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IBS Group Member Announces Acquisition of Certain Assets and Open-Source Solutions of Freedom OSS

April 24, 2013

RAMSEY, Isle of Man, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

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IBS Group [http://www.ibsgr.com ], a leading software development and IT services
provider in Central and Eastern Europe, announces that Luxoft [http://www.luxoft.com ], a
member of the IBS Group and a global provider of advanced application and product
development services, today announced its acquisition of the certain assets and
open-source solutions of Freedom OSS, which delivers practical business results using wide
range of open source technologies to clients in the US. With this acquisition Luxoft
expands its U.S. presence, adds significant client contacts to its customer list, and
enhances its engineering services and expertise within open-source accelerator frameworks
for financial services and other business verticals. Thus, Luxoft’s existing location in
New York City is adding delivery capabilities to become Luxoft’s 13th delivery center

Freedom OSS is a recognized industry leader and a technology advisor to Fortune 500
companies, offering a wide range of consulting and implementation services. In partnership
with some of the pioneers of the professional open source, Freedom OSS delivers consulting
services and creates platforms that help clients reduce costs and improve quality of their
systems and overall business outcomes by leveraging license and royalty free software
solutions. Virtually all engagements of Freedom OSS are handled on a managed
delivery/fixed cost basis, which we and Freedom OSS believe is another strong positive for
clients, striving to optimize expenses and increase transparency and predictability of
their cost structures.

Open-source software (“OSS”) has been gaining an increased acceptance in IT
organizations, including for mission critical systems optimization. According to Gartner,
“By 2016, at least 95% of IT organizations will leverage nontrivial elements of OSS
technology in their mission-critical IT portfolios. These will include not only scenarios
in which IT organizations directly adopt OSS solutions, but also cases where OSS makes its
way into the portfolio embedded in other IT solutions.”[i] Freedom OSS platform utilizes
Event Driven Architecture (EDA) and Complex Event Processing (CEP) technology to analyze
clients’ systems and processes and then propose and build the necessary infrastructure
based on open source alternatives to proprietary software.

“We are very excited about the new opportunities that this acquisition is expected to
provide,” said Roman Trakhtenberg, CEO of Luxoft North America. “We believe that open
source is highly relevant to the IT services industry and is one of the critical trends in
the software development universe that will have a lasting effect on our industry. We look
forward to further building the relationships with the world’s leading financial services
firms that we were able to acquire as our clients of this acquisition. We also welcome the
addition of Freedom’s engineers to the Luxoft team, and are eager to capitalize on their
know-how, now underpinned by our existing capabilities. We will continue building our
center of expertise within OSS domain practice to be able to better serve our new and
existing clients and provide them with new services and solutions.”

With growing global demand for outsourced product development, Luxoft is excited to be
growing its global client base and U.S. operations through this acquisition.

[i] Gartner, Inc., “Drivers and Incentives for the Wide Adoption of Open-Source
Software”, Mark Driver, September 13, 2012.

About IBS Group Holding Limited

IBS Group is a leading software development and IT services provider in Central and
Eastern Europe. Through its two principal subsidiaries, Luxoft and IBS IT Services, it
offers a wide variety of information technology services, such as software development and
IT services outsourcing, IT infrastructure and business applications implementation. IBS
Group has business operations in Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Poland, Germany, Switzerland,
the UK, the USA, Vietnam and Singapore. IBS Group employs more than 8,300 people
worldwide. In the year ended March 31, 2012, the Group reported US GAAP consolidated
revenues of USD816.3 million. IBS Group’s Global Depositary Receipts are listed on the
Regulated Market (General Standard) at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Bloomberg: IBSG:GR;
Reuters: IBSGq.F).

For more information about IBS Group please visit http://www.ibsgr.com.

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