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For Immediate Release
29 June 2005

Distributors from 14 countries join Siemon in Prague

Representatives from cabling distribution companies across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) gathered in Prague recently to attend Siemon's second annual distributor conference.

Carl Siemon, the President of Siemon - a global leader in the network cabling industry, welcomed the representatives from 14 countries to the conference. The event provided an opportunity for Siemon's network of distributors to meet, establish relationships and share ideas and knowledge, as well as learning more about new products and services.

A highlight of the conference was the awards presentation to reward the innovation and success of the best performing EMEA distributor. The Premier Distributor Partner Award was launched last year and the competition took place over the past 12 months. The first company to claim the accolade was ICS.

Award winner Yuriy Korolev, President of the ICS Group said: "We are delighted to win this award and feel that it reflects the excellent working relationship that we have with Siemon. Everyone has worked very hard and the cooperation between our two companies has been outstanding. Siemon has listened to what we need in Russia and helped us to achieve success in the market. Together we are providing our customers with state-of-the-art technologies and tools to maintain their future."

The other finalists were Coast Data from Kenya, Forehand from Netherlands and Fega from Germany.

Keith Astin, Managing Director of Siemon EMEA said: "Maintaining a strong network of distributors is a key part of our business strategy and we aim to achieve effective long term partnerships across the EMEA region. By working together we can add real value to the business and our Premier Distributor Partner Award highlights the commitment everyone has to achieving success."

He continued: "The conference is an excellent opportunity for our distributors to share ideas and experiences and for us to update them on our successes, strategies and solutions. As Siemon continues to increase its presence in the EMEA region our distributor partnerships will remain at the heart of our business."

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About Siemon
Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specialising in the design and manufacture of high quality, high performance low voltage infrastructure solutions and services for data centres, LANs and intelligent buildings. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global sales, technical and logistics expertise spanning 100 countries, Siemon offers a comprehensive suite of copper and optical fibre cabling systems, cabinets, racks, cable management, data centre power and cooling systems and intelligent infrastructure management solutions.

With more than 400 patents specific to structured cabling, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and the development of industry standards, underlining the company’s long-standing commitment to its customers and the industry. Siemon Interconnect Solutions (SIS) is a Siemon business unit comprised of a team of dedicated technical sales professionals supported by Siemon Labs, mechanical, electrical and signal integrity engineers committed to solving industry and customer driven interconnect challenges. Siemon provides custom network infrastructure solutions to OEMs, leading manufacturers, value-added resellers and system integrators.
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