June 08, 2009 10:00 ET

SPi Expands Delivery Capabilities With the Addition of a New Facility in India

RICHMOND, VA--(Marketwire - June 8, 2009) - SPi, a leading provider of business process outsourcing solutions for the publishing, healthcare and legal markets announced today the opening of its newest delivery center in Pondicherry, India. The state-of-the-art facility will provide editorial and content production services for SPi's Publishing division.

The new 8,000 square foot facility will house over 450 additional publishing professionals. Using a robust technology platform, these talented specialists will provide a wide array of publishing services for leading publishers of books, e-Books, serials and major reference works.

The new facility includes many state-of-the-art features like 24x7 power backup, internet and telecom redundancies, ergonomically designed work stations and spacious recreational areas. In addition, this facility represents SPi's fourth in India and increases SPi's total headcount in the country to over 2,000 professionals.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Robert S. O'Dell, President for SPi Publishing, said, "The growing volume of our book and conversion business prompted us to make the strategic decision to open a new facility in Pondicherry. This facility nicely complements our existing facilities in India and enables us to optimize our business operations while simultaneously meeting the increased demands of our clients."

Mr. Peter Maquera, President and CEO of Spi, commented, "Our growing business and state-of-the-art facilities allow us to attract the top talent in each of the countries in which we operate. India offers us access to a deep and talented resource pool which enables us to provide our clients with high quality, cost-effective, end-to-end content outsourcing solutions."

About SPi

SPi is a leading full-service global BPO solutions provider with offices and facilities across North America, Europe, and Asia. SPi has over 14,000 employees delivering a wide range of customer interaction and knowledge-based content outsourcing services to diversified markets, including Healthcare, Legal, and Publishing. SPi consistently improves operating efficiency, lowers costs, and helps to strengthen the competitive position of more than 500 clients worldwide.

SPi is 100% owned by ePLDT, Inc. ePLDT, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), the leading telecommunications provider in the Philippines. PLDT is listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange (PHP: TEL), and its American Depository Shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: PHI).

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