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Interactive Newspaper Kiosks Launched in Four Countries

Friday, July 12, 2002

Press release from the issuing company

- Latest editions of 88 newspapers from 40 countries now daily available in hotels in The Dominican Republic, Egypt, Panama and South Korea THE HAGUE (July 11th, 2002) PEPC Worldwide today announced the installation of its interactive newspaper kiosk, the PRESSPOiNT, at upscale hotels in The Dominican Republic, Egypt, Panama and South Korea. PEPC now offers its newspaper-on-demand service in 14 countries around the globe. With the recent addition of South Korean Joongang Ilbo, the PRESSPOiNT currently prints the latest editions of 88 newspapers from 40 countries. PEPCs rapidly growing Publishers Network represents leading publications such as the International Herald Tribune, USA TODAY (USA), the Los Angeles Times (USA), Sports Nippon (Japan), El Pais (Spain), Komsomolskaya Pravda (Russia), Le Figaro (France), Times of India (India) and El Economista (Mexico). PEPC installs the PRESSPOiNT at international, high traffic venues such as hotels, airports, cruise ships and convention centers throughout the world. Through its proprietary Satellite Distribution Network, PEPC distributes the newspapers to the kiosks on a 24/7/365 basis. This seamless distribution method ensures that PRESSPOiNT-venues can rely on a constant offer of all participating newspapers. PEPCs innovative distribute-then-sell-thenprint model makes pre-purchases and overstocks belong to the past. In the Dominican Republic a PRESSPOiNT is installed at the Hotel Barceló Palace in Higuey. In Egypt at Le Royal Meridien Cairo and the Sheraton Heliopolis Hotel in Cairo, in Panama at the Marriott Panama Hotel in Panama City and in South Korea at the Westin Chosun in Seoul. About PEPC Worldwide PEPC Worldwide, headquartered in The Hague, The Netherlands, with offices in Miami, San Diego and Hong Kong, is a global distributor of digitally aggregated content from newspapers around the world. PEPC, founded in 1999, has developed a self-contained interactive kiosk, the PRESSPOiNT that digitally prints the latest editions of newspapers, on-demand within minutes. PEPCs state-of the-art proprietary software developed in close co-operation with IBM - and its Private Multicast Satellite Network, have created a Digital Distribution Network covering 99.1 % of the world population - that provides a distribution "highway" to PRESSPOiNTS around the globe. For more information on PEPC Worldwide and the PRESSPOiNT, please visit www.pepcworldwide.com.




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