World Access to Release Tendered TelDaFax Shares

Apr 20, 2001, 01:00 ET from World Access, Inc.

    ATLANTA, April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- World Access,
 Inc.(Nasdaq:   WAXS) announced today that it will release shares of TelDaFax AG
 tendered in its December 9, 2000, tender offer.  World Access announced on
 April 2, 2001, that it had completed the tender offer and gained an ownership
 position in TelDaFax of 70.11%.  World Access subsequently learned that,
 although it had issued its shares to its German exchange agent for
 distribution to the TelDaFax shareholders, the exchange agent halted such
 distribution because The Executive Office of The Takeover Commission in
 Germany asserted its position that the tender offer did not meet the
 requirements of The Takeover Code because the World Access shares had not been
 listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.  As a result of The Takeover
 Commission's decision and the exchange agent's refusal to distribute the
 shares, the tender offer cannot be completed.  World Access is releasing to
 the TelDaFax shareholders the 12.5 million TelDaFax shares it gained in its
 tender offer, leaving World Access with its original ownership stake of 33%.
 
     About World Access
     World Access is focused on being a leading provider of bundled voice, data
 and Internet services to small- to medium-sized business customers located
 throughout Europe.  In order to accelerate its progress toward a leadership
 position in Europe, World Access is acting as a consolidator for the highly
 fragmented retail telecom services market, with the objective of amassing a
 substantial and fully integrated business customer base.  To date, the Company
 has acquired several strategic assets, including Facilicom International,
 which operates a Pan-European long distance network and carries traffic for
 carrier customers, NETnet, with retail sales operations in 9 European
 countries, and WorldxChange, with retail accounts in the US and Europe.  World
 Access, branding as NETnet, offers services throughout Europe, including long
 distance, internet access and mobile services.  The Company provides end-to-
 end international communication services over an advanced asynchronous
 transfer mode internal network that includes gateway and tandem switches, an
 extensive fiber network encompassing tens of millions of circuit miles and
 satellite facilities.  For additional information regarding World Access,
 please refer to the Company's website at www.waxs.com .
     This press release may contain financial projections or other forward-
 looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the
 Securities Reform Act of 1995.  Such statements involve risks and
 uncertainties which may cause actual results to differ materially.  These
 risks include:  inability to obtain adequate financing or financing on terms
 acceptable or favorable to the Company; inability to restructure existing debt
 obligations; potential inability to identify, complete and integrate
 acquisitions; difficulties in expanding into new business activities; delays
 in new service offerings; the potential termination of certain service
 agreements or the inability to enter into additional service agreements; and
 other risks described in the Company's SEC filings, including the Company's
 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 1999, as amended,
 the Company's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31,
 2000 and June 30, 2000, as amended, the Company's Quarterly Report on Form
 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2000, and the Company's Registration
 Statements on Forms S-3  (No. 333-79097) and S-4 (No. 333-37750 and
 333-44864), and the Company's Report on Form 8-K dated February 21, 2001, all
 of which risks are incorporated by reference into this press release.
 
     CONTACT:  Investor Relations, World Access, 404-231-2025
 
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    ATLANTA, April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- World Access,
 Inc.(Nasdaq:   WAXS) announced today that it will release shares of TelDaFax AG
 tendered in its December 9, 2000, tender offer.  World Access announced on
 April 2, 2001, that it had completed the tender offer and gained an ownership
 position in TelDaFax of 70.11%.  World Access subsequently learned that,
 although it had issued its shares to its German exchange agent for
 distribution to the TelDaFax shareholders, the exchange agent halted such
 distribution because The Executive Office of The Takeover Commission in
 Germany asserted its position that the tender offer did not meet the
 requirements of The Takeover Code because the World Access shares had not been
 listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.  As a result of The Takeover
 Commission's decision and the exchange agent's refusal to distribute the
 shares, the tender offer cannot be completed.  World Access is releasing to
 the TelDaFax shareholders the 12.5 million TelDaFax shares it gained in its
 tender offer, leaving World Access with its original ownership stake of 33%.
 
     About World Access
     World Access is focused on being a leading provider of bundled voice, data
 and Internet services to small- to medium-sized business customers located
 throughout Europe.  In order to accelerate its progress toward a leadership
 position in Europe, World Access is acting as a consolidator for the highly
 fragmented retail telecom services market, with the objective of amassing a
 substantial and fully integrated business customer base.  To date, the Company
 has acquired several strategic assets, including Facilicom International,
 which operates a Pan-European long distance network and carries traffic for
 carrier customers, NETnet, with retail sales operations in 9 European
 countries, and WorldxChange, with retail accounts in the US and Europe.  World
 Access, branding as NETnet, offers services throughout Europe, including long
 distance, internet access and mobile services.  The Company provides end-to-
 end international communication services over an advanced asynchronous
 transfer mode internal network that includes gateway and tandem switches, an
 extensive fiber network encompassing tens of millions of circuit miles and
 satellite facilities.  For additional information regarding World Access,
 please refer to the Company's website at www.waxs.com .
     This press release may contain financial projections or other forward-
 looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the
 Securities Reform Act of 1995.  Such statements involve risks and
 uncertainties which may cause actual results to differ materially.  These
 risks include:  inability to obtain adequate financing or financing on terms
 acceptable or favorable to the Company; inability to restructure existing debt
 obligations; potential inability to identify, complete and integrate
 acquisitions; difficulties in expanding into new business activities; delays
 in new service offerings; the potential termination of certain service
 agreements or the inability to enter into additional service agreements; and
 other risks described in the Company's SEC filings, including the Company's
 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 1999, as amended,
 the Company's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31,
 2000 and June 30, 2000, as amended, the Company's Quarterly Report on Form
 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2000, and the Company's Registration
 Statements on Forms S-3  (No. 333-79097) and S-4 (No. 333-37750 and
 333-44864), and the Company's Report on Form 8-K dated February 21, 2001, all
 of which risks are incorporated by reference into this press release.
 
     CONTACT:  Investor Relations, World Access, 404-231-2025
 
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