Norwegian Opera Attendance Increasing

Pro Soft to distribute and market Opera in Scandinavia

Ringsted, Denmark and Oslo, Norway – June 27, 2002

Pro Soft and Opera Software ASA today announced a sales and distribution agreement for Opera’s desktop browser for Windows, Mac OS and Linux in Scandinavia.

Pro Soft will market and sell the popular browser to target groups like home users, schools and companies in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland.

“We are proud to have been chosen as Opera’s distributor in Scandinavia,” says Stig Andersen, Prosoft. “Opera Software’s continual focus on quality throughout the product cycle, has made Opera to the most exciting browser on the market.”

Opera has had a tremendous growth in users over the last year, especially in Northern and Central Europe. With Pro Soft joining the effort, Opera Software expects to see a sharp increase in the numbers of users in Scandinavia over the coming months.

“Pro Soft is exactly the kind of partner Opera was looking for to build the Scandinavian market,” says Dean Kakridas, VP desktop products. “Pro Soft is well positioned in the market, and combines strong local software sales experience and distribution with motivated and skillful management.”

Pro Soft will start the distribution and marketing of the Opera browser immediately.

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About Pro Soft

Pro Soft was founded in 1987, making it a part of the old and renowned software company establishment. Pro Soft has put in place several quality indices for measuring the success of sale and distribution of software products. The company tagline is: “Software for the times”. Pro Soft has a large retail network in the five Nordic countries, and good contact with end-users.

About Opera Software

Opera Software ASA is an industry leader in the development of Web browsers for the desktop and embedded markets, partnering with companies such as IBM, AMD, Symbian, Canal+ Technologies, Ericsson, Sharp and Lineo. The Opera browser has received international recognition from end users and the industry press for being faster, smaller and more standards-compliant than other browsers. Opera is available on Windows, Mac, Linux/Solaris, Symbian OS and QNX. Opera Software ASA is a privately held company headquartered in Oslo, Norway. Learn more about Opera at



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