SAI Global Limited Makes Strategic Acquisition

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SAI Global Limited today announced the acquisition of Easy i Holdings Limited, a compliance training and awareness solutions company with operations in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Easy i is a leader in the high growth market for the delivery of standards and regulatory compliance solutions. The Chief Executive Officer at SAI Global Limited, Mr. Ross Wraight, said this transaction is part of our growth strategy and delivers on our stated intentions to enter the compliance solutions market “Easy i brings to SAI a blue chip client base and has a track record in delivering practical solutions that address organizations complete compliance training and reporting needs.”

“Strategically the transaction extends our portfolio of standards and compliance based products and provides us with a tried and proven on line training platform. It also offers a significant opportunity to grow our compliance based business and develop a broader range of information based compliance products including the financial advisors market,” said Mr. Wraight.

Easy i has several million users based in more than 100 countries and its major clients include; General Electric, the US Department of Defence, Airbus, Diageo, Eli Lilly, ING, Saudi Telecom, Roche, Standard & Poor’s, TD Bank, PepsiCo and Daimler Chrysler.

“This move into the compliance solutions market aligns with our existing business activities and provides us with a much needed operational base in Europe. As a separate division Easy i will have access to the resources and synergies that exist across SAI,” said Mr. Scotton, SAI Global Corp. COO.

“The business continues to show strong growth driven by organizations seeking to help ensure their employees understand the plethora of requirements surrounding risk, regulation and standards compliance.”

“Corporations now have to deal with demands from every quarter to visibly improve governance, risk management and standards within their operations and to protect and enhance their reputation. Investor, employee, audit and consumer demands are now backed up by substantive legislation such as Sarbanes Oxley in the USA and its equivalents elsewhere, the new Basel rules for Banks and other sector led codes. Easy i has significant presence in key regulated industries including the banking, financial services and pharmaceuticals sectors.”

“The deal will also assist with the strategic development of Excel Partnership, Inc., our Professional Services business in the US, with the potential to use Easy i’s intellectual property and on line delivery platform to distribute and support Excel’s traditional training and consulting products,” said David Middleton, President and CEO Excel Partnership, Inc.

According to the Chief Executive Officer of Easy i Mr. Terry Hancock, who will be staying with the organization, the transaction will take Easy i to the next stage of development.

“Our focus on issues of regulatory compliance, risk management and ethics training and awareness has driven growth in the business. Going forward the SAI group will allow us to expand further in terms of client relationships, content and geography as well as helping drive new modes of distribution and development for current SAI solutions.”

Media Inquiries –

Sherry Sutton - Excel Partnership, Inc.

Ph: 203-426-3281 e-mail: ssutton@xlp.com

Excel Partnership, Inc. is the supplier of training and consulting services in North America as part of the SAI Global group. SAI Global is one of the world’s leading business publishing, training and assurance organizations with offices in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and across Asia. Through its extensive network of auditors, experts and training professionals SAI Global works with organizations to help them build better businesses.

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Christina Carbonell – Easy i

Ph: e-mail: christina.carbonell@easyi.com

Easy i was established in 1991 and delivers managed compliance and learning solutions for organizations around the world. The company has leading edge expertise in training and internal communication solutions using a wide range of media and advanced electronic solutions. http://www.easyi.com

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