West Corporation Acquires Notified

OMAHA, Neb., April 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- West Corporation (“West” or the “Company”), a global leader in technology-enabled services, announced today it has acquired NSO Group AB, d.b.a. Notified (“Notified”), a Swedish-based provider of a complete suite of cloud media monitoring and measurement tools.

The Notified platform offers an integrated solution for public relations, communications and digital media. Products include media monitoring with robust search capabilities and automatic sentiment analysis; an extensive global contact database of media and influencers with integrated customer relationship management (CRM) capabilities; press release distribution; the ability to re-use content generated by customers to complement and enrich marketing campaigns; and measurement tools to better understand the performance of media initiatives.

“Notified is one of the most innovative public relations platforms with top-tier clients and over 10,000 users,” said Ben Chodor, President of West’s Digital Media Solutions. “In this hyper-connected world, access to end-to-end communications solutions becomes even more important. We continue to add capabilities that help our clients gain efficiencies and effectiveness to drive positive business outcomes for their organizations.”

With the proliferation of digital media, communications have becoming more complex and demanding. West enhances business communications by enabling organizations to create and deliver critical information in a manner that results in measurable and more authentic connections. This acquisition not only provides West clients with additional listening and monitoring capabilities, but also a fully integrated, unified and automated communications solution suite.

About West Corporation:

West Corporation is a leading technology enablement company that connects people around the world, making companies more efficient and improving lives. West helps its clients more effectively communicate, collaborate and connect with their audiences through a diverse portfolio of innovative solutions.

For over 30 years, West has provided reliable, high-quality voice and data services. West has sales and/or operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Latin America and South America. West is controlled by affiliates of certain funds managed by Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO). For more information, please call 1-800-841-9000 or visit www.west.com.

Forward-Looking Statements:

This press release contains forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be generally identified by the use of words such as "may," "should," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "intends," "continue" or similar terminology. These statements reflect only West's current expectations and are not guarantees of future performance or results. These statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, competition in West’s highly competitive markets; increases in the cost of voice and data services or significant interruptions in these services; West’s ability to keep pace with its clients’ needs for rapid technological change and systems availability; the continued deployment and adoption of emerging technologies; the loss, financial difficulties or bankruptcy of any key clients; security and privacy breaches of the systems West uses to protect personal data; the effects of global economic trends on the businesses of West’s clients; the non-exclusive nature of West’s client contracts and the absence of revenue commitments; the cost of pending and future litigation; the cost of defending against intellectual property infringement claims; the effects of extensive regulation affecting many of West’s businesses; West’s ability to protect its proprietary information or technology; service interruptions to West’s data and operation centers; West’s ability to retain key personnel and attract a sufficient number of qualified employees; increases in labor costs and turnover rates; the political, economic and other conditions in the countries where West operates; changes in foreign exchange rates; West’s ability to complete future acquisitions, integrate or achieve the objectives of its recent and future acquisitions; and future impairments of our substantial goodwill, intangible assets, or other long-lived assets. In addition, West is subject to risks related to its level of indebtedness. Such risks include West’s ability to generate sufficient cash to service its indebtedness and fund its other liquidity needs; West’s ability to comply with covenants contained in its debt instruments; West’s ability to obtain additional financing; the incurrence of significant additional indebtedness by West and its subsidiaries; and the ability of West’s lenders to fulfill their lending commitments. West is also subject to other risk factors described in its annual report for the year ended December 31, 2018. 

These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which the statements were made. West undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except to the extent required by applicable law.

At the Company:      

Dave Pleiss
Investor Relations
West Corporation
(402) 716-6578