Lois Paul & Partners Expands West Coast Office

Anne Desautels Named Vice President;



GRIC Communications and SOMA Networks Join LP&P/West Client Roster



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Lois Paul & Partners (LP&P), Inc.

    BOSTON  and SAN FRANCISCO, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Lois Paul & Partners
 (LP&P), Inc., a Fleishman-Hillard Company providing strategic counsel and
 communications services for high-technology companies, today announced the
 appointments of Anne Desautels as vice president of client services and Carol
 Paterson as senior account manager.  LP&P also reported the addition of new
 clients GRIC Communications and SOMA Networks to its client roster in its new
 San Francisco office.
     Anne Desautels comes to LP&P's San Francisco office with more than 15
 years experience in high-tech public relations and strategic marketing, having
 served as senior vice president of the Bay Area offices of Schwartz
 Communications and Manning, Selvage & Lee.  Previously, Desautels was director
 of media and analyst services at the San Francisco-based high-tech PR agency
 Blanc & Otus and held senior positions at Alcatel, 3Com, Ungermann-Bass and
 other technology companies.  She will work closely with Peter Bartolik, LP&P's
 senior vice president in the San Francisco, location to continue to expand the
 office's top-notch client roster and PR staff.
     LP&P San Francisco's newest client, SOMA Networks, headquartered in San
 Francisco, provides fully converged voice and broadband data services for the
 "last mile." This enables any spectrum-holder to become a facilities-based
 service provider.
     GRIC Communications, headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., provides global
 Internet roaming and secure remote access solutions to ISPs, communications
 companies, and enterprises worldwide.
     "LP&P continues to expand both its client base and its knowledge base as a
 leading high-technology PR agency serving the Bay Area," said Bartolik.  "The
 addition of GRIC Communications and SOMA Networks as clients reflects well on
 LP&P's expertise in working with networking and telecommunications companies
 as well as global technology companies.  With the recent appointment of Anne
 Desautels and our move from Foster City to San Francisco, LP&P is well-
 positioned for its continued growth in this region."
     Also joining the LP&P West Coast team is Carol Paterson.  Another Schwartz
 Communications alumna, Paterson has managed a wide variety of technology and
 business-to-business accounts, including BizBuyer, LoopNet, ePhysician, WebMD
 and PeerLogic.  Previously, she was public relations manager at iPrint.com,
 the leading provider of online printing technology.
 
     About Lois Paul & Partners
     Founded in 1986, Lois Paul & Partners Inc. (LP&P), a Fleishman-Hillard
 Company, provides strategic counsel and communications services for high-
 technology companies.  LP&P creates and expands market leadership for a
 variety of companies -- established and emerging, private and public --
 through its unique Speed to Leadership (TM) approach. Clients include
 BroadJump, Inc., CommercialWare, Inc., GRIC Communications, Lotus Development
 Corporation, Open Market, Inc., Nortel Networks, PTC and Tivoli.  For more
 information on LP&P clients and services, visit the agency's Web site at
 http://www.loispaul.com.
 
      Contact:  Patricia Priola
                Lois Paul & Partners
                (781) 238-5700
                patricia_priola@lpp.com
 
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    BOSTON  and SAN FRANCISCO, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Lois Paul & Partners
 (LP&P), Inc., a Fleishman-Hillard Company providing strategic counsel and
 communications services for high-technology companies, today announced the
 appointments of Anne Desautels as vice president of client services and Carol
 Paterson as senior account manager.  LP&P also reported the addition of new
 clients GRIC Communications and SOMA Networks to its client roster in its new
 San Francisco office.
     Anne Desautels comes to LP&P's San Francisco office with more than 15
 years experience in high-tech public relations and strategic marketing, having
 served as senior vice president of the Bay Area offices of Schwartz
 Communications and Manning, Selvage & Lee.  Previously, Desautels was director
 of media and analyst services at the San Francisco-based high-tech PR agency
 Blanc & Otus and held senior positions at Alcatel, 3Com, Ungermann-Bass and
 other technology companies.  She will work closely with Peter Bartolik, LP&P's
 senior vice president in the San Francisco, location to continue to expand the
 office's top-notch client roster and PR staff.
     LP&P San Francisco's newest client, SOMA Networks, headquartered in San
 Francisco, provides fully converged voice and broadband data services for the
 "last mile." This enables any spectrum-holder to become a facilities-based
 service provider.
     GRIC Communications, headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., provides global
 Internet roaming and secure remote access solutions to ISPs, communications
 companies, and enterprises worldwide.
     "LP&P continues to expand both its client base and its knowledge base as a
 leading high-technology PR agency serving the Bay Area," said Bartolik.  "The
 addition of GRIC Communications and SOMA Networks as clients reflects well on
 LP&P's expertise in working with networking and telecommunications companies
 as well as global technology companies.  With the recent appointment of Anne
 Desautels and our move from Foster City to San Francisco, LP&P is well-
 positioned for its continued growth in this region."
     Also joining the LP&P West Coast team is Carol Paterson.  Another Schwartz
 Communications alumna, Paterson has managed a wide variety of technology and
 business-to-business accounts, including BizBuyer, LoopNet, ePhysician, WebMD
 and PeerLogic.  Previously, she was public relations manager at iPrint.com,
 the leading provider of online printing technology.
 
     About Lois Paul & Partners
     Founded in 1986, Lois Paul & Partners Inc. (LP&P), a Fleishman-Hillard
 Company, provides strategic counsel and communications services for high-
 technology companies.  LP&P creates and expands market leadership for a
 variety of companies -- established and emerging, private and public --
 through its unique Speed to Leadership (TM) approach. Clients include
 BroadJump, Inc., CommercialWare, Inc., GRIC Communications, Lotus Development
 Corporation, Open Market, Inc., Nortel Networks, PTC and Tivoli.  For more
 information on LP&P clients and services, visit the agency's Web site at
 http://www.loispaul.com.
 
      Contact:  Patricia Priola
                Lois Paul & Partners
                (781) 238-5700
                patricia_priola@lpp.com
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X73123106
 
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