'Company of the Year 2010' One97 Communications Ltd. to Go for an IPO

By Indiamart.com, PRNE
Wednesday, December 29, 2010

One97 Communications Ltd. Receives IndiaMART Leader of Tomorrow Award in Two Categories -IT/ITES & Company of the Year

NEW DELHI, December 30, 2010 - One97 Communications Ltd. bagged the IndiaMART Leader of Tomorrow Award
in IT/ITES/Telecom category and was also declared the Company of the Year at
IndiaMART Leaders of Tomorrow Awards 2010 Ceremony held in New Delhi
recently. The chief guest at the Awards Ceremony, Honourable Union Minister
for Home Affairs Mr. P. Chidambaram congratulated and felicitated Mr. Vijay
Shekhar Sharma
, Chairman and Managing Director, One97 Communications Ltd. for
his achievements. With the passion to succeed coupled with sharp business
acumen, Mr. Sharma has steered the company to towering heights. Placed on a
strong growth trajectory, the company is all set to launch its own Initial
Public Offering (IPO) in the year 2011.

Mr. Vijay Shekhar Sharma was jubilant to win the coveted Award in two
categories. On this occasion, he said, "We are honoured to receive this
prestigious business award for MSMEs. It gives us great pride to be
recognized by industry stalwarts for our performance over the past decade.
The last decade has seen the emergence of a lot of outstanding companies who
have also been strong contenders for this award and hence this becomes even
more meaningful. I express my gratitude and admire the impressive manner in
which IndiaMART.com & ET NOW have recognized and encouraged MSMEs in India
who are now becoming a force to be reckoned with. I am glad that we are in
process of fundraising through IPO plan and look forward to complete it

Seeing One97 Communications Ltd. make giant strides, Mr. Dinesh Agarwal,
Founder and CEO, IndiaMART.com, "Foreseeing great potential in the company,
the Jury rightly bestowed upon them the title of 'Company of the Year'
alongwith the Award for IT/ITES category. One97 Communications Ltd. is
aggressively moving on the growth path which is evident from their decision
to take the company for an IPO. I would like to congratulate Mr. Sharma on
receiving the Awards and wish him luck for the IPO."

Mr. Vijay Shekhar Sharma, aged 31, is the Chairman and Managing Director
of One97 Communications Ltd. He has more than ten years of experience in the
telecom and new media industries. He started his first venture 'XS Corps'
while he was at college, which he sold to Lotus Interworks, LLC, New Jersey
in 1999. Prior to founding the company in 2000, Mr. Sharma played key roles
in a number of organisations such as Riverrun Software Services Group
Limited, Inter Solutions Software Private Limited and Startec Global
Communications Limited. His focus was on the design and development of
various products and applications for technology, media and telecom
industries. He holds a Bachelors degree in Engineering from Delhi College of

About One97 Communications Ltd.

One97 Communications Ltd. is India's leading mobile value added service
company. It's vision is to transform telecom networks into unrivaled media to
deliver content, information and intelligent transactions to consumers
worldwide. The company's innovative mobile content, messaging, commerce
services and made-to-order network applications offer new revenue streams to
telecom operators. Championing speed of delivery, One97 thrives on its widely
deployed telecom applications service platform to deliver scalable, flexible
and customized services. It is funded by Intel Capital (Mauritius) Limited,
SAIF and SVB India Capital Partners.

About IndiaMART.com

IndiaMART.com is India's largest online B2B marketplace connecting global
buyers with suppliers through business directories, online product catalogs,
buy-sell offers, industry specific marketplaces, printed media and trade
shows participation.

Founded in 1996 by Mr. Dinesh Agarwal (CEO), the company has a pan-India
presence in over 100 cities. With over 2400 employees located across 55
offices in the country, IndiaMART.com offers an extensive range of value-
added products and services to its 1 million registered members and nearly 5
million global buyers across various industries and verticals.

IndiaMART.com has won numerous awards over the years and has been widely
covered by media such as CNBC, BBC, BusinessMoney, CNN, Businessworld,
Economic Times, Financial Express, etc for its pioneering role in promoting
SME business in the country. Its existing investors include Intel Capital and
Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd (Times Group), India's largest print media group.

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