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Premiere Global Services Reports First Quarter 2009 Results: Revenues Increased to $155.9M, Non-GAAP Diluted EPS $0.25*

Results Driven by 12% Growth in Conferencing Solutions (17% Adjusting for Currency*) Company Anticipates Continued Growth in Revenues and Profitability in 2009

Apr 23, 2009

ATLANTA, April 23, 2009 - Premiere Global Services, Inc. (NYSE: PGI), a global provider of on-demand, applied communication technologies, today announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2009. Consolidated net revenues increased 2.0% (7.3% on a constant currency basis*) to $155.9 million in the first quarter of 2009, compared to $152.9 million in the first quarter of 2008.
 
In the first quarter of 2009, operating income totaled $18.0 million, net income totaled $10.2 million and diluted EPS totaled $0.17, compared to $19.6 million, $9.0 million and $0.15, respectively, in the first quarter of 2008. Non-GAAP diluted EPS was flat at $0.25* (increased 12.0% to $0.28 on a constant currency basis*) in the first quarter of 2009, excluding the items set forth on the attached reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures table.

In the first quarter of 2009, the Company earned nearly 39% of its consolidated net revenues outside of the United States. The Company estimates that changes in foreign currency exchange rates during the first quarter of 2009 negatively impacted its financial results as set forth in the table below and noted on the attached reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures table:

Q1-09
(Constant currency*)
Impact of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates Q1-09
(Actual)



(in thousands, except per share data)
Consolidated Net Revenues
$164,063
($8,192)
$155,871
Non-GAAP Operating Income*
$27,379
($1,461)
$25,918
Non-GAAP Net Income*
$16,766
($1,806)
$14,960
Non-GAAP Diluted EPS from Net Income*
$0.28
($0.03)
$0.25

We are pleased with our first quarter performance, as we continued to grow our business despite a worsening global economy,” said Boland T. Jones, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Premiere Global Services, Inc. “While we continue to generate meaningful organic growth in our conferencing solutions, our overall growth is being impacted by the global recession and lower spending on transactional and marketing-related communications, particularly in our email- and fax-based solutions.

We plan to continue our path of focused investment along with prudent expense management in order to build a foundation for accelerated growth as the economy rebounds. Based on the current positive trends in our business and our solid pipeline of new customer opportunities, and assuming no significant changes in today’s foreign currency exchange rates, we continue to believe that we will grow both our revenues and profitability in 2009.”

Revenue Detail

Revenue from the Company’s PGiMeet conferencing and collaboration solutions grew 12.2% (17.0% on a constant currency basis*) to $117.9 million in the first quarter of 2009, compared to $105.1 million in the first quarter of 2008.

In the first quarter of 2009, net revenue in the Company’s reportable segments changed from the comparable prior year quarter as follows:

+ North America grew 5.1% (6.9% on a constant currency basis*) to $99.8 million, versus $95.0 million;
+ Europe decreased 3.7% (increased 14.4% on a constant currency basis*) to $28.9 million, versus $30.0 million; and
+ Asia Pacific decreased 2.9% (increased 1.4% on a constant currency basis*) to $27.1 million, versus $27.9 million.

* To supplement the Company’s consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with GAAP, we have included the following non-GAAP measures of financial performance: non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP diluted EPS and organic growth. The Company has also included these non-GAAP measures, as well as consolidated net revenues, segment net revenue and certain solutions revenue, on a constant currency basis. Management uses these measures internally as a means of analyzing the Company’s current and future financial performance and identifying trends in our financial condition and results of operations. We have provided this information to investors to assist in meaningful comparisons of past, present and future operating results and to assist in highlighting the results of ongoing core operations. Please see the table attached for calculation of these non-GAAP financial measures and for reconciliation to the most directly comparable GAAP measures. These non-GAAP financial measures may differ materially from comparable or similarly titled measures provided by other companies and should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.

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Conference Call

The Company will hold a conference call at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, this afternoon to discuss these results. To participate in the call, please dial-in to the appropriate number 5-10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time: (877) 704-5378 (U.S. and Canada) or (913) 312-1294 (International).

The conference call will be simultaneously webcast. Webcast information can be found at www.pgi.com/investors. You may also follow this link for details on the web replay and for the text of the earnings release, including the financial and statistical information to be presented during the call.

A replay will be available following the call at 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time, tonight through midnight, Eastern Time, on May 1, 2009, and can be accessed by calling (888) 203-1112 (U.S. and Canada) or (719) 457-0820 (International). The confirmation code is 1724998. The webcast of this call will be archived on the Company’s web site at www.pgi.com/investors.

About Premiere Global Services, Inc.
Premiere Global Services, Inc., formerly Ptek Holdings, Inc., is a leading global provider of innovative business communications and data services. Customers use our ASP platform to conduct traditional and VoIP-based collaboration sessions and to process and deliver large quantities of individualized, business critical information. Premiere Global offers outsourced document delivery, data capture, alerts/notifications and campaign management solutions that automate customers' business processes and improve efficiency levels enterprise-wide. We also offer a full suite of conferencing solutions, including automated, operator-assisted and Web collaboration services that enable customers to communicate real-time via our advanced, open standards global conferencing platform.
 
Premiere Global serves more than 46,000 corporate accounts in nearly every business sector, throughout 18 countries worldwide. Our corporate headquarters is located at 3399 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 700, Atlanta, GA 30326. Additional information can be found at www.pgi.com.
 
Statements made in this press release, other than those concerning historical information, should be considered forward-looking and subject to various risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are made based on management's current expectations or beliefs as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management. A variety of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in Premiere Global Services Inc.'s forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the following factors: competitive pressures, including pricing pressures; technological changes; the development of alternatives to our services; market acceptance of our new services and enhancements; integration of acquired companies; service interruptions; increased financial leverage; our dependence on our subsidiaries for cash flow; continued weakness in our legacy broadcast fax business; foreign currency exchange rates; customer consolidations, bankruptcies or payment defaults; possible adverse results of pending or future litigation or infringement claims; federal or state legislative or regulatory changes, including government regulations applicable to traditional telecommunications service providers; general domestic and international economic, business or political conditions; a global economic slowdown or changes in the cost or availability of financing; and other factors described from time to time in our press releases, reports and other filings with the SEC, including but not limited to the "Risk Factors" sections of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008. All forward-looking statements attributable to us or a person acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.