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Monday, 7 January, 2008

Globalization & Localization Industry Association Adds Experienced M&A Professional to Board

NEW YORK, NY -- TransPerfect, a premier provider of language services to leading multinationals worldwide, today announced that Michael Sank, the company's Vice President of Corporate Strategy, has been elected to the Globalization and Localization Association's (GALA) Board of Directors.

GALA is a non-profit, international industry association for the translation, internationalization, localization, and globalization industry. Sank will bring over 10 years of experience in the localization industry, as well as an extensive M&A track record, to the Board. As Vice President of Corporate Strategy for TransPerfect, Sank has successfully negotiated and closed merger transactions with Crimson, ArchiText, and iSP. Working with incoming management, Sank has also contributed to the integration, retention of staff, growth, and overall success of these merger partners within the TransPerfect framework.

Hans Fenstermacher, Division President of ArchiText and a founder of GALA in 2002, worked extensively with Sank on the ArchiText merger. "GALA has done an impressive job representing the interests of this industry and helping it move forward. Having worked closely with Mike, I'm certain he will be an asset to the GALA Board," stated Fenstermacher.
Over his two-year term, Sank will work with the other GALA board members on implementing the GALA 2010 Plan, a three-year growth plan intended to support the organization's goals developed in 2006. These goals include improving the organization's visibility in the industry, improving member participation through workshops and certification programs, and expanding the functions of the Board.

Sank will be serving a two-year term, starting on January 1, 2008. He joins a 6-member Board made up of industry executives from around the world.

About GALA
GALA is an international non-profit association that promotes translation services, language technology and language management solutions. The member companies worldwide include translation companies, localization service providers, globalization consultants, internationalization specialists and technology developers. GALA companies share a commitment to quality, service, and innovation in helping clients reach global markets. For more information about GALA visit www.gala-global.org

About TransPerfect
TransPerfect is a family of companies including TransPerfect Translations, Translations.com, and Deal Interactive, as well as our specialized Staffing, Deposition Services, Document Management, Transcriptions, and Multicultural Marketing divisions. With 2007 annual revenue of $156 million and more than 750 full-time employees, TransPerfect is the largest privately held language service provider in the world. From over 50 offices on 4 continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in over 100 languages to multinationals worldwide. These services include translation, interpretation, transcription, multilingual typesetting/graphic services, staffing solutions, website globalization, software localization, subtitling/voice-overs, multicultural marketing, document management, and litigation support. With a network of over 4,000 linguists and subject-area specialists worldwide, TransPerfect is the largest translation company to be fully ISO 9001:2000 certified. TransPerfect is headquartered in New York and has regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit our websites at www.transperfect.com and www.translations.com.

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