INGRAM MICRO'S FRENCH AND GERMAN SUBSIDIARIES SELECT XPEDITE FOR OUTSOURCED E-MAIL COMMUNICATIONS
EATONTOWN, N.J. (April 3, 2001) - Xpedite (www.xpedite.com), a global leader in multimedia messaging and a business unit of Ptek Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTEK; www.ptek.com), today announced that the French and German subsidiaries of Ingram Micro Europe, the European division of Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the largest global wholesale provider of technology products and supply chain management services, have selected Xpedite for their outsourced e-mail communications. Ingram Micro France and Ingram Macrotron AG, will use Xpedite's messageREACHSM e-mail service to communicate with their resellers.
"messageREACH allows us to effectively communicate with hundreds of resellers to give them immediate access to market information such as price changes, promotions and special offers," said Christian Bittebierre, Managing Director of Ingram Micro France. "Through messageREACH, we can include links to Ingram Micro's Web pages within each message, which enables our resellers to instantly place orders and provides us with detailed tracking and delivery reports."
"Europe has led our messageREACH services international growth, increasing 250% in the fourth quarter over the third quarter of 2000," said Matthew McGill, Xpedite's Director of Business Development for messageREACH. "Adding Ingram Micro's European divisions as messageREACH customers clearly demonstrates our capabilities as a global company. With offices and support staff in 18 European and Asian countries, we can provide the type of electronic messaging services that a company such as Ingram Micro requires. We look forward to continuing to capture a significant share of the European outsourced e-mail market."
Xpedite (www.xpedite.com) is a global leader in multimedia messaging and a business unit of Ptek Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTEK). Xpedite offers a full range of value-added multimedia messaging services worldwide that manage and facilitate the electronic distribution of information to all types of electronic addresses including fax, e-mail, wireless and voice. Xpedite processed approximately 1.6 billion messages in 2000, and was named by IDC as the worldwide leader in fax-based messaging. The company's messageREACHSM (www.messagereach.com) service offers the most robust outsourced e-mail applications available, providing control, tracking, security, personalization and automated administration for high volume e-mail distribution. Xpedite's diverse client base includes almost half of the Fortune 500 companies, including such industry leaders as Boeing, Bank One, Marriott, Merck, Xerox and Chase Manhattan. Xpedite has sales offices in 30 locations throughout the United States and 25 international offices, including Tokyo, London, Sydney, Seoul, Singapore, Brussels, Munich, Paris, Milan, Hong Kong Taipai and Kuala Lumpur.
About Ptek Holdings, Inc.
Ptek Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTEK) is a leading provider of communications and data services, including conference calling and Web-based collaboration; high-volume fax, e-mail and voice message delivery; and personal communications management systems that handle voice mail, e-mail and personal content. Ptek's business units include Premiere Conferencing, Xpedite and Voicecom. The company's PtekVentures investment unit has ownership interests in various new technology companies.
Ptek Holdings corporate headquarters is located at 3399 Peachtree Road NE, The Lenox Building, Atlanta, GA 30326. Additional information can be found at www.ptek.com.
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About Ingram Micro Inc.
Ingram Micro Inc. is the largest global wholesale provider of technology products and supply chain management services. The company operates in 36 countries with sales of $30.7 billion for the fiscal year 2000. Ingram Micro's global regions provide the distribution of technology products and services, marketing development and supply chain management services to more than 175,000 technology solution providers and 1,700 manufacturers. The company is focused on maximising shareowner value and achieving customer satisfaction through innovation in the information technology supply chain. Visit www.ingrammicro.com / www.ingrammicro-europress.com
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