WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - August 4, 2008) - SPi, a leading knowledge process and customer interaction solutions provider, today announced the appointment of Dominic Prakash as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for its publishing business unit.

Mr. Prakash is a highly regarded technology specialist in the SSTM (Scholarly, Scientific, Technical and Medical) publishing industry. He has over 17 years of technology management experience which includes defining technology, setting strategy, providing direction and analyzing the competitive landscape, as well as designing architecture and framework development methodologies and developing technology standards. Mr. Prakash also has deep domain expertise in complex publishing technologies, web technologies, infrastructure, operations and production.

As CTO, Mr. Prakash will be responsible for providing strategic and operational direction in the application and deployment of publishing technologies, developing technology best practices and driving automation initiatives within the publishing group.

Welcoming Mr. Prakash to the SPi family, Mr. Rob O'Dell, Senior Vice President, Publishing Operations, said, "We strongly believe that achieving the right combination of technology and domain expertise will enable us to significantly advance our leadership position in the publishing industry, and that it will enhance our abilities to offer innovative, cost-effective solutions to our customers. With his deep domain knowledge and strong technology background, Mr. Prakash will play a crucial role in defining, deploying and optimizing SPi's publishing technologies."

Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Peter Maquera, President & CEO, SPi remarked, "We are investing heavily in the use of technology and innovation tools to strengthen our competitive advantage and to take our business to the next level. This appointment is testimony to our ongoing commitment to develop publishing solutions that meet the needs of our customers.".

About SPi

SPi is a leading full-service BPO provider with offices and facilities across North America, Europe, and Asia. SPi has over 14,000 employees delivering a wide range of Knowledge Process and Customer Interaction solutions to diversified markets, including financial services, healthcare, legal, and publishing. SPi consistently improves operating efficiency, lowers costs, and helps to strengthen the competitive position of more than 500 clients.

SPi is 100% owned by ePLDT, Inc. ePLDT, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), the leading telecommunications provider in the Philippines. PLDT is listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange (PHP: TEL), and its American Depository Shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: PHI).

For more information on SPi, visit www.spi-bpo.com.

Contact Information: Contact: Elizabeth Nolan Vice President, Global Marketing (202) 449 7692