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Atex Agrees to Buy Unisys Media

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Delivery Capability in the WorlAAAAAAA> READING, England, Nov. 27 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- 大发快三单双破解器Atex Group LimiteAAAAAAAA>(Atex), backed by the Norwegian investment company Kistefos AS, a leading

provider of software solutions and services to the global media industry,

has today agreed to acquire the business assets of Unisys Media, a part of

Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS).

Unisys Media provides large-scale news production, wire service

management and digital asset management solutions to leading publishing

organizations around the world. Its installed base includes more than 225

newsAAAAAs in 15 countries.

John Hawkins, Atex Group CEO, said, "Atex is delighted to have reacheAAAAAAAA>agreement with Unisys on this strategic acquisition. It will strengthen our

market penetration, especially in those parts of the world where, to date,

we have not been as strong as we would have wished. Both companies share

almost identical product road maps and this deal will enable us to

accelerate development of solutions for the benefit of all our publisher

partners.

"We will confidently offer ten-year support contracts, including

upgrades for current products, guaranteeing long-term value of all clients'

software investments.

"We did not take this decision lightly," stated Glenn James, president,

Unisys Global Communications & Media. "We wanted to make sure that Unisys

Media will be going to a safe pair of hands, and it is. Atex has a more than

thirty-year history in providing publishers with robust, mission-critical

content management, advertising, circulation and business systems. The

synergy between the organizations, SOA technologies, skills, and shareAAAAAAAA>vision of the people, will make this agreement beneficial for all concerneAAAAAAAAA>It also provides our clients with the security of knowing that they will be

in partnership with the world's largest publishing software solutions

provider.

"Under John Hawkins' leadership, the enlarged Atex will be able to bring

to market even more quickly the technologies and services the industry needs

in order to meet its many challenges," added Mr. James.

Atex has raised in excess of $50 million US dollars to fund the Unisys

Media acquisition, providing adequate working capital to fund the enlargeAAAAAAAA>group and ensuring the effective integration of the two businesses. Going

forward, Atex will be looking at further acquisitions that fit its strategy,

namely, to be the No. 1 global vendor to the Media Industry.

Together with all of the Unisys Media employees set to transfer to Atex,

the company will employ nearly 500 people, creating the largest digital

content management and AAAAAAAAAAA software delivery capability in the

world, generating global revenues in excess of $90 million US dollars.

Unisys had previously announced plans to divest businesses not central

to its core strategy.

"As publishing organizations continue to consolidate, Atex has the

strength and desire to continue to consolidate the vendor community," John

Hawkins concluded. "Publishing groups worldwide need, more than ever, the

benefit of an innovative, truly global and strong cross-media technology

partner. Atex is that partner."

About Atex Group LimiteAAAAAAAA> Atex, backed by Kistefos AS for the last 10 years, has been a leading

provider of software solutions and services to the global media industry for

more than 30 years. The company has over $300 million USD of software

installed worldwide, and supports in excess of 500 publishers, and thousands

of titles, in more than 30 countries.

As well as significant investment in R&D, the company partners with

world-leading complementary solutions providers, including Mediaspectrum,

Inc. and IBM Business Consulting Services, adding tight integration, Web

services, and long-term support from a global network of strategically

located local offices. Atex is headquartered in Reading, UK, and may be

found on the Web at: http://www.atex.com .

About Unisys:

Unisys is a worldwide technology services and solutions company. Its

consultants apply UnisyAAAApertise in consulting, systems integration,

outsourcing, infrastructure, and server technology to help its clients

achieve secure business operations. Unisys builds more secure organizations

by creating visibility into clients' business operations. Leveraging the

Unisys 3D Visible Enterprise approach, the company makes visible the impact

of their decisions - ahead of investments, opportunities, and risks. For

more information, visit http://www.unisys.com .