SOURCE: NewspaperDirect Inc.

June 05, 2007 00:01 ET

NewspaperDirect Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement With Global Newspapers

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - June 5, 2007) - WAN booth HL2A024 -- NewspaperDirect, the leader in digital delivery and local printing of same-day newspapers from around the world, announced that Global Newspapers (formerly Satellite Newspapers Portugal) has now become NewspaperDirect's exclusive distributor in Portugal, Angola, Mozambique and Sudan.

"We chose to move to NewspaperDirect because it has the most reliable systems, innovative and secure technology, efficient operations and a reputation for superior customer service," said Bernardo Claro Da Fonseca, CEO of Global Newspapers. "And as a trusted partner to publishers worldwide, with almost three times as many titles as anyone else, it was really a very easy decision for us to partner with the undisputed leader in the market."

With over 30 kiosk locations across Portugal, Global Newspapers was arguably the most successful Satellite Newspaper (now DigiNews Press) distributor in the world. All of its locations have been moved over to the NewspaperDirect platform and their kiosks updated with the latest NewspaperDirect technology and content. Global Newspapers is now focused on expanding its installations to all its market segments in its territories.

"Global Newspapers' track record in Portugal is very impressive," said Alexander Kroogman, CEO of NewspaperDirect. "Having such a successful and well-managed digital newspaper distributor move to the NewspaperDirect network is yet another testament to our market and technology leadership."

For more information on the NewspaperDirect's License Partner network visit http://www.newspaperdirect.com/solutions/distributors.aspx

About Global Newspapers

Based in Lisbon, and launched in 2004, Global Newspapers is the leading digital newspaper printing company in Portugal. Currently operating 40 print-on-demand locations in Portugal, it is presently implementing six new print sites in Mozambique, six in Angola and one site in Sudan for launch within the next 90 days. The company focuses on developing Print-on-Demand (POD) hardware solutions that boost newspaper sales through enabling direct reader interaction with the system. This has meant increased circulation and opens the potential for on-screen advertising at the point of sale. The company has successfully implemented a franchise business model to rapidly grow their newspaper kiosk hardware and distribution business. Global Newspapers, SA is owned by an Institutional Venture Capital Company PME - Investimentos, SA and five other private investors. For further information, contact Global Newspapers, SA.

About NewspaperDirect Inc.

Founded in 1999, NewspaperDirect Inc. is the world leader in digital delivery and local printing of same-day newspapers from around the world. NewspaperDirect offers over 500 newspaper and magazine titles through a global network of more than 1,200 print locations in more than 90 countries, delivering them to hotels, libraries, cruise ships, corporate offices, retail outlets, home subscribers and Web browsers everywhere. The company also leverages its extensive content base and leading-edge technology to offer PressDisplay.com, which provides consumers with online, instant access to hundreds of newspapers and magazines from around the world, via computer or smart mobile device. As a Microsoft Premium Partner, NewspaperDirect develops content applications for Tablet PCs and Ultra-Mobile PCs. To learn more, visit www.newspaperdirect.com.

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