Protus Names Michael Hollend as Chairman of the Board

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Protus, the developer of software as a service business communications tools for small-to-medium-businesses and enterprise organizations, today announced that its board of directors has appointed Michael Hollend Chairman.

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The Company has been executing effectively and successfully on a rapid growth strategy. The addition of my1voice and Campaigner to the product offering this year proves the company is committed to providing a broad range of communications solutions to the business market. I look forward with confidence and enthusiasm to contributing to future growth.

Protus currently offers the fastest growing Internet fax service MyFax, my1voice the cost-effective virtual PBX phone service, and email marketing solution Campaigner.

"It has been exciting to be part of one of largest and fastest growing technology companies in Canada," said Hollend, who has worked with the company for over five years as a shareholder and director. "The Company has been executing effectively and successfully on a rapid growth strategy. The addition of my1voice and Campaigner to the product offering this year proves the company is committed to providing a broad range of communications solutions to the business market. I look forward with confidence and enthusiasm to contributing to future growth."

Hollend is a Partner at EdgeStone Capital Partners, one of Canada's leading private equity firms. EdgeStone provides capital, strategic direction and business and financial advice to help promising mid-market and early-stage companies achieve their full potential.

"Michael's enthusiasm and strategic thinking is a great advantage for Protus," said Joseph Nour, CEO of Protus. "We will continue to lead the company's strategic focus to provide the highest quality software as a service communications tools for small-to-medium-businesses (SMB) and enterprise organizations."

In addition to Protus, Hollend serves on the board of directors for, Overlay TV, Maximum Throughput, MusicIP and pVelocity. He is also an observer on the Board of Directors of RedMere and Shoplogix. Past EdgeStone portfolio companies with which Michael was involved include Datawire Communication Networks (sold to First Data Corporation – NYSE:FDC), SlipStream Data (sold to Research in Motion – Nasdaq:RIMM) and Workbrain (TSX:WB). Michael holds both M.B.A. and L.L.B. degrees from the University of Toronto and a B.A. (Economics) from the University of Western Ontario.

About Protus

Protus® provides the highest quality software as a service (SaaS) communications tools for small-to-medium-businesses (SMB) and enterprise organizations, including award-winning MyFax, the fastest growing Internet fax service; my1voice, the cost-effective, feature-rich virtual PBX phone service that travels with the user from phone to web; and Campaigner, the software-as-a-service email marketing solution with advanced automation features. Protus' commitment to delivering a superior user experience has resulted in a continually growing and loyal customer base, allowing market leadership in industries including finance, insurance, real estate, healthcare, transportation and government. For more information about Protus and its family of communication tools, call 888-733-7007 or visit http://www.protus.com.

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