– USA, CA – Unwired Planet, Inc. (NASDAQ:UPIP) today announced that Hugh Steven Wilson has joined the company’s Board of Directors effective January 6, 2016. The Board of Directors appointed Mr. Wilson to replace Taylor Harmeling, who resigned from the Board on December 31, 2015.

Mr. Wilson is a financial industry executive and attorney, who served as Managing Partner of Tennenbaum Capital Partners from 2005 to 2012. Previously, he was a partner at Latham & Watkins, where he served as chair of the firm’s litigation department and was global co-chair of the firm’s mergers and acquisitions group. Mr. Wilson currently serves on the boards of Burford Capital Limited, a global litigation finance and professional services firm, where he serves as vice-chairman, and International Wire Group, Inc., where he is chairman of the board. He previously served on the boards of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association. He graduated from Indiana University with a B.A. in Political Science in 1968. He earned a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, and an L.L.M. from Harvard Law School.

Mr. Wilson will serve on both the Audit Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.

“I am proud to welcome Steve to Unwired Planet’s board of directors,” said Unwired Planet CEO Boris Teksler. “We believe his extensive expertise in mergers and acquisitions, financial services coupled with his litigation acumen, will be very valuable as Unwired Planet continues on its journey to reinvent itself.”

About Unwired Planet

Unwired Planet, Inc. (NASDAQ:UPIP) is the inventor of the Mobile Internet and a premier intellectual property company focused exclusively on the mobile industry. The company’s patent portfolio of approximately 2,500 issued and pending US and foreign patents, includes technologies that allow mobile devices to connect to the Internet and enable mobile communications. The portfolio spans 2G, 3G, and 4G technologies, as well as cloud-based mobile applications and services. Unwired Planet’s portfolio includes patents related to key mobile technologies, including baseband mobile communications, mobile browsers, mobile advertising, push notification technology, maps and location based services, mobile application stores, social networking, mobile gaming, and mobile search. Unwired Planet is headquartered in Los Altos, CA. References in this release to Unwired Planet may be to Unwired Planet, Inc. or its subsidiaries.

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