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Bestnet Supports Nothing But Nets Fundraising Activities

December 1, 2011

KOLDING, Denmark, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Bestnet A/S announced today that it has introduced a new feature to its corporate website. This new feature has been designed to help support the UN Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign to raise funds to combat malaria.

Even though it is a preventable disease, malaria claims the life of a child every 45 seconds. Bednets, such as Netprotect® Long Lasting Insecticide Incorporated Mosquito Nets (LLINs), and educating people about the importance of sleeping under a bednet have been proven to be effective tools in the fight against malaria.

“As the manufacturer of Netprotect® LLINs, Bestnet is pleased to support Nothing But Nets in their efforts to raise funds to fight malaria by placing a heart-shaped icon on the bottom right corner of every page of our website (http://www.bestneteurope.com). A simple click on the icon will bring donors directly to the Nothing But Nets secure donation site,” said Bestnet Managing Director Trine Sig.

According to Chris Helfrich, Director of the Nothing But Nets campaign, “Anyone can join the fight against malaria with a $10 donation. Nothing But Nets uses 100 percent of each donation to purchase a net, deliver it to a family, and educate communities on its importance and proper use.”

Sig continued, “Bestnet recognizes the valuable contribution that Nothing But Nets has made to worldwide malaria control efforts. The desire to support their continued success was the driving force behind our decision to place the heart-shaped donation icon on our website. It is our hope that all visitors to our website will take advantage of the opportunity to support Nothing But Nets.”

About Bestnet A/S

Bestnet A/S, the manufacturer of Netprotect® long lasting insecticide incorporated mosquito nets (LLINs), supports the many ministries of health and relief organizations worldwide that are working toward the goal of eventually eliminating malaria. Each year, over 1 million people die from malaria even though the disease is completely preventable and treatable. Sadly, most of these deaths occur in pregnant women and in children under the age of 5.

Bestnet is thoroughly immersed in capacity building throughout the world and is currently producing more than 3 million Netprotect® LLINs per month at their facilities in China, India and several locations in Africa.

More information about Bestnet A/S and Netprotect® LLINs is available at: http://www.bestneteurope.com or by contacting Bestnet Managing Director Trine Angeline Sig: ts@bestneteurope.com, mob.: +45 2826 2600.

About Nothing But Nets

The UN Foundation’s Nothing But Nets is a global, grassroots campaign to raise awareness and funding to fight malaria, a leading cause of death among children in Africa. With a $10 contribution, Nothing But Nets provides individuals – from students to CEOs – the opportunity to join the fight against malaria by sending a net and saving a life.

To date, Nothing But Nets has raised nearly $40 million to distribute more than 6 million nets to families throughout Africa. For more information, visit http://www.NothingButNets.net

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