PTGi Sells BLACKIRON Data for CAD$200 Million to Canada's Rogers Communications

PTGi Sells BLACKIRON Data for CAD$200 Million to Canada's Rogers Communications 
MCLEAN, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/17/13 --  Primus Telecommunications
Group, Incorporated (PTGi) (NYSE: PTGI), a global facilities-based
integrated provider of advanced telecommunications products and
services, announced that it has sold BLACKIRON Data ULC (BLACKIRON
Data), PTGI's pure data center operations in Canada, to Rogers
Communications Inc. (Rogers) for approximately CAD$200 million. The
transaction signed and closed on April 17, 2013. 
BLACKIRON Data serves approximately 4,000 customers, reported 2012
revenues of US$34 million and owns and operates a total of eight data
centers in five major cities in Canada: two data centers in Ottawa,
Ontario, three data centers in the Toronto, Ontario area, one data
center in London, Ontario, one data center in Edmonton, Alberta, and
one data center in Vancouver, British Columbia, through which
colocation, cloud computing, managed services, storage, backup, and
other value added services are offered. 
Peter D. Aquino, Executive Chairman, stated, "The sale of BLACKIRON
Data to Rogers marks a successful monetization of one of our
worldwide assets. Looking ahead, the Board will consider various
options for deploying the net cash proceeds of this sale." 
"Having separated our data center assets, rebranded BLACKIRON Data,
and through our commitment to investing in fully certified Tier III
capacity expansions and a second-generation cloud platform, we
created a highly attractive portfolio across Canada," added Andrew
Day, President and CEO of PTGi. 
Terry Canning, Senior Vice President, Rogers Business Solutions,
stated, "We are delighted to bring BLACKIRON Data into Rogers
Business Solutions. BLACKIRON Data has an impressive national
footprint of 8 data centers providing data center, cloud, managed and
professional services to approximately 4,000 customers across Canada.
This presence, along with its skilled and passionate team will ensure
our collective sales teams are armed with the latest managed/hosted
service offerings to meet the needs of current and prospective
customers. We enthusiastically welcome BLACKIRON Data customers and
employees to Rogers Communications." 
The transaction was approved by the PTGi Board of Directors and the
ecial Committee of the Board of Directors.  
About PTGi
 PTGi (Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated) is a
leading provider of advanced communication solutions, including
traditional and IP voice, data, mobile services, broadband Internet,
metro fiber and Carrier Ethernet to business and residential
customers in Canada and the United States. PTGi is also one of the
leading international wholesale service providers to fixed and mobile
network operators worldwide. PTGi owns and operates its own global
network of next-generation IP soft switches, media gateways, hosted
IP/SIP platforms, broadband infrastructure, and fiber capacity in
Canada. Founded in 1994, PTGi is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.  
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