Persistent Systems Named a "Leader" in the IAOP 2013 Global Outsourcing 100

Persistent Systems Named a "Leader" in the IAOP 2013 Global Outsourcing 100 
PUNE, INDIA and SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/19/13 -- 
Persistent Systems (BOMBAY: PERSISTENT) (NSE: PERSISTENT), the global
leader in software product and technology services, today announced
it has been named a "Leader" in the International Association of
Outsourcing Professionals(R) (IAOP) 2013 Global Outsourcing 100,
marking its entry to the top 1-75 service provider ranking. 
Each year, the IAOP Global Outsourcing 100 recognizes the world's
best outsourcing service providers. The rankings are based on scores
given by an independent judging panel on an array of criteria
including global presence, growth, company recognition and
certifications, customer references, executive leadership and
employee management. This ranking takes into consideration all the
attributes that companies consider when selecting an outsourcing
provider.  
"As applicants continually raise the bar and as the outsourcing
industry continues to grow and mature in many markets, competition is
tougher," said Jag Dalal, Managing Director of Thought Leadership,
IAOP and chairman of the judges' panel. "Being named to The Global
Outsourcing 100 is a great achievement, particularly given the strong
competition, and we are proud to recognize Persistent Systems for
their excellence." 
"We are extremely pleased to be ranked in the Leaders category of the
IAOP 2013 Global Outsourcing 100, as it is a testament to our client
commitment and recognition of their trust in our ability to help them
achieve their business goals," said Hari Haran, President, Persistent
Systems, Inc. "Every day and around the globe, we continue to
innovate and deliver measurable value to our clients, helping them
successfully meet their cloud computing, analytics, collaboration and
mobility needs." 
The Global Outsourcing 100 is an essential reference for companies
seeking new and expanded relationships with the best companies in the
industry. 
About IAOP 
 The International Association of Outsourcing
Professionals(R) (IAOP(R)) is the global, standard-setting
organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession. With more
than 120,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP helps companies
increase their outsourci
ng success rate, improve their outsourcing
ROI, and expand the opportunities for outsourcing across their
businesses. To learn more, visit http://www.IAOP.org.  
About Persistent Systems:
 Established in 1990, Persistent Systems
(BOMBAY: PERSISTENT) (NSE: PERSISTENT) is a global company
specializing in software product and technology services. For more
than two decades, Persistent has been an innovation partner for the
world's largest technology brands, leading enterprises and pioneering
start-ups. With a global team of more than 6,000 employees,
Persistent has 300 customers spread across North America, Europe, and
Asia. Today, Persistent focuses on developing best-in-class solutions
in four key next-generation technology areas: Cloud Computing,
Mobility, Analytics and Collaboration, for telecommunications, life
sciences, consumer packaged goods, banking & financial services and
healthcare verticals. For more information, please visit:
http://www.persistentsys.com.  
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uncertainties relating to forward-looking statements, please visit:  
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Media Contacts: 
Kate Tulloch-Hammond 
IAOP Manager, Media & Communications 
+1 845 452 0600, ext. 122 
Kate.hammond@IAOP.org  
Rashmi Joshi
Persistent Systems Ltd.
+ 91 83083 39400
rashmi_joshi@persistent.co.in 
Ilona Mohacsi 
PenVine for Persistent Systems, Inc. 
+1 631 764 3729 
ilona@penvine.com  
Nikhil Arora
Text100 Public Relations for Persistent Systems Ltd.
+91 98921 58923
nikhil.arora@text100.co.in