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Disclosure of shareholdings

(PresseBox) (DUEBENDORF-ZURICH, Switzerland, ) Based on the Federal Act on Stock Exchanges and Securities Trading, on December 18 2007, Esmertec AG received the following notification from Mitsui & Co., Ltd., 2-1, Ohtemachi 1-Chome, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo, Japan:
- Percentage of voting rights: 6.02%
- Equity securities: 1,000,000 registered shares
- Date of acquisition or sale resulting in holdings reaching, exceeding or falling below the threshold: December 13 2007
- Date of transfer of equity securities: December 18 2007
- Facts and circumstances triggering the obligation to notify: exercise of conversion rights
- Responsible contact person: Junichiro Morito, Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Manager, M&A / Capital Markets Department, Finance Division, phone: +81 (0) 3-3285-3170, fax: +81 (0) 3-3285-9902

On December 18 2007, Esmertec AG also received the following notification from Sofinnova Capital IV, represented by its Management company, Sofinnova Partners, 17 rue de Surène, 75008 Paris, France:
- Percentage of voting rights: 17.44%
- Equity securities: 2,894,755 registered shares
- Date of acquisition or sale resulting in holdings reaching, exceeding or falling below the threshold: December 13 2007
- Date of transfer of equity securities: December 18 2007
- Facts and circumstances triggering the obligation to notify: exercise of conversion rights
- Responsible contact person: Monique Saulnier, Managing Partner & CFO of Sofinnova Partners, phone / fax: +33 1 53 05 41 10

Finally, on December 18 2007, Esmertec received the following notification that Mark Barrie Hawtin, 64 Albert Hall Mansions, Kensington, London SW7 2AG, Great Britain, holds the following shareholdings in Esmertec AG:
- Percentage of voting rights: 3.01%
- Equity securities: 500,000 registered shares
- Date of acquisition or sale resulting in holdings reaching, exceeding or falling below the threshold: December 13 2007
- Date of transfer of equity securities: December 18 2007
- Facts and circumstances triggering the obligation to notify: exercise of conversion rights
- Responsible contact person: Thomas Keller, Pictet & Cie, Legal Department, phone: +41 58 323 18 38, fax: +41 58 323 23 24

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Esmertec is a leading provider of Java(TM) in-device engines and mobile services platforms. The company's high-performance solutions enable consumers to easily discover and access content and services on any mobile phone. Esmertec's customer database has grown to more than 90 customers, including mobile operators and manufacturers of mobile handsets, set-top boxes and interactive televisions. Its in-device engines power 1 out of 10 new phones (shipped in more than 260 million devices) and its USSD mobile services platforms serves more than 146 million mobile subscribers world-wide.

Esmertec is a founding member of the Google initiated Open Handset Alliance, delivering customized solutions for Android, the mobile platform.

Founded in 1999, Esmertec is headquartered in Zurich-Switzerland with subsidiaries in China, France, South Korea, and the USA, and offices in Taiwan and the UK. Since 2005, Esmertec is listed on the SWX Swiss Exchange (ESMN).
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