Press Release, 23 July 2013

Armada receives preferred Backbase partner status

Armada Soft, a member of Armada Group (MICEX-RTS: ARMD) signed an agreement to become the preferred Backbase Bank 2.0 implementation partner for the Russian market.

Backbase is the leading Bank 2.0 Portal Software vendor, providing its solution to global financials such as ABN Amro, Deutsche Bank, Barclays, ING, Postfinance, Visa. In Russia, Sberbank and Tinkoff Credit Systems are using Backbase technology to improve their digital and mobile banking channels.

The modern Backbase Bank 2.0 Portal helps banks to optimise their online customer experience. With powerful Web 2.0 e-business functionalities, the platform helps banks to increase revenue, acquire and retain customers and improve online self-service. Backbase technology enables banks to streamline omni-channel customer interactions (across desktop, smartphones, tablets, self-service terminals and other), enables fast time to market and helps financials to save money on creating and managing multiple customer interaction channels.

Commenting on the preferred partner status of Armada Soft, Jouk Pleiter, Backbase CEO and Founder said: “We are very impressed with the Web DNA of Armada. The team has the right prerequisites and skills: web content management, user experience, portals, mobile, and development for large brands and companies. Together with Armada we are now developing specific Bank 2.0 Widgets and Apps optimized for the Russian market, including internet banking integration and participate in a number of online banking projects in the Russian and Eastern-European market.”

About Armada

Armada (MICEX-RTS: ARMD) is a leading Russian software developer and IT service provider for public and corporate customers in Russia. It ranks among Russia’s top 5 software developers (Expert RA). Armada tops the Russian rankings of web developers for the corporate sector (CMS Magazine), including banking sector, where 4 of Top 10 retail banks use Armada’s CMS. Overall, Armada’s solutions are used by over 30m people in Russia. Website: www.armd.ru/en