NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 24, 2010) - SPi Publishing, a global provider of editorial, content production, and business process outsourcing solutions (BPO) for publishers and information providers, today announced the appointment of Christopher M. Barry as Sales Manager.

Chris will be responsible for selling SPi's Content BPO solutions to information providers and content aggregators, and developing deeper relationships with publishers in this market. Chris has over twelve years of consultative and solutions-oriented sales and customer relationship management experience across multiple content and information technology domains.

Welcoming Chris to the SPi family, Rob O'Dell, President, SPi Publishing, said, "We are delighted to bring Chris onboard our sales team. We see tremendous opportunity for growth by offering our solutions across the information industry. Chris' experience with content technologies and his relationships across the information industry will help us expand our market presence."

Prior to his appointment at SPi, Chris was Sales Director at Connatate Technologies. He has an MBA from Seton Hall University and a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from Lehigh University.

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).

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Contact Information:

Sameer Raina
Director, Global Marketing
(201) 793 0974