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The Data Group Names Kurt MacWilliam New Vice President, Strategic Services

Friday, June 08, 2012

The Data Group Names Kurt MacWilliam New Vice President, Strategic Services08:00 EDT Friday, June 08, 2012Transformational leader to help drive DATA's strategic growthBRAMPTON, ON, June 8, 2012 /CNW/ - DATA Group Inc. (TSX: DGI) ("The DATA Group", "DATA") is proud to announce the appointment of operations executive and transformational leader Kurt MacWilliam as Vice-President, Strategic Services (Eastern Division).Kurt is a seasoned business executive with 25 years' experience driving successful, major change to support evolving business requirements in Fortune 500 and industry leading companies. He is a champion of process improvement and innovation with the proven competence to deliver significant results in a variety of business situations, especially high-growth and turnaround.His career includes various senior leadership roles at Procter and Gamble, Alliance Data Systems, and most recently in the medical device manufacturing field. His accomplishments include leading major projects to drive revenue and EBITDA growth, including manufacturing and technology start-ups, major restructurings, and post-acquisition business integration initiatives.Kurt joins The DATA Group at a time when the company has embarked on a transformational strategic growth plan that emphasizes the development of new document management and marketing related, technology-driven solutions. In 2011, the company made significant progress in the marketing area, creating a dedicated Digital and Direct Marketing Solutions team, launching new digital marketing services and acquiring The Fulfillment Solutions Advantage Inc. ("FSA"), a Markham, Ontario-based direct marketer and its subsidiary, FSA Datalytics Canada Inc. ("Datalytics"), a provider of web-based direct marketing solutions and related data analysis.  In 2012, DATA is launching new Document Management solutions such as Document Process Management and Marketing Campaign Management."Kurt brings strong intellect, solid people skills and extensive experience in process improvement to DATA," said Steve Wittal, Vice-President Sales and Marketing for DATA East. "As our Vice-President, Strategic Services, Kurt will be supporting our growth plan by improving our new customer implementation process, marketing our expanding services, enhancing sales team support, and ensuring DATA offers an outstanding customer experience.  Kurt has been working with us since January on a contract basis. I am very excited that Kurt is now joining us full time and I look forward to his future successes at The DATA Group."About DATA Group Inc.The DATA Group is a leading provider of document management and marketing solutions. We provide integrated web and print-based communications, information management and associated professional services. We differentiate ourselves and provide value to our customers by focusing on innovative, high-value solutions, exceptional performance, and delivering on our promises and commitments. We have over 1,900 employees working from 34 locations across Canada.Additional information relating to The DATA Group is available on www.datagroup.ca and the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR) at www.sedar.comForward-looking Statements The announcement of the introduction of any DATA Group product or service offering is not necessarily indicative of the timing of recognition of revenue from that offering or the level of revenue for any particular period. Certain statements in this press release constitute "forward-looking" statements that involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties which may cause the actual results, performance, objectives or achievements of The DATA Group, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance, objectives or achievements expressed or implied by those forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include the possibility that customers may not purchase The DATA Group's products and services when or at the rates The DATA Group expects. Other such risks and uncertainties are described in The DATA Group's publicly available disclosure documents, as filed by The DATA Group on SEDAR (www.sedar.com). Unless required by applicable securities law, The DATA Group does not intend and does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.For further information: Mr. Michael Suksi President and CEO DATA Group Inc. Tel.: (905) 494 4006                 Mr. Paul O'Shea Chief Financial Officer DATA Group Inc. Tel.: (905) 791 3151