SOURCE: NewMarket Technology, Inc.

December 05, 2007 10:26 ET

NewMarket Technology, Inc. Subsidiary, RKM IT Solutions, Renews One-Year Contract Estimated at $820,000 for Outsourcing Helpdesk for Bigott Cigars

Contract Renewal Is Estimated to Be a 20% Increase Over 2007 Contract Consistent With NewMarket's Year-to-Date Organic Growth of 19%

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - December 5, 2007) - NewMarket Technology, Inc. (OTCBB: NMKT) announced today that their Latin American regional subsidiary, RKM IT Solutions (RKM), is renewing their contract with Bigott Cigars of South America to outsource the entire helpdesk for another year for 2008. RKM has successfully provided Bigott's helpdesk services with approximately twenty-five personnel on-site for 2007. The 2008 contract value is estimated at $820,000 and represents an approximate 20% increase over last year's contract, which is consistent with NewMarket's 19% organic growth reported year to date.

Separately, NewMarket recently announced two new North American contracts worth $1.2 million in revenue expected to be realized in the fourth quarter of 2007 ( NewMarket traditionally has experienced very strong sales in the fourth quarter.

RKM IT is a rapidly growing regional unit of NewMarket Technology located in northern Latin America. RKM IT provides technology systems intergration and support services in many countries in Latin America, including Mexico and Peru, and is a regionally certified partner for Cisco Systems, Novell, Computer Associates, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Systimax and Microsoft. Earlier this year, RKM's Microsoft partner status was upgraded to Large Account Reseller and Enterprise Software Advisor (LAR/ESA) from Gold Partner. LAR/ESA Partners significantly expand Microsoft's reach both geographically and to the rapidly growing category of Mid-Market and corporate customers. This new partnership allows RKM to significantly extend its existing Microsoft Gold partnership to offer high volume licensing, specifically "Enterprise Agreement" (EA) and "Select" for companies with more than 250 PCs and support services to large enterprise and institutional customers. Prior to their selection to the LAR/ESA Partner program, RKM has been a Microsoft Gold Partner since 2001, winning the 2003 Microsoft Infrastructure Solution of the Year award in Venezuela.

Bigott Cigars ( is a more than 80-year-old, high-quality tobacco producer headquartered in Venezuela. Bigott controls 87% of the market share in Venezuela and markets their products to the public under the brands Belmont, Consul, Lucky Strike, Kent and Viceroy. Additionally, Bigott is the first private company in Venezuela to contribute to the state treasury and a member of the British American Tobacco Group. The British American Tobacco Group, more than 100 years old, has 81 factories in 64 countries and controls 14.6% of the world market.

RKM and NewMarket Latin America, Inc.

Separately, NewMarket Technology is currently working on consolidating RKM into the company's recently formed regional subsidiary, NewMarket Latin America, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: NLAI). NewMarket Latin America focuses on systems integration and emerging technology in Latin America.

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About RKM IT Solutions (

RKM, owned by NewMarket Technology, 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 helpdesk 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 industry. 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 is a subsidiary of NewMarket Technology providing world class systems integration services through relationships with technology providers such as 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 deliver solutions to regional customers in addition to specializing in helping US 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.

About NewMarket Technology, Inc. (

NewMarket helps clients maintain the delicate balance between maintaining legacy systems and gaining a competitive edge from the latest technology innovations. NewMarket provides certified integration and maintenance services to support the prevailing industry standard solutions such as Microsoft, Cisco Systems, SAP, Siebel and Sun Microsystems. Concurrently, NewMarket continuously seeks to acquire emerging technology assets to incorporate into an overall product portfolio carefully packaged to complement the prevailing industry standard solutions.

NewMarket delivers its portfolio of products and services through its network of Solution Integration subsidiaries in North America and the leading emerging markets around the world to include, Latin America, China and Singapore.

NewMarket ranked Number One in Texas, Number Three in the United States and Number Five in North America on Deloitte's 2006 Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications and life sciences companies in North America. Rankings are based on percentage revenue growth over five years, from 2001-2005. The Company grew from less than $1 million in revenue in 2001 to over $50 million in profitable revenue in 2005. In 2006, the company continued its rapid growth, reporting $77.6 million in revenue with a net income of $5.8 million.


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