German Opera version through one of the MicroBasic resellers.

Visit MicroBasic's resellers at www.isd-downloadshop.de/reseller.asp?HNr=17.

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About Opera Software

Opera Software ASA is an industry leader in the development of Webbrowsers for the desktop and embedded markets, partnering withcompanies such as IBM, AMD, Symbian, Canal+ Technologies, Ericsson,Sharp and Lineo (now a division of Embedix). The Opera browser hasreceived international recognition from end users and the industrypress for being faster, smaller and more standards-compliant than otherbrowsers. Opera is available on Windows, Mac, Linux/Solaris, OS/2,Symbian OS and QNX. Opera Software ASA is a privately held companyheadquartered in Oslo, Norway. Learn more about Opera at www.opera.com.

About MicroBasic GmbH

MicroBasic is a strategic partner for the successful republishing, distribution and electronic sales of software. The success of the MicroBasic operation and its present market-leading position is a result of an exceptional mix of applied knowledge, commitment and creative solutions. MicroBasic's extensive range and growing network of sales channels enable it to penetrate, market and distribute an unparalleled portfolio of consumer and business software to a diverse cross-section of IT resellers including high-street multiples, value-added and corporate resellers (VARs), SMEs, mail-order specialists, dot-coms and retail independents. Find out more about MicroBasic at www.microbasic.de.

Contacts

Live Leer
MarCom Manager
Tel: +47 4040 1477
E-mail: press@opera.com

MicroBasic GmbH

Alexander Draxler
ESD - Electronic Sales
Tel: +49 8990 4990 661
E-mail: AlexanderD@MicroBasic.de

About Opera

Opera enables more than 350 million internet consumers worldwide to connect with the content and services that matter most to them. Opera also helps publishers monetize their content through advertising and advertisers reach the audiences that build value for their businesses, capitalizing on a global consumer audience reach that exceeds 1 billion.

Opera is a trademark of Opera Software AS.