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asknet Augments Global eCommerce Platform with Payment Option "MULTIBANCO" for Sales in Portugal

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Karlsruhe, San Francisco (euro adhoc) - August 24, 2011 - asknet, a leading
provider of global eCommerce solutions that increase sales and expand markets
for software and digital media companies, announced today that it has added
MULTIBANCO as a payment option to support its customers´ sales in Portugal. With
30 percent market share of the country´s online sales, MULTIBANCO is a must-have
for businesses expanding their eCommerce presence in this market.  

MULTIBANCO, operated by Sociedade Interbancaria de Serviços S.A.(SIBS) offers
diverse payment functionalities: If a customer wants to pay his online order via
MULTIBANCO, he receives a payment reference identifying the specific
transaction. The customer then processes the payment at any ATM supporting
MULTIBANCO and the product is automatically delivered after the transaction was
successful. Therefore the online shop provider is widely protected against

MULTIBANCO plays a major role in the Portuguese market because of its widespread
acceptance and convenience of more than 10,000 ATMs. Furthermore, the MULTIBANCO
card can be used in more than 95% of shops and restaurants, payphones, road
tolls etc, and covers the entire country and its banks.

- Think global, act local -
asknet´s global eCommerce platform enables businesses to develop localized
eShops using different combinations of shop languages, billing currencies,
payment options and customer service languages. Best practices show that
adapting eCommerce shopping carts and payment processes to regional habits
increase sales. With the flexible and scalable asknet eCommerce platform, global
eCommerce can be deployed within a short timeframe, to generate sales from
virtually all countries in the world. 

For more information on how asknet can accelerate your online digital media
downloads internationally, please visit 

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 a leading 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, one of Europe's largest platform for downloads of
standard software. In 2010, asknet posted sales of approximately EUR 72.7
million. asknet´s clients include numerous providers of specialty software such
as F-Secure, IS3, Nero, NetObjects, Norman, and Panda Security. The company also
supplies software products to around eighty percent of German universities.

Further inquiry note:
Martina Oerther
Director Corporate Marketing
Tel.: +49 (0)721 96 458-6369

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company:     asknet AG
             Vincenz-Priessnitz-Str. 3
             D-76131 Karlsruhe
phone:       +49 (0)721 96 458 6369
FAX:         +49 (0)721-96 45899
sector:      Electronic Commerce
ISIN:        DE0005173306
stockmarkets: free trade: Berlin, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, München, Open Market /
             Entry Standard: Frankfurt 
language:   English

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