SOURCE: NewsGator

February 14, 2007 09:00 ET

NewsGator Expands Global Footprint to Reach European Market

NewsGator Europe Opens Office in Netherlands

DENVER, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 14, 2007 -- NewsGator Technologies, Inc., the leading RSS company, today expanded internationally with the launch of NewsGator Europe and the opening of its European headquarters in Amsterdam. The European operations will be run by former Microsoft executives André Bonvanie, Onno Hektor and Remco Verheul.

NewsGator Europe will market NewsGator's Enterprise RSS and Private Label solutions. NewsGator's award- winning suite of Enterprise RSS solutions, including NewsGator Enterprise Server (NGES), NewsGator Enterprise On-Demand and SuiteTwo, help businesses improve internal communications and increase employee productivity. NewsGator Private Label Platform enables companies that publish or manage online content to increase revenues by combining rich syndicated content with social media and Web 2.0 technologies. These solutions will be delivered via an indirect channel of value added resellers (VARs).

The management team of NewsGator Europe consists of seasoned software sales, marketing and development professionals. Prior to starting NewsGator Europe, André Bonvanie was the founding partner of Atlantic Crossings, a communications strategy company running large-scale sales and marketing projects for major software and IT services companies. Onno Hektor was most recently responsible for the European channel business for Microsoft EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). After leaving Microsoft, Remco Verheul founded Craiton Testing, the only European certified Microsoft Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) testing center, which helps customers worldwide qualify for the "Designed for Microsoft Windows" logo.

"The European market is rapidly adopting Enterprise 2.0 and social media technologies and we're delighted to partner with a seasoned group of individuals to take advantage of the opportunity there," said J.B. Holston, CEO and president of NewsGator Technologies. "NewsGator has a number of enterprise customers across a variety of industries on the continent, and having a local presence will not only enable us to better serve our existing customers there, but also to more quickly and effectively reach the broader market."

"NewsGator has earned market and technology leadership in the United States and Japan and has seen significant momentum in Western Europe," said NewsGator Europe's André Bonvanie. "We look forward to working with VARs in a number of European countries so they can tell the RSS story and offer NewsGator as an intelligent and efficient solution for selecting and presenting relevant information from the ever-growing choice of different and reliable sources of information."

Last year, NewsGator expanded its international reach to Japan, announcing separate agreements with GMO Group and Agrex to provide enterprise RSS solutions to the Japanese market.

About NewsGator Technologies, Inc.

NewsGator Technologies is the world's leading RSS company. Headquartered in Denver, CO, NewsGator develops and markets RSS aggregation solutions for individual end users, enterprises and online content providers. Using NewsGator products and solutions, businesses and consumers can subscribe to news, information, podcasts and other relevant content more efficiently and effectively than with traditional channels. With NewsGator, users have access to RSS information via the Web, Microsoft Outlook, mobile devices and both Windows- and Mac-based desktop clients. All NewsGator products synchronize seamlessly, enabling users to read their RSS feeds anywhere, anytime, with any device. For more information, visit www.newsgator.com.

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