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Free Nimbuzz for Hutch Subscribers in Sri Lanka

Nimbuzz will enable Hutch subscribers to stay connected for free

SILICON VALLEY, Calif., June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nimbuzz, a leading cross-platform global communication app and Hutch, have announced a partnership to bring Nimbuzz to Hutch subscribers across Sri Lanka absolutely free. The offer would be available to all subscribers of the telecom operator for a period of six months starting from June, 2013. A 150 million user strong Nimbuzz has seen growth in the Asian region and is now looking to further strengthen its footprint in Sri Lanka with this partnership.

The agreement between the two global brands will allow Hutch subscribers in Sri Lanka to reach out to their personal and professional connections across the world for absolutely no cost. The offer is available to all subscribers irrespective of their data consumption. These partnerships are the first signs of stronger relationships developing between large internet players like Nimbuzz and leading MNO's that will drive the future of the telecom industry in the years to come

Speaking about the partnership, Vikas Saxena, CEO, Nimbuzz highlighted, "We at Nimbuzz are extremely excited about our partnership with Hutch. We strongly believe that the future of the mobile communication space is going to be led by close collaboration between Internet and NGO's. I am confident that this partnership will help Hutch further strengthen its foothold in the country as Nimbuzz provides the best experience to the global users."

Thirukumar Nadarasa, CEO, Hutchison Telecommunications Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd

said, ''Hutch is extremely committed to creating the highest value offering for the end user. Mobile messaging is gaining great popularity across the world and Sri Lanka too is a part of this revolution. Our partnership with Nimbuzz aims at making communication more affordable and convenient.''

About Nimbuzz
Nimbuzz is the free messaging and entertainment app for the connected generation. The multi award-winning Nimbuzz application enables users to enjoy free calls, instant messaging, games, file sharing, and social networking on their mobile device.

In addition, Nimbuzz offers discounted calling rates to most countries in the world. With more than 150 million users in 200 countries - and with more than 210,000 new registrations per day, Nimbuzz is one of the most popular communications applications for any device.

Nimbuzz is available on thousands of the world's most popular devices across all major platforms such as BlackBerry 10, Android, iOS, Symbian, Windows Phone, and J2ME, as well as Windows and Mac computers.

Nimbuzz is backed by Mangrove Capital Partners.

For more information, please visit Nimbuzz.com or follow @nimbuzz on Twitter

About Hutchison Telecommunications Lanka (Private) Limited

Hutchison Telecommunications Lanka (Private) Limited ("Hutchison Telecom Lanka") provides mobile telephony service under the "Hutch" brand. Its service covers all districts of the country. The Company is constantly expanding its network to reach the entire country. Hutchison Telecom Lanka provides affordable and accessible mobile telephony plus useful value added services. For more information about Hutchison Telecom Lanka, see www.hutch.lk

A subsidiary of Hutchison Whampoa Group ("HWL"), Hutchison Telecom Lanka is a member of Hutchison Asia Telecom International which comprises of mobile telecommunication operations in the emerging markets of Indonesia, Vietnam and Sri Lanka. Hutchison Asia Telecom is a key part of HWL's telecommunications division which includes the 3 Group comprising 3G operations in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Macau, Sweden and the UK. For more information about HWL, see www.hutchison-whampoa.com

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