Las Vegas, NV/Bergen, Norway, April 26, 2006. Vizrt Ltd. (Frankfurt Prime Standard, Oslo Main List: VIZ) announces today, that with reference to the LOI dated December 21, 2005, Vizrt Ltd. and the shareholders of Ardendo AB have signed the share purchase agreement in accordance with the LOI.
Closing will take place as soon as the necessary prospectus has been filed with the Oslo Stock Exchange and the associated shares have been registered for trade.
Further information about the transaction will be released in connection with the release of Vizrt's Q106 financials results on May 9, 2006.
Vizrt is the world's leading provider of HD/SD real-time 2D and true 3D broadcast graphics. The company's software suite offers a complete graphics solution including: character generation, content management and newsroom integration, 3D tickers, virtual studio, 3D weather application with data integration, Curious Software map creation tools, virtual sports analysis, information display and virtual effects. All Vizrt's graphics products are powered by a single core renderer, the unique and powerful Viz|Engine(TM). Vizrt's graphics solution goes beyond the visual aspect and includes highly customized user interfaces for the designer, operator, journalist and engineer. The world's leading broadcasters, such as CNN, CBS, Fox, BBC, Sky, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, TV Today, CCTV and NHK as well as Production houses and Corporate institutions, including both the New York and London Stock Exchange, use the Vizrt's software suite. Vizrt is a public company traded on the Frankfurt Prime Standard and on the Oslo Main List: VIZ, ISIN: IL0010838154. For further information please refer to www.vizrt.com