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Seasoned mobile operator pro to create and drive new dynamic markets for MIM leader

Paris, France and London, UK – 4 December 2007 – Miyowa, a global specialist in Mobile Instant Messaging services today announced that Scott Stonham has joined the company as Vice President of Product Marketing. A seasoned technology marketing professional, he has held various positions at major industry leading companies, including Vodafone and Qualcomm Europe.

Stonham joins Miyowa from Openwave Systems where, as Marketing Director, he was primarily responsible for defining and driving the company’s strategies for location based services (LBS) in EMEA and the global strategy for mobile advertising.

Prior to this, Stonham held the position of Senior Marketing Manager at Qualcomm Europe – a pioneer of digital wireless technology – working with mobile carriers including Vodafone, Orange, T-Mobile, Telefonica, SFR, O2, Telecom Italia, H3G and WIND. Stonham led the market insertion and business development activities for Qualcomm’s gpsOne™ Assisted-GPS product line in EMEA. He was responsible for positioning Qualcomm as a leader in location technologies and driving the mobile adoption of GPS and Assisted-GPS.

His experience also spans mobile gaming via a role as Marketing Consultant for Californian TIK Games where he helped to build and execute a European product strategy.

Stonham’s expertise and skill facilitated a six-year stint at Vodafone, rising through the ranks from System Designer to become Chief Designer – Global Location Based Services Programme.

Pascal Lorne, Miyowa’s CEO said: “Scott’s broad technical background, extensive mobile experience and marketing talent, makes him the ideal choice for Miyowa. In his career, he has been responsible for implementing and driving numerous winning product marketing initiatives with international reach. We are delighted to have him on board.”

“This is quite clearly a very exciting time to be joining a leading player in the Mobile Instant Messaging space. Miyowa’s vision and robust technology gives me a perfect platform to help grow and create new dynamic markets,” commented Scott Stonham.

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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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