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High-Definition Video Puts the World’s Most Visionary Leaders in Politics and Economics Face-to-Face with Asia’s Financial Elite


Bill Clinton and Alan Greenspan speak to CLSA Investors’ Forum in Hong Kong from the United States using TANDBERG’s best-in-class visual communication solutions

Hong Kong, September 15, 2006 – Leveraging the exceptional quality of its recently introduced high-definition (HD) videoconferencing solutions, TANDBERG (OSLO: TAA:OL), a global leader in visual communication, supported CLSA in putting Asia’s financial elite face-to-face with speakers in the United States. At the recent CLSA Investors’ Forum in Hong Kong (Sept. 11-15), a host of international VIP guests, including former U.S. President Bill Clinton, linking through video from New York, and former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, linking through video from Washington D.C., addressed a gathering in Hong Kong of more than 1,100 global institutional investors from 30 countries.

The audience of senior executives and financial heads from Asia’s leading corporations was treated to insights from top political and economic visionaries, carried live from the United States over high-definition videoconferencing systems from TANDBERG. The guests, who represented trillions of dollars in assets under management, benefited from the unparalleled video quality and caught every syllable, gesture and expression of the internationally recognized speakers.

“Recognizing the power of this audience, scores of world leaders use the CLSA Investors’ Forum to deliver their nations’ political and economic messages directly to the sources that are fuelling their growth. Visual communication is an excellent vehicle that enables more of them to fit the five-day event into their schedules, without having to travel,” said T. Rajah, Chief Information Officer for CLSA. “The pioneering use of technology has helped to make the annual CLSA Investors’ Forum in Hong Kong become the best-in-class event of its kind in Asia.”

"Visual communication is a strategic tool for CLSA, and TANDBERG is our preferred business partner, as it offers leading-edge technology in the most comprehensive solution available today, coupled with unparalleled customer support,” added Rajah.

TANDBERG recently pushed the frontiers of visual communication with the launch of a range of HD videoconferencing systems that can be used in meeting rooms, executive offices and for specialized applications. TANDBERG’s new HD systems provide a true-to-life environment for increasing workforce collaboration and innovation.

“Visual communication is changing the way people communicate,” said Fredrik Halvorsen, Chief Executive Officer of TANDBERG. “To drive increased revenues and better bottom lines, organizations must increase the speed and accuracy of information. With video in meeting rooms, at work desks, on your PC, in public areas, and even in your hands using mobile phones, anyone can communicate with a clarity and frequency never before possible.”

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About CLSA
CLSA is an award-winning brokerage, investment banking and private equity group in the Asia-Pacific Markets. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Hong Kong, CLSA’s major shareholder is France’s Credit Agricole, the world’s 5th largest bank by assets and 5th by Tier one capital. CLSA enjoys substantial staff ownership which contributes to its independent stance and operations.

CLSA has over 900 dedicated professionals spread across 11 Asia-Pacific markets including Japan with a strong presence in London and New York. Our client-focused approach is supported by our comprehensive network across Asia and international financial centres.

About the CLSA Investors’ Forum
CLSA holds Investors Forums in key Asian cities and New York and London. Now in its 13th year, the annual flagship CLSA Investors’ Forum is held in Hong Kong over five days, attracting over 1,100 institutional investors from 30 countries representing US$10 trillion in funds under management. Over 550 senior executives from 200 companies around the region attend this event to proffer their message to a global audience. The event features VIPs, government figures and industry experts to address macro issues impacting Asian investment themes.

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