Diversinet Appoints Experienced Lawyer Philippe Tardif to its Board

    33,894,255 shares issued and outstanding

    TORONTO, March 6 /CNW/ - Diversinet Corp. (OTCBB: DVNTF), a leading
provider of wireless data security infrastructure products and services, today
announced the appointment of Philippe Tardif to its board of directors.
Mr. Tardif, a partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and a leading securities
law and capital markets lawyer, brings to Diversinet considerable experience
in corporate governance matters, and has a unique perspective on the needs of
helping companies transition towards sales and marketing enterprises.
Diversinet also announced the departure of Mark Steinman from the company's
Board and thanks him for his contribution.
    "We welcome Philippe to the Board and his experience in corporate
governance will be invaluable as Diversinet pursues its business
opportunities," said Albert Wahbe, chairman of Diversinet. "Mark Steinman has
provided guidance to me and the company over the past seven years and I thank
him for his support and contribution," said Nagy Moustafa, chief executive
officer of Diversinet.
    Mr. Tardif graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1985, and prior to
that he majored in business administration and received an Honors B.A.
(Business Administration) from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the
University of Western Ontario in 1982.

    About Diversinet Corp

    Diversinet Corp. (OTCBB: DVNTF) is a leading provider of wireless
authentication and access solutions that secure the personal identity,
transactions and data of consumers over almost any mobile phone or handheld
device. Diversinet's reliable, end-to-end OTP (one-time password) solutions
enable cost-effective strong authentication and instant and secure access to
critical personal records, helping businesses reduce identity theft, expand
customer offerings, increase revenues and comply with regulations.
    Diversinet's customers include major banks, financial institutions,
health services organizations, software security vendors, entertainment and
gaming companies, and memory and storage manufacturers. The company's unique
technology and suite of products include MobiSecure(TM) Strong Authentication
and MobiSecure(TM) SoftToken. For almost a decade, Diversinet has built a
record of accomplishment and innovation with world-leading expertise in the
authentication security and mobility sectors. For further information, visit

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harbor" for forward-looking statements. Certain information included in this
press release (as well as information included in oral statements or other
written statements made or to be made by the company) contains statements that
are forward-looking, such as statements relating to anticipated future
revenues of the company and success of current product offerings. Such
forward-looking information involves important risks and uncertainties that
could significantly affect anticipated results in the future and, accordingly,
such results may differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking
statements made by or on behalf of the company. For a description of
additional risks and uncertainties, please refer to the company's filings with
the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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