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Esmertec sets new date for IPO
First trading day on SWX envisaged for September 29


NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION INTO THE UNITED STATES

Duebendorf- Zurich , Switzerland – September 16, 2005 – Esmertec™, a leading global, independent developer of software solutions for mobile handsets and embedded devices, announced today that the first trading day of its initial public offering (IPO) on the Main Board of the SWX Swiss Exchange is envisaged for September 29, 2005.

The terms of the IPO remain unchanged. Esmertec plans to place a total of up to 5,450,000 registered shares at a price per share ranging from CHF 15 to CHF 20. In addition, certain existing shareholders have granted the joint bookrunners, UBS Investment Bank and Deutsche Bank, an Over-Allotment Option of 815,000 shares. The bookbuilding period will take place from September 22 to 28, 2005 with the first day of trading on the Main Board of the SWX Swiss Exchange expected on September 29, 2005. Proceeds from the offering will be used to fuel further growth of the company – both organically and via selective acquisitions – and engage in further product and technology development.

Esmertec will provide an update of the company and present its half-year results at a press conference on Wednesday, September 21, 2005 in Zurich . The Preliminary Offering Memorandum will also be available on September 21, 2005 and can be obtained from the joint bookrunners.


About Esmertec
Esmertec is a leading provider of software solutions for mobile phones and embedded devices. Our high-performance solutions are delivered to chipset and embedded devices manufacturers in mobile and landline telecommunication, home-multimedia, machine-to-machine and consumer electronics markets. Engineered for smallness, Esmertec's wireless Java (Java ME) solutions, mobile applications and components, and object-oriented software platform (OSVM™) are designed to extract maximum performance from hardware environments. Founded in 1999, Esmertec is a global company headquartered in Zurich, with engineering, sales and customer support operations in Switzerland, China, Denmark, France, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, the UK and the USA.


This press release is not an offer of securities for sale in the United States . No securities may be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration, and any public offer of securities to be made in the United States will be made by means of a prospectus that may be obtained from Esmertec AG. Such prospectus will contain detailed information about Esmertec and its management, as well as its financial statements. This press release is not being made and may not be distributed or sent into Australia , Canada or Japan .

This document is only directed at persons who: (i) are outside the United Kingdom; or (ii) have professional experience in matters relating to investments; or (iii) are persons falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) (“high net worth companies, unincorporated associations etc”) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (all such persons being together referred to as “relevant persons”). This press release must not be acted on or relied on by persons who are not relevant persons. Any investment or investment activity to which this communication relates is available only to relevant persons and will be engaged in only with relevant persons.

The announcement is not an offer of securities under Swiss Law. It is not a listing prospectus according to art. 652a and/or art. 1156 Swiss Code of Obligations or art. 32 ff. Swiss Listing Rules and is not a listing notice according to art. 45 ff. Swiss Listing Rules.

Esmertec is a trademark of Esmertec AG. Java is a trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. Other company, product and service names may be trademarks of their respective owners.
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Esmertec
+41 1 823 89 54
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