SOURCE: Net Element, Inc.

Net Element, Inc.

September 16, 2015 16:00 ET

Net Element Completes Insider Financing

Financing Led by Company's Senior Management Team

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Sep 16, 2015) - Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) ("Net Element" or the "Company"), a provider of global mobile payment technology solutions and value-added transactional services announced that it has closed on $1.59 million of insider financing.

As part of the insider financing, the Company sold 11,357,143 common shares to Kenges Rakishev, Chairman of the Company's board of directors; Oleg Firer, Company's CEO and director; Steven Wolberg, Company's Chief Legal Officer; William Healy, a director of the Company and certain other investors. The Company also issued to the investors options to purchase common shares. The shares, the options and the shares issuable upon exercise of the options are subject to Rule 144 restrictions. The net proceeds of the offering will be used to fund the Company's working capital.

"I am very pleased that management of the Company has participated in this financing," commented Oleg Firer, CEO of Net Element. "This transaction further highlights management commitment to the Company and its future."

Additional information regarding this financing may be found in Net Element's Current Report on Form 8-K, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on September 16, 2014, and may be obtained from the SEC's Internet website at http://www.sec.gov

About Net Element
Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) operates a payments-as-a-service platform for small to medium enterprise ("SME") in the US, Russian Federation and other international markets. In the US it aims to grow transactional revenue by innovating SME productivity services such as its cloud based, restaurant point-of-sale solution Aptito. Internationally, Net Element's strategy is to leverage its omni-channel platform to deliver flexible offerings to emerging markets with diverse banking, regulatory and demographic conditions such as UAE, Kazakhstan, India and Latin America. It maintains offices in Miami, FL and in Russia. Further information is available at www.netelement.com.

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