Acquisition Creates $3 Billion Global Customer Management Services Company

Acquisition Creates $3 Billion Global Customer Management Services Company

By Convergys Corporation, Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 3, 2014 at 3:01 p.m.


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CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 3, 2014--Convergys Corporation (“Convergys”) (NYSE:CVG), a global leader in customer management, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Stream Global Services, Inc. (“Stream”).

Andrea Ayers, President and CEO, Convergys (Photo: Business Wire)

The addition of Stream will strengthen Convergys’ position as the leading U.S. provider in the $55 billion outsourced customer management services industry. It expands the company’s geographic footprint and capabilities. Convergys now has 125,000 employees working out of more than 150 locations in 31 countries, speaking 47 languages. Stream’s complementary client portfolio will also diversify Convergys’ client base through the addition of leading technology, entertainment, and communications clients.

“We are excited to welcome Stream to Convergys,” said Andrea Ayers, president and CEO of Convergys. “We believe our shared focus on exceptional client service, operational expertise, and world-class talent will enable us to quickly integrate and leverage our expanded reach for the benefit of clients, employees, and shareholders.”

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About Convergys

Convergys delivers consistent, quality customer experiences in 47 languages and from more than 150 locations around the globe. We partner with our clients to improve customer loyalty, reduce costs, and generate revenue through an extensive portfolio of capabilities, including customer care, analytics, tech support, collections, home agent, and end-to-end selling. We are committed to delighting our clients and their customers, delivering value to our shareholders, and creating opportunities for our talented, caring employees, 125,000-strong in 31 countries around the world. Visit convergys.com to learn more about us.

(Convergys and the Convergys logo are registered trademarks of Convergys Corporation)

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CONTACT: Convergys Corporation

David Stein, +1-513-723-7768

Investor Relations

investor@convergys.com

or

Krista Boyle, +1-513-723-2061

Public/Media Relations

krista.boyle@convergys.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDIANA KENTUCKY OHIO

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY INTERNET TELECOMMUNICATIONS

SOURCE: Convergys Corporation

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