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ePresence

(ePresence, Westboro, MA) A well-established consulting company specializing in systems integration and secure identity management that was acquired in 2004 by Unisys. Its history dates back to 1983 when it was founded as Banyan Systems, Inc., named after the Banyan tree.

Banyan was known for its sophisticated VINES network operating system and Streettalk directory products, which were way ahead of their time and which became dominant in federal government before Novell and Microsoft made major inroads. Banyan discontinued its products in 1999, but used its vast experience to reposition itself as a consulting services organization. In 2000, Banyan acquired ePresence, Inc., a privately held company specializing in Web design and development, and changed its name to reflect its e-business offerings. See VINES, Streettalk, BeyondMail and Intelligent Messaging.
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ePresence specializes in providing web-based solutions for companies to facilitate highly personalized relationships with their customers, business partners and employees.
ePresence is headquartered in Westboro, Massachusetts and can be reached at (800) 222-6926 or online at www.
ePresence and the ePresence logo are servicemarks of ePresence, Inc.
On March 26, 2004, ePresence announced that its majority owned subsidiary, Switchboard, Incorporated ("Switchboard"), had reached a definitive agreement with InfoSpace, Inc.
ePresence currently projects cash distributions to its shareholders in the range of $4.
ePresence expects to file a revised preliminary proxy statement in April 2004, which will incorporate ePresence's fourth-quarter and year-end 2003 financial results and the aforementioned developments.
ePresence plans to file with the SEC and mail to its shareholders a revised Proxy Statement in connection with the proposed sale of its services business assets to Unisys Corporation, the proposed sale of Switchboard shares to InfoSpace, and the proposed liquidation and dissolution.
In addition, investors and shareholders will be able to obtain free copies of the Proxy Statement from ePresence by contacting the corporate secretary of ePresence at (508) 898-1000.
Switchboard and InfoSpace and their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the stockholders of Switchboard and ePresence in connection with the proposed acquisition.
ePresence currently expects to file a revised preliminary proxy statement in April 2004, which will incorporate ePresence's fourth-quarter and year-end 2003 financial results.
ePresence plans to file with the SEC and mail to its shareholders a Proxy Statement in connection with the proposed sale of its services business assets to Unisys Corporation, the proposed sale of Switchboard shares to InfoSpace, and the proposed liquidation and dissolution.
ePresence and its directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the proposed sale of the service business assets to Unisys, the sale of Switchboard shares to InfoSpace, and liquidation and dissolution of ePresence.