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News Release
For Immediate Release
January 10, 2005

Excell and OSC join to form Excell Services

Lubbock, TX - January 10, 2005 -  Operator Service Company ("OSC"), a leading provider of operator services, directory assistance and customer relationship management services to the telecommunications industry, announced today that it has acquired Excell Agent Services, a directory assistance outsourcing company.

Excell Agent Services will be integrated into OSC, a Platinum Equity company, and the combined business will be renamed Excell Services. Stephen B. Baus, chief executive officer at OSC, will be CEO of the new company. Charles M. Anderson, Executive Vice President at OSC, has been appointed as President.

"We are very excited to bring these two businesses together," Mr. Baus said. "The combination provides us with the size and scale to serve the needs of the largest wireless and wireline carriers in the United States. Our goal is to deliver superior service at pricing that will improve our customers' bottom line." Excell Services will provide a diverse product suite that includes directory assistance (DA), enhanced directory assistance (EDA), operator services (OS) and inbound customer care (CRM) at the highest levels of quality with superior pricing. This product suite will enable customers to aggregate their OS, DA and CRM volume with one provider to create a superior value opportunity.

Mr. Baus said that Excell Services would provide the best value in the industry by leveraging the most efficient call center network in North America. "The combination of our two companies is great news for telecommunications services providers who are looking for a trusted partner when outsourcing their directory assistance, operator services or customer care functions," he said. Mr. Anderson said the new company would strive for service quality and expertise that is unsurpassed in the marketplace, as embodied in the company's new corporate motto: "Trust in Every Call." "That is more than just a tagline," Mr. Anderson said. "It's a commitment to high quality service, an easy-to-do-business approach, and integrity above all else. In short, Excell Services will do what it takes to enhance our customers' profitability by providing the highest quality services at the best prices."

About OSC
OSC (www.osc.com), a Platinum Equity company, is America's largest independent provider of operator services, directory assistance, and inbound customer service to the telecommunications industry. OSC provides Trust in Every CallSM. The Company's service offerings are designed to enable its clients to focus internal resources on their core competencies while helping them to increase revenues, improve service quality and reduce costs.

About Platinum Equity
Platinum Equity (www.platinumequity.com) is a global M&A&O® firm specializing in the merger, acquisition and operation of mission-critical services and solutions companies. Since its founding in 1995, Platinum Equity has acquired more than 50 businesses and built a portfolio of global operating companies with more than 38,000 employees and more than 600,000 customer sites. In 2004, Platinum Equity was named the 32nd largest private company in the United States.

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