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asknet partners with Klarna to offer new payment methods for Scandinavia

- Klarna offers smart payment modes that have been used for eight million transactions and a transaction volume of 500 million euros - Approximately 5,500 Internet shops use Klarna’s services; over 1.8 million consumers have used Klarna’s payment options to shop online

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Subtitle: - Klarna offers smart payment modes that have been used for eight million transactions and a transaction volume of 500 million euros - Approximately 5,500 Internet shops use Klarna’s services; over 1.8 million consumers have used Klarna’s payment options to shop online

Karlsruhe (euro adhoc) - Karlsruhe, March 31, 2010 - asknet AG, which recently was ranked as one of Germany´s fastest-growing technology companies in Deloitte´s "Technology Fast 50" report, today announces its partnership with Klarna AB, a Swedish financial services institute.

Since the company was founded in 2005, Klarna has become one of Scandinavia´s market leaders in payment solutions for eCommerce. Today Klarna has a presence in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Germany and Holland and boasts annual sales revenues of 20 million euros. To date eight million transactions have been processed, representing a transaction volume of 500 million euros each year. Approximately 5,500 online shops utilize Klarna's services, among them Scandinavian giants CDON, Dustinhome, and Nelly.

Klarna stands for innovative payment options that make shopping on the Internet easier and more secure. "Klarna Invoicing" is a user-friendly, secure service that makes it possible for customers to shop at any time and buy what they want, paying by invoice after receiving their purchases.

Another option is to pay by installment using "Klarna Account." Customers shop online using Klarna Invoicing, their orders are delivered to them, and all online purchases are then consolidated onto a single invoice at the end of the month. The customer can choose to pay the entire amount at once or to pay off a part of the total each month.

"We are pleased that our partnership with Klarna will allow us to offer a proven and highly popular payment option for the Scandinavian market," says Ute Koehler, Vice President of Business Operations at asknet AG. "Klarna is the perfect partner for asknet and supports our philosophy of offering end customers in our eShops user-friendly and secure payment methods that are in line with the requirements of the local market. With Klarna´s services, we will boost customer satisfaction in our Scandinavian eShops - and we also expect the improved shopping experience to be reflected in higher conversion rates."

About asknet asknet offers its clients customized outsourcing solutions for global software sales via the Internet. Founded in 1995 as a spin-off of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT, formerly the University of Karlsruhe), the company has become the number two independent global provider for electronic software distribution. In addition to its fully integrated shop solutions for software publishers, the company develops and maintains portals for software distribution such as softwarehouse.de, one of Europe's largest. In 2009 the Karlsruhe company was named in the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu "Technology Fast 50" ranking of the fastest-growing technology firms in Germany. asknet´s clients include numerous providers of specialty software such as CollabNet, DivX, F-Secure, Nero, Panda Security, Steganos, and NetObjects. The company also supplies software products to around eighty percent of German universities. Further information is available from www.asknet.com.

Press Contacts asknet AG Kirsten Neininger phone: +49 (0)721.96458-6399 eMail: kirsten.neininger@asknet.com

asknet, Inc. Bernard Haug Phone: +1 (415) 352-2622 eMail: bernard.haug@asknet.com

www.asknet.com

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Further inquiry note:

Kirsten Neininger
Corporate Marketing Manager
Telefon: +49 (0) 721 96 458 6399
e-mail: kirsten.neininger@asknet.de

Branche: Electronic Commerce
ISIN: DE0005173306
WKN: 517330
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Berlin / free trade
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