SOURCE: Internet Media Services, Inc.

February 25, 2014 08:45 ET

U-Vend Sets Sight on Growth With Appointment of Seasoned and Successful Professionals to Its Corporate Advisory Board

CHICAGO IL--(Marketwired - Feb 25, 2014) - U-Vend USA LLC. ("U-Vend"), an operating unit of Internet Media Services, Inc. (OTCQB: ITMV) that designs, develops, distributes and markets various next-generation self-serve, automated retailing kiosks perfectly suited for a variety of locations ranging from hospitals, schools, airports, grocery stores, mass merchants, malls, and other retail locations, announced today the appointment of four veteran and proven business professionals to its Advisory Board.

The new U-Vend Advisory Board Members are:

Greg Hogarth, owner and operator of the Ontario, Canada-based QSR Group Inc. The QSR Group currently operates 26 Tim Horton's and Wendy's restaurants with combined sales in excess of $50 million and over 1,400 full and part-time employees. QSR Group also manages a real estate portfolio in excess of $20 million.

Marcel Dionne, one of the most productive offensive performers in National Hockey League history. Marcel played 18 seasons in the NHL for the Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1992. Marcel retired with 731 goals and 1,771 points, and currently operates a successful sports merchandise and collectables store, Marcel Dionne, Inc.

James Butts, the founder and director of operation of GPS Distribution Inc., a privately held firm with revenues in excess of $10 million that specializes in distribution of newspapers to retail outlets, home delivery and owner of over 250 vending machine locations within the Southern Ontario, Canada marketplace.

R.J. Gillen, a partner in the St. Catharines, Ontario law firm Chown, Cairns from 1980 until retirement in 1993. His expertise is concentrated in business and commercial matters, in particular, the negotiation and preparation of licensing and distribution agreements. Gillen was previously Vice-President of Horn Abbot Ltd., the owner of the popular board game Trivial Pursuit.

"We are thrilled and honored to welcome each of these successful and established professionals as members of our Advisory Board," stated Paul Neelin, U-Vend founder and COO. "As a young, growing and dynamic company, it is important that we have the resources and knowledge base that these proven leaders can provide to assist us in the strategic execution of our business model -- which is to become a world-wide leader in the self-serve, advanced retail kiosk marketplace," added Neelin.

ABOUT U-VEND
U-Vend is currently headquartered in Stoney Creek, Ontario Canada, with additional locations in Chicago, IL. and Williamsville, NY. U-Vend develops, distributes and markets various "next-generation" self-serve electronic kiosks in a variety of locations ranging from grocery stores, drug stores, mass merchants, malls, and other retail locations in North America. The Company owns and operates kiosks with a focus on healthy vending and universal branding relationships and has partnered with numerous national consumer product companies to deliver pioneering and unique customer retail experiences in an automated setting. For more information on U-Vend, visit www.u-vend.com.

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Forward Looking Statements
Certain statements contained in this news release regarding matters that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements. Because such forward-looking statements include risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, uncertainties pertaining to market acceptance for the Company's products and services, its ability to succeed in increasing revenues in the near term to attain profitable operations and generate sufficient cash flow from operations, the effect of new competitors in its markets, its integration of acquired businesses, and other risk factors identified from time to time in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K which are available at the SEC's website www.sec.gov. Other factors not currently anticipated may also materially and adversely affect Speedemissions' results of operations, financial position, and cash flows. There can be no assurance that future results will meet expectations. While the Company believes that the forward-looking statements in this news release are reasonable, the reader should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statement. In addition, these statements speak only as of the date made. The Company does not undertake, and expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

Contact Information

  • For more information:

    Corporate Office
    Tel: (855) 55-UVEND
    Email: info@u-vend.com

    Investor Relations
    Tel: (855) 55-UVEND, ext. 3
    Email: ir@u-vend.com