Acceris Communications Inc.
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Acceris Communications Inc.

May 27, 2005 08:30 ET

Acceris Communications Restructures Organization

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA--(CCNMatthews - May 27, 2005) - Acceris Communications Inc. (OTCBB:ACRS) announced today that Acceris Communications Corp., its telecommunications business, has restructured its organization. The restructuring eliminates approximately 75 jobs or 30% of its workforce, impacting staff in its San Diego, Pittsburgh and Somerset facilities. The Company anticipates that it will record one-time expenses of up to $1 million during the second quarter ending June 30, 2005 related to the restructuring. Restructuring charges are primarily related to employee reduction costs.

The reorganization is part of the continued integration efforts of the Company aimed at streamlining the operations of the four predecessor companies that have been brought together to form Acceris and, further, is reflective of fluctuations in the revenues generated by the business. This latest set of changes will bring the Company closer to its goal of generating positive cash flow from operations.

On May 19, 2005, the Company entered into an agreement with North Central Equity LLC and its subsidiary, Acceris Management and Acquisition LLC, to dispose of its telecommunications assets and operations. The transaction is subject to approval by the Company's shareholders, debt holders and regulators as well as customary closing conditions, and is expected to close by September 30, 2005.

About Acceris

Acceris Communications Inc. is a broad based communications company serving residential, small and medium-sized business and large enterprise customers in the United States through its subsidiary Acceris Communications Corp. A facilities-based carrier, it provides a range of products including local dial tone and 1+ domestic and international long distance voice services, as well as fully managed and fully integrated data and enhanced services. Acceris Communications Inc. offers its communications products and services both directly and through a network of independent agents, primarily via multi-level marketing and commercial agent programs. Acceris also offers a proven network convergence solution for voice and data in VoIP communications technology and holds two foundational patents in the VoIP space. For further information, please visit Acceris Communications Inc.'s website at http://www.acceris.com.

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