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Alex Kuruvilla joins the board of Coruscant Tec

Mumbai, India – November 7, 2005 – Coruscant Tec, a leading mobile content and commerce provider announced today that it has nominated Alex Kuruvilla, former Managing Director, MTV Networks India & Executive Vice President MTV Networks Asia, as a non executive member of the Board of Directors of the Company with effect from October 2005.

In the advent of interactive technology, Alex will provide strategic direction & learnings on innovative mobile content solutions into new markets and to create product identities that have a wide reaching impact on the youth of today.

Alex joins Probir Roy, Anand Rajaraman, Venky Harinarayan and Paavan Duggal as a member of the Board of Directors. Probir is a 17 year veteran of the IT & Internet industry having been associated with Govt., Media/Broadcast and New Media buisnesses in leadership positions. Anand Rajaraman and Venky Harinarayan are founding partners of Cambrian Ventures.



Prior to Founding Cambrian in 2000, Anand was Director of Technology at Amazon.com, responsible for technology strategy and advanced technology initiatives. Venky was a General Manager at Amazon.com and helped create Amazon.com's marketplace business. Paavan Duggal, General Counsel is a practicing advocate in the Supreme Court of India having specialised in the newly emerging field of Cyberlaw & E-Commerce law.

Welcoming Alex Kuruvilla to the Board, Ajay Adiseshann, Managing Director, Coruscant Tec, said "Alex brings with him, the rich experience of creating one of the most successful youth channels in Asia. We welcome his experience and wisdom to the Coruscant Board and feel that his presence will add to the quality of debate and decision making at the Board".

"The incredible pace at which innovation & growth is happening in the mobile & wireless space makes it an exciting place for me to be involved with. I was very impressed by the Coruscant team's passion and I am very excited about the breakthrough ideas that they are launching,”said Alex Kuruvilla, commenting on his association with the company.

“Alex brings on Board world class experience in marketing/branding and content. It is a privilege to have such brilliant and innovative minds as members of our Board and brings closure to our Board composition.” said Probir Roy, Founder-Director, Coruscant Tec.

Alex Kuruvilla is well known for making desi cool. With a legacy of a successful 17-year career in advertising, Alex’s last assignment involved spearheading the strategic direction and day-to-day operations of MTV, Nickelodeon (Nick) and VH1 in India and South East Asia.

Alex’s manifold achievements have secured his nomination as the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ by Ernst & Young in 2002. Alex has also featured in Business India’s “People To Watch Out For In The New Millennium”. Alex is a regular speaker at industry events organized by FICCI, CII, the Indian School of Business.

About Coruscant Tec

Coruscant Tec, is a leading mobile solutions company focusing on the areas of content and commerce. The company was set up in 2003 in Mumbai. Today, it has offices in Mumbai, Chennai and Palo Alto (USA). The Company has alliances with several leading Indian and International aggregators, telecom operators (telcos), financial networks and banks to bring mobile content and commerce to Indian mobile subscribers. Today, Coruscant Tec has a wide range of SMS, WAP, BREW and JAVA content in the Indian market.

Coruscant Tec offers complete solutions from content supply to content provisioning and content delivery to the consumer's handset in any part of the world. Its strengths include rich experiences in mobile and wireless domains, in-depth market know-how, proven competence in content development and the ability to provide quality, cost-effective software technology solutions using a wide array of technologies and processes.



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