One Horizon Group Regains Compliance with NASDAQ Listing Requirement

LONDON, November 7, 2017 – One Horizon Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OHGI) (“Company”) today announced that it received a letter from the NASDAQ Listing Qualifications Staff (“Staff”) on November 6, 2017, notifying the Company that it has regained compliance with NASDAQ’s minimum bid price requirement under NASDAQ Listing Rule 5550(a)(2) for continued listing on NASDAQ Capital Market and NASDAQ considers the matter closed.

On July 31, 2017, Staff notified the Company that its common stock failed to maintain a minimum bid price of $1.00 over the previous 30 consecutive business days as required by the Listing Rules of The NASDAQ Stock Market.  Since then, Staff has determined that for the last 10 consecutive business days, from October 23 to November 3, 2017, the closing bid price of the Company’s common stock has been at $1.00 per share or greater.  Accordingly, the Company has regained compliance with Listing Rule 5550(a)(2) and this matter is now closed.

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One Horizon Group Announces Stock Inducement Grants To Chief Executive Officer, Mark White, and Chief Operating Officer, Edwin C. Lun

LONDON, October 10, 2017 – One Horizon Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OHGI) today announced additional information on stock inducement grants for two recently appointed executives: Mark White, Chief Executive Officer, President and Director; and Edwin C. Lun, Chief Operating Officer. Mr. White and Mr. Lun will be based in Hong Kong at the new regional headquarters to oversee the Company’s business development and operations in China and Hong Kong, and Mr. White will spend significant time exploring acquisition opportunities particularly in the Asia region.

As an inducement to join One Horizon, the Company has issued to Mr. White 1,600,000 shares of its common stock. The Company has issued to Mr. Lun 1,400,000 shares of its common stock as an inducement grant.

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One Horizon Group Opens Regional Headquarters in Hong Kong to Focus on Growth Opportunities in China and Hong Kong

LONDON, October 5, 2017 – One Horizon Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OHGI) today announced the opening of a regional
headquarters office in Hong Kong. The office will be headed by Mark White, Chief Executive Officer, and Edwin C. Lun, who
recently joined One Horizon as Chief Operating Officer to oversee the Company’s business development and operations in China and Hong Kong.

Mark White, Chief Executive Officer of One Horizon, said, “The Company is excited about growth opportunities in the Southeast Asia region for online and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) businesses, primarily centered on the security, education and gaming markets. We believe there are attractive opportunities to acquire profitable online technology businesses based in the region with global growth prospects.”

Edwin C. Lun, Chief Operating Officer of One Horizon, said, “The opening of our regional headquarters will enable One Horizon to capitalize on expanding markets in China and Hong Kong for high-performance instant messaging solutions. We expect to build on the strong foundation we’ve established with our platform aimed at large, complex enterprise level projects where realtime communication is critical for business success.”

One Horizon’s new regional headquarters is located at Room 1808, 18/F Hutchison House, 10 Harcourt Road, Central, Hong
Kong.

One Horizon Group Founder Mark White Rejoins Company as Chief Executive Officer to Lead New Online and SaaS Growth Strategy.

LONDON, September 8, 2017 – One Horizon Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OHGI) announced today that Mark White has rejoined the Company as Chief Executive Officer, President and Director.  Mr. White will lead the Company’s new strategy directed at growth opportunities for online and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) businesses, primarily centered on the security, education and gaming markets.  Following the recent disposition of its loss making subsidiaries, One Horizon is now focused on the Company’s business and subsidiaries based in China and Hong Kong.  One Horizon also announced that Edwin C. Lun is joining as Chief Operating Officer based in Hong Kong to oversee the Company’s business development and operations in China and Hong Kong.

“I am pleased to rejoin One Horizon and lead our strategy to focus on acquisitions of attractive and profitable online technology businesses. There are huge opportunities to acquire businesses based in Southeast Asia with global growth opportunities,” said Mark White, One Horizon’s Chief Executive Officer.  “We expect to build on the strong foundation we’ve established with our Chinese and Hong Kong subsidiaries.  The Company is also excited to have Edwin Lun join as Chief Operating Officer to direct our businesses in China and Hong Kong, where he has over 20 years of experience in operational roles in technology ventures and supply chain management.”

Mr. White founded and became Chief Executive Officer of a predecessor of the Company, One Horizon Group PLC, in 2004 and served as Chief Executive Officer and a Director of One Horizon Group, Inc. from 2012 to 2014.  His entrepreneurial career in the distribution of electronic equipment and telecommunications spans over 25 years. He founded Next Destination Limited in 1993, the European distributor for Magellan GPS and satellite products, and sold the business in 1997. Prior to that, Mr. White was Chief Executive Officer for Garmin Europe, where he built up the company’s European distribution network.

Mr. Lun has served as a non-executive director of Mobi724 Global Solutions (CSE: MOS), a technology company that is a leader in mobile payment solutions.  Mr. Lun has also served as a board member of GS1, an organization that develops global standards for business communication.  Mr. Lun is currently China Advisory Board member of Hope International Microfinance, a global microfinance institution in 16 countries. Mr. Lun has experience running large scale manufacturing operations and supply chain management distribution systems in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector, including over 20 years of experience in CAD/CAM/CAE, ERP and PLM software implementation.  Mr. Lun is a graduate of the Harvard President Management Program at the Harvard Business School.

One Horizon Group Announces Implementation of $500,000 Secure Messaging Contract with Hong Kong-Based Customer

LONDON, Aug. 29, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — One Horizon Group, Inc. (OHGI) announced today that it has begun the implementation of a sizable contract it won in June 2017 to provide secure messaging software to a Hong Kong-based customer.  The contract is expected to produce revenue in excess of $500,000 in the second half of 2017.

Martin Ward, Principal Executive Officer of One Horizon Group, commented, “As a result of this contract and expected future growth, combined with lower overheads and reduced cash outlays resulting from the recent disposition of VoIP subsidiaries, we expect the Company to be cash flow positive in the near term.  We are focused on growth opportunities in the resale of software for online and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) businesses in the China and Hong Kong markets, primarily centered on the gaming, security and education sectors.”

One Horizon Group also announced that on August 15, Mr. Ward was issued 859,802 shares of the Company’s common stock as repayment for $662,048 in debt owed him by the Company, with the conversion price based on the stock’s closing price on August 14.

About One Horizon Group, Inc.

One Horizon Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OHGI), founded in 2012, is a leading developer of secure instant messaging software.  It provides real-time communication for millions of online users in high growth sectors in China and Hong Kong.  For more information on the Company please visit http://onehorizoninc.com.

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe slashes roaming charges using Mobile Voice over IP Service following Regulatory Approval

LIMERICK, IRELAND — (Marketwired) – 7/21/17 — One Horizon Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OHGI), a leading Voice over IP solution for mobile providers and smartphones, and Econet Wireless (Pvt) Ltd, Zimbabwe’s leading mobile network operator, have partnered to launch an innovative, optimized mobile Voice over IP service branded ‘Econet Plus’, which is set to remove roaming charges for users of the service.

The launch follows full regulatory approval for the product launch by the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ).

Econet Wireless is Zimbabwe’s largest and most innovative mobile network operator, with 10.2 million connected customers and 6.3 [1] million pre-paid subscribers, representing close to 50% of the market. The ‘Econet Plus’ App is integrated with EcoCash, Zimbabwe’s largest mobile transactions and payment service, allowing 3.2 million subscribers to purchase credit for use on the App directly from their smartphones.

Navdeep Kapur, CMO of Econet Wireless, said “We are delighted to have removed high roaming charges for our customers using the latest mobile voice technology from One Horizon. Our customers will now be able to call home at very affordable rates through this product, no matter where they may be”.

Brian Collins, CEO of One Horizon Group, stated, “Launching such innovative voice services in Zimbabwe really makes a difference. The stroke of genius from Econet Wireless was to negotiate free roaming for ‘Econet Plus’ mobile data, so that their pre-paid users continue to generate revenue. This will be a new source of voice revenue for Econet and for One Horizon, a true win-win”.

[1] http://www.techzim.co.zw/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Mar-2017-Zimbabwe-telecoms-report-POTRAZ.pdf

About Econet Wireless:

Econet Wireless (Pvt) Ltd. is a provider of telecommunication services with 10.2 million connected customers, and 6.3 million active prepaid mobile subscribers. The company offers telecoms, media and technology solutions in mobile wireless, data access and billing solutions as well as a variety of overlay services such as EcoCash (the fastest growing mobile money transfer service in Sub-Saharan Africa), micro insurance service EcoSure, Ecofarmer and Steward Bank, a leader in digital banking solutions in Zimbabwe. Econet launched its network in 1998, and has grown to be the largest provider of telecommunications and payment solutions in Zimbabwe.

About EcoCash:

EcoCash is a mobile transactions and payment solution with 6.8 million registered customers and 3.2 million active users that enables Econet Wireless customers to engage in financial transactions such as sending money to loved ones, buying prepaid airtime for themselves or other Econet subscribers and paying for goods and services. EcoCash controls over 97 percent of the mobile money market in Zimbabwe.

About One Horizon Group, Inc.


One Horizon Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OHGI) a leading developer and operator of optimized VoIP solutions for mobile telcos and enterprises. The company currently services over 43 million subscribers across 20 licensed brands worldwide. The technology is one of the world’s most bandwidth-efficient mobile VoIP, messaging and advertising platforms for smartphones. Founded in 2012, the Company now has operations in Ireland, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, China, India, Singapore, Hong Kong and Latin America. For more information please visit http://onehorizoninc.com.

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Tep Goes Live with Voice over IP App that Slashes Roaming Call Charges

LIMERICK, IRELAND — (Marketwired) – 7/19/17 — One Horizon Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OHGI), a leading mobile VoIP software provider, today announced that Tep Wireless (‘TEP’), an online travel service provider, has added the Tep+ smartphone app [2] to its service range.

The Tep+ smartphone app, utilizing One Horizon Group’s unique technology, will slash roaming call charges. This will be especially true when considering that 77% [4] of the worlds cellular networks do not support WhatsApp or Skype calls [3].

Tep’s main service is global Wi-Fi connectivity, which is rendered via pre-paid Mobile Wi-Fi device rentals, branded ‘Teppy, the pocket wifi’. The Pocket Wi-Fi sector is experiencing massive growth amongst travelers looking to avoid hefty mobile roaming bills. By combining One Horizon Group’s technology with a Pocket Wi-Fi router that uses low-cost cellular data, the new Tep+ app makes low-cost, high quality roaming calls to any phone number.

Simone Rigoni, CEO of Tep Wireless, said, “We are delighted to bring ultra-low cost roaming calls to customers using our Pocket Wi-Fi’s; it is just the perfect match! The truly global Voice over IP technology from One Horizon Group allows our customers to call home at very affordable rates, no matter where they roam, with great quality and reliability.”

Brian Collins, CEO of One Horizon Group, stated, “Travelers far and wide can now avail of the awesome Tep mobile Voice over IP service. Our patented voice technology makes and receives Tep calls when connected to 2G, 3G and 4G networks. Our license cost of just $0.25 per user per month means that Tep can increase the profitability of their Pocket Wi-Fi service by adding a voice component in a space where monthly average voice revenues per user (ARPU) are over
$10 [5].”

[1] https://ohg.ie/1APZKI
[2] https://www.tepwireless.com/travel-extras/tep+-call-and-text-abroad
[3] https://ulir.ul.ie/bitstream/handle/10344/5498/Improving%20Mobile%20VoIP%20Quality.pdf?sequence=2
[4] https://www.gsmaintelligence.com/research/?file=9e927fd6896724e7b26f33f61db5b9d5&download [page 8]
[5] https://www.gsmaintelligence.com

About TEP Wireless:
TEP Wireless is an online travel company, which is redefining the way travelers stay connected whilst abroad. The company’s main product allows travelers to access their own personal Internet connection anywhere, at any time, through a wireless handheld device – the pocket wifi. The service is enabled through multiple partnerships with network providers, which utilizes high-tech virtual-SIM technology. In additional Tep offers an array of added value travel services to  enhance the traveler experience while abroad.
https://www.tepwireless.com/

About One Horizon Group, Inc.
One Horizon Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OHGI) a leading developer and operator of carrier-grade optimized VoIP solutions for mobile telcos and enterprises. The company currently services over 43 million subscribers across 20 licensed brands worldwide. The technology is one of the world’s most bandwidth-efficient mobile VoIP, messaging and advertising platforms for smartphones. Founded in 2012, the Company now has operations in Ireland, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, China, India, Singapore, Hong Kong and Latin America. For more information on the Company please visit http://onehorizoninc.com.

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This news release may contain “forward-looking” statements. These forward-looking statements are only predictions and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ from those in the forward looking-statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include such factors as uncertainty of consumer demand for the Company’s products, as well as additional risks and uncertainties that are identified and described in Company’s SEC reports. Actual results may differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release. Statements made herein are as of the date of this press release and should not be relied upon as of any subsequent date. The Company does not undertake, and it specifically disclaims, any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect occurrences, developments, events or circumstances after the date of such statement.

Microsoft Corp. Showcases One Horizon Group’s Global Growth Strategy that Utilizes the Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing Platform

LIMERICK, IRELAND — (Marketwired) — 03/23/17 — One Horizon Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OHGI), the award winning1 mobile VoIP software provider for telecommunications operators, today announced that Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) published a feature on how One Horizon Group improves its time to market, shortens its sales-cycles and improves service security by combining their patented VoIP technology with the power of the Microsoft Azure cloud platform: https://customers.microsoft.com/en-us/story/onehorizon

Microsoft Azure’s cloud computing environment hosts One Horizon Group’s optimized VoIP technology thereby removing expensive infrastructure requirement for customers, improving competitive position in global market, reducing operational cycles and costs, enhancing security and streamlining development/operations.

“We have several pilots and are opening up new markets in Latin America and Africa,” stated Peter Hall, Chief Information Officer of One Horizon Group. “Azure has given us massive reach and the reliability of excellent performance no matter where our customers are. It is as simple as saying, ‘Ok, you want a server in South America, I’ll provision a virtual machine for you in Brazil in a few minutes.’ It’s completely changed how we do business.”

Brian Collins, CEO of One Horizon Group, commented, “We are seeing massive growth opportunities all over the world. Carriers are realizing that with our technology we solve a very real problem as well as unlocking value through an additional and otherwise lost customer roaming revenue stream. Today, our technology is live in seven emerging markets. Naturally, as we continue to grow, we will need to become more operationally efficient and utilize technology that will support our growth initiatives. Microsoft’s cloud platform is seamless, reliable and secure. Additionally, we are able to save hard operational costs that will now go into marketing our technology. We look forward to a strong working relationship together.”

1 http://smart.com.ph/About/newsroom/press-releases/2017/03/13/smart-is-anvil-company-of-the-year-anew

Microsoft Azure

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About One Horizon Group, Inc.

One Horizon Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OHGI) a leading developer and operator of carrier-grade optimized VoIP solutions for mobile telcos and enterprises. The company currently services over 43 million subscribers across 20 licensed brands worldwide. The technology is one of the world’s most bandwidth-efficient mobile VoIP, messaging and advertising platforms for smartphones. Founded in 2012, the Company now has operations in Ireland, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, China, India, Singapore, Hong Kong and Latin America. For more information on the Company please visit http://onehorizoninc.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This news release may contain “forward-looking” statements. These forward-looking statements are only predictions and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ from those in the forward looking-statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include such factors as uncertainty of consumer demand for the Company’s products, as well as additional risks and uncertainties that are identified and described in Company’s SEC reports. Actual results may differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release. Statements made herein are as of the date of this press release and should not be relied upon as of any subsequent date. The Company does not undertake, and it specifically disclaims, any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect occurrences, developments, events or circumstances after the date of such statement.

One Horizon Group Secures License in Ghana Bringing the Benefits of Optimized VoIP to 18 Million Mobile Data Subscribers

LIMERICK, IRELAND — (Marketwired) — 02/13/17 — One Horizon Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OHGI), a leading optimized mobile VoIP software provider for telecommunications operators, today announced the launch of its optimized VoIP technology in Ghana, West Africa through a commercial software agreement with the licensed carrier AccessPLUS Communications Ltd. (‘AccessPLUS’).

Through this strategic launch, all of Ghana’s smartphone users can now make high-quality Internet phone calls for less than the cost of a local call when using 2G and 3G cellular data networks. One Horizon’s voice-delivery optimization allows carriers’ call-delivery costs to be reduced by a factor of 10 by using the Internet. The carrier can now offer low cost calls while still making a profit. A win-win for carriers and for Ghana’s smartphone users.

Brian Collins, CEO of One Horizon Group, stated, “We are delighted to be able to expand our presence to another country in Africa and to license our technology to a carrier seeking to make an impact for positive social change. We believe our proven VoIP technology is the only one in the world that is retro-compatible with 2G and 3G networks, thus, we are being noticed by carriers throughout the world. Our sales pipeline continues to expand, especially in territories where over 6 billion people still do not have access to 4G. We fully expect to continue signing license deals of this nature throughout 2017 as awareness of our patented mobile VoIP solution grows.”

Ghana’s telecommunications regulator reported that for December 2015 the number of mobile data subscribers rose from about 17.73 million to 18.03 million, a mobile Internet access rate of 65.74% of the country’s population. The main catalysts for the rise in the number of people with access to mobile phones and internet usage has been attributed to the recent push for telecommunication companies expanding their network coverage, the availability of cheap smartphones from China and the robust legal regime.1

http://www.theafricareport.com/West-Africa/ghana-mobile-phone-penetration-soars-to-128.html

About AccessPLUS Communications Ltd.:
AccessPLUS Communications Limited is one of the licensed carriers specialized in delivering wholesale and retail voice services to and from Ghana and is licensed to originate and terminate international traffic to and from Ghana.

About One Horizon Group, Inc.
One Horizon Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OHGI) a leading developer and operator of carrier-grade optimized VoIP solutions for mobile telcos and enterprises. The company currently services over 43 million subscribers across 20 licensed brands worldwide. The technology is one of the world’s most bandwidth-efficient mobile VoIP, messaging and advertising platforms for smartphones. Founded in 2012, the Company now has operations in Ireland, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, China, India, Singapore, Hong Kong and Latin America. For more information on the Company please visit http://onehorizoninc.com.

Safe Harbor Statement
This news release may contain “forward-looking” statements. These forward-looking statements are only predictions and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ from those in the forward looking-statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include such factors as uncertainty of consumer demand for the Company’s products, as well as additional risks and uncertainties that are identified and described in Company’s SEC reports. Actual results may differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release. Statements made herein are as of the date of this press release and should not be relied upon as of any subsequent date. The Company does not undertake, and it specifically disclaims, any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect occurrences, developments, events or circumstances after the date of such statement.

University Research Proves One Horizon’s VoIP Software is Significantly More Efficient Than the World’s Leading VoIP Applications

LIMERICK, IRELAND — (Marketwired) — 02/07/17 — One Horizon Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OHGI), a leading optimized mobile VoIP software provider for telecommunications operators, today announced the results of research1 into Voice over IP bandwidth usage for One Horizon’s software alongside the biggest smartphone VoIP technologies in the world including WhatsApp, Facebook, WeChat, and Skype.

The goal of this research1 paper, which was presented at the SOFSEM 2017 43rdInternational Conference, was to analyze how to improve mobile VoIP delivery through bandwidth optimizations. It benchmarked the world’s most popular broadband VoIP applications measuring the actual voice-data throughput; including the headers for the physical, datalink, network and transport layers. Using Skype as the baseline, One Horizon was shown to be 8.88x more efficient than the baseline. A clear winner against the biggest VoIP services in the world.

(kb/s) Optimization Factor
Horizon 12.76 8.88 x
WhatsApp 35.75 3.17 x
Viber 56.62 2.00 x
Facebook 67.10 1.69 x
WeChat 86.68 1.31 x
Hangouts 90.65 1.25 x
QQ 106.88 1.06 x
Skype 113.37 1.00 x

Lower bandwidth consumption means that One Horizon is the only viable mobile VoIP technology for lower throughput 2G and 3G cellular networks. The GSMA Association, a trade body that represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, estimates that 6 billion people will still be connected to 2G or 3G cellular data networks in 20202. The combination of low-cost smartphones, a retro-compatible mobile VoIP service and the prevalence of slower cellular data networks in developing nations represents a significant commercial opportunity for One Horizon to license its patented software.

Brian Collins, CEO of One Horizon Group, stated, “Scientific research of this kind really serves to strengthen our position as the world’s leading optimized VoIP technology for smartphones. The developed world has benefitted massively from affordable VoIP calls using their fixed line infrastructure and, more recently, 4G broadband. However, developing nations rely on 2G and 3G networks to deliver Internet to smartphones and now, with our optimization technology, up to 6 billion users can finally avail of high-quality, affordable VoIP.”

http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5498
Scientific best practice for this Ph. D. research was co-supervised by Dr. Le Gear of One Horizon Group.
http://www.gsma.com/mobileeconomy/

About SOFSEM:
SOFSEM (SOFtware SEMinar) is the annual international winter conference devoted to the theory and practice of computer science. SOFSEM aims to present the latest results and developments in research in academia and industry, in leading areas of computer science. The first SOFSEM was organized in 1974.

About One Horizon Group, Inc.
One Horizon Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OHGI) a leading developer and operator of carrier-grade optimized VoIP solutions for mobile telcos and enterprises. The company currently services over 43 million subscribers across 20 licensed brands worldwide. The technology is one of the world’s most bandwidth-efficient mobile VoIP, messaging and advertising platforms for smartphones. Founded in 2012, the Company now has operations in Ireland, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, China, India, Singapore, Hong Kong and Latin America. For more information on the Company please visit http://onehorizoninc.com.

Safe Harbor Statement
This news release may contain “forward-looking” statements. These forward-looking statements are only predictions and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ from those in the forward looking-statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include such factors as uncertainty of consumer demand for the Company’s products, as well as additional risks and uncertainties that are identified and described in Company’s SEC reports. Actual results may differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release. Statements made herein are as of the date of this press release and should not be relied upon as of any subsequent date. The Company does not undertake, and it specifically disclaims, any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect occurrences, developments, events or circumstances after the date of such statement.