Epixtar Announces Establishment of Advisory Board For Philippines Operations Gregory Domingo, former Department of Trade & Industry Undersecretary, to

Chair Newly Created Board



    MIAMI and MANILA, Philippines, May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Epixtar
 Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board:   EPXR), a global teleservices provider, announces
 the appointment of a high profile Philippine Advisory Board.  The Philippine
 Advisory Board's Chairman Gregory Domingo, former Department of Trade and
 Industry (DTI) undersecretary, is well recognized as being a driving force for
 raising the profile of the Philippines within the IT-Enabled Services (ITES)
 and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sectors.
     The principal objectives of the Philippine Advisory Board will be to have
 these distinguished industry and business leaders contribute, support and
 advise on the strategic growth direction of Epixtar's BPO operations in the
 Philippines.
     Ilene Kaminsky, chairman and CEO of Epixtar Corp. commented, "We are proud
 to have assembled such a dynamic Advisory Board comprised of key business and
 political leaders who are highly accomplished and respected in the
 Philippines.  The Philippines has emerged as a leader in the BPO industry and
 the Board's wealth of knowledge within each of their respected industries will
 be a major contributor to our Company's success.  We believe this team will
 help us navigate the waters of culture and commerce."
     In October 2002, the DTI commissioned a study from research and consulting
 firm Gartner, Inc., which forecasted that the global outsourced IT-enabled
 service business will reach approximately US$800 billion by 2005.
     "We are honored to have the Advisory Board's commitment and support of our
 objective to become a leading provider of global call center services, while
 sharing our vision of being a socially responsible firm," concluded Kaminsky.
     Each newly appointed member of Epixtar's Advisory Board for the
 Philippines' operations has achieved great success within each of their
 respective industries and represent key sectors that can contribute to the
 Company's growth.
 
     The Philippine Advisory Board includes:
 
     Gregory Domingo, (Chairman), former undersecretary Department of Trade &
 Industry (DTI).  Prior to joining the public sector, Mr. Domingo was president
 of Carmelray-JTCI Corp. (CJC), a joint venture with Singapore's Jurong Town
 Corp (JTC), which developed one of the Philippines' premier industrial parks.
 Before that, he held key positions with a number of leading U.S. financial
 institutions and was Managing Director/Treasurer of Chase Manhattan Bank in
 Manila.  Domingo holds a Master of Science in Operations Research from the
 Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a Masters in Business
 Management (with Distinction) from the Asian Institute of Management, and a
 Bachelor of Science in Management Engineering from Ateneo de Manila
 University.
 
     Roberto Castillo, former president of the Philippine Industrial Estates
 Association and former partner with SGV & Co.  Currently, Mr. Castillo is a
 Director of The Netherlands Insurance Company in the Philippines, CIGC
 Corporation, Carmelray-JTCI Corporation, Somerset Hospitality Holdings Phils
 and Ascott Hospitality Holdings, SQ Resources Inc.  His finance background
 will assist Epixtar in cultivating key relationships in the finance and
 accounting sectors.
 
     Bienvenido Laguesma, senior partner at the Laguesma Magsalin Consulta &
 Gastardo Law Offices.  From 1976 to 2001, Mr. Laguesma worked at the
 Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), holding various positions within
 the department.  He served as Secretary of DOLE from June 1998 to January
 2001.  From November 1996 to January 1998, Mr. Laguesma served with the Office
 of the President of the Republic of the Philippines as a Presidential
 Assistant.  Mr. Laguesma has an extensive background in public administration,
 labor laws and social legislation, non-government and government networking.
 His extensive knowledge and contacts will help propel Epixtar's efforts to
 grow its business within the legal sector as well as guide the Company in its
 effort to maintain its reputation as the employer of choice in the call center
 sector.
 
     Jack Madrid, vice president and general manager of MTV Philippines.  Prior
 to his position with MTV Philippines, Mr. Madrid was a Managing Director at
 Ayala Corporation and was responsible for venture capital and new business
 development activities.  Mr. Madrid's knowledge and expertise of the media
 sector will help foster key partnerships for Epixtar in this industry.
 
     Dr. Lydia Balatbat-Echauz, president and Board member of the Far Eastern
 University.  Dr. Balatbat-Echauz was appointed the tenth president FEU in
 2002.  She currently serves of the Board of FEU-East Asia College, FERN Realty
 Corporation, Nicanor Reyes Educational Foundation, Nicanor Reyes Memorial
 Foundation, Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities and the
 Association of Women Presidents/Chancellors of Private Colleges and
 Universities.  While on Epixtar's Board, Dr. Balatbat-Echauz will assist the
 Company to develop key relationships within the educational sector.
 
     Roberto Antonio, vice-chairman of Right Eight Security Agency, Inc. and
 president of RVA International Trading Corporation.  From 1998 to 2002, Mr.
 Antonio was former undersecretary of the Department of Tourism.  Mr. Antonio
 will focus on helping Epixtar growth its business within the culture and arts
 sector.
 
     Francisco (Paco) Sandejas, founder and managing partner of Narra Venture
 Capital, which invests in early-stage high-technology companies in the
 semiconductors, communications, computing, and software engineering
 industries.  Dr. Sandejas' technology background will be an instrumental
 resource for Epixtar within the technology sector.
     Currently, Epixtar operates four call center facilities in the Philippines
 -- its flagship center is located in Eastwood CyberPark, with centers in
 Filinvest Corporate City and Makati.  The company just opened a fourth center
 in the Clark Special Economic Zone
 
     About Epixtar Corp. & Voxx Corporation
     Epixtar Corp., based in Miami, Florida, is the parent company of Voxx
 Corporation (Voxx). Voxx, Epixtar's most active subsidiary, is a business
 process outsourcing (BPO) company -- aggregating contact center capacity and
 robust telephony infrastructure to deliver comprehensive, turnkey services to
 the enterprise market. From campaign design through ongoing management,
 Epixtar delivers value-driven, creative outsourcing solutions for customer
 relationship management (CRM) and telesales initiatives for its customers.
 Clients use the Company's marketing expertise and well-trained personnel to
 acquire, support, and enhance the customer experience, reduce costs and
 generate top-line revenue.
     Epixtar/Voxx currently maintains seven contact centers in the Philippines
 and the United States with developmental plans for additional centers over the
 next 24 months.
 
     Forward-looking Statements
     This Press Release may contain "forward-looking statements" regarding
 EPIXTAR'S business, customers, partners, future products and services,
 estimates of future business prospects or financial results, statements
 regarding EPIXTAR'S objectives, expectations, intentions, beliefs or
 strategies, or statements containing words such as "believe," "project,"
 "expect," "intend," "may," "anticipate," "plans," "seeks," or similar
 expressions. It is important to note that EPIXTAR'S actual results could
 differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements, and undue
 reliance should not be placed on such statements. All forward-looking
 statements, which may be contained in this Press Release are made as of the
 date that such statements are originally published or made, and EPIXTAR
 undertakes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. For
 those statements, we claim the protection of the safe harbor for forward-
 looking statements contained in Section 27A of the Securities Act, Section 21E
 of the Exchange Act, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
 
      Contact Information:
      Brandi Piacente
      Investor Relations
      The Anne McBride Co.
      212-983-1702 x208
      Email: bpiacente@annemcbride.com
 
 

SOURCE Epixtar Corp.

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