SOURCE: NeXplore Corporation

November 17, 2009 11:08 ET

NeXplore Sponsors 2009 Microsoft Alumni Foundation Integral Fellows Awards Program

PLANO, TX--(Marketwire - November 17, 2009) - Joining ranks with the Microsoft Alumni Foundation, NeXplore Corporation (PINKSHEETS: NXPC) today announced its participation as a sponsor of the Microsoft Alumni Foundation's 2009 Founders' and Integral Fellows Award Gala. The Integral Fellows program recognizes and supports Microsoft alumni who have made a meaningful difference to others by contributing to the community.

Recipients of the 2009 Microsoft Alumni Foundation Integral Fellows Awards were selected by a distinguished panel of judges -- former President Jimmy Carter, Bill Gates Sr., Bill Drayton, Pierre Omidyar, and Tom Tierney -- and will be announced Wednesday, November 18th at the 2009 Founders' Gala with Bill and Melinda Gates in Bellevue, WA. Information about the Integral Fellows Program and Founders' Gala can be found at the Microsoft Alumni Foundation website:

Said Edward Mandel, CEO of NeXplore Corporation and executive director of the NeXplore Foundation, "NeXplore is very pleased to join the Microsoft Alumni Foundation and fellow sponsors in honoring these exceptional civic and community-minded individuals. Their noble work improves lives, aids communities and makes the world a better place for us all. The many successful and impactful non-profit and social ventures founded or championed by Microsoft alumni attests to the compassion and commitment of these wonderful individuals as well as to Microsoft's charitable, socially oriented corporate culture."

The NeXplore Foundation is committed to supporting non-profit and public sector organizations that advance education, strengthen communities, and improve lives. NeXplore Foundation's Save the Rain Project is committed to ending the water crisis by teaching people living in water-deprived areas around the world to catch, store, clean and use the rain as a sustainable water supply.

Three Microsoft alumni serve on NeXplore Corporation's board of advisors, including NeXplore Foundation Chairman Rowland Hanson, former vice president of corporate communications for Microsoft Corporation; Hani Imam, former general manager, finance operations for Microsoft Corporation; and Amar Nehru, former general manager, emerging markets group for Microsoft Corporation. Former Dallas Cowboy Darren Woodson and NBA great George Gervin also serve on the NeXplore advisory board.

Noting NeXplore and Microsoft's shared commitment to good corporate citizenship, Rowland Hanson introduced NeXplore to the Microsoft Alumni Foundation and facilitated NeXplore's sponsorship of the 2009 Founders' Gala and Integral Fellows program.

"One of the admirable qualities of the NeXplore executive team is a genuine understanding and respect for the importance of corporate social responsibility," said Hanson. "NeXplore employees are encouraged and rewarded for their involvement in environmental and community activism, and NeXplore Foundation is currently expanding its partnership with Save the Rain, a non-profit organization committed to ending the water crisis through rainwater harvesting. I look forward to assisting the NeXplore executive team in finding ways to deepen its involvement with the Microsoft Alumni Foundation."

About the Microsoft Alumni Foundation

The Microsoft Alumni Foundation was established to catalyze the collective power of Microsoft alumni and leverage our resources to provide innovative, scalable and transformative solutions to our world's challenges. Launched in 2007, the Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public nonprofit organization with its worldwide headquarters based in Bellevue, Washington, USA. Board members include: Jeff Raikes (chair); Chuck Hirsch (president); Scott Oki (co-founder and vice president); Paul Shoemaker (treasurer); Tony Audino (co-founder); Sharon Maghie (co-founder and secretary) and Brad Smith (Microsoft representative).

About NeXplore Corporation

NeXplore Corporation (PINKSHEETS: NXPC) improves the online experience by providing Web tools and destinations that empower people to drive and define a World Wide Web perfectly suited for their unique needs, interests and online pursuits. Launched in 2008, NeXplore.Com, the company's flagship web destination, is an interactive and visually engaging Web 2.0 search engine optimized for a superior end-user experience, multi-media display and social sharing integration. For advertisers, NeXplore.Com offers a full array of search, display and interactive advertising products to reach and engage targeted consumers. For more information about NeXplore, visit

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