ZeptoLab's Award-Winning "Cut the Rope" Now Available on NOOK(TM) by Barnes & Noble
The Popular Physics-Based Game Now Available on NOOK Tablet(TM) and NOOK Color(TM)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/17/12 -- Cut the Rope, the worldwide phenomenon created by global gaming and entertainment company ZeptoLab, is now available on NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color by Barnes & Noble.

Cut the Rope features visually stimulating and addicting game-play mechanics that have millions of users cutting ropes, popping bubbles, and feeding candy to the loveable little green monster named Om Nom. Cut the Rope launches on NOOK with high-definition graphics, which will enrich the gameplay experience for NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color customers and delight players who have become familiar with navigating the game's colorful environments.

Among the most popular tablet models on the market, NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color provide a gorgeous display and a unique experience for gamers.

"NOOK customers have been extremely eager to try Cut the Rope," says Misha Lyalin, CEO of ZeptoLab. "With so much innovation in tablets and e-readers, consumers have a more diverse set of choices than ever before. We're excited to bring Om Nom to this popular device because we want users to be able to play the game they've come to love on any screen they choose."

Cut the Rope is a wildly popular gaming sensation that has, along with Om Nom, become a brand that people recognize around the world. The game continues to grow exponentially and will soon be available on additional platforms and devices as Om Nom comes to life in new markets.

ZeptoLab™ is a global gaming and entertainment company dedicated to the science of fun. Through the worldwide phenomenon of Cut the Rope and its lovable baby monster named Om Nom, the company has redefined gaming with unique, physics-based gameplay that capitalizes on touch technology. Cut the Rope has been an instant success since its debut in 2010, remains a top app on multiple platforms, and has been downloaded more than 100 million times. With partners such as Hasbro, Jakks Pacific and Mattel, ZeptoLab has extended the Cut the Rope franchise with new toys, games and merchandise. For the latest news about Cut the Rope and Om Nom, follow us at facebook.com/cuttherope or @Cut_the_Rope on Twitter or visit www.zeptolab.com.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world's largest bookseller and a Fortune 500 company, operates 703 bookstores in 50 states. Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, also operates 637 college bookstores serving over 4.6 million students and faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States. Barnes & Noble conducts its online business through BN.com (www.bn.com), one of the Web's largest e-commerce sites, which also features more than two million titles in its NOOK Bookstore™ (www.bn.com/ebooks). Through Barnes & Noble's NOOK™ eReading product offering, customers can buy and read digital books and content on the widest range of platforms, including NOOK devices, partner company products, and the most popular mobile and computing devices using free NOOK software.

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained via the Internet by visiting the company's corporate website: www.barnesandnobleinc.com.

Aly Brady or Nick Shepherd
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Mary Ellen Keating
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