Newly appointed CEO of Net Element International is Recognized as a Top Entrepreneur by Business Leader Magazine and Ernst & Young

Oleg Firer is a Recipient of a 2013 Top Entrepreneurs Award from the South Florida Edition of Business Leader and is Nominated for E&Y’s Florida Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Oleg Firer, Chief Executive Officer of Net Element International, Inc. (NASDAQ:NETE)(Photo: Business Wire)

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MIAMI--()--Net Element International (NASDAQ: NETE), a technology-driven group specializing in electronic commerce and mobile payment processing is pleased to announce that its CEO , Oleg Firer, has been nominated for the Ernst & Young 2013 Florida Entrepreneur of the Year Award®, this is Mr. Firer’s second nomination. Mr. Firer also received a 2013 Top Entrepreneurs Award from the South Florida Edition of Business Leader magazine.

This is the 6th year Business Leader has recognized the top entrepreneurs of the South through their Top 50 Entrepreneurs Awards. Winners of this award are entrepreneurs that have created innovative, high achieving companies that contribute to their industries and business communities. Events honoring the winners will be held in Atlanta, Nashville, Memphis, Tampa, Jacksonville, Raleigh, Greensboro and Charlotte. The Miami event was held April 24th, where Mr. Firer was presented his award.

For more than 25 years, the Ernst & Young award has given recognition to men and women who continue to strive, innovate and build enterprises even in the most challenging of environments. Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award is one of the most prestigious business awards for entrepreneurs. The award recognizes innovative entrepreneurs who have successfully launched new ventures which have contributed to job creation and growth. Additionally, the coveted award celebrates leaders who have demonstrated extraordinary success as evidenced by their innovation, financial performance, and commitment to both their business and their community.

Ernst & Young award nominees and recipients will be honored at a gala on June 13, 2013 in Miami, Florida. More than 500 guests from across the state will attend this celebratory tribute to Florida’s best entrepreneurs.

“Receiving a nomination from Ernst & Young and being selected as a Business Leader Top Entrepreneur are great honors that also give recognition to the very talented team of innovators, executives and regional sales teams I work with who all demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit every day,” said Mr. Firer. Adding, “My most recent venture, Unified Payments, is a provider of transaction processing services and payment-enabling technologies that was recognized by Inc. Magazine as the fastest-growing private company in the U.S. in 2012. It was incubated and grown in Florida, and now as part of Net Element, our opportunities for further expansion are endless.”

About Net Element International (NASDAQ: NETE)

Net Element International (NASDAQ: NETE) is a global technology-driven group specializing in electronic commerce, mobile payments and transactional services. The company owns and operates a global mobile payments and transaction processing provider, TOT Group, as well as several popular content monetization verticals. Together with its subsidiaries, Net Element International enables ecommerce and content-management companies to monetize their assets in ecommerce and mobile commerce environments. Its global development centers and high-level business relationships in the United States, Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States strategically position the company for continued growth. The company has U.S. headquarters in Miami and international headquarters in Moscow. More information is available at www.netelement.com

About Business Leader Magazine

Business Leader Magazine's South Florida Edition is a monthly publication focused on covering the companies, leaders and business happenings in South Florida. The magazine features profiles of South Florida businesses and business leaders as well as feature stories and expert columns on the trends affecting the South Florida business community. Features, news, and profiles cover topics in the legal, financial, technology, management, marketing, and advertising industries, business services industries and top women in business, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and movers and shakers are highlighted.

About Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year

Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 140 cities in 50 countries.

Contacts

Net Element International
Dan Bruck, 305-507-8808
dbruck@netelement.com
www.netelement.com

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Newly appointed CEO of Net Element International, Oleg Firer is Recognized as a Top Entrepreneur by Business Leader Magazine and Ernst & Young

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Contacts

Net Element International
Dan Bruck, 305-507-8808
dbruck@netelement.com
www.netelement.com