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Premiere Global Services Reports First Quarter 2008 Results: Revenues up 13% to $152.9M, Pro Forma Diluted EPS up 32% to $0.25*

Apr 17, 2008

ATLANTA, GA , APRIL 17, 2008 - Premiere Global Services, Inc. (NYSE: PGI), a global provider of on-demand, communication technologies-based business process improvement solutions, today announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2008.
 
Consolidated net revenues increased 12.7% to $152.9 million in the first quarter of 2008, compared to $135.6 million in the first quarter of 2007. In the first quarter of 2008, operating income totaled $19.6 million, net income totaled $12.0 million and diluted EPS totaled $0.20, compared to $14.7 million, $8.9 million and $0.13, respectively, in the first quarter of 2007. Pro forma diluted EPS totaled $0.25* in the first quarter of 2008, excluding equity-based compensation of $3.5 million, amortization of $4.2 million and other insignificant items.

“We are very pleased with our first quarter financial results, but we are even more excited about the progress our Company is making toward our goal of becoming the leading provider of communication technologies for business process improvement,” said Boland T. Jones, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Premiere Global Services, Inc. “The value our PGi Communications Operating System provides to our customers, we believe, is illustrated by our solid performance against the headwinds of a slow economy and tighter capital spending.”

First Quarter 2008 Accomplishments
+ Sold additional PGismCOS solutions to 500 existing customers, and sold more than 170 new customers multiple PGiCOS solutions at the time of initial contract.
+ Generated greater than 5,000 leads on the web, resulting in more than 1,000 new customers for our SMB sales channel.
+ Enhanced our web site at PGiConnect.com with a new developer community and a new customer video testimonial section.
+ Launched new PGiCOS applications, including PGiNotifySMMeds and the PGi Accounts Receivable Management Portal.

PGi Communications Operating System Revenue Detail

Conferencing & Collaboration Solutions remains the largest of the PGi Communications Operating System’s five solution sets. Conferencing & Collaboration Solutions revenue grew by 23.9% to $105.1 million in the first quarter of 2008, versus $84.8 million in the first quarter of 2007.

In the first quarter of 2008, revenue in the Company’s reportable segments increased from the comparable prior year quarter as follows:

+ North America grew 8.0% to $95.0 million, versus $88.0 million;
+ Europe increased 20.5% to $30.0 million, versus $24.9 million and;
+ Asia Pacific grew 22.9% to $27.9 million, versus $22.7 million.

Financial Outlook

The following statements are based on Premiere Global Services’ current expectations as of April 17, 2008. These statements contain forward-looking statements and Company estimates, and actual results may differ materially. The Company assumes no duty to update any forward-looking statements made in this press release. A discussion concerning forward-looking statements is included at the end of this press release and in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The Company reaffirms its previous financial outlook for 2008 as follows: revenues are projected to increase greater than 10% and diluted EPS is projected to grow at least 20% in 2008 compared to 2007. Capital expenditures are expected to decline as a percentage of revenues in 2008 from 2007 levels.

* To supplement the Company’s consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with GAAP, we have included the following non-GAAP measures of financial performance: pro forma operating income, pro forma net income and pro forma diluted EPS. 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.

Conference Call

The Company will hold a conference call at 5:00 p.m. Eastern 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: (888) 737-3662 (US & Canada) or (913) 312-1226 (International).
 
A replay will be available following the call at 8:00 p.m. Eastern tonight through midnight Eastern April 25, 2008, and can be accessed by calling (888) 203-1112 (US & Canada) or (719) 457-0820 (International). The confirmation code is 7877684. The Webcast of this call will be archived on the Company’s Website at http://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.

Forward-looking and cautionary statements

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' forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the following factors: competitive pressures, including pricing pressures; technological change; 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; 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; 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, 2007. All forward-looking statements attributable to us or a person acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement