Mulberry Joins Opera

Opera and Mulberry sign strategic alliance agreement

New York, NY – Jan. 31, 2001

The makers of the leading independent multi-platform browser, Opera, and the leading independent cross-platform e-mail client, Mulberry, today announced a co-marketing and strategic alliance at the LinuxWorld show in New York City.

The Opera Web browser is made by Opera Software, ASA, headquartered inOslo, Norway. Mulberry is made and published by Cyrusoft International, Inc., of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

“Mulberry has long been the fastest and most functional e-mail client on themarket,” said Cyrusoft CEO John Degory. “Opera is, similarly, the fastest and most functional Web browser. E-mail and Web access are the two biggest desktop applications on the Internet. We are pleased to join forces with Opera and showthat there’s a better, more reliable, faster, and more secure alternative to better-known brands.”

Both Opera and Mulberry are available on popular versions of the Linuxoperating system, as well as versions for Solaris, Macintosh, and Windows, among other platforms.

“Mulberry’s intuitive and fast e-mail client coupled with its broad support for different platforms makes it an exciting alliance for Opera,” said Jon S. vonTetzchner, CEO of Opera Software ASA.

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About Mulberry

Mulberry, first released commercially in 1996, has been well-known for its excellent support of the Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP), as well as its features oriented towards site management and administration, such as remote preferences and personal address books. Cyrusoft has over a million paid licensees in thirty-one countries and virtually every US state and Canadian province.

About Opera Software

Opera Software ASA is an industry leader in the development of Webbrowsers for the desktop and embedded markets, partnering withcompanies such as IBM, AMD, Symbian, Canal+ Technologies, Ericsson,Sharp and Lineo (now a division of Embedix). The Opera browser hasreceived international recognition from end users and the industrypress for being faster, smaller and more standards-compliant than otherbrowsers. Opera is available on Windows, Mac, Linux/Solaris, OS/2,Symbian OS and QNX. Opera Software ASA is a privately held companyheadquartered in Oslo, Norway. Learn more about Opera at