Garderos appoints Wim Vink, former managing director of Swisscom Eurospot Germany, as its new CEO; Han Christensen remains as managing director

June 30, 2004

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MUNICH -- Two years after its founding, Garderos Software Innovations today named formerManaging Director of Swisscom Eurospot Germany, Wim Vink, as its new CEO.As of 1st of July 2004, Vink will take over the chief executive responsibilities carriedout to-date by co-founder Hans Christensen. Christensen remains as managingdirector."We all welcome Wim to the company", said Christensen. "Garderos will benefit fromWim´s extensive industry experience, and allow me to focus on growing ourworldwide sales."

"Network Operators and ISPs all over the world have recognized the need to offerwireless services above and beyond plain Internet access. Their networks will needto support service offerings like Voice over WLAN (VoWLAN) and mobile subscriberauthentication (EAP-SIM) in order to increase ease of use and make wirelessservices more compelling for users, and this is precisely what the Garderos platformprovides," said Wim Vink.

"Wim successfully built up German wireless ISP WLAN AG, which was acquired bySwisscom Eurospot in 2003," said Frank Boehnke, partner at Wellington Partners,one of the original Venture Capital investors in WLAN AG and lead investor atGarderos. "His credentials and experience are ideally suited to take Garderos to thenext level." Siemens spin-off Garderos is also funded by SAP Ventures andDr. Neuhaus Techno Nord.

Garderos Software Innovations GmbH

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