Option announces commitment of Gimv to its rights issue

Leuven, Belgium, (PresseBox) - Option, the wireless technology company, announces that Gimv NV commits itself to support Option's rights issue subject to certain conditions.

Gimv has committed to subscribe to the capital increase for an amount of EUR 2.5 million, in case and to the extent that not all unexercised rights would be sold in the private placement following the rights subscription period. The commitment of Gimv is subject to the Company raising at least EUR 8.5 million (excluding Gimv's commitment) within the framework of the contemplated rights issue.

As was announced earlier, Jan Callewaert, representing 17.34 per cent of the company's issued share capital (personally and through his wholly owned Pepper NV), has committed to exercise all his rights and to subscribe to the capital increase.

Option N.V.

Option, the wireless technology company, is a leading innovator in the design, development and manufacture of 3G HSUPA, HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, and WLAN technology products for wireless connectivity solutions. Option has established an impressive reputation for creating exciting products that enhance the performance and functionality of wireless communications. Option is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium.The company also has Research & Development in Belgium (Leuven), Germany (Augsburg) and an ISO 9001 production engineering and logistics facility in Ireland (Cork). Option maintains offices in Europe, US, Greater China, Japan and Australia. For more information please visit www.option.com.

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