Englewood, CO, February 5, 2002 — Evolving Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: EVOL), an innovative leading provider of complex operations and enhanced services software products to blue chip clients in the telecommunications industry, today announced that it has named Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide as its agency of record. Ogilvy PR’s industry-leading technology practice, Alexander Ogilvy will lead the account out of Denver in conjunction with a New York-based investor relations team.
“We are in a very important phase of our development at Evolving Systems and so partnering with the right agency—one that has both technology expertise and Wall Street relationships—was a critical next step,” said James M. Ross, president and COO. “We recently restructured our organization to meet increasing market demands, improve our responsiveness to market issues and enhance overall efficiency. We also rounded out our management team with the recent addition of Brian Ervine as chief financial officer. Ogilvy PR will be responsible for executing an integrated public relations and investor relations program and we see this as a strategic component to our success in 2002 and beyond.”
Ogilvy PR has long been a visible partner in the telecommunications and technology arenas. Other telecommunications and infrastructure clients include Qwest Communications and Sun Microsystems. In the investor relations area, Ogilvy PR represents Mykrolis Corporation, American Home Mortgage, Cell Therapeutics Inc., and Digi International, to name a few.
“We are thrilled to partner with Evolving Systems as the company repositions in the enhanced services arena,” said Amy Messenger, Managing Director of Ogilvy PR/Denver. “Our strength in telecommunications, infrastructure and investor relations, coupled with Evolving Systems technology and management team, make for a very strong force.”
About Evolving Systems Inc.
Evolving Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: EVOL) is an innovative leading provider of complex operations and enhanced services software products to blue chip clients in the telecommunications industry. The company is the nation’s leading provider of local number portability solutions and also provides software products that enable carriers’ compliance with the FCC’s number conservation mandates intended to extend the life of the North American Numbering Plan. The company’s enhanced services presence and availability management product is poised to be a catalyst for the converged network. Evolving Systems’ unique competence as both an operations system support (OSS) and enhanced services software product provider, positions the company to accelerate the automation and availability of tomorrow’s enhanced services for today’s tier one carriers and application service providers. For additional information visit www.evolving.com.
About Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide was named “Agency of the Year” in 2000 and 2001 by The Holmes Report and PR Week respectively. Headquartered in New York, Ogilvy PR partners with clients throughout the world from its offices in 60 markets across the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa and through global affiliate relationships as part of WPP Group, the world’s largest marketing communications company. Ogilvy PR has specialty practices in Corporate, Entertainment, Health & Medical, Marketing, Public Affairs, and Technology. Its Technology Practice operates under the Alexander Ogilvy brand; the Entertainment Practice operates under the B|W|R brand. Feinstein Kean Healthcare is the firm’s wholly owned healthcare and biotechnology subsidiary. For more information, visit the Web site at www.ogilvypr.com.