Workplace Options Continues Global Expansion of Work-Life and EAP Services with Acquisition of Irish Company

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Workplace Options, the largest provider of work-life employee benefits in America, today announced the acquisition of EAP Solutions, one of Ireland’s leading providers of employee assistance and work-life services. This acquisition significantly expands WPO's European presence and international provider network.

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Our clients in Ireland can expect to see several positive enhancements to our service.

Workplace Options, the largest provider of work-life employee benefits in America, today announced the acquisition of EAP Solutions, one of Ireland's leading providers of employee assistance and work-life services. This acquisition significantly expands WPO's European presence and international provider network.

EAP Solutions, based in Dublin, currently provides services to more than 55,000 employees throughout the Republic of Ireland. The new entity, Employee Advisory Resource Ireland, will serve over 100,000 employee lives.

"This acquisition reinforces WPO's position as a leading provider of international EAP and work-life services", said Dean Debnam, CEO of Workplace Options. "We expect significant growth in this market and want to make sure that WPO continues to be positioned as the service and value leader".

"WPO's strong reputation for customer-focused solutions and innovative services was an important factor in our decision to join our two businesses together," explains Brendan Madden, EAP Solutions’ Managing Partner. "Our clients in Ireland can expect to see several positive enhancements to our service."

EAR Ireland services will be marketed exclusively through an on-going partnership with Vhi Corporate Solutions, a subsidiary of Vhi Health - Ireland's largest health insurer.

The acquisition of EAP Solutions follows the July 2006 acquisition of London-based, Employee Advisory Resource.

About Workplace Options

Workplace Options (WPO) is America's largest provider of work-life services. WPO's market leading products are recognized for their innovative web delivery, flexibility and affordable pricing. Through its emindhealth division, WPO offers network management solutions that help EAP’s run their businesses more profitably and efficiently. WPO's United Kingdom division, Employee Advisory Resource (EAR), is a premier provider of work-life services in Europe and offers EAP clients access to an expansive network of behavioral health providers throughout Europe and the World. Learn more at http://www.workplaceoptions.com.

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