Monday, July 23, 2012

Global Imaging Systems Expands Business in Illinois with Acquisition of Martin Whalen Office Solutions

CHICAGO, Jul 23, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Global Imaging Systems (GIS), A Xerox Company /quotes/zigman/246904/quotes/nls/xrx XRX +0.00% , acquired Illinois-based Martin Whalen Office Solutions, a leading provider of office technology and software solutions for Chicago's southern and western suburbs.

Further expanding Xerox's distribution in Illinois, Martin Whalen will immediately add Xerox's full range of office and printing technology and managed print services to its portfolio. The company has distributed Canon and Kyocera copiers, printers and multifunction devices in addition to providing document management and managed print solutions.

"Martin Whalen has an outstanding reputation as a customer-focused company with strong ties to the community - an ideal fit to our growing nationwide network of locally based companies that cater to their individual markets' unique needs," said Michael Pietrunti, senior vice president, Acquisitions, Corporate Service and Marketing, GIS.

"Our family business is built on providing the most comprehensive workplace solutions for our customers," said Marty Whalen, Jr., president and CEO, Martin Whalen Office Solutions. "By aligning with GIS and Xerox, we re-affirm our commitment to better solutions, faster answers, superior technology and the most responsive service available."

Whalen will remain as president and CEO; Daniel Whalen will remain as vice president. The company has locations in Bradley, Tinley Park and Channahon, Ill.

About Global Imaging Systems

Global Imaging Systems, A Xerox Company, is made up of regional core companies in the United States that sell and service document management systems such as printers, copiers and multifunction devices; network integration services; and electronic presentation systems. As an office technology dealer, Global Imaging sells products from various suppliers including Xerox, Sharp and Konica Minolta. Xerox acquired Global Imaging Systems in 2007 and operates it as a wholly owned subsidiary within Xerox's North American operations.

About Xerox

With sales approaching $23 billion, Xerox /quotes/zigman/246904/quotes/nls/xrx XRX +0.00% is the world's leading enterprise for business process and document management. Its technology, expertise and services enable workplaces - from small businesses to large global enterprises - to simplify the way work gets done so they operate more effectively and focus more on what matters most: their real business. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Xerox offers business process outsourcing and IT outsourcing services, including data processing, healthcare solutions, HR benefits management, finance support, transportation solutions, and customer relationship management services for commercial and government organizations worldwide. The company also provides extensive leading-edge document technology, services, software and genuine Xerox supplies for graphic communication and office printing environments of any size. The 140,000 people of Xerox serve clients in more than 160 countries. For more information, visit , or . For investor information, visit .

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