Vianet Group PLC

22 June 2022

22 June 2022

Vianet Group plc

("Vianet", "Company" or "the Group")

Vianet Wins 'Best Payment System' & 'Best Supplier Website' at 'The Vendies' 2022

Vianet Group plc (AIM: VNET), the international provider of actionable data and business insight through devices connected to its Internet of Things platform ("IOT"), is pleased to announce that it was crowned winner of two awards at 'The Vendies' 2022 in London earlier this month.

At this year's Vending Industry Awards, held on Thursday, 9 June 2022, in Holborn, London and hosted by Vending International, Vianet won the awards for 'Best Payment System' and 'Best Supplier Website', as well as being 'Highly Commended' for the 'Corporate Responsibility' award, alongside the category winner.

The event welcomed a wealth of suppliers and operators from across the UK's vending industry, with the awards recognising the best innovations and achievements within the sector. Vianet was shortlisted in seven award categories. Each award entry was reviewed by an independent panel of industry experts from across the sector in accordance with a strict set of criteria. The shortlists went to an online vote, where professionals from the vending sector were able to cast a vote on their favourite products, operators, and individuals.

The 'Best Payment System' award against international competition is a huge achievement for Vianet, recognising the Company's new all-in-one contactless payment and telemetry solution, 'SmartContact Pro', which has been introduced to the unattended retail market as contactless payment reached new highs of demand throughout the pandemic.

Following the launch of its new and improved website in November 2021, Vianet was also awarded 'Best Supplier Website' at the ceremony. The new website enhanced the communication of Vianet's products and services, improved user journey, and introduced a streamlined login area for accessing service dashboards remotely.

More information on the winners of The Vendies 2022 can be found at the following link: https://www.vendinginternational-online.com/the-vendies-winners-revealed/ .

Vianet's Mark Parry, Commercial Director, alongside Rachel Little, Marketing Manager and Matt Thornton, Client Director attended the event and accepted the awards on behalf of the Company.

Commenting on the awards, Mark Parry, Vianet's Commercial Director, said:

"We had a fantastic day in London for The Vendies, and I'm extremely proud of the Smart Machines division and our support functions who have contributed to this success. Already in 2022, we have had some great achievements, launching new features into SmartVend and expanding our reach in the payments market. These awards are testament to this and the hard work of our team."

James Dickson, Chairman of Vianet Group plc, added:

"The Vendies award ceremony recognises the immense talent and creativity within the fast-evolving vending industry, so to come away with two awards and a commendation alongside the eventual winner in a third category is a brilliant achievement for Vianet. The awards highlight significant recent innovations made by the Company, notably the launch of our new all-in-one contactless payment and telemetry solution, 'SmartContact Pro' and our new and improved website. We are delighted to have these efforts publicly acknowledged by experts and professionals in the sector."

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