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NetDragon Partners with SaigonTel to License Zero Online in Vietnam

(9 February 2009, Hong Kong) NetDragon Websoft Inc., a leading game developer and operator in the PRC ("NetDragon", with its subsidiaries collectively known as the "Group"; stock code: 777), announced that it has signed an agreement with Saigon Telecommunication & Technologies Corporation ("SaigonTel"), a listed company in HOSE stock exchange in Vietnam (Symbol: SGT), to license Zero Online in Vietnam market.


Zero Online is the first 2.5D MMORPG developed in China that is set in a science-fiction universe with robot avatars. It was well received by players both in China and overseas market since its launch in April 2007. NetDragon has already launched the English and Spanish version of Zero Online in European and American markets, and the traditional Chinese version in Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan. The game was also granted the "Top Ten Most Popular Online Games among Players" at 2007 Golden Plume Awards.


Of the cooperation with NetDragon, Ms. Dang Thi Hoang Phuong - CEO of SaigonTel said, "We are glad to cooperate with NetDragon to bring a high quality online game to Vietnamese players. Zero Online, an online game which combines an exciting theme, stunning graphics, and fascinating robot elements together, will be the first robot online game in Vietnam with an official name Zero - Robot Đại Chiến. I believe this game will become popular in Vietnam after launch in 2009."


Mr. Liu Dejian, Chairman and Executive Director of NetDragon said, "We are excited to work together with SaigonTel, a proven operator of online games in Vietnam. Our cooperation with SaigonTel gives us a foothold in this new and emerging market, which will further strengthen our position as the leader in overseas expansion among China's online game developers. We look forward to further strengthening our relationship with SaigonTel and our market presence in Vietnam's rapidly expanding online gaming marketplace."




About SaigonTel
Saigon Telecommunication & Technologies Corporation is a listed company in HOSE stock exchange in Vietnam (Symbol: SGT). Among other businesses such as banking, industrial parks, ISP, telecommunication, etc., SaigonTel is also known as one of the top online games publishers in Vietnam which published Shaiya and Warring States in the market.

About NetDragon
NetDragon Websoft Inc. is one of the leading online game developers and operators in the PRC. The Group's game portfolio comprises of a range of MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games) that cater to various types of players and gaming preferences. The Group has successfully developed and marketed many popular online titles of various styles. Its current offerings include the games Eudemons Online, Conquer Online, Zero Online, Tou Ming Zhuang Online, Heroes of Might and Magic Online, Era of Faith, and Monster & Me. Some of the games are also available in foreign languages, including English, French and Spanish. The Group also has four games currently in development, including Way of the Five, Tian Yuan, Disney Fantasy Online and Dungeon Keeper Online, which are expected to be launched from the first quarter of 2009.
Listed on the GEM of the SEHK on 2 November 2007 (Stock code on GEM: 8288), NetDragon successfully transferred to the Main Board of the SEHK on 24 June 2008 (Stock code on Main Board: 777). For more details please visit http://www.nd.com.cn or http://www.nd.com.cn/ir .

For further information please contact:
NetDragon Websoft Inc.
Ms. Maggie Zhou (Investor Relations Department)
Tel:   +86 591 87543120 
Email: ir@nd.com.hk  
Fax:  +86 591 87541761
IR website: www.nd.com.cn/ir

Porda International (Finance) P.R. Group
Helen Chung/ Sharis Siu/ Kate Lam/ Liz Yip
Tel:  +852 3150 6730/ 3150 6771/ 3150 6738/ 3150 6739
Email: helen.chung@pordafinance.com.hk / sharis.siu@pordafinance.com.hk / kate.lam@pordafinance.com.hk / liz.yip@pordafinance.com.hk
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