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Nawras invites customers to enjoy PSG-Real Madrid match in Doha

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Nawras invites customers to enjoy PSG-Real Madrid match in Doha

Muscat, 6 January 2014 – Nawras, arranged for a 25 strong group of high value customers to attend the PSG-Real Madrid match in Doha where guests joined a sell-out crowd at the Khalifa International Stadium.

As part of the Ooredoo Group, Nawras went in support of Paris Saint-Germain who is sponsored by Ooredoo. Despite not winning (1-0 Real Madrid) the match was a great experience.

Nawras also organised a visit to Souq Waqif, Doha’s outdoor market renowned for selling traditional garments, spices, handicrafts, and souvenirs.

“Nawras always looks for innovative ways to reward customers for their loyalty and we maintain a long-term belief in the power of sport to unite communities and nurture talent while encouraging creativity and boosting confidence,” said Greg Young, Nawras CEO. “This is an exciting opportunity to see two of Europe’s best football teams play in Qatar during their winter break and an occasion we are delighted to share with our customers and enthusiastic supporters.”

Simon Baldwin, Director – Consumer Marketing, Consumer Marketing said, “The match was a great way to feel part of Ooredoo and spend time with our loyal customers.”

Ooredoo is strategic sponsor of Paris Saint-Germain and major supporter of sport as a vehicle for social development across the group’s footprint in the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. The group recognises the importance of sport in promoting healthier lifestyles, encouraging people to achieve their full potential and realise their dreams by leveraging the benefits of mobile technology.

About Nawras:

Omani Qatari Telecommunications Company SAOG was founded and registered in the Sultanate of Oman in December 2004. It launched its service in March 2005 as the challenger mobile operator in Oman operating under the name Nawras. Nawras was awarded the second fixed licence in Oman in 2009, and launched its international gateway in April 2010, its corporate fixed and broadband services in May 2010, and its residential fixed and broadband services in June 2010. Since 2010, Nawras has been an integrated services telecommunications operator and is currently serving over 2 million customers across the Sultanate. Following a successful IPO, Nawras is listed on the Muscat Stock Market (MSM) under the “nwrs” ticker since 1 November 2010.  Nawras is majority owned by Ooredoo, formerly known as Qtel Group, and also has a number of significant Omani shareholders which ensures that the company is strongly integrated into the Omani society. Nawras has won a number of awards including Jury’s Distinction Award for Customer Service Excellence in the telecom sector 2013, Innovation in HR Strategy 2011 from Asia’s Best Employer Brand Awards, Outstanding Leader from TMT Finance Middle East 2011, Best IPO in the Middle East from emeafinance magazine and Strategic Leadership Award from Global HR Excellence Awards 2011.

About Ooredoo:

Ooredoo, formerly known as Qtel Group, is a leading international communications company delivering mobile, fixed, broadband internet and corporate managed services tailored to the needs of consumers and businesses across markets in the Middle East, North Africa and South-East Asia. As a community-focused company, Ooredoo is guided by its vision of enriching people’s lives and its belief that it can stimulate human growth by leveraging communications to help people achieve their full potential. Ooredoo has a presence in markets such as Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Algeria, Tunisia, Iraq, Palestine, the Maldives and Indonesia. The company reported annual revenues of $9.3 billion U.S. dollars and had a consolidated global customer base of more than 92 million people as of 31 December 2012. Ooredoo’s shares are listed on the Qatar Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.

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