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PGi Releases GlobalMeet® for Simple, Affordable Web Conferencing

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Audio and Web Conferencing Together in One Complete Solution for Better Online Meetings</i> </p>

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

PGi Releases GlobalMeet® for Simple, Affordable Web Conferencing08:45 EST Tuesday, February 22, 2011 ATLANTA (Business Wire) -- As a global leader in virtual meetings for nearly 20 years, PGi (NYSE: PGI) knows that web conferencing can be a pain. And it can be expensive, too. That's why today, PGi announced general availability of GlobalMeet, its newest solution that offers businesses simpler, more intuitive web conferencing at an affordable price. According to a recent study from Wainhouse Research, web conferencing technologies are often underutilized because they are difficult to use. GlobalMeet was designed to fix traditional web conferencing services that are intimidating and don't work the way real people do. As a cloud-based service, GlobalMeet is delivered through the browser, with no frustrating software downloads required for meeting guests. Users can easily schedule, start and manage meetings from their desktop with GlobalMeet's add-in for Outlook®. A convenient auto-connect feature makes dial-in numbers, passcodes and long URLs a thing of the past. GlobalMeet users can move easily from an audio call to collaborating on the web with the click of a button, share their screen in crystal-clear quality, personalize meetings with webcam video for all participants and connect globally with international support. “Old school conference calls and frustrating web conferencing services no longer cut it for many businesses,” said Boland T. Jones, PGi founder, chairman and CEO. “People need to get real work done, in real time. GlobalMeet takes the everyday audio meeting online and provides simple, hassle-free and affordable web conferencing for any business.” At a flat rate of $39 per month, GlobalMeet offers simple audio and web meetings for up to 125 participants. GlobalMeet joins PGi's suite of virtual meeting products, which includes its iMeet® solution that gives people their own personal meeting room online that combines video conferencing, social networking and media and file sharing – all in one place. PGi also offers its ReadyConference® suite of enterprise-class audio conferencing services, scalable for any business need. Discover GlobalMeet and try it free for 30 days at www.globalmeet.com. About Premiere Global Services, Inc. │PGi PGi is a global leader in virtual meetings. For nearly 20 years, we have innovated technologies that help companies and individuals meet and collaborate in more enjoyable and productive ways. Every month, we bring together over 15 million people in nearly 4 million virtual meetings. Headquartered in Atlanta, PGi has a presence in 24 countries worldwide. For more information, visit us at www.pgi.com. Statements made in this press release, other than those concerning historical information, should be considered forward-looking and subject to various risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are made based on management's current expectations or beliefs as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management. A variety of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in Premiere Global Services, Inc.'s forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the following factors: competitive pressures, including pricing pressures; technological changes; the development of alternatives to our services; general domestic and international economic, business or political conditions; risks associated with challenging global economic conditions or a prolonged recession, including customer consolidations, restructuring, bankruptcies or payment defaults; market acceptance of our new services and enhancements, including iMeet® and GlobalMeet®; our ability to complete acquisitions and successfully integrate acquired operations; concerns regarding the security of sending information over the Internet and public networks; our ability to upgrade our equipment or increase our network capacity; service interruptions; our dependence on telecommunications supply agreements; our financial leverage; our dependence on our subsidiaries for cash flow; future write-downs of goodwill or other intangible assets; assessments of income, sales and other taxes for which we have not accrued; our ability to attract and retain key personnel; our ability to protect our proprietary technology and intellectual property rights; our ability to successfully manage the post-sale aspects of the divestiture of our PGiSend business, including any financial effect from the loss of PGiSend revenue or earnings; possible adverse results of pending or future litigation or infringement claims; federal, state or international legislative or regulatory changes, including further government regulations applicable to traditional telecommunications service providers; risks associated with international operations and fluctuations in currency exchange rates; changes in and the successful execution of restructuring and cost reduction initiatives and the market reaction thereto; and other factors described from time to time in our press releases, reports and other filings with the SEC, including but not limited to the “Risk Factors” sections of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009, our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2010 and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2010. All forward-looking statements attributable to us or a person acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. PGiSara J. Pilling, 404-564-6599sara.pilling@pgi.com