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THE BROADLEAF GROUP ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF NETSYS TECHNOLOGIES
Combination of IT Companies Provides Increased Services in Central US

HOUSTON, TX – January 6, 2014 – The Broadleaf Group, LLC, an industry leader in innovative IT solutions, today announced the acquisition of NetSys Technologies, Inc., a Houston-based managed services organization that specializes in the banking industry throughout Texas.

“NetSys is a strong managed services provider, focused in the Texas region, providing turn-key solutions to banking customers,” said Don Edwards, Broadleaf Group Managing Partner and Co-founder, “Strong emphasis on customer service, reputation in the industry, and an experienced team will complement Broadleaf Group’s long-term growth strategy.”

The innovative and customizable services and solutions available to current NetSys Technologies clients align with Broadleaf Group’s customer relations goals—the combined company will be a powerful provider of IT technologies, products, and methodologies. Tony Jones, NetSys Principal said, “Over the past 17 years, NetSys has built a strong customer base of community banks. Now with the additional resources available to us, the newly formed financial division now has the ability to offer a broader scope of technology solutions to our customers. The similar culture and ethics make this union a perfect match. The NetSys team is proud to be a member of the Broadleaf Group family.”

“The acquisition of NetSys aligns with our overall strategy of adding to our capability, competency, and market coverage. The addition of the NetSys team will benefit our customers Day One by providing additional technical competency and breadth to our already strong team,” commented Jason Knight, Managing Partner and Co-founder of Broadleaf Group.

As a result of the acquisition, the combined companies now have a broad market presence where there are significant opportunities for growth, as well as greater coverage in the IT managed services area.

About NetSys Technologies

NetSys Technologies is an experienced IT partner for banks and financial institutions and provides consulting, design, procurement, integration, installation, and managed services. NetSys Technologies is dedicated to providing cost-effective IT support to businesses that want to improve efficiency and increase their bottom line, with customized network services that help businesses stay compliant and optimize their IT investment. NetSys Technologies offers an array of technology solutions, such as Managed Services, Data Protection and Disaster Recovery, IT Consulting, and Email and Spam Protection.

About The Broadleaf Group

The Broadleaf Group is a leading provider of IT solutions that substantially reduce IT and business uncertainty. The company’s experience with systems, networks, platforms, applications, security, IT performance, and optimization processes, software, and best practices eliminates IT uncertainty and reduces business risk. Business Enablement, Information Protection, and Technology Optimization are only a few solutions that make The Broadleaf Group a growing IT solutions provider. For more information, visit www.broadleafgroup.com.

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