ST. LOUIS, MO, March 28, 2005—SAVVIS Communications (NASDAQ: SVVS), a leading global IT utility, today announced that Thomas Van Sickle, Vice President of Business Development for SAVVIS, was nominated and elected to the International Recording Media Association (IRMA) Board of Directors.
Representation on the IRMA Board of Directors provides SAVVIS with the opportunity to influence the future of the recording media industry. IRMA's coalitions, committees, and forums tackle industry issues and serve member needs by being laser-focused on relevant, timely topics. It is from these member-driven initiatives that new, innovative, valuable member services are originated. Chief among IRMA's driving forces are the IRMA Anti-Piracy Compliance Program, IRMA Operation Content Safe, Data Collection Committees, Town Hall Meetings, and grassroots communication efforts.
“SAVVIS’ innovative technology products and services are helping to transform the recording media industry,” said Charles Van Horn, President of IRMA. “Their WAM!NET media product group continues to demonstrate leadership in serving the needs of CD/DVD replicators in evolving their business in line with changes in the industry. We are happy to provide SAVVIS with this deserved recognition by peers, customers, and competitors as a leading supplier within the recording media industry.”
“SAVVIS’ Media & Entertainment services are focused on transforming operations and streamlining production and distribution processes of the music, movie and gaming industries,” said Van Sickle. “I am proud to represent SAVVIS on the IRMA Board and look forward to participating in a variety of IRMA industry initiatives.”
IRMA is a worldwide trade association encompassing organizations involved in every facet of recording media, from raw materials providers, manufacturers, replicators and duplicators, to copyright holders. IRMA is the advocate for all recording media and is the industry forum on worldwide trends and innovations.
SAVVIS Communications (NASDAQ: SVVS) is a global IT utility services provider. With an IT services platform that extends to 47 countries, SAVVIS leads the industry in delivering secure, reliable, and scalable hosting, network, and application services. These solutions enable customers to focus on their core business while SAVVIS ensures the quality of their IT systems. SAVVIS’ strategic approach combines the use of virtualization technology, a utility services model, and automated software management and provisioning systems. For more information about SAVVIS, visit: .
This document contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from SAVVIS’ expectations. Certain factors that could affect actual results, including but not limited to risks related to new technologies and market competition, are set forth as risk factors in SAVVIS’ SEC reports and filings, including its annual report on Form 10-K and all subsequent filings. SAVVIS encourages investors to review those factors before making any investment decision. The forward-looking statements speak only as of today’s date, March 28, 2005, and the company assumes no obligation to revise forward-looking statements to reflect events after this date.
Carter B. Cromley
Ricochet Public Relations