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Thursday 06 June, 2002

Warthog PLC

Re Contract

Warthog PLC
6 June 2002


For immediate release

6th June 2002


                                 PRESS RELEASE


                                  WARTHOG PLC


                           ('Warthog' or 'the Group')


              WARTHOG EXTENDS DEAL WITH CASH-U TO DEVELOP LOVE BUG


Warthog plc has today announced that it has extended its contract with Cash-U,
the leading mobile entertainment technology provider. Under the agreement
Warthog will develop a further title 'Love Bug', for the Pecan platform, using
Cash-U's Pistachio software development kit.

The SMS game has unlimited multiplayer capabilities and enables players to flirt
with other users, via text messages, in complete anonymity.

SMS messaging is continuing to grow with over 750 million SMS messages sent
every day worldwide, according to the GSM Association, a wireless industry
group.  Wireless Operators are consistently focusing on data services and mobile
entertainment to increase their revenue streams.

Tim Coupe, VP of Mobile and Internet Applications at Warthog commented:

'Love Bug is an infectious game, that encourages virtual interaction.  Warthog
is continuing to build up its wireless portfolio and I am confident this latest
game we are developing with Cash-U will be one of the games set to explode onto
the SMS entertainment market.'


ENDS


Enquiries

Andrew Gething
Corporate Development - Warthog plc                  0161 608 1200

David Simonson and Clare Maciocia
Merlin Financial Communications                      0207 606 1244



Notes to Editors

About Cash-U Mobile Technologies  (www.cash-u.com)

Cash-U Mobile Technologies has a product line that enables carriers and wireless
ASPs to deliver mobile entertainment applications to the end user in a scalable
and cost effective manner.  Cash-U's main product, the Pecan platform, is an
open execution and hosting platform for single or multi-user interactive
applications. The Cash-U product suite also includes 'Pistachio', a software
development kit (SDK) which provides developers the ability to create 'plug &
play' applications on its platform.

Cash-U's platform is commercially installed with some of Europe's leading
operators, and more than 50 application developers are using the Pistachio kit
to develop mobile entertainment applications.

Cash-U has a worldwide presence with offices in London, Israel and Asia Pacific.



Warthog

Warthog plc is one of Europe's leading independent games software developers.
The Company, based in Manchester, UK was established in 1997 and has been
profitable since creation.  Warthog prides itself on its highly experienced 200
strong development team, whose combined experience covers more than 1500 games
titles across all major platforms and most games genres.

At present, the Company is working with numerous high profile licensees to
develop video game versions of such entities as Robot Wars, Tiny Toon
Adventures, Animaniacs and X-Men as well as its own game creation Mace Griffin
Bounty Hunter, for Microsoft's Xbox.  Further to developing games across all
platforms, Warthog retains strong relationships with major international
publishers across the industry, including Microsoft, THQ, Electronic Arts,
Activision, Crave, SCi, BBC and Infogrames.  Warthog's first mobile game was
successfully published in 2001.

Warthog plc successfully floated on the Alternative Investment Market on the 1st
February 2001.



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