ABC Services and Progressive Technology Group Merge

Melville, N.Y. – April 10, 2013 – ABC Services, Inc. (ABC), a leading cloud-based solutions provider specializing in server and network solutions for IBM Power and other industry-leading platforms, has announced that it has merged with long-time partner, Progressive Technology Group, Inc. (PTG), an IBM Advanced Business Partner offering hardware, software and services. Both companies have been strong IBM Business Partners and working closely together to serve their clients for almost two decades.

The company will keep the name ABC Services, Inc. and Thomas Kempster and Hal Schwartz, co- founders of ABC Services; as well as David Yarm, founder and CEO of PTG, will make up the executive team.

“We have always respected PTG and have been partnering with them to leverage their platform and software expertise since we were founded in 1994,” said Mr. Schwartz. “Together, we will be able to offer our clients a broader and more diverse spectrum of products and services, not only for the IBM Power Systems market, but also for a wide range of other industry-leading platforms. With a focused effort to take our business to the next level, this merger will position us as the leading IBM Premier Business Partner in the region and enable us to expand our offerings and enhance our services for our clients.”

“Having worked closely with ABC Services almost as one company, this merger makes perfect sense,” explained Mr. Yarm. “As a result of the merger, we can now offer our clients more sales and technical certifications for IBM product offerings and will be able to simplify processes by providing our clients with one point of entry for their IT needs. PTG clients have been working with ABC technicians for years, so there will be no change from the customer standpoint other than more streamlined processes by having all IT services offered from one entity. We are very excited by this and look to continue to offer our clients the highest standards within the IT industry.”

About ABC Services, Inc.:   ABC Services, Inc. is a leading cloud-based server and network solutions provider specializing in IBM Power and other industry-leading environments. In business for almost two decades, the company offers managed, cloud and virtualizations services, helping organizations leverage new technologies to solve unique business challenges. Combined with its long-time partnerships with the industry’s top hardware and software vendors, ABC Services’ team of certified IT professionals brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to customize and optimize its clients’ IT infrastructures to help them gain a competitive edge. Headquartered in Melville, N.Y.

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