First Closing of HPE Institutional Fund backed by IMQubator, a Fund-of- Fund Initiative of APG

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, January 1, 2010 – Following the re-orientation from a private
individual-backed fund to an institutional fund approach, on January 1, 2010, Holland Private
Equity (“HPE”) held the institutional First Closing of its HPE PRO Institutional Fund. The
institutional First Closing primarily comprised funds of the HPE Partners and from a top-tier
Cornerstone Investor, IMQubator, a fund-of-fund initiative of Europe’s largest pension fund
manager APG. With this First Closing, Holland Private Equity has implemented the revised
principles for Private Equity of the ILPA (Institutional Limited Partners Association) and has
reiterated to follow the Principles for Responsible Investments (“PRI”) of the United Nations. ILPA
has over 215 institutional member organizations that collectively manage approximately USD 1
trillion of private equity assets. The HPE PRO Institutional Fund has a target size of EUR 150
million and aims to invest in small to mid-cap technology growth companies in The Netherlands,
Belgium and Germany.

Hans van Ierland, Chief Executive Officer of HPE, commented: “With our highly professional
investment and back-office processes as well as our industry-standard governance structure
having been validated by a top-notch institutional investor, HPE has shaped a framework which is
truly institutional shareholder-friendly and will act as an accelerator in growing our fund.”

About Holland Private Equity

Established in 2008, Holland Private Equity (“HPE”) is a leading European private equity firm,
focusing on late-stage growth investments in small and mid-cap technology companies within the
Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. Its main focus is on stand-alone investment opportunities in
which it can invest EUR 10 – 15m for a significant minority position. Having built a team of
investment professionals and an advisory network of operational and technology veterans, HPE
brings more than growth capital alone by closely working with management teams to accelerate
growth. HPE has offices in Amsterdam and Düsseldorf.

Media Relations Contacts
Hans van Ierland
Holland Private Equity B.V.
+31 20 7143400
info@hollandpe.com