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20/05/2015

Avenir Telecom and Sunpartner Technologies Sign an Industrial Partnership Agreement to Co-Develop Smart Casings for Smartphones

Avenir Telecom and Sunpartner Technologies have decided to pool their expertise, technologies, and knowledge of the accessories market in order to integrate the invisible solar technology Wysips® into a line of casings for several brands of mobile telephones.

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Wysips® is a unique, breakthrough technology because it masks photovoltaic cells and makes them design neutral.

Avenir Telecom sees Wysips® as an opportunity for innovation for an entire range of smartphone accessories, by extending the battery life of phones and making them smarter thanks to new functions that can be powered by the casing.

This range of smart telephone covers will complement the range of chargers, cables, surge protectors and storage solutions (memory cards and USB drives) that the Avenir Telecom Group has developed for years under licensing with Energizer, the global battery leader.

On May 26-29 at the Mepdi Trade Show in Monaco, the two companies unveiled the first prototype smart casing with a back-up battery that is powered by light, whether natural or artificial.

About Avenir Telecom
With € 283 million in revenues as of March 31, 2014, the Avenir Telecom Group (ISIN: FR0000066052 / Reuters: AVOM.LN / Bloomberg: AVT: FP) is a leading player in the design and distribution of accessories and connected devices and one of the main European distributors of mobile telephone products and services. They design and distribute a full line of accessories, wireless devices and electronic cigarettes under a licensed brand and their own brand. The Group, which employs about 2,000 people, operates in 40 countries and generates more than half of its sales overseas. Avenir Telecom is listed on the NYSE EURONEXT, section C (Euronext Paris). Avenir Telecom shares are part of CAC All Shares, CAC Mid & Small, CAC Small, CAC All-Tradable, CAC T.Hard & Eq. and CAC Technology.

About Sunpartner Technologies
Founded in 2008, Sunpartner Technologies is an engineering company specializing in Solar NETs (New Energy Technologies). They develop invisible, transparent solar energy solutions that are completely design neutral and seamlessly integrate into target products. In particular, the company invented Wysips® (What You See Is Photovoltaic Surface), which has 4 mature technologies: Wysips® Crystal for screens, Wysips® Glass integrated into glazing, Wysips® Cameleon for signs and billboards, and Wysips® Graphics for connected devices. Sunpartner Technologies has regularly received awards both for its innovation and from the business community, such as the Nobel Sustainability® Clean Tech Company award in 2013 and Technology Pioneer 2014 from the World Economic Forum. The company was also named one of the Top 100 Global Cleantech companies in 2014. Based in Aix-en-Provence (France), the company has a team of 53 employees. www.sunpartnertechnologies.com

Media Contact Sunpartner Technologies
Marion CHANSON
+33 (0)6 15 71 16 76
marion.chanson@sunpartner.fr

Media Contact Avenir Telecom
Peggy JACOULOT
+33 (0)4.88.00.61.23
pjacoulot@avenir-telecom.fr