Diversinet to Execute Shares for Debt Transaction

TORONTO, Dec. 31, 2012 /CNW/ - Diversinet Corp. (TSX Venture: DIV, OTCQB: DVNTF), a leader in secure mobile health that "Powers Care Coordination through Mobility," announced it intends to satisfy certain Board of Directors compensation through the issuance of common shares ("Common Shares") of Diversinet (the "Shares for Debt Transaction").

Each non-management Director is entitled to receive annual compensation of up to $50,000 payable by issuance of up to 75,000 common shares (for the period of June 28, 2012 to June 27, 2013), with up to $12,500 payable quarterly in arrears through the issuance of up to 18,750 shares.  Shareholders without a direct interest in the transaction approved the issuance at the June 28, 2012 AGM.  Diversinet has resolved to satisfy the amounts owing to Directors for Q4 2012, being $3,515.65, through the issuance of 93,750 Common Shares at a deemed price of $0.0375 per share.

The Shares for Debt Transaction is subject to approval by the TSX Venture Exchange and compliance with applicable securities laws.

About Diversinet
Diversinet Corp. (TSX Venture: DIV, OTCQB: DVNTF) is answering the challenges of today's healthcare landscape with a secure enterprise mobile healthcare platform and integrated solutions. This technology can be leveraged and customized quickly to meet the ever-changing needs of healthcare organizations and patients - driving patient, provider and payer communications and improved outcomes while lowering costs. Learn more about Diversinet at www.diversinet.com.

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SOURCE: Diversinet Corp.

For further information:

Diversinet Contact:
David Hackett
Chief Financial Officer
416-756-2324 ext. 275