TelePlus Closes Acquisition of Telizon

TelePlus closes acquisition of Telizon; deal to increase revenues by $12M and EBITDA by $2.2M

July 5, 2005

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MONTREAL -- TelePlus Enterprises, Inc. (OTCBB:TLPE) (, a vertically integrated provider of wireless and landline communications products and services across North America today announced that its subsidiary TelePlus Connect, Corp. ("TelePlus Connect"), which operates the Company's prepaid telecom division, closed effective July 1st 2005 its acquisition of Telizon, Inc. ("Telizon"), a reseller of landline and long distance services as well as an internet service provider.

As part of the transaction, Telizon will be rolled into TelePlus Connect. Telizon's management will remain on board post acquisition. Telizon currently provides local and long distance services to over 18,000 commercial and residential line users in Ontario, Canada.


TelePlus' 2005 business plan set a goal for the company to reach $21M in revenue and 600K in EBITDA for fiscal 2005. In the past 3 months TelePlus completed the acquisition of Keda Consulting, Freedom Phone Lines, Avenue Reconnect and now Telizon, Inc. All these acquisitions will increase TelePlus' overall revenues by $15.6M to $31.8M and contribute in excess of $2.9M to earnings (before taxes, depreciation and amortization) bringing the company into immediate profitability on a moving forward basis ahead of original expectations.

Telizon's back office will be used for the consolidation of TelePlus' prepaid Telecom operations. Integration of Avenue is already underway and, as previously announced, is proceeding as scheduled.


The transaction calls for TelePlus to pay a total consideration of $8.6M to the shareholders of Telizon in exchange of 100% of the Telizon shares. $3.3M is being paid on closing, $1.93M 12 months after closing and $1.45M 24 months after closing, the remaining balance of $1.93M is being paid in 24 monthly payments of $80.6k per month.

"We are delighted to have closed the Telizon acquisition," stated TelePlus CEO Marius Silvasan. "The acquisition of Telizon falls right in line with our business model and fits perfectly within TelePlus Connect's strategy. The acquisition of Telizon not only increases our revenues by $12M bringing them to over $31M but more importantly brings our company into immediate profitability which will be reflected in our financial results starting in the 3rd quarter. Lastly, we anticipate synergies to benefit our other subsidiaries once the integration of the acquisitions is completed," added Silvasan.

"Through this acquisition, both Telizon and TelePlus customers will continue to receive a high level of customer satisfaction and service," said Telizon's President, Tom Davis. "This is an important step in the right direction for our company and we look forward to working with TelePlus," added Davis.

TelePlus Enterprises Inc.

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