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Myriad Group Confirms Market Leadership in New VisionMobile 100m Club Report

October 19, 2010

DUEBENDORF-ZURICH, Switzerland, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ — Myriad Group AG (SIX: MYRN), global leader in mobile technology with software in over 2 billion mobile phones, today announces new mobile metrics from leading global analyst firm, VisionMobile, ranking Myriad as a leader in mass-market mobile software. The 100 Million Club cites software companies and products that have shipped in over 100 million devices and has ranked Myriad at the top of their latest report in both the embedded software and mobile platform shipments lists.

VisionMobile 100 Million Club’s latest report lists only 37 mobile software products from 31 companies and has cited only six companies, including Myriad Group, that have surpassed the one billion mark.

The report has ranked Myriad as the only company to lead more than one category – both in Browsers, having shipped in over 2.2 billion handsets (dominating this space by over a billion handsets), as well as Middleware, having shipped in over one billion handsets. In addition, Myriad is the only company, aside from Apple, to be included in both the embedded software and mobile platform shipments lists. Myriad has also made the 100 Million Club in the Application Environment category for software in over 407 million phones in this segment.

“In the first half of 2010 alone, Myriad Group had 200 million installs for its Browser, Messaging Client and Jbed software. The cumulative shipments for these three software products have reached an impressive 3.7 billion,” said Andreas Constantinou, VisionMobile’s Research Director. “As far as shipments go, Myriad Group sets a benchmark for mobile industry that will be hard to match.”

Myriad’s trio of VisionMobile-ranked, market-leading products are:

Myriad Browser – A portfolio comprised of the Myriad Browser V6, Myriad Browser V7 and Myriad Browser V9, designed for device manufacturers to fulfill multiple Operator requirements on multiple levels of device platforms

Myriad Messaging Client – Includes SMS/EMS, MMS, IMPS and Mobile Email, all are market-leading messaging clients which are rich in features, tested extensively and deployed globally

Myriad Jbed(TM) Java ME – Designed to power applications, ensuring mobile users smartphone experiences on any mobile device

“We’re proud to receive recognition for our recent growth and continued leadership at the top of the mobile software industry. VisionMobile’s report further underlines our dedication to innovate and deliver, on a global scale, superior experiences to mass-market phone users,” said Simon Wilkinson, CEO Myriad Group.

Further information on the report can be found on the VisionMobile website: www.100millionclub.com.

About Myriad

Myriad Group AG is a global leader in mobile technology and has shipped over 3.7 billion software applications in more than 2.2 billion mobile phones. Its comprehensive portfolio includes browsers, messaging, Java, social networking, user interfaces and middleware for all types of mobile phones, from ultra-low cost handsets to advanced smartphones.

The company provides both individual components and complete solutions, which enable handset manufacturers and operators to deliver amazing experiences on mobile phones. Myriad also develops USSD-based customer self-care platforms that deliver over 10 billion messages a year to 220 million mobile users across more than 35 mobile operators worldwide.

Myriad was created from the combination of industry-leading companies, Esmertec and Purple Labs. It operates worldwide, with offices in Switzerland, France, UK, USA, Mexico, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan and Australia. Headquartered in Duebendorf-Zurich Switzerland, Myriad is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX Symbol: MYRN). For more information, please visit www.myriadgroup.com.

About VisionMobile

VisionMobile is a market analysis and strategic advisory firm that offers research reports, industry maps, workshops and advisory services on under-the-radar market sectors and emerging technologies.

Researched, authored and published by VisionMobile, The 100 Million Club is the watchlist of software companies whose products have been embedded on more than 100 million mobile handsets. Updated semi-annually, the 100 Million Club celebrates software businesses that have succeeded in establishing a significant share in the mobile handset market.

For an analysis of the research behind the 100 Million Club and its impact, see www.100millionclub.com. For more information on VisionMobile, please visit www.visionmobile.com

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