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Opera and Neomobile to bring one-click mobile payments to Opera Mini

San Mateo, USA and Rome, Italy — January 30, 2013 - January 30, 2013

Opera Software and Neomobile today announced they will work together to bring mobile payment freedom to users of Neomobile services and the Opera Mini mobile browser. As part of the agreement with Opera Commerce, a fully-owned subsidiary of Opera Software, the Neomobile mobile payment system will be integrated into the Opera Payment Exchange (OPX).

OPX’s goal is to make mobile payments a secure and easy experience for the more than 200 million Opera Mini users globally. Thanks to Neomobile, Opera Mini users will be able to buy digital goods and services easily and securely on their mobile devices through direct carrier billing in each country where Neomobile has its mobile entertainment services.

Opera Mini is one of the world’s leading mobile browsers with users on all mobile platforms. Opera’s browsers are also available for computers, TVs and connected devices, including Opera Mobile, the browser for high-end mobile devices. Opera has more than 275 million users all over the world.

Neomobile is the global mobile commerce group at the center of the new mobile ecosystem. Established in February 2007, today Neomobile is a global leader in mobile entertainment in 11 markets, in Europe, Latin America and India, with an offer portfolio able to serve and meet the demands of users, whatever their device: from feature phones to smartphones, from PCs to tablets. The group is also a leader in mobile payments in 70+ markets where the company offers its Onebip solution suite to web and mobile merchants.

Opera Mini users will be able to purchase goods and services in the countries where Neomobile service is offered, with the same advantages of all other mobile browser users. With Neomobile, transactions will be seamlessly billed directly to the users’ mobile-phone bill.

“We are very proud to be an Opera partner and to give the chance to all Opera Mini users worldwide to enjoy our mobile entertainment content and services through the simplicity of our one-click payment flow. The next step for us will be the integration of our Onebip mobile payment service to let merchants and other media companies to make the most of all the ways to monetize their services through the Opera Mini browser,” says Gianluca D’Agostino, CEO, Neomobile.

“Opera strives to work with partners like Neomobile to strengthen the mobile-payment ecosystem for Opera Mini users through OPX,” adds Sameer Merchant, President, Opera Commerce. “One by one, we want to partner with premium mobile-payment service providers like Neomobile to give the convenience of mobile payments to our Opera Mini users.”

About Neomobile

Neomobile is a global Mobile Commerce Group at the forefront of the new mobile ecosystem. Established 2007, Neomobile is today a global leader in Mobile Entertainment, highly visible in Europe, Latin America and India. The Group’s offer comprises a wide range of innovative and attractive mobile commerce solutions, covering the entire device suite - feature phones, PCs, smartphones and tablets distributing interactive digital content and services globally. Neomobile reached a leadership position in Mobile Payment, offering its Onebip solution and its mobile advertising know-how to web and mobile merchants in 70+ markets. With almost 300 experts in mobile, Neomobile is headquartered in Rome, having offices in London, Paris, Madrid, Milan, Reus, São Paulo, Beograd, Istanbul, Berlin, San Francisco, Ciudad De México and Mumbai.

For more information www.neomobile.comwww.neomobile-blog.com, Twitter @Neomobile_group.

About Opera Commerce

Opera Commerce LLC, a fully-owned subsidiary of its ultimate parent Opera Software ASA, is a leading provider of mobile commerce services globally that facilitates frictionless commerce between Opera users and the service providers that they wish to transact with. Through the use of the platform and services provided by Opera Commerce, partners are now able to facilitate payment transactions resulting in a substantial overall improvement in commerce success rates.

About Opera Software ASA

Opera products enable more than 350 million internet consumers worldwide to discover and connect with the content and services that matter most to them, no matter what device, network or location. In turn, we help advertisers reach the audiences that build value for their businesses. Opera also delivers products and services to more than 120 mobile operators around the world, enabling them to provide a faster, more economical and better network experience to their subscribers.
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