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WORLD ONLINE BRINGS SUCCESS OF INTERNET AGE TO NORTHERN BUSINESS

Added: (Thu Nov 16 2000)

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WORLD ONLINE OPENS NEW FACILITIES AND LAUNCHES EMPLOYMENT DRIVE IN CHESHIRE


The boom in new-age technologies businesses is forging ahead in the north west. World Online, the Internet communications company, will next week expand into new offices in Northwich, Cheshire, marking the tremendous growth the company is experiencing. The move comes at a time when World Online is planning to increase its staff at the Cheshire base by 20%.


Quentin Birchall, managing director of World Online Business Services in the UK comments, “The communications revolution is having a great effect on people’s personal and business lives all over the world. At our base in Cheshire we are developing a centre of excellence that will deliver the best in integrated Internet and telephony solutions to support the growth of businesses looking to reap the rewards from the latest in e-commerce and business communications. Expanding our facilities and building on our existing skills base is the next step in the growth of our business and a great boost for industry in the region.”


Having moved into the area when it acquired Telinco Networks in January this year, World Online will continue to develop its Northwich facility to specialise in providing Internet access and business telephony services for enterprises in the UK and Europe. The recruitment drive will seek to staff up the company’s technical support, customer services, software development and applications support teams.

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World Online International is the European Internet network company. Headquartered in the Netherlands and founded in 1996, World Online is one of the largest and fastest-growing Internet network companies in Europe, providing access and a wide spectrum of Internet content, applications and services to its 4.2 million registered subscribers as of September 30, 2000. The Company is building a superior access network, driving applications and services throughout its national portals, and partnering to provide excellent business services throughout Europe. With local operations in 15 countries, World Online has the largest geographical footprint of any European Internet provider.

World Online was officially listed on Euronext (formerly the stock exchange of Amsterdam Exchanges) on March 17th, 2000. On November 6th, 2000, Italian ISP Tiscali launched a formal offer to combine the two companies, creating the leading pan-European Internet network company, providing new telco, media and e-commerce services to the largest pan-European customer base.

World Online’s corporate website: www.worldonline.com

For further information, contact:

Kathryn Pugh / Simon Jones
Harvard Public Relations
Tel. 020 8 759 0005
Email: kathrynp@harvard.co.uk
simonj@harvard.co.uk

Nicola Hird
Head of Communications
World Online
Tel. 020 7 667 6520
Email: nicola.hird@uk.worldonline.com

The text of this release is available from the Harvard Web Site - www.harvard.co.uk

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