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Kony Announces European Market Expansion

Enterprise Mobility Industry Leader Accelerates Mobile Adoption in EMEA Region

FRANKFURT, Germany, May 12, 2015Kony, Inc., the leading enterprise mobility company, today announced its intention to expand its European business and provide industry-leading enterprise mobility solutions to organizations across the region. As part of the company’s plans to grow its European presence, Kony is also hosting customer events in London, on May 18, and Kony World 2015 mobile conference in Frankfurt, Germany on May 19 - 20.

Kony has successfully partnered with major European and global enterprises such as Siemens, Otis and Rentokil to help them accelerate their mobile strategy, with innovative mobile applications providing enhanced user experiences. After rapid U.S. expansion, the company is accelerating its investment in new sales and technical experts to help support the growth of the European market.

“Today, enterprise mobile apps have become a strategic imperative for businesses to effectively compete in this new mobile era,” said Thomas E. Hogan, CEO, Kony, Inc. “Kony has helped many leading companies use mobility as a catalyst for innovation to drive business outcomes.Our goal is to expand our reach and deliver the highest level of value and service to our growing base of enterprise customers in the European region.”

Industry surveys of global CIOs reveal that mobility has become a top priority for investment to help enterprises better engage with their customers, empower their employees, and drive business process improvements through mobile applications. Kony’s market-leading mobile application platform, which is highly ranked by industry analyst firms such as Ovum and Gartner, allows enterprises to significantly reduce the time to design and build enterprise-grade, secure mobile applications in a cost effective manner to meet business requirements.

Kony helps organizations kick-start their mobile strategy with enterprise-grade Kony Apps that can help them get to market faster. Kony Apps deliver multi-edge experiences that are fully customizable, easily integrated, highly secured, scalable, and business-ready with reporting and analytics. With Kony Apps, customers get individualized solutions from quick-start app templates and micro apps designed to efficiently mobilize the enterprise to meet business needs, exceed user expectations and drive business results. These mobile apps, designed for any mobile device and operating system, provide the best of both worlds: built-in best practices, features, and connectors that make it easy to get up and running fast, plus configuration options designed to enable users to customize the app specifically for their business.

For customers that want to build their own custom apps, Kony’s Enterprise Mobility Platform meets the development needs across the full mobile app development and operations (DevOps) lifecycle. This full DevOps solution encompasses unique app UI design tools (Kony Visualizer) and the leading multi-channel app dev tools (Kony Studio), empowered by Kony’s Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) offering (Kony MobileFabric), as well as testing and analytics. It extends fully to the end user through the addition of Kony Apps, which allow customers to get to market faster.

“An increasing number of firms are adopting a mobile-first approach, creating a mobile application environment for their employees that is not only more secure, open, and scalable but also a means for competitive advantage,” said Angela Salmeron, research manager, IDC Mobile Enterprise Strategies EMEA. “As a result, vendors are responding with next-generation cloud-based mobile application platforms, leveraging open technologies and standard web technologies, which are helping lower two of the largest barriers for enterprise adoption: initial up-front costs and time to market.” *

Earlier this year, Kony appointed SAP UK’s Head of Innovation, Jonathan Best as vice president of Europe and Africa to spearhead its growth agenda and build out its operations, channels, and sales presence across Europe and Africa. In addition, Kony is offering its enterprise mobility solutions through the company’s cloud footprint in Dublin, Ireland and Frankfurt, Germany.

Kony will host its first-ever Kony World European mobile conference in Frankfurt, Germany. The event will feature keynotes by Kony executives and industry experts, covering mobility market trends that are impacting Europe, best practices and product innovations, and customer speakers sharing their enterprise mobility journey and experiences. Sponsors and speakers for the first ever Kony World Frankfurt 2015, include Arvato Systems, Quinscape, UST Global, Lufthansa Industry Solutions, Overit, Oryx, Entero, and Sinkacom.

For two years in a row (2013 and 2014), industry analyst firm Gartner placed Kony in the “Leaders” quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms. Kony also received the highest scores in 3 out of 4 use cases in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for Mobile Application Development Platforms report. In addition, Kony was recognized as “One of the Best Platform Solutions for the Enterprise” amongst Mobile Application Development Platform providers: Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting a Mobile App Development Platform Solution, 2015-16.

* IDC: Western Europe Enterprise Mobile Application Development Platform 2013-2017 Forecast and Analysis, Jan 2014_

About Kony Inc.,

Kony is the fastest growing, cloud-based enterprise mobility solutions company and an industry leader among mobile application development platform (MADP) providers. Kony empowers today’s leading organizations to compete in mobile time by rapidly delivering multi-edge mobile apps across the broadest array of devices and systems, today and in the future. Kony offers ready-to-run business mobile apps to help organizations better engage with customers and partners, as well as increase employee productivity through mobile device access to company systems and information. Powered by Kony’s industry-leading Mobility Platform, enterprises can design, build, configure, and manage mobile apps across the entire software development lifecycle, and get to market faster with a lower total cost of ownership.

Kony was also honored in the Mobile Star Awards for achievements in enterprise application development, named the first place winner in CTIA’s MobITs Awards in the Mobile Applications, Development & Platforms category, and included on the Inc. 500|5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America. For more information, please visit www.kony.com. Connect with Kony on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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