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17.03.2010

PRESS RELEASE: Raptor Technology AG: Raptor Gaming Technology further expands its console accessory business

Raptor Technology AG / Miscellaneous 17.03.2010 09:05 Dissemination of a Corporate News, transmitted by DGAP - a company of EquityStory AG. The issuer / publisher is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. =-------------------------------------------------------------------------- After the successful launch of its console accessories business under the brand 'Nitho' in September 2009, Raptor Gaming Technology GmbH, daughter company of Raptor Technology AG (ISIN: CH0100475216; Austrian Code: RAP; WKN: A0RLJU) will now further develop its line up for console gamers. With annual revenues of more than 50 billion USD, 'Gaming' became bigger than Hollywood. In the US and the UK more than 60% of all households play games on consoles or PC. Germany is with a bit more than 30% of all households behind this trend and offers big growth potential. Therefore Germany is the first main focus to further develop the revenue with the new business unit console accessories. More than 60% of all Hardcore-PC-Gamers do own at least one console. The current problem for most of these Gamers is that they need to adjust to new equipment if they move from playing on a PC to the console. Therefore Raptor Gaming Technology will put big development efforts in supplying these Gamers with multiplatform equipment, so that they do not need to adjust anymore regardless of the platform they use. The business with pure console accessories under 'Nitho' will also be pushed heavily forward. With the inclusion of professional console gamers and the gained development know how in PC-Gaming new product concepts will be introduced into the market. Based on this philosophy two new products for Sony PlayStation(R)3 just arrived to the market. The 'Nitho Driving Kit' and the 'Nitho Gamer's Kit'. The 'Nitho Driving Kit' is the ultimate solution to improve the game performance and experience for racing games. It includes two professional trigger extensions to improve the use of L2 and R2 buttons, comfortable extension to control the analog stick of the controller and a silicone body with tire shape to maximize the grip of the controller. The 'Nitho Gamer's Kit' extends the delivery content of the 'Nitho Driving Kit' by an additional bag in controller shape and inner pockets to host all accessories and cables and a USB SD/MMC card reader. -End of press release- Raptor Technology AG is an independent, exchange listed company in the development and distribution of computer appliances with the focus on the gaming community. This news release may contain certain forward-looking statements, expectations, intentions, strategies and beliefs regarding the future. All statements contained herein are based upon information available to the management of Raptor Technology AG as of the date hereof, and actual results may vary based upon future events, both within and without the control of the management, including risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. Management does not take any responsibility to update the contents of this News Release in case new aspects arise or new conditions change the facts available. Raptor Technology AG, Weinreben 1, 6301 Zug, Schweiz, Company number: CH-170.3.032.863-9, info@raptor-gaming.com ISIN: CH0100475216; Austrian Code: RAP; German Code (WKN): A0RLJU Listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange other securites.at. and on the Berliner Stock Exchange http://www.raptor-technology.com Copyright (c) Raptor Technology AG. All rights reserved. ISIN: CH0100475216 WKN: A0RLJU 17.03.2010 09:05 Ad hoc announcement, Financial News and Media Release distributed by DGAP. Media archive at www.dgap-medientreff.de and www.dgap.de =--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Raptor Technology AG / Miscellaneous 17.03.2010 09:05 Dissemination of a Corporate News, transmitted by DGAP - a company of EquityStory AG. The issuer / publisher is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. =-------------------------------------------------------------------------- After the successful launch of its console accessories business under the brand 'Nitho' in September 2009, Raptor Gaming Technology GmbH, daughter company of Raptor Technology AG (ISIN: CH0100475216; Austrian Code: RAP; WKN: A0RLJU) will now further develop its line up for console gamers. With annual revenues of more than 50 billion USD, 'Gaming' became bigger than Hollywood. In the US and the UK more than 60% of all households play games on consoles or PC. Germany is with a bit more than 30% of all households behind this trend and offers big growth potential. Therefore Germany is the first main focus to further develop the revenue with the new business unit console accessories. More than 60% of all Hardcore-PC-Gamers do own at least one console. The current problem for most of these Gamers is that they need to adjust to new equipment if they move from playing on a PC to the console. Therefore Raptor Gaming Technology will put big development efforts in supplying these Gamers with multiplatform equipment, so that they do not need to adjust anymore regardless of the platform they use. The business with pure console accessories under 'Nitho' will also be pushed heavily forward. With the inclusion of professional console gamers and the gained development know how in PC-Gaming new product concepts will be introduced into the market. Based on this philosophy two new products for Sony PlayStation(R)3 just arrived to the market. The 'Nitho Driving Kit' and the 'Nitho Gamer's Kit'. The 'Nitho Driving Kit' is the ultimate solution to improve the game performance and experience for racing games. It includes two professional trigger extensions to improve the use of L2 and R2 buttons, comfortable extension to control the analog stick of the controller and a silicone body with tire shape to maximize the grip of the controller. The 'Nitho Gamer's Kit' extends the delivery content of the 'Nitho Driving Kit' by an additional bag in controller shape and inner pockets to host all accessories and cables and a USB SD/MMC card reader. -End of press release- Raptor Technology AG is an independent, exchange listed company in the development and distribution of computer appliances with the focus on the gaming community. This news release may contain certain forward-looking statements, expectations, intentions, strategies and beliefs regarding the future. All statements contained herein are based upon information available to the management of Raptor Technology AG as of the date hereof, and actual results may vary based upon future events, both within and without the control of the management, including risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. Management does not take any responsibility to update the contents of this News Release in case new aspects arise or new conditions change the facts available. Raptor Technology AG, Weinreben 1, 6301 Zug, Schweiz, Company number: CH-170.3.032.863-9, info@raptor-gaming.com ISIN: CH0100475216; Austrian Code: RAP; German Code (WKN): A0RLJU Listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange other securites.at. and on the Berliner Stock Exchange http://www.raptor-technology.com Copyright (c) Raptor Technology AG. All rights reserved. ISIN: CH0100475216 WKN: A0RLJU 17.03.2010 09:05 Ad hoc announcement, Financial News and Media Release distributed by DGAP. Media archive at www.dgap-medientreff.de and www.dgap.de =--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Copyright (c) Raptor Technology AG. All rights reserved. ISIN: CH0100475216 WKN: A0RLJU 17.03.2010 09:05 Ad hoc announcement, Financial News and Media Release distributed by DGAP. Media archive at www.dgap-medientreff.de and www.dgap.de =--------------------------------------------------------------------------

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March 17, 2010 04:05 ET (08:05 GMT)