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Industry veteran brings expertise to leading Mobile Instant Messaging board

Paris, France and London, UK – 13 November 2007 – Miyowa, a global specialist in Mobile Instant Messaging services today announced the addition of Mike Kaul to its board of directors. With over 30 years’ experience in the software industry – including internet and enterprise applications and software as a service – Kaul brings expert advice, opinions and industry contacts to the Miyowa board.

Most recently, Kaul was president and CEO of di Carta, the leader in contract management software where he raised new funding, re-engineered the company’s products and led a merger to accelerate progress towards an IPO. He has held senior positions at companies including Buildpoint, HotDispatch and Advanced Decision Systems and has headed up several venture-backed start-ups.

Mike Kaul spent four years at Oracle Corporation, first as Vice President of U.S. Marketing, then Vice President of Advanced Technologies, and finally as Vice President and General Manager of Oracle's New Technologies division. Kaul’s Silicon Valley expertise and experience gained him recognition as an industry veteran and enabled him to take up further senior positions in major organisations.

“Mobile Instant Messaging is squarely teed up to be at the centre of a new wave of communications tools and content distribution," commented Mike Kaul. "Miyowa, with its world-class reputation and unrivalled client list, represents an opportunity too good to miss. I look forward to working alongside the management team and offering my experience to help Miyowa realise its full potential as the global leader in MIM," he added.

Pascal Lorne, CEO of Miyowa, commented: “We are thrilled to welcome Mike to the board of directors. His extensive software background coupled with his experience of driving innovative companies holds very exciting potential for Miyowa and its customers. I’m sure this appointment will have a very positive impact on our company’s future.”



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About Miyowa

Miyowa is the European leader in mobile Instant messaging and entertainment for communities. Miyowa provides mobile operators and portals with a white-labelled, scalable range of Instant messaging related content and services. Since 2003, the company has developed a thorough expertise in federating mobile operators' and portals' communities.

Miyowa created the first handset independent universal end-to-end client messaging technology (MoveMessenger™), compliant with all major existing standards and systems in place.

With the official support of the major Instant messaging brands, Miyowa allows operators' customers to access their preferred messenger and multimedia content.

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