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NetCracker Announces Sponsorship of Andrew Kurka, Champion Paralympic Skier

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WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

NetCracker Technology announced today that it will be sponsoring Andrew Kurka, a U.S. National Paralympic Alpine skier, at the annual Adaptive Spirit SkiTAM event, which will be held from April 4–7, 2013, in Vail, Colorado. Adaptive Spirit is a not-for-profit, non-commercial trade association headed up by leading U.S. cable operators. In addition to securing funding for the U.S. Paralympic Ski Team, Adaptive Spirit is dedicated to increasing knowledge and awareness of the team and the Paralympics.

In addition, NetCracker is expanding its commitment to give back to the community by sponsoring or participating in multiple corporate social responsibility programs. In doing so, the company is continuing its ongoing tradition of supporting events and activities that empower worthy individuals, organizations, and advocacy groups.

“At NetCracker, we take seriously our responsibility to support remarkable individuals and deserving communities so they can achieve their full potential. Our corporate social responsibility initiative enables us to continue sharing our success with the broader community,” said Joanna Larivee, NetCracker's Senior Director of Marketing. “By sponsoring Andrew Kurka, NetCracker not only supports a remarkable athlete, but also honors the exceptional athleticism and competitive spirit of the entire U.S. National Paralympic Ski Team.”

Eagerly awaiting the coming ski season, Kurka said, “I am very excited about the opportunity that NetCracker's sponsorship will provide. With NetCracker's support, I will continue working towards my ultimate goal of competing in the 2014 Paralympics in Sochi, Russia.”

In 2012, NetCracker contributed to more than a dozen events that support organizations whose activities benefit a wide spectrum of causes, including health, human services, education, arts and culture, and the environment, with an emphasis on children, youth, and family programs. A similarly broad line-up of activities is planned for 2013.

About NetCracker Technology

NetCracker Technology, a subsidiary of NEC Corporation, is the leading provider of BSS/OSS solutions to service providers around the world. NetCracker's comprehensive, end-to-end BSS/OSS offering includes billing, customer care, online rating & charging, resource and network management, IT platforms, and service fulfillment & assurance, as well as an extensive professional services portfolio that includes managed services and end-to-end outsourcing. Our innovative, end-to-end BSS/OSS solutions enable service providers to operationalize next-generation connectivity, maximize the convergence of network and IT, monetize content, and deliver a compelling customer experience. For more information, please visit www.NetCracker.com.

NetCracker is a registered trademark of NetCracker Technology Corp. All other company or product names mentioned in this press release may be trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation is one of the world's leading providers of Internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of a diversified global base of customers. NEC delivers tailored solutions in the key fields of computer, networking and electron devices, by integrating its technical strengths in IT and Networks. The NEC Group employs more than 140,000 people worldwide. For additional information, please visit the NEC website at: http://www.nec.com.

SmartMark Communications for NetCracker
Juliet Shavit, +1-215-504-4272
jshavit@smartmarkusa.com
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NetCracker Technology
Joanna Larivee, +1-781-419-3374
Joanna.Larivee@NetCracker.com

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