Shift Networks Inc.

Shift Networks Inc.

October 11, 2006 13:44 ET

Shift Networks Announces Hiring of Investor Relations Consulting Firm

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 11, 2006) - Shift Networks Inc. ("Shift") (TSX VENTURE:SHF) announced today that it has engaged BarnesMcInerney Inc. of Toronto to provide strategic investor relations consulting services to the company. BarnesMcInerney Inc. is a fully integrated Capital Markets Communications firm that provides investor relations, IPO roadshow, new media and web-casting services to the investment community.

"Shift is a leading VoIP telecom provider addressing the largest and most under-served segment of the Canadian market: small and medium-sized businesses," said Ken Barnes, Managing Partner, BarnesMcInerney Inc. "They have a proven technology, a clearly articulated business model and a growing customer base. We look forward to helping Shift achieve its business objectives and communicate its growth strategy to the investment community."

"BarnesMcInerney is one of Canada's leading investor relations consulting firms and has worked extensively with many of the most successful players in the telecommunications sector," said Trent Johnsen, President and CEO, Shift Networks. "We are excited about working with them to leverage their expertise and vast network of contacts as we continue to execute our growth strategy."

BarnesMcInerney was engaged by Shift Networks beginning on September 29, 2006. Neither BarnesMcInerney Inc., nor any of its employees, holds an interest, directly, or indirectly, in Shift Networks, or any right or intent to acquire such an interest.

About BarnesMcInerney Inc.

BarnesMcInerney Inc. is Canada's premier investor relations consulting firm. By building strong relationships with its clients and the investment community, BarnesMcInerney provides effective strategic consulting, shareholder targeting and communications services, all supported by leading-edge new media capabilities.

About Shift Networks

Shift Networks Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SHF - News) is reinventing the business phone company by combining premium Voice over IP (VoIP) technology, a strict focus on business customers, and unmatched customer service. Visit us at

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