Access Worldwide Announces Elevation of New President and Business Development Executive at Teleservices Division

- Company Rewards Senior Associates for Level of Multicultural Revenues -



Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Access Worldwide Communications, Inc.

    BOCA RATON, Fla. and ARLINGTON, Va., April 3 /PRNewswire/ --
 Access Worldwide Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: AWWC), a leading marketing
 organization, today announced the promotion of two senior level executives at
 the Company's TelAc Teleservices Group.  Effective immediately, Georges Andre
 is President of the TelAc Teleservices Group and Christopher Purdy is the
 division's Executive Vice President of Business Development.  The associates
 are based at the Company's Arlington, Virginia offices and report directly to
 Bernard Tronel, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Access
 Worldwide's Teleservices Group.
     In his new role, Mr. Andre is responsible for the Company's
 two multicultural call centers in Arlington, Virginia.  Mr. Andre was
 previously Senior Vice President of Operations for Access Worldwide, earning
 multiple promotions since joining the Company in 1995 as Account Manager.
 Prior to joining Access Worldwide, he was Vice President of Operations at
 ioWave, Inc., which specializes in the development of wireless platforms for
 high-speed, fixed broadband, voice, data and video communications.  Earlier in
 his career, he was Senior Project Manager for the International Technology
 Exchange Group, an international consulting firm specializing in management
 information systems and telecommunications.
     Mr. Purdy is one of the original founders of the TelAc Teleservices Group,
 having joined the Company in 1992 as Director of Marketing.  He was promoted
 to Vice President of Marketing and Sales in 1995 and to Senior Vice President
 in 1998.  During his tenure, revenue at the Teleservices Division has
 increased fivefold.  Prior to his work with Access Worldwide, Mr. Purdy was
 President of Merkator International, Inc., an export publishing and marketing
 consulting company specializing in trade with Mexico, and a Legislative
 Advisor to Congressman Dean Gallo, responsible for business and international
 trade issues before the U.S. Congress.
     "Georges and Chris have done an excellent job of leading the TelAc
 Teleservices Group and their promotions reflect our confidence in their
 leadership," said Michael Dinkins, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of
 Access Worldwide.  "Given their multiple promotions within Access Worldwide,
 they are extremely qualified leaders that have the added capability of seeing
 internal opportunities and challenges from the perspective of their former
 positions."
     "The TelAc Teleservices Group has performed at an improved level, due in
 large part to the dedication and efforts of Georges and Chris.  While under
 their management, the multicultural teleservices division has diversified its
 client roster, negotiated a new three-year agreement with the Company's
 largest client and broken recent quarterly internal revenue projections,"
 stated Bernard Tronel, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of
 Access Worldwide's Teleservices Group.  "Their promotions are well-earned and
 I look forward to continuing momentum from this segment of Access Worldwide."
     Access Worldwide provides sales, marketing, Internet and medical education
 services to more than 100 clients in the pharmaceutical, telecommunications,
 financial services and consumer products industries.  The Company educates and
 informs physicians, pharmacists and patients with resources and services that
 include medical education; medical meetings management; medical publications;
 teledetailing; patient assistance; electronic territory management systems;
 and Drug Enforcement Administration approved drug sample and literature
 fulfillment.  Additionally, the Company strives to maximize clients' sales and
 profits with unique access to the growing multicultural markets through
 strategic planning and market research services; teleservices in 15 different
 languages and proprietary databases of targeted consumers.  Headquartered in
 Boca Raton, Florida, Access Worldwide has over 1,300+ employees in offices
 throughout the United States.
 
     This release contains forward-looking statements within the meanings of
 Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the
 Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  These statements represent
 the Company's current expectations, beliefs, future plans and strategies,
 anticipated events or trends concerning matters that are not historical facts.
 Such forward-looking statements include, among others, statements regarding
 proposed activities pursuant to agreements with clients; future plans relating
 to the Company's growth strategy and business strategy; and trends or
 proposals of clients or relating to the industries in which Access Worldwide
 serves.  Such statements involve known or unknown risks, uncertainties and
 other factors that may cause the actual results to differ materially from
 those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  Factors that
 could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or
 implied by such forward-looking statements, include, but are not limited to,
 the following: reliance on a limited number of major customers; the need for
 management of any growth that is achieved; competition from other third-party
 providers and those of the Company's clients and prospective clients who may
 decide to do the work that the Company does in-house; industry consolidation
 which reduces the number of clients that the Company is able to serve;
 potential consumer saturation reducing the need for the Company's services;
 the Company's ability to refinance the current debt; the Company's ability to
 launch new products or enter into strategic alliance agreements on a timely
 basis or at all; possible loss of Nasdaq listing privileges; and the possible
 limited duration of significant agreements with the Company's clients.  For a
 more detailed discussion of these factors and others that could affect the
 Company's results, see the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission including the risk factors section of Access Worldwide's Annual
 Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 1999.
 
 

SOURCE Access Worldwide Communications, Inc.
    BOCA RATON, Fla. and ARLINGTON, Va., April 3 /PRNewswire/ --
 Access Worldwide Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: AWWC), a leading marketing
 organization, today announced the promotion of two senior level executives at
 the Company's TelAc Teleservices Group.  Effective immediately, Georges Andre
 is President of the TelAc Teleservices Group and Christopher Purdy is the
 division's Executive Vice President of Business Development.  The associates
 are based at the Company's Arlington, Virginia offices and report directly to
 Bernard Tronel, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Access
 Worldwide's Teleservices Group.
     In his new role, Mr. Andre is responsible for the Company's
 two multicultural call centers in Arlington, Virginia.  Mr. Andre was
 previously Senior Vice President of Operations for Access Worldwide, earning
 multiple promotions since joining the Company in 1995 as Account Manager.
 Prior to joining Access Worldwide, he was Vice President of Operations at
 ioWave, Inc., which specializes in the development of wireless platforms for
 high-speed, fixed broadband, voice, data and video communications.  Earlier in
 his career, he was Senior Project Manager for the International Technology
 Exchange Group, an international consulting firm specializing in management
 information systems and telecommunications.
     Mr. Purdy is one of the original founders of the TelAc Teleservices Group,
 having joined the Company in 1992 as Director of Marketing.  He was promoted
 to Vice President of Marketing and Sales in 1995 and to Senior Vice President
 in 1998.  During his tenure, revenue at the Teleservices Division has
 increased fivefold.  Prior to his work with Access Worldwide, Mr. Purdy was
 President of Merkator International, Inc., an export publishing and marketing
 consulting company specializing in trade with Mexico, and a Legislative
 Advisor to Congressman Dean Gallo, responsible for business and international
 trade issues before the U.S. Congress.
     "Georges and Chris have done an excellent job of leading the TelAc
 Teleservices Group and their promotions reflect our confidence in their
 leadership," said Michael Dinkins, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of
 Access Worldwide.  "Given their multiple promotions within Access Worldwide,
 they are extremely qualified leaders that have the added capability of seeing
 internal opportunities and challenges from the perspective of their former
 positions."
     "The TelAc Teleservices Group has performed at an improved level, due in
 large part to the dedication and efforts of Georges and Chris.  While under
 their management, the multicultural teleservices division has diversified its
 client roster, negotiated a new three-year agreement with the Company's
 largest client and broken recent quarterly internal revenue projections,"
 stated Bernard Tronel, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of
 Access Worldwide's Teleservices Group.  "Their promotions are well-earned and
 I look forward to continuing momentum from this segment of Access Worldwide."
     Access Worldwide provides sales, marketing, Internet and medical education
 services to more than 100 clients in the pharmaceutical, telecommunications,
 financial services and consumer products industries.  The Company educates and
 informs physicians, pharmacists and patients with resources and services that
 include medical education; medical meetings management; medical publications;
 teledetailing; patient assistance; electronic territory management systems;
 and Drug Enforcement Administration approved drug sample and literature
 fulfillment.  Additionally, the Company strives to maximize clients' sales and
 profits with unique access to the growing multicultural markets through
 strategic planning and market research services; teleservices in 15 different
 languages and proprietary databases of targeted consumers.  Headquartered in
 Boca Raton, Florida, Access Worldwide has over 1,300+ employees in offices
 throughout the United States.
 
     This release contains forward-looking statements within the meanings of
 Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the
 Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  These statements represent
 the Company's current expectations, beliefs, future plans and strategies,
 anticipated events or trends concerning matters that are not historical facts.
 Such forward-looking statements include, among others, statements regarding
 proposed activities pursuant to agreements with clients; future plans relating
 to the Company's growth strategy and business strategy; and trends or
 proposals of clients or relating to the industries in which Access Worldwide
 serves.  Such statements involve known or unknown risks, uncertainties and
 other factors that may cause the actual results to differ materially from
 those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  Factors that
 could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or
 implied by such forward-looking statements, include, but are not limited to,
 the following: reliance on a limited number of major customers; the need for
 management of any growth that is achieved; competition from other third-party
 providers and those of the Company's clients and prospective clients who may
 decide to do the work that the Company does in-house; industry consolidation
 which reduces the number of clients that the Company is able to serve;
 potential consumer saturation reducing the need for the Company's services;
 the Company's ability to refinance the current debt; the Company's ability to
 launch new products or enter into strategic alliance agreements on a timely
 basis or at all; possible loss of Nasdaq listing privileges; and the possible
 limited duration of significant agreements with the Company's clients.  For a
 more detailed discussion of these factors and others that could affect the
 Company's results, see the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission including the risk factors section of Access Worldwide's Annual
 Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 1999.
 
 SOURCE  Access Worldwide Communications, Inc.