ModusLink and Newton Circus Join Forces to Increase Digital Inclusion

  ModusLink and Newton Circus Join Forces to Increase Digital Inclusion

—Donated smartphones will undergo ModusLink’s enterprise-quality refurbishment
                          for philanthropic project—

Business Wire

WALTHAM, Mass. & SINGAPORE -- March 28, 2013

ModusLink Global Solutions^™ Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK) and Newton Circus today
announced a collaboration to provide senior citizens high quality, renewed
smartphones with a suite of apps known as Silverline, designed to connect them
to the digital world.

Based in Singapore, with contributors across the globe, Newton Circus develops
creative, environmentally-sound and people-focused business projects across a
number of industries. For its newest endeavor, Newton Circus has selected
ModusLink to provide global supply chain management capability and for its
rigorous standards in electronics repair and recovery.

“Our goal is to provide millions of re-purposed smartphones that can be
distributed free of charge through participating cellular providers, so that
seniors and their families can have peace of mind knowing that a connection to
select service providers is just a tap or a call away,” said Jason Aspes,
co-founder, Newton Circus. “With the support of numerous global telecom
leaders, this project will connect these seniors with critical information,
provide education and connect them with family and friends for enrichment,
safety and security. Silverline and its success hinges on the reliability of
the systems we provide and ModusLink has a proven, industry-leading handset
processing discipline that will ensure the high quality of these donations.”

“Newton Circus has a history of entrepreneurial projects that combine
humanitarian endeavors, environmental stewardship and sound business
opportunity,” said Scott Crawley, president, global operations, sales and
marketing, ModusLink. “We find an increasing number of technology clients are
interested in the renewal of electronics as an additional revenue opportunity
that is simultaneously beneficial for the environment. Our expertise in this
area has grown over the years and our ability to maximize value at every point
in the process makes ModusLink truly unique in the supply chain and logistics
market. It’s gratifying for our company to be involved with a project like
Silverline.”

Donated handsets will be shipped to ModusLink’s repair and refurbishment
locations in Bloomington, IN, and Singapore, where they will undergo a
rigorous security and data wipe process before being restored to near-new
condition and pre-loaded with the Silverline apps before being distributed to
seniors through the Silverline program.

Additional Resources

  *Watch the video on ModusLink’s Aftermarket Solutions for electronics
    return, repair and recovery
  *See a first-hand account of Silverline’s benefits for seniors
  *See additional detail on ModusLink’s Repair and Recovery programs
  *Value Unchained, the blog for supply chain professionals

About Newton Circus

Newton Circus creates products, services, and applications that are good for
people, planet, and profit. We focus on key drivers of global change including
climate, the environment, poverty, development, natural resource preservation,
healthcare, migration, and urbanization. Newton Circus understands the
mainstream consumer has shown an overwhelming propensity to support products,
brands, companies, and retailers that are committed to responsible business
practices. Contact us to embed sustainability into your company and improve
your bottom line. Visit www.newton-circus.com and www.silverline.mobi for more
information.

About ModusLink Global Solutions

ModusLink Global Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK) executes comprehensive supply
chain and logistics services that improve clients’ revenue, cost,
sustainability and customer experience objectives. ModusLink is a trusted and
integrated provider to the world’s leading companies in consumer electronics,
communications, computing, medical devices, software, luxury goods and retail.
The Company’s operating infrastructure annually supports more than $80 billion
of its clients’ revenue and manages approximately 470 million product
shipments through more than 30 sites in 15 countries across North America,
Europe, and the Asia/Pacific region. For details on ModusLink's flexible and
scalable solutions visit www.moduslink.com and www.valueunchained.com, the
blog for supply chain professionals.

This release contains forward-looking statements, which address a variety of
subjects including, for example, the expected benefits of the business
relationship between ModusLink Global Solutions and Newton Circus. The
following important factors and uncertainties, among others, could cause
actual results to differ materially from those described in these
forward-looking statements: We are not designated as this client’s sole
supplier of the services referenced in this press release; We frequently sell
to our clients on a purchase order basis and without contractual minimums and
therefore our sales are subject to demand variability; Our success depends on
our ability to execute on our business strategy and the continued and
increased demand for and market acceptance of our solutions and services; We
may not be able to expand our operations in accordance with our business
strategy; We may experience difficulties integrating technologies, operations
and personnel in accordance with our business strategy; We derive a
significant portion of our revenue from a small number of customers and the
loss of any of those customers would significantly damage our financial
condition and results of operations; Increased competition and technological
changes in the markets in which we compete; and risks associated with
international operations. For a detailed discussion of cautionary statements
that may affect ModusLink Global Solutions’ future results of operations and
financial results, please refer to our filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission, including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and
Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Forward-looking statements represent
management's current expectations and are inherently uncertain. We do not
undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements made by us.

ModusLink Global Solutions is a trademark of ModusLink Global Solutions Inc.
All other company names and products are trademarks or registered trademarks
of their respective companies.

Contact:

ModusLink Contacts:
Media:
ModusLink Public Relations
Teresa Osborne, 781-663-5153
teresa_osborne@moduslink.com
or
Shift Communications for ModusLink
moduslink@shiftcomm.com
or
Investors:
ModusLink Investor Relations
Robert Joyce, 781-663-5120
ir@moduslink.com
or
Newton Circus Contacts:
Media:
Jason Aspes
Co-Founder
jason.aspes@silverline.mobi
 
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