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Vitaminic and H3G:
agreement for the offer of music services via UMTS

Under the agreement, Vitaminic will offer music content, services, information and news
to customers of 3, the new commercial brand of H3G

Milan, 15 July 2002 - Vitaminic SpA (Italy, Nuovo Mercato: VIT) - Europe's leading value added digital music solution provider - will be the content provider for H3G's radiomobile network, the first multimedia mobile operator of the Italian market.
Under the deal, Vitaminic will create, plan and develop, using its own content and technology, an M-site1 for 3, aimed at offering services and musical content to all 3 customers through third generation terminals (UMTS).

The M-site will offer music from Vitaminic's digital catalogue, one of the most diverse and complete legal music offerings on the Internet. Vitaminic's catalogue includes music coming from 95,000 artists and 1,500 labels (as ofJune 2002), organized in over 250 musical genres, from dance to classical, jazz to pop. Furthermore the Vitaminic M-site will offer services and information about concerts, forthcoming record releases, compilations, artists, new bands and anything related to music.

"We chose Vitaminic as a partner for the launch of the musical services for our customers because of its great experience in the field of digital music distribution, especially via mobile telephony," said Francesco Busdraghi, H3G's Business Development Director. "The next generation mobile terminals exploit the potential of UMTS, and that's why they are an ideal instrument for a totally new musical experience. We believe the agreement with Vitaminic will lead to the creation of new and interesting musical and entertainment services across this medium."

"According to Jupiter MMXI analysts, mobile music services and content will become one of the main killer applications for the spreading of next generation mobile telephony terminals", states Andrea Rosi, Chief Operating Officer at Vitaminic SpA. "We are pleased with the agreement signed with H3G, a leading company in the development of radiomobile networks. Moreover, the agreement, which is part of the Vitaminic's business strategy providing integrated mobile telephony and Internet solutions to the main telecommunication operators in Italy and Europe, is aimed at evaluating the impact of broadband wireless technology on music lovers."

Further information on the 3 offer, inclusive of the Vitaminic musical services, will be unveiled by H3G as soon as possible.

1 Internet site projected specifically for the on-the-move use via mobile terminals.


About Vitaminic Music Network:

Founded in April 1999, Vitaminic SpA (Italy, Nuovo Mercato: VIT) is Europe's leading value added digital music solution provider, focused on new digital formats and innovative electronic distribution channels. Vitaminic operates in 10 countries through its local websites (Italy, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland and the US).
The Vitaminic Group includes, the leading European website for high quality emerging music, Iuma (Internet Underground Music Archive), the pioneer Internet artists community, FranceMp3, the leading French online music website, and ZipMind, a music publishing company.

About H3G

Upon obtaining a UMTS license in Italy in November 2000, with an offer of 3,253 million Euro, H3G is now aiming at becoming the first Multimedia Mobile Operator of the Italian market. Hutchison Whampoa is the majority shareholder with 88.2% of the corporate capital, and is joined by first-rate Italian and international players in telecommunications, Internet and new media, publishing and banking, like S. Paolo Imi, CIR, HDP, BMI, Gemina and Tiscali.
3 will be the global name for Hutchison Whampoa's third-generation services. The Group holds 3G licences in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Sweden and the UK.
The name should always appear as '3', with the exception of website addresses, where it is written as a word in the relevant language (e.g.
3G is a convergence of media, information and communication which enables access to a range of services on the move. The 3G standard (agreed throughout Europe, Japan, China, and the rest of Asia) is formally known as UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System). It represents a global standard for third-generation communication systems and is at the heart of the H3G initiative.
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For further information over Vitaminic, please contact:

Monica MontefuscoFrancesca Cestaro
Public Relations ManagerMedia Relations Italy
Vitaminic SpAVitaminic SpA
Tel. +39 02 43.33.171Tel. +39 02 43.33.171
Email: [email protected]Email: [email protected]

For further information over H3G, please contact:

Gian Marco Litrico
Director of External and Media relations
Tel +39 02 44582129
Email: [email protected]