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12/20/2005

 
Jamster and Warner Music Group Expand Relationship with Commercial Featuring Hip Hop Superstar

Sean 'Diddy' Combs First A-List Celebrity and Label CEO to Record Ringtone Commercial Voiceover - for The Notorius B.I.G. Mobile Music Products

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and NEW YORK, Dec. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jamster, a worldwide leader in mobile content and entertainment services and a wholly owned subsidiary of VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSN) , today announced that Sean "Diddy" Combs, founder and CEO of Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group, is featured in a new commercial promoting Jamster-exclusive ringtones created from master recordings in The Notorious B.I.G. catalog. The Notorious B.I.G.'s latest album from Bad Boy Records, The Notorious B.I.G. Duets: The Final Chapter, hits music stores today. Bad Boy Records is a joint venture with Warner Music Group (NYSE:WMG) .

Jamster has successfully worked with WMG for close to a year. Jamster has distribution rights to WMG's mobile personalization products catalog, which allows it to offer consumers ringtones and screensavers by WMG's world- renowned roster of artists.

Earlier this year, WMG's Warner Bros. Records worked with Jamster to provide consumers with early access to Asylum Records/Warner Bros. Records rap artist Mike Jones' Top Five debut album by taking advantage of the popularity of ringtones. Together they created the first artist-endorsed Jamster ringtone commercial in the Americas. A band on WMG's Asylum Records, D4L, created a ringtone called 'Laffy Taffy' earlier this year that has topped the Jamster Top 40 Ringtones chart for nearly three months.

"This relationship with a diverse, global content aggregator like Jamster allows Warner Music Group to literally put our music-based content in the hands of mobile phone users around the world," said Kevin Liles, Executive Vice President, Warner Music Group. "As the mobile phone becomes an increasingly important way for consumers to get their favorite music and entertainment, we're excited to be the first major music company to help fans connect to music they love through Jamster and its network of dozens of wireless providers."

"Warner Music Group provides Jamster with popular mobile entertainment choices that individuals everywhere are using to personalize their wireless experience," said Vernon Irvin, Executive Vice President and General Manager, VeriSign Communications Services. "As labels move into the mobile broadband age, Jamster is helping the music industry give consumers what they want, when and how they want it."

The commercial featuring Diddy can be seen on BET, which is the nation's leading television network providing quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs programming for the African-American audience.

About Jamster and VeriSign

Jamster International Sarl, a wholly owned subsidiary of VeriSign, Inc., is the world's largest creator, aggregator and distributor of premier off-deck mobile content, which includes music, games and community services. Jamster content can be ordered using a short messaging service and is distributed to carriers and consumers worldwide. Through VeriSign's Intelligent Communications, Commerce and Content Services, the company delivers content on-boarding, license aggregation, formatting, catalog management, mediation, subscription management, rating and billing and payment integration. Additional news and information is available at www.jamster.com and www.verisign.com.

About Warner Music Group

Warner Music Group (WMG) became the only stand-alone music company to be publicly traded in the United States in May 2005. With its broad roster of new stars and legendary artists, Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, Bad Boy, East West, Elektra, Lava, Maverick, Nonesuch, Reprise, Rhino, Sire, Warner Bros. and Word. Warner Music International, a leading company in national and international repertoire, operates through numerous international affiliates and licensees in more than 50 countries. Warner Music Group also includes Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than one million copyrights worldwide.

Trademarks

VeriSign, Jamster and other trademarks, service marks and logos are registered or unregistered marks of VeriSign and its subsidiaries in the United States and in foreign countries. Copyright (C) 2005 VeriSign, Inc. All rights reserved.

Statements in this announcement other than historical data and information constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause VeriSign's actual results to differ materially from those stated or implied by such forward-looking statements. The potential risks and uncertainties include, among others, the uncertainty of future revenue and profitability and potential fluctuations in quarterly operating results due to such factors as the inability of VeriSign to successfully develop and market new products and services and customer acceptance of any new products or services, including Jamster services; the possibility that VeriSign's announced new services may not result in additional customers, profits or revenues; and increased competition and pricing pressures. More information about potential factors that could affect the company's business and financial results is included in VeriSign's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004 and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. VeriSign undertakes no obligation to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this press release.

Source: VeriSign, Inc.

CONTACT: media, Lori Sinsley, +1-650-426-4716, or lsinsley@verisign.com,
or investors, Tom McCallum, +1-650-426-3744, or tmccallum@verisign.com, both
of VeriSign, Inc.; or Amanda Collins of Warner Music Group, +1-212-275-2213,
or amanda.collins@wmg.com

Web site: http://www.jamster.com/
Web site: http://www.verisign.com/




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