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Stillfront and GoodGame Studios Joining Forces

2017-12-06

December 6, 2017 Stillfront Group has today announced its acquisition of a leading German gaming company, GoodGame Studios. GoodGame Studios has had huge successes with the games Empire (browser), Empire 4 Kingdoms (mobile), BigFarm (browser) and BigFarm Mobile Harvest (mobile). GoodGame has had more than 1 bilion USD in deposits over the years and has more than 340 million registered users. Stillfront and GoodGames constitute a great match, sharing values of focusing on long life strategy games. GoodGames will operate in the same way as the current Stillfront studios, i.e. semi-autonomous. Stillfront Group’s management will stay intact with Jörgen Larsson as the CEO, and the operating model will be unchanged. GoodGames’ marketing excellence can be applied to selected Stillfront games and Stillfront’s technical abilities will be valuable to GoodGames. The combined unit Stillfront/GoodGames has approx 390 employees and revenues of 794 MSEK in Jan - Sep 2017 and an EBIT of 220 MSEK. More information on GoodGames, the acquisition, the combined entity and the envisioned synergies can be found in the investor presentation published on stillfront.com/Investors. The full press release can be found on our web site’s Press Releases section.

Stillfront Group AB: Bytro Launches Call of War for Android in Early Access

2017-11-23

PRESS RELEASE Nov 23, 2017 Bytro Launches Call of War for Android in Early Access Bytro Labs, one of the Stillfront Group studios has launched its beta Android version of the highly successful browser game Call of War in Early Access on Google Play. Call of War is featured in the "Recent Launches" section of Google Play. The Android version, which is a native app, will allow players to play the strategy game Call of War on the go. Players can give orders to their armies, initiate research and order production of weapons from the convenience of their mobile phone. The game is featured in the "Recent Launches" section of Google Play, and has during the past three days led to more than 20,000 new registrations. It is still too early to evaluate the monetization potentials of these registrations. The game will stay in the Google Play Early Access for an extended period to gather player feedback in order to finalize its design, features, polishing, and balancing. The date for the full launch is still to be decided depending on Early Access results. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT For further information please contact Stillfront: Jörgen Larsson, CEO +46-70-321 1800 jorgen@stillfront.com ABOUT STILLFRONT Stillfront is a group of independent creators, publishers, and distributors of digital games - with a vision to become the leading group of indie game creators and publishers. Stillfront operates through eight near-autonomous subsidiaries: Bytro Labs in Germany, Coldwood Interactive in Sweden, Power Challenge in the UK and Sweden, Dorado Online Games in Malta, Simutronics in the United States, Babil Games in UAE and Jordan, eRepublik in Ireland and Romania and OFM Studios in Germany. Stillfront's games are distributed globally. The main markets are France, UK, Germany, the United States and MENA. For further information, please visit www.stillfront.com. SELECTED GAMES Stillfront's portfolio includes games across multiple platforms. Unravel is a widely acclaimed console game developed by Coldwood in collaboration with Electronic Arts. Supremacy 1914 and Call of War are high-immersion war strategy games developed by Bytro Labs. ManagerZone is a sports management strategy game launched in 2001. DragonRealms and GemStone IV are MUD-style games with a very loyal player base. Siege: Titan Wars(TM) is a popular mobile game developed by Simutronics. Tank Storm and Admiral are mobile strategy games with very strong player bases, which are published by Babil Games. World at War: WW2 and War and Peace: Civil War are successful mobile strategy games developed and published by eRepublik Labs. Online Fussball Manager is a leading sports management game.

Stillfront Group AB: Nida Harb 3: Empire of Steel featured in App Store

2017-11-17

PRESS RELEASE  Nov 17, 2017 Stillfront's studio Babil Games launch of Nida Harb 3: Empire of Steel continues with a featuring on App Store. Babil Games, a studio in Stillfront Group, today launches Nida Harb 3: Empire of Steel on iOS. This is the third installment of the highly successful "Nida Harb" franchise. Nida Harb 3: Empire of Steel is an engaging mobile MMO-RTS (Massively multiplayer online real-time strategy game). As its predecessors, the game is set with a modern warfare theme, where players are given their own command of a military base to build and train massive armies in a quest for world domination. Nida Harb 3: Empire of Steel has a featuring on Apple App Store in the MENA region. "Nida Harb 3 is a return to form for Babilgames and the third installment of our highly successful Nida Harb franchise. It is tailor-made to engage our dedicated player base, set with a modern warfare theme and deeply tactical. We are very excited to launch the game and looking forward to player feedback", MJ Fahmi, CEO of Babil Games comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT Jörgen Larsson, CEO+46-70-321 18 00jorgen@stillfront.com ABOUT STILLFRONT Stillfront is a group of independent creators, publishers, and distributors of digital games - with a vision to become the leading group of indie game creators and publishers. Stillfront operates through eight near-autonomous subsidiaries: Bytro Labs in Germany, Coldwood Interactive in Sweden, Power Challenge in the UK and Sweden, Dorado Online Games in Malta, Simutronics in the United States, Babil Games in UAE and Jordan, eRepublik in Ireland and Romania and OFM Studios in Germany. Stillfront's games are distributed globally. The main markets are France, UK, Germany, the United States and MENA. For further information, please visit www.stillfront.com. SELECTED GAMES Stillfront's portfolio includes games across multiple platforms. Unravel is a widely acclaimed console game developed by Coldwood in collaboration with Electronic Arts. Supremacy 1914 and Call of War are high-immersion war strategy games developed by Bytro Labs. ManagerZone is a sports management strategy game launched in 2001. DragonRealms and GemStone IV are MUD-style games with a very loyal player base. Siege: Titan Wars(TM) is a popular mobile game developed by Simutronics. Tank Storm and Admiral are mobile strategy games with very strong player bases, which are published by Babil Games. World at War: WW2 and War and Peace: Civil War are successful mobile strategy games developed and published by eRepublik Labs. Online Fussball Manager is a leading sports management game. Nasdaq First North Ticker Symbol: SFCertified Adviser: Avanza Bank, phone +46 8 4094 2120

Stillfront's Studio eRepublik Launches Twin Shooter: Armada in Early Access

2017-11-16

PRESS RELEASE  Nov 16, 2017 Stillfront's Studio eRepublik Launches Twin Shooter: Armada in Early Access eRepublik Labs, one of the Stillfront Group studios has launched a beta version of its upcoming game "Twin Shooter: Armada", in early access to Google Play Thursday, Nov 16, 2017. The game, an eRepublik Labs owned IP and trademark, is a sequel to its critical hit "Twin Shooter: Invaders" that received worldwide featuring from Google Play and Apple for its launch in 2015 as well as a Pocket Gamer Silver Award. "Twin Shooter: Invaders" was an innovative shoot them up with a very indie feel was released in 2015 and distinguished as one of the top 15 party games of all time by Apple editors. It had over 1 million installs. "Twin Shooter: Armada" extends the IP to the strategy genre, extending its retention and monetization potential whilst maintaining its indie look and feel. It has innovative gameplay that simulates a PvP experience in one player campaigns that can be played without an internet connection. The game will stay in the Google Play Early Access for an extended period to gather player feedback in order to finalize its design, features, polishing, and balancing. A full launch is expected in Q1 or Q2 of 2018 depending on Early Access results. THE EREPUBLIK LABS STORY At eRepublik Labs we are an independent team of veteran game crafters that are passionate about history and strategy. We have all worked on games that have reached millions of players. We are now part of an alliance of eight near-autonomous studios in Stillfront Group AB (quoted on Nasdaq First North Premier, ticker SF). The latest major group release on mobile was "Siege: Titan Wars" and the Stillfront game portfolio includes also browser-based games and console games such as the critically acclaimed Unravel (published by EA)."War and Peace: American Civil War" is eRepublik Labs third historically based strategy game. Previous ones are "Age of Lords" and "World at War: WW2" both highly rated games with a very engaged community of strategy and history fans. eRepublik Labs is also the studio behind the critically acclaimed "Twin Shooter - Invaders", winner of Pocket Gamer Silver award. You can find more information on eRepublik Labs at www.erepubliklabs.com FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT For queries about the game please contact: press@erepubliklabs.comFor all other queries please contact Stillfront:Jörgen Larsson, CEO+46-70-321 1800jorgen@stillfront.com ABOUT STILLFRONT Stillfront is a group of independent creators, publishers, and distributors of digital games - with a vision to become the leading group of indie game creators and publishers. Stillfront operates through eight near-autonomous subsidiaries: Bytro Labs in Germany, Coldwood Interactive in Sweden, Power Challenge in the UK and Sweden, Dorado Online Games in Malta, Simutronics in the United States, Babil Games in UAE and Jordan, eRepublik in Ireland and Romania and OFM Studios in Germany. Stillfront's games are distributed globally. The main markets are France, UK, Germany, the United States and MENA. For further information, please visit www.stillfront.com. SELECTED GAMES Stillfront's portfolio includes games across multiple platforms. Unravel is a widely acclaimed console game developed by Coldwood in collaboration with Electronic Arts. Supremacy 1914 and Call of War are high-immersion war strategy games developed by Bytro Labs. ManagerZone is a sports management strategy game launched in 2001. DragonRealms and GemStone IV are MUD-style games with a very loyal player base. Siege: Titan Wars(TM) is a popular mobile game developed by Simutronics. Tank Storm and Admiral are mobile strategy games with very strong player bases, which are published by Babil Games. World at War: WW2 and War and Peace: Civil War are successful mobile strategy games developed and published by eRepublik Labs. Online Fussball Manager is a leading sports management game. Nasdaq First North Ticker Symbol: SFCertified Adviser: Avanza Bank, phone +46 8 4094 2120

Stillfront Group AB: Stillfront Interim Report January-September 2017

2017-11-14

Interim Report January-September 2017 Press Release November 14, 2017 STILLFRONT GROUP AB (PUBL) The interim period January - September 2017 Net revenues amounted to 112.7 MSEK (corresponding period 2016: 70.3 MSEK), which is an increase of 60% compared to the corresponding period 2016. Total operating revenues amounted to 139.2 MSEK (87.0). EBITDA amounted to 36.9 MSEK compared to 27.5 during the corresponding period 2016. EBITDA has increased due to a written-off debt and has been charged with acquisition costs, costs pertaining to improved IT infrastructure at Bytro, conversion to IFRS, acquisitions and move to Nasdaq First North Premier with no net effect on the profit and loss. Profit/loss before tax was 11.3 MSEK (22.3). Financial items have been charged with accounting financial costs related to the contingent considerations. Profit/loss after tax was 8.7 MSEK (13.3). Earnings per share before dilution amounted to 1.09 SEK (1.45 SEK). Earnings per share after dilution amounted to 1.08 SEK (1.42 SEK). As of September 30 cash and cash equivalents amounted to 71.1 MSEK. As of Dec 31, 2016 cash and cash equivalents amounted to 35.8 MSEK. The Quarter July - September 2017 Net revenues amounted to 45.4 MSEK (corresponding period 2016: 21.8 MSEK) which is an increase of 108% compared to the corresponding period 2016. Total operating revenues amounted to 55.6 MSEK (29.8). EBITDA amounted to 19.2 MSEK compared to 6.8 MSEK during the corresponding period 2016. EBITDA has increased due to a written-off debt and been charged with acquisition costs with a total of 2.0 MSEK. Profit/loss before tax was 4.8 MSEK (5.2). Profit/loss after tax was 6.6 MSEK (2.1). Earnings per share before dilution amounted to 0.50 SEK (0.07 SEK). Earnings per share after dilution amounted to 0.50 SEK (0.07 SEK). The launch of Siege: Titan Wars continued during the quarter. In early July, the product was globally featured by Apple. In total, the product has been installed by 1.8 million users as of September 30. July 18, the acquisition of the German sports management game OFM was completed. In connection with this, a publishing agreement was entered into regarding Football Empire. Stillfront's bond was listed on Nasdaq STO Corporate Bonds 21 July. Events after the Interim Period October 19, a global launch of eRepublic Lab's new game "War and Peace: Civil War" was launched. The launch yielded very strong key performance indicators. Bytro's successful game Call of War was launched on the Steam platform on October 19th. Babil's Nida Harb 3: Empire of Steel was launched on November 10th. Our Strongest quarter ever - in all areas "In the third quarter, we reach new all-time highs in terms of sales and EBITDA for a single quarter, as well as rolling twelve-month revenue. We have achieved new sales records with very good margins for 34 consecutive months. My conclusion is that our strategy of creating good returns with diversification and balanced risk is working. We have established a very stable foundation for continued good development over the long term", says Jörgen Larsson, CEO. Key figures, The Group KSEK 2017Jul-Sep 2016Jul-Sep 2017Jan-Sep 2016Jan-Sep Last 12 Mnths 2016Jan-Dec Net Revenues 45 432 21 837 112 747 70 280 137 299 94 832 Growth in revenues 108% 60% EBITDA 19 226 6 828 36 903 27 491 43 676 34 264 EBITDA margin 42.3% 31.3% 32.7% 39.1% 31.8% 36.1% Profit/loss before tax 4 754 5 223 11 327 22 281 12 489 23 443 Profit/loss after tax 6 631 2 094 8 703 13 308 16 371 20 976 Investor Presentation An Investor Presentation is available at Stillfront's website at the address: stillfront.com/site/investor-relations/financial-reports/ Note This information is information that Stillfront Group AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 08.30 CET on November 14, 2017. Avanza Bank is Stillfront's Certified Adviser, and can be reached at +46-8-4094 2120. For further information, please contact: Jörgen Larsson, CEO+46-70-321 1800jorgen@stillfront.com Sten Wranne, CFO+46-705-851258sten@stillfront.com About Stillfront Stillfront is a group of independent creators, publishers, and distributors of digital games - with a vision to become the leading group of indie game creators and publishers. Stillfront operates through eight near-autonomous subsidiaries: Bytro Labs in Germany, Coldwood Interactive in Sweden, Power Challenge in the UK and Sweden, Dorado Online Games in Malta, Simutronics in the United States, Babil Games in UAE and Jordan, eRepublik in Ireland and Romania and OFM Studios in Germany. Stillfront's games are distributed globally. The main markets are France, UK, Germany, the United States and MENA. For further information, please visit www.stillfront.com. Selected games Stillfront's portfolio includes games across multiple platforms. Unravel is a widely acclaimed console game developed by Coldwood in collaboration with Electronic Arts. Supremacy 1914 and Call of War are high-immersion war strategy games developed by Bytro Labs. ManagerZone is a sports management strategy game launched in 2001. DragonRealms and GemStone IV are MUD-style games with a very loyal player base. Siege: Titan Wars(TM) is a popular mobile game developed by Simutronics. Tank Storm and Admiral are mobile strategy games with very strong player bases, which are published by Babil Games. World at War: WW2 and War and Peace: Civil War are successful mobile strategy games developed and published by eRepublik Labs. Online Fussball Manager is a leading sports management game. 2017Q3 ENG Stillfront 2017Q3 Report Presentation

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