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Verizon Information Services Places Order with Prism

Press release from the issuing company

June 5, 2002 -- The Prism Group of Companies has announced that U.S.-based Verizon Information Services (VIS) has placed an order with Prism USA for an integrated Prism WIN management information system and Prism QTMS press management system. VIS’ goal in implementing a fully integrated system is to bring all of the production, scheduling, planning and data collection activities together under one system umbrella with a robust, open database. The company operates two printing plants in Los Angeles, Calif., and Des Plaines, Ill. There will be approximately 150 concurrent users on the Prism WIN system, with a central server located in the company’s Dallas/Fort Worth-based headquarters which will use an Oracle database solution. The QTMS system will be installed on all web presses, sheet fed presses and bindery lines across both printing facilities in Los Angeles and Des Plaines. Commenting on the order, Chris Johnson, Managing Director of the Prism Group of Companies, said, "This is an exciting relationship for the Prism Group, and for Prism USA especially. The final order represents almost a year of hard work and due diligence activity on the part of both Prism and Verizon. We expect this to be a smooth and expeditious implementation." Verizon Information Services is the world’s leading print and online directory publisher, a content provider for communications products and services, and the largest publisher of Hispanic directories in the U.S. With operations in 16 countries and annual revenues of more than $4.3 billion, Verizon Information Services publishes nearly 1,200 U.S. Verizon SuperPages directories and 400 international directories with a total circulation of approximately 150 million copies worldwide. Based in the Dallas area, Verizon Information Services produces and markets SuperPages.com, the Internet's #1 online directory and shopping resource. SuperPages.com receives as many as 12 million visits and 9 million unique visitors a month and powers directory services on MSN, InfoSpace, AltaVista, Excite, Lycos, Ask Jeeves, HotBot, BigFoot, Tripod and Angelfire as well as more than 2,500 affiliate Web sites. The company supports computer literacy with philanthropic programs and through the Enlighten Me and Internet Learning Tutor sites on SuperPages.com. Enlighten Me is a fun site where children and their caregivers go to read, learn and explore. The Internet Learning Tutor is specifically designed for adults who are just learning their way around the Internet. Verizon Information Services is a unit of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), one of the world's leading providers of communications services. Through its signature Verizon Reads program and the Verizon Literacy Network, Verizon is leading the fight to increase U.S. literacy levels by creating community and corporate awareness, raising funds, encouraging collaboration among literacy providers and engaging employees in supporting literacy programs. About Prism-USA Prism is one of the world's leading suppliers of integrated MIS software and machine monitoring equipment for the printing and packaging industry, with 125 employees and 8 offices in the UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand. Prism’s flagship products are the Prism WIN and Prism Enterprise management information system softwares and the Prism QTMS range of machine monitoring equipment. The group has over 2,700 client sites in 15 countries.