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New Chief Executive Officer Appointed at SouthWing
SouthWing appoints Matthew Kapp as Chief Executive Officer as per September 1st, 2006.


Barcelona, 20th September, 2006- SouthWing announced today that as per 1st September Matthew Kapp has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the company. In this position he will succeed Bart Huisken, founder of SouthWing, who will now focus on his role as Chief Innovation Officer and Member of the Board. Kapp’s central role will be to develop and implement plans to drive the company’s profitable expansion, growth opportunities and operational excellence.

Matthew Kapp enters SouthWing at a key point in the company’s development, bringing his thorough understanding of technology and markets and his valuable international expertise in Telecom, IT and Mobile sectors where he has developed roles in different areas such as R&D, Marketing, Sales and General Management and has achieved a track record of success in competitive high growth technology sectors.

Before joining SouthWing, Kapp was Vice President of European Sales at Sony Ericsson where he was responsible for profits, market share and turnover from Western European Market operations. Previously Matthew Kapp was Commercial President at 3com International (EMEA/Asia Pacific) with his main role to support the companies operational focus to improve profitability and redefine it’s strategy, and previously President of Asia Pacific where he led the region through it’s high growth in new contestable technology markets growing the regions contribution from 8 to 20 % of 3Com’s world wide business
Regarding his interest in joining SouthWing Kapp commented:
“SouthWing has a powerful vision and expertise for intelligent voice interface devices and service platforms that can bring consumers closer to the power of mobile applications and communications, thus improving revenue streams for operators. I am pleased to enthusiastically take the leadership of a company with such an innovative vision and potential for market and value creation. I was impressed by the immediate differentiation and leadership of SouthWing’s products today, which is reflected by SouthWing having the leading Mobile Operators as customers”.

And he adds, “The company benefits from solid revenues, doubling year on year, but most importantly, it is backed up by a strong investment team which provides the investment needed to support further growth expansion opportunities. I’m very pleased to also be announcing the new round of investment of 6.000.000 € from new investors Invercat and Spinnaker, along with existing investors, which will finance SouthWing’s expansion plans”.

Kapp will take an important role in SouthWing’s Innovation Research, which is aimed at developing the way in which headset devices, in addition to Mobile phone communication, intelligently interact with application services, multiple networks and other platforms and devices.


About Southwing S.L.
SouthWing is an innovation-focused company, which develops and markets personal area short range wireless headset, devices and applications for mobile operators. The company's core business is the development of intelligent wireless headsets, devices and service platforms that improve mobile operators Average Revenue per User. The company's success is driven by innovation with a focus on embedded software, the user experience, design, leadership and exceptional quality.

Today SouthWing is Europe's leading Bluetooth solutions provider to Mobile Operators such as Telefónica, Orange, T-Mobile, Vodafone or Cingular. The company has a number of awards for its innovations such as PUSH4, RotaVoice and touch sensitive volume controls. SouthWing´s intuitive interfaces for an ever more complex device environment will lead to a revolution on how consumer electronics devices and mobile applications will be controlled in the future. SouthWing's solutions have been ranked continuously as best in class in demanding markets such as the UK, Germany and USA.

SouthWing was founded in December 2000 by Bart Huisken, with wide experience in the<


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SouthWing S.L.
+34 93 530 72 00
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