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ALTON, England,--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 13, 1999--
TownpagesNet.com plc (AMEX: TPN ) today announced a landmark agreement
with NCR Limited, a unit of NCR (NYSE: NCR) for the manufacturing,
installation and co-marketing of free on-line Internet-driven kiosks.
Since TownPagesNet.com's initial public offering, the Company has
concentrated on creating the infrastructure to enable the efficient
roll-out of 3,500 Internet-driven kiosks as a key element of their
overall online strategy. The kiosks will offer broad access to on-line
information by UK residents. Currently approximately 18% of the UK
population is hooked up to the Internet.
TownPages has commissioned NCR Limited to build and maintain
TownPages' national network of 3,500 kiosks. The agreement also
contains an exclusive co-marketing arrangement between TownPages and
NCR Limited. The kiosks will become a regular feature of major towns
and cities across the UK, creating the first on-line grid that
delivers free information around the clock in public access locations.
Andrew Lyndon-Skeggs, Managing Director of TownPages, commented,
``This deal follows the recent announcement by Photo Me plc (LSE: PHTM)
in conjunction with British Telecom plc (LSE: BT/A) that they plan to
install internet facilities in 1,000 of their Passport Photo Booths.
Unlike Photo Me, however, we do nor charge users for accessing our
``Our new relationship with NCR is a vital component in our
company's overall strategy to be the UK's leading provider of free
on-line information for everyone'', continued Andrew Lyndon-Skeggs. ``In
order to deliver on a large-scale project, it was critical that we
enter into a partnership with an organization that has impeccable
credentials. NCR is such a company.''
``The Partnership between ourselves and NCR marks a significant
milestone in the on-going development of UK providers of on-line
information. Together, I am confident that we will create a network
that delivers unrivalled geographical coverage and an exceptional
range of services.''
NCR, a leader in on-line kiosk and Automated Tell Machine (ATM)
technology, will manufacture the kiosks at one of its sites in Dundee,
Scotland. Based on easy-to-use touch screen technology, the kiosks
will, in the near future, boast print facilities and credit card
readers - in preparation for the introduction of additional TownPages
``We have chosen NCR because it is a major player on both the
national and international stage'', added Andrew Lyndon-Skeggs. ``With
NCR pool of skills and resources at our disposal, we know we will have
a stable and robust platform for our kiosk network.''
Dan Harrington, NCR Vice President for Northern Europe, echoed
Mr. Lynden-Skeggs comments: ``We are very excited to be working with
TownPages on this project'', he said. It offers us the opportunity to
shown our strengths as a one-stop shop that has significant design
capabilities and full maintenance programs.``
The agreement with NCR is the fourth major deal signed by
TownPages in the last month. The Company Recently acquired leading
Internet company WWW.CO.UK Ltd. and has
signed letters of intent to acquire Morbria Ltd.
(www.graphicpalette.co.uk) and Bowden Publishing
TownPages offers local and national information through its
Internet website (www.TownPages.co.uk) and its fast-growing network of
free-access public information kiosks. The extensive content provides
detailed information on 1,300 UK towns and cities.
The town-by-town information includes, in depth community
information provided by local authorities, news and events, tourist
attractions, hotels, restaurants, public transport timetables,
entertainment listings, sport, weather, business and professional
services, and more. TownPages plans to introduce other interactive
services, such as free e-mail over the coming months.
Surfers can also tap into TownPages' ever-expanding range of
national channels to access in-depth information on a particular topic
as well as e-commerce capabilities. Current national services include,
among others, cars, property listings and a job search facility.
TownPages is currently developing an education channel and an
equestrian channel, both of which are scheduled for launching in the
fall. Other channels to follow include shopping, travel, health,
heritage, sport and more.
TownPages encourages loyalty to these channels by incorporating
familiar user feature across the range, together with interactive
features, such as expert advice on particular topics, chat rooms,
message boards and other services.
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fluctuations in operating results and other risks detailed from time
to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange
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