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ananda moves head office to a strategic location in a top Yangon business hub

YANGON, Myanmar – February 20, 2019 – ananda has announced today that its head office moved to No. 114, Kabar Aye Pagoda Road, Sayarsan Ward, Bahan Township, Yangon, Myanmar (Location Map: Link). The new head office is easily accessible by public transportation and is bound to become one of the fastest growing companies in Yangon’s second business hub. The new head office occupies a 8-story building and, in line with human resources rapid growth forecasts, it will be able to accommodate an increase in staff in the coming years. As a Myanmar home-grown company, ananda is committed to not only provide the people of Yangon and Mandalay with the fastest data-service but also its employees with a modern and inspiring working environment. ananda has also announced the closure of its store at the former head office on No. 520/A, Kabar Aye Pagoda Road, Bahan Township since 15th February 2019. Sales and marketing continues at all ananda stores, retail outlets and distribution partners city-wide. Customers can also contact ananda through phone (+95 9 969 787 878), email (care@ananda.com.mm), website, the ananda Facebook page, the Viber public account and live chat through my ananda app. About Amara Communications Amara Communications Co., Ltd. (ACS) is a leading provider of services to the telecommunications industry in Myanmar. ACS owns and operates ananda, a 4G+ data operator that enables a liberating digital experience for consumers and enterprise users. Launched in Yangon in Q2 2018 and in Mandalay in January 2019, ananda is proud to be

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ananda goes live in Mandalay

ananda services will support Mandalay’s growth as a smart city MANDALAY, Myanmar – January 24, 2019 – Today marks the opening of ananda’s flagship experience store in the heart of Mandalay, signalling the arrival of Myanmar’s first 4G+ data service to the country’s second largest commercial centre and rapidly emerging smart city. ananda is a 100% Myanmar owned digital company with a vision to provide a wide spectrum of Multimedia and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions for consumers and business in Myanmar. Launched in Yangon in May 2018 and, ananda aims to continually expand its coverage and services to bring the fastest, unlimited data experience to everyone. Mandalay is an important trading, communication and cultural center in northern and central Myanmar. It sits within a high-growth region with industries in mining, energy, and construction, and border trade with China and India. Myanmar’s last royal capital is also the gateway to the country’s top tourist destinations Bagan, Pyin Oo Lwin and Inle Lake. Recently, Mandalay City has been recognised as one of the top 10 Southeast Asian cities that have achieved significant inroads in being a smart, connected city. Mandalay Region Chief Minister U Zaw Myint Maung, Amara Communications Board Chairman U Than Win Swe, ananda Chief Executive Officer Alan Sinfield, and ananda Deputy Chief Executive Officer Aye Mya Mya Kyi led the distinguished guests at the opening of ananda’s ZayCho branch. Myanmar celebrities including singer Sai Sai Kham Leng and ananda’s Mandalay business partners also graced the opening. “With

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Ongo teams up with ananda to enhance Myanmar’s digital environment

Cooperation between ongo and ananda for a cashless society enables customers to embrace a true digital lifestyle YANGON, 19 December 2018 – Ongo, the market leading business-to-business (B2B) digital payment service in Myanmar, and the high speed 4G+ data service provider ananda have officially become partners at today’s signing ceremony held at Pan Pacific Hotel Yangon. Their cooperation allows customers to easily top up their internet accounts at any Ongo agent shops across the country and via the Ongo and my ananda apps, as well as to buy ananda products at Ongo agent shops. “ananda is helping Myanmar step up its internet infrastructure by providing Myanmar’s people with the high speed 4G+ data service they need, and we want to be a part of it. As a market-leading B2B digital payment provider, ongo mobile payment solutions will empower ananda customers to make convenient and safe mobile payments from anywhere. Our strategic partnership paves the way for a better financial inclusion and an enhanced digital lifestyle for people in Myanmar,” said ongo CEO Allen Gilstrap. In the near future, ongo agent shops will offer ananda products and services as well as co-branded activation services for new ongo/ananda customers. Ongo mobile payment service enables business and consumer users with smartphone app digital wallets and is a leading pioneer in Myanmar’s transformation to a cashless society. Ongo B2B service include digitizing payments in the FMCG, microfinance and digital services sector and recently launched Myanmar’s first digital payroll service for employers. “Myanmar is moving

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ananda presents Charlie Chaplin classic “The Gold Rush” at MEMORY! Film Festival

Yangon, 9 November 2018 — A heartwarming and hilarious evening awaits movie fans as ananda presents Charlie Chaplin in “The Gold Rush”, at the 6th edition of MEMORY! International Film Heritage Festival. The well-loved classic will be screened at Mahabadoola Park on Sunday, 11 November as part of the film festival’s ‘under the stars with movie stars’ special. In addition to the free-of-charge, open-air screening of The Gold Rush, ananda is activating its infinity hub at Mahabandoola Park from 10-12th November so that festival-goers can enjoy more film-themed games and experience Yangon’s best 4G+ data service. Regarded as one of the most celebrated works of Chaplin, The Gold Rush is a comedy masterpiece that premiered in 1925. It features Chaplin in his ‘Little Tramp’ character and some of the most iconic dance scenes in cinema history. “Anyone who loves timeless classics would have seen Charlie Chaplin movies and would surely love to see them again and again. Gold Rush is a true gem of a movie that everyone should have a chance to see, which is why we are delighted to host this ananda movie night,” said Ma Su Myat Noe, Head of Branding and Communications from ananda. With 60 films over ten days, MEMORY is one of the largest film festival in Myanmar and it is the sole of its kind in Asia. The festival focuses on heritage films, presented alongside recent works, so the audience can take a journey through time and cultures. ananda delivers the best value,

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ananda partners with Wave Money to enable a Digital Payment Solution for 4G+ data service in Myanmar

Top up with Wave Money and live more! YANGON, 10 October 2018 — Digital game-changers ananda and Wave Money are embarking into a strategic partnership that will enable easy and safe mobile payment for 4G+ internet in Myanmar. This partnership will enable ananda users to easily top up their internet accounts at any Wave Money shop across the country or via the Wave Money app. At the signing ceremony held today at the Novotel Hotel Yangon, ananda CEO Alan Sinfield said, “Wave Money is a driving force of financial inclusion in Myanmar. Their innovative products have made online shopping, money transfer, and access to digital services simple, swift and secure. We look forward to taking a big step closer to enabling universal broadband access with Wave Money as our partner.” The unveiling of this partnership is part of Wave Money’s drive towards leading innovation and enabling convenient cashless payments for good and services in Myanmar. “Wave Money shares ananda’s vision to enable a digital future for the people of Myanmar. As a leading fintech provider in South East Asia, Wave Money provides an open payments platform to facilitate the development and roll-out of innovative products and services from banks, Telco’s, e-commerce providers and other organizations in the region. By providing world-class digital payment solutions to technology players like ananda, I believe we can accelerate the achievement of Myanmar’s financial inclusion and digitization goals to create a fairer future for Myanmar.” said Brad Jones, CEO of Wave Money. Wave Money boasts

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