Unwired Planet Announces CEO Transition Plan

  Unwired Planet Announces CEO Transition Plan

Michael Mulica will Remain CEO Through the Transition and Intends to Remain on
                            the Board of Directors

Business Wire

RENO, Nev. -- February 19, 2013

Unwired Planet, Inc. (Nasdaq: UPIP), today announced a chief executive officer
transition plan. Current CEO, Michael Mulica, has agreed to remain as CEO
through the appointment of his successor and has entered into a separation
agreement with Unwired Planet in which he agrees to stay as CEO through May
31, 2013. The separation agreement sets forth the terms of his continued
service during the transition and his eventual resignation as CEO. Mr. Mulica
currently intends to remain on the board of directors for the foreseeable
future.

“Mike has been instrumental in helping to architect and execute a complete
transformation of Unwired Planet over the past one and a half years. During
this time, he successfully led the divestiture of our legacy product
businesses, the creation of our IP licensing strategy, facilitated a 100%
replacement of staff, relocated our headquarters to Reno, Nevada, launched two
legal actions against Apple and Google, and most recently consummated our
recent transaction with Ericsson which greatly expands the market opportunity
for Unwired Planet. I am very proud of what Mike has accomplished during his
tenure and look forward to his continued active involvement in Unwired
Planet,” said Peter Feld, Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Mr. Mulica stated, “Since joining Unwired Planet as CEO in October 2011, we
have worked tirelessly to re-invent the company and position it for future
success taking advantage of the billions of dollars spent on innovation and
invention over the years. As a small, nimble, and highly focused company,
Unwired Planet is now ready to emerge as the leader in the mobile IP licensing
space. We have arrived at our strategic destination. I look forward to seeing
the company through this transition and continuing to work with our talented
team through my role as a member of the board of directors.”

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 more than 2,400 issued US and
foreign patents include the 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 technology, maps and location based services, mobile
application stores, social networking, mobile gaming and mobile search.
Unwired Planet is headquartered in Reno, Nevada.

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strategy, the ability of Unwired Planet to deliver and capitalize on the
opportunities of its strategy, the ability of Unwired Planet to execute its
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