SOURCE: NetSol Technologies, Inc.

May 22, 2006 09:35 ET

NetSol Technologies Continues to Focus on Developing Business in Emerging Markets

Company Appoints Kerry Propper to Advisory Board

CALABASAS, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 22, 2006 -- NetSol Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTWK), a developer of proprietary software applications and provider of information technology (IT) services, today announced that it has appointed Kerry Propper to the company's Advisory Board. Mr. Propper will assist the company in further expanding its business development strategy in China and other emerging markets.

Propper is the Chairman of Chardan Capital Markets, LLC, with offices in New York City and Beijing, China. In addition to his chairmanship with Chardan, Propper is the Chief Financial Officer and Director of Chardan North China Acquisition Corporation and Chief Executive Officer of Chardan South China Acquisition Corporation. Both companies are pursuing the acquisition of operating companies in mainland China. Propper is also on the board of directors of Origin Agritech (NASDAQ: SEED), a leading hybrid corn and rice seed company in China.

"We will seek Kerry's assistance with NetSol's introduction into the business community as we pursue our growth strategy in China and other emerging markets, and in particular the introduction of NetSol management to China's fast growing capital markets," commented NetSol Chairman Najeeb U. Ghauri.

About NetSol Technologies, Inc.

NetSol Technologies is an end-to-end solution provider for the lease and finance industry. Headquartered in Calabasas, CA, NetSol Technologies, Inc. operates on a global basis with locations in the U.S., Europe, East Asia and Asia Pacific. NetSol helps its clients identify, evaluate and implement technology solutions to meet their most critical business challenges and maximize their bottom line. By utilizing its worldwide resources, NetSol delivers high-quality, cost-effective IT services ranging from consulting and application development to systems integration and outsourcing. NetSol's commitment to quality is demonstrated by its achievement of both ISO 9001 and SEI (Software Engineering Institute) CMM (Capability Maturity Model) Level 4 assessment. For more information, visit NetSol Technologies' web site at

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