SOURCE: PRIMUS Telecommunications Group, Inc.

Primus Telecommunications Group, Inc.

October 16, 2012 07:00 ET

PTGi Senior Vice President Richard Ramlall Wins Gold Stevie® Award in 2012 International Business Awards(SM)

Stevie Winners Celebrated at Gala Banquet on October 15 in Seoul, South Korea; Ramlall Recognized for Integration of Social Media as Part of Investor Relations

MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwire - Oct 16, 2012) - Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated (NYSE: PTGI), a global facilities-based integrated provider of advanced telecommunications products and services, announced today that Senior VP for Corporate Development and Chief Communications Officer Richard Ramlall, was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Communications or PR Campaign/Program of the Year - Investor Relations category at the 9th Annual International Business Awards ceremony October 15 in Seoul, South Korea.

The International Business Awards are the world's premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 2012 IBAs received entries from more than 50 nations and territories. More than 3,200 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories.

"This exciting news comes on the heels of him recently being named Business Development Professional of the Year by the Golden Bridge Awards and a Gold level award in the Best Integration of PR and IR in a Business Campaign category of the 2012 Bulldog Reporter Media Relations Awards," said PTGi Chairman, President & CEO Peter Aquino. "His innovative integration of social media with traditional PR and IR has produced some outstanding results for us as a public company and resulting in the national and international recognition he so richly deserves. Once again, we salute and congratulate him."

Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 300 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process this year.

"This is my second international Stevie and I am humbled by this honor," Ramlall said. "I may sound like a broken record but this award is extremely rewarding and due in great measure to the efforts, teamwork and cooperation of so many people, especially Peter Aquino, This international recognition reaffirms our belief that PTGi has a great story to tell."

About PTGi
PTGi (Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated) is a leading provider of advanced communication solutions, including, traditional and IP voice, data, mobile services, broadband Internet, collocation, hosting, and outsourced managed services to business and residential customers in the United States and Canada. PTGi is also one of the leading international wholesale service providers to fixed and mobile network operators worldwide. PTGi owns and operates its own global network of next-generation IP soft switches, media gateways, hosted IP/SIP platforms, broadband infrastructure, fiber capacity, and data centers located in Canada. Founded in 1994, PTGi is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The International Business Awards, The American Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at

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