Strong Focus on the Wireless Market

Opera Software acquires Hern Labs AB, opens office in Linkoping, Sweden

Oslo, Norway – December 14, 2000

Opera Software announced today that it has acquired Hern Labs AB, a software development company located in Linkoping, one of Sweden’s strongest technology hubs.

Opera and Hern Labs have already enjoyed a fruitful relationship over manyyears, with Hern Labs being trusted with porting the Opera Web browser overto the BeOS platform.

“Hern Labs is a great addition to the Opera team,” says Jon S. vonTetzchner, CEO, Opera Software, “We’re getting some very talenteddevelopers, located in the world’s most progressive area for mobiletechnologies,” he adds.

“Opera Software has been a great partner to work with for the Opera for BeOSproject, and is one of the hottest IT companies around,” says HenrikBringhed, Co-founder, Hern Labs, “We are all excited to be part of theorganization of such a world-leader,” he states.


About Hern Labs AB

Hern Labs is a privately held company located in Linkoping, Sweden. Itsprimary focus is on developing cross-platform solutions, thereby helpingsoftware manufacturers expand their base of potential customers by reachingnew markets.

About Opera

Founded in 1995 in Norway, Opera delivers browsers and AI-driven digital content discovery solutions to more than 320 million people worldwide. The company remains one of the most innovative browser creators in the world. Opera is listed on Nasdaq under the OPRA ticker symbol.