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Press Release -- June 14th, 2016
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ONVOY CONTINUES MISSION TO INCREASE SCALE AND EXPAND CAPABILITIES WITH AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE ANPI

Onvoy to Purchase ANZ Communications, LLC, the Parent Company of ANPI

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – June 14, 2016

Onvoy, LLC, a fast-growing leader in Communications Infrastructure Enablement, announced the signing of a definitive agreement to purchase ANPI, a leading provider of solutions to Rural Local Exchange Carriers (RLECs). These solutions include Long Distance, Tandem, SS7, Voice Application Peering (VAP) and Hosted End Office via Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS).

The combined Onvoy and ANPI traffic volume, to and from rural markets, justifies the network expansion required to deliver a communication infrastructure which will empower RLECs with innovative, high-quality, low-cost solutions. These solutions are available via portals and fully automated REST APIs. Additionally, other carriers and service providers benefit from the increased termination reach and the resulting positive impact on rural call completion.

“Onvoy began by serving RLECs and remains committed to this customer base,” said Fritz Hendricks, Onvoy CEO. “We witnessed the RLECs adapt to industry changes with resolve and unwavering commitment to service quality. Their commitment to quality positions them for growth within and outside of their traditional markets. We want to provide the communication infrastructure and solutions to enable their expansion.”

Bruce Hicks, ANZ Communications, LLC Board chair, expressed enthusiasm for the transaction and Onvoy’s vision observing, “Since 1996 we have been a leader in serving rural America, with long distance services at the outset and an increasingly diverse array of products and services as our RLEC customers have continually sought to expand their offerings to end users. Joining forces with Onvoy now presents us with the opportunity to continue our mission of the past 20 years, while expanding our capabilities both in terms of services and reach.”

Q Advisors, a leading global TMT investment banking boutique, acted as exclusive financial advisor to ANZ in connection with the transaction.

About Onvoy
Onvoy is a leading Communications Enabler offering voice, messaging and mobility solutions supported by our nationwide carrier-grade network. Committed to empowering customers with the solutions they need to enable global communications across various applications in a continuously changing environment, Onvoy employs state of the art technology and provides customers control of their core communications infrastructure via carrier platforms and APIs. These interfaces allow customers to build, provision and support more innovative and integrated communication services without adding equipment or support staff – meaning faster speed to market and higher margins. Onvoy is based in Minnesota. For more information, visit Onvoy at www.onvoy.com.

About ANPI
ANPI, privately held by ANZ Communications, LLC, is committed to delivering powerful and reliable solutions to serve the evolving needs of independent telephone companies and businesses through technology and service innovation. Its employees have developed an industry leading Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) platform to deliver hosted communications and collaboration tools, hosted PBX features and mobility applications. The company also offers direct connections, wholesale long distance, tandem access and SS7 solutions. From offices in Springfield, IL, Frisco, TX, Santa Clara, CA and Chennai, India, ANPI has been serving rural telecom companies and service providers since 1996, and today serves the voice and data needs of CLECs, ILECs, IXCs, regional wireless carriers, managed service providers, value-added resellers and channel agents as well as business customers across the U.S. ANPI owns and operates a multi-service Internet Protocol/Multiprotocol Packet Label Switching (MPLS) over Optical Transport Network (OTN) network that spans the continental United States with switching and/or POP facilities in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta and New York City. For more information on ANPI, please visit www.anpi.com.

For further information, please contact:

Andi Cook
Director of Marketing
acook@onvoy.com

Jan Ritter
Director of Digital Marketing, ANPI
jritter@anpi.com

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