SOURCE: Market Pulse

July 06, 2005 08:30 ET

Market Pulse Breaking News Alert for Wednesday, July 6, 2005: TLPE - TelePlus Closes Acquisition of Telizon, Deal to Increase Revenues by $12M and EBITDA by $2.2M!

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ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 6, 2005 -- Market Pulse News Alert for this AM, Stocks to Watch are: TelePlus Enterprises, Inc. (OTC BB: TLPE), Apple Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), Siebel Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: SEBL), and Bravo! Foods International Corporation (OTC BB: BRVO).

Investors need to be watching TelePlus Enterprises, Inc. (OTC BB: TLPE) this AM! TelePlus is a vertically integrated provider of wireless and landline products and services across North America. The Company's retail division -- TelePlus Retail Services, Inc. -- owns and operates a national chain of TelePlus branded stores in major shopping malls, selling a comprehensive line of wireless and portable communication devices. TelePlus Wireless, Corp. operates a virtual wireless network selling cellular network access to distributors in the United States. TelePlus Connect, Corp. is a reseller of landline and long distance services including internet services. TLPE has had several excellent news announcements out lately and one again after Tuesday's bell regarding the closing of its Telizon acquisition! Investors should be watching this one closely!

TelePlus Enterprises, Inc. (OTC BB: TLPE) (http://www.teleplus.ca), a vertically integrated provider of wireless and landline communications products and services across North America today announced that its subsidiary TelePlus Connect, Corp. ("TelePlus Connect''), which operates the Company's prepaid telecom division, closed effective July 1st, 2005, its acquisition of Telizon, Inc. ("Telizon''), a reseller of landline and long distance services as well as an internet service provider.

As part of the transaction, Telizon will be rolled into TelePlus Connect. Telizon's management will remain on board post acquisition. Telizon currently provides local and long distance services to over 18,000 commercial and residential line users in Ontario, Canada.

STRATEGIC ACQUISITION

TelePlus' 2005 business plan set a goal for the company to reach $21M in revenue and 600K in EBITDA for fiscal 2005. In the past 3 months TelePlus completed the acquisition of Keda Consulting, Freedom Phone Lines, Avenue Reconnect and now Telizon, Inc. All these acquisitions will increase TelePlus' overall revenues by $15.6M to $31.8M and contribute in excess of $2.9M to earnings (before taxes, depreciation and amortization) bringing the company into immediate profitability on a moving forward basis ahead of original expectations.

Telizon's back office will be used for the consolidation of TelePlus' prepaid Telecom operations. Integration of Avenue is already underway and, as previously announced, is proceeding as scheduled.

ACQUISITION PRICE

The transaction calls for TelePlus to pay a total consideration of $8.6M to the shareholders of Telizon in exchange of 100% of the Telizon shares. $3.3M is being paid on closing, $1.93M 12 months after closing and $1.45M 24 months after closing, the remaining balance of $1.93M is being paid in 24 monthly payments of $80.6k per month.

"We are delighted to have closed the Telizon acquisition," stated TelePlus CEO Marius Silvasan. "The acquisition of Telizon falls right in line with our business model and fits perfectly within TelePlus Connect's strategy. The acquisition of Telizon not only increases our revenues by $12M bringing them to over $31M but more importantly brings our company into immediate profitability which will be reflected in our financial results starting in the 3rd quarter. Lastly, we anticipate synergies to benefit our other subsidiaries once the integration of the acquisitions is completed," added Silvasan.

"Through this acquisition, both Telizon and TelePlus customers will continue to receive a high level of customer satisfaction and service," said Telizon's President, Tom Davis. "This is an important step in the right direction for our company and we look forward to working with TelePlus," added Davis.

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This press release is available on the company's official on-line investor relations site for investor commentary, feedback and questions. Investors are asked to visit http://www.agoracom.com/ir/teleplus. Alternatively, investors are asked to e-mail all questions and correspondence to TLPE@agoracom.com where they can also request addition to the TelePlus investor e-mail list to receive all future press releases and updates directly.

About TelePlus http://www.teleplus.ca

TelePlus Enterprises, Inc. ("TelePlus") is a vertically integrated provider of wireless and landline products and services across North America. The Company's retail division -- TelePlus Retail Services, Inc. -- owns and operates a national chain of TelePlus branded stores in major shopping malls, selling a comprehensive line of wireless and portable communication devices. TelePlus Wireless, Corp. operates a virtual wireless network selling cellular network access to distributors in the United States. TelePlus Connect, Corp. is a reseller of landline and long distance services including internet services.

About Telizon Inc.

Telizon Inc, headquartered in Ontario, Canada, is a reseller of landline and long distance services as well as an Internet service provider. Telizon currently services over 18,000 commercial and residential lines in the Ontario area.

Stocks in the news and acting well as of late include: Apple Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), Siebel Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: SEBL), and Bravo! Foods International Corporation (OTC BB: BRVO).

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