NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - June 15, 2009) - SPi, one of the largest medical transcription providers in the United States, announced today the appointment of Mr. Gordon Daniels as Director of Sales for the West Coast Region.

Mr. Daniels brings with him over twenty years of experience in the healthcare information industry with the past ten years focused on selling customized transcription solutions to healthcare providers. In his new role, Mr. Daniels will be responsible for expanding SPi's market presence by developing broader and deeper relationships with hospitals, clinics and physician practices across the West Coast.

Welcoming Mr. Daniels to the SPi family, Mr. Ethan Cohen, President of SPi Healthcare, said, "We are delighted to have Gordon on board and look forward to leveraging his experience and domain expertise. With his successful track record in medical transcription sales, we are confident that Gordon will be able to contribute to SPi's growth by significantly expanding our footprint in the West Coast Region."

Prior to his appointment at SPi, Mr. Daniels held senior level sales positions with Digital Transcription Systems and Spheris. Mr. Daniels also has over a decade of experience as a Medical Records Director for the Tropical Texas Behavioral Health Center where he managed the operations of the HIM and Billings department for four facilities.

About SPi Healthcare

SPi Healthcare is one of the leading providers of medical transcription solutions to over 100 hospitals, health systems, multi-specialty clinics and physician practices. SPi Healthcare employs over 1,200 medical language specialists using a "Best Shore Model" spanning across three global centers of excellence located in the United States, India and the Philippines.

About SPi

SPi is a leading full-service global BPO solutions provider with offices and facilities across North America, Europe, and Asia. SPi has over 14,000 employees delivering a wide range of customer interaction and knowledge-based content outsourcing services to diversified markets, including Healthcare, Legal, and Publishing. SPi consistently improves operating efficiency, lowers costs, and helps to strengthen the competitive position of more than 500 clients worldwide.

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).

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Contact Information: Contact: Elizabeth Nolan Senior Vice President, Global Sales, Marketing and Strategy (202) 286-9739