SOURCE: EP Global Communications, Inc.

October 17, 2008 09:35 ET

EP Global Communications, Inc.'s Joseph M. Valenzano, Jr. to Receive Awards From the Arc of East Middlesex and From the Arc of New Jersey

CEO and President of EP Global Communications, Inc. to Be Honored as the 2008 Man of the Year, an Accolade Presented by the Arc of East Middlesex, and With the 2008 President's Award From the Arc of New Jersey

JOHNSTOWN, PA--(Marketwire - October 17, 2008) - EP Global Communications, Inc. (OTCBB: EPGL), the parent company of Exceptional Parent (EP) magazine, is pleased to announce today that its CEO and President, Joseph M. Valenzano, Jr., will receive two distinguished awards in the coming weeks.

On Thursday, October 30, Mr. Valenzano will receive the 2008 President's Award presented by the Arc of New Jersey in Somerset, NJ at the Arc's 2008 Annual Awards Presentation and Dinner. The Arc of New Jersey is a statewide, private, nonprofit advocacy organization founded in 1947 by a group of parents who had a vision of building a better quality of life for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Exceptional Parent magazine was selected in recognition of the outstanding information, support, and resources it provides to parents of children with disabilities.

Next month, on Monday, November 10, Mr. Valenzano will be honored with the 2008 Man of the Year Award at the Richard Tucker Memorial Dinner and Auction presented by the Arc of East Middlesex, located just outside of Boston. Founded in 1954, the Arc of East Middlesex (EMARC) is a nonprofit organization, which assists children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families.

Mr. Valenzano was selected for the Arc of Middlesex's Man of the Year Award in recognition of the outstanding information, support, and resources he provides to parents of children with disabilities and the public awareness he raises through Exceptional Parent. Jo Ann Simons, Executive Director of the Arc of East Middlesex, said regarding Mr. Valenzano's selection as their Man of the Year, "Joe is the perfect choice because the mission and values he espouses through Exceptional Parent are in perfect harmony with the mission and values of the Arc of East Middlesex: to value and empower individuals with disabilities and their families."

About the awards Mr. Valenzano commented, "I am deeply grateful to be recognized by these fine organizations who have steadfastly supported the cause of people with intellectual disabilities for over 50 years. I am humbled to receive both awards knowing that there are so many other candidates far more deserving than I."

About EP Global Communications, Inc.

EP Global Communications, parent company of Exceptional Parent (EP) magazine, is a 38-year-old, award-winning publishing and communications company which provides practical advice and emotional support to families and professionals caring for the needs of children and adults with disabilities.

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