SOURCE: NewMarket Latin America

June 25, 2008 09:19 ET

NewMarket Latin America, Inc. Announces RKM IT Solutions' Participation in Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference 2008, July 7-10 in Houston, Texas

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - June 25, 2008) - NewMarket Latin America, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: NLAI) today announced RKM IT Solutions' invitation to participate in Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference scheduled for July 7-10, 2008 in Houston, Texas. This conference will be instrumental in the NewMarket organization's efforts to transition its shorter-term contracts into long-term Managed Service contracts. The Company's parent recently announced RKM's new $4 million long-term contract with Movistar, a division of Telefonica. RKM is already a Microsoft Large Account Reseller and Enterprise Software Advisor (LAR/ESA) in Latin America. Mid-Market and corporate customers in Latin America seek out the services of LAR/ESA's when implementing large Microsoft-based IT projects. Through this partnership with Microsoft, RKM offers high volume licensing, specifically "Enterprise Agreement" (EA) and "Select" for companies with more than 250 PCs and support service to large enterprises and institutional customers.

The Worldwide Partner Conference will feature keynote presentations from Microsoft CEO Steven Ballmer, COO Kevin Turner as well as Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank and provides an opportunity for attendees to learn more about Microsoft's product innovations and business growth opportunities. Additionally, the conference connects thousands of Microsoft partners in one place for the purpose of exploring possible partnerships, allowing companies to expand both their product and service scope as well as their geographical reach.

$4 Million Managed Services Contract for Movistar

NewMarket Latin America's parent company, NewMarket Technology recently announced RKM IT Solutions' $4 million, three-year managed services contract with Movistar a division of Telefonica a major mobile phone provider in Latin America and Spain. Over the next three years, RKM will provide Microsoft Licensing and managed services to Movistar. The NewMarket family of companies is focused on turning short-term, project-based contracts into long-term managed services contracts to support their recurring revenue business.

NewMarket Latin America and RKM

NewMarket Latin America is in the process of consolidating RKM into the Company and being brought current with its reporting requirements in order to move back to the OTCBB. NewMarket Latin America is a U.S.-based company headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with operations being consolidated into the Company throughout Latin America, to make it a premier business intelligence and systems integration firm, representing technologies from leaders such as Microsoft and Oracle, which recently acquired Hyperion.

About RKM IT Solutions (

RKM is a sixteen-year-old systems integration and IT outsourcing services firm recognized in Venezuela and throughout northern South America as a leading provider of mission critical voice, data and video network solutions, as well as systems integration and help desk support. Clients include the Top 50 international corporations in the country, as well as a strong presence in the Oil and Gas, Banking and Manufacturing industries.

RKM is also a regionally certified partner for Cisco Systems, Novell, Computer Associates, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Systimax and Microsoft. RKM was awarded the 2003 Microsoft Infrastructure Solution of the Year in Venezuela and has been recognized as a Microsoft Gold Partner and now a Microsoft LAR/ESA partner.

The company is expanding its system integration and IT outsourcing services in the Caribbean, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Mexico.

About NewMarket Latin America, Inc. (

NewMarket Latin America provides world-class systems integration services through relationships with Hyperion, Oracle, SAP, SSA Global, Microsoft and many more. NewMarket Latin America has major customers in various sectors such as Oil and Gas, Consumer Products, Financial Services, and Pharmaceuticals Industries.

NewMarket Latin America delivers solutions to regional customers in addition to specializing in helping U.S. clients expand their businesses and operations into one of the fastest growing economic regions in the world. NewMarket Latin America has offices and operations throughout Latin America.

NewMarket Latin America also identifies emerging technologies developed within the region and brings those latest technologies to market worldwide. These innovations help clients grow their businesses and gain a new competitive advantage.

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