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West Acquires 911 Enable

September 2, 2014

OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- West Corporation (Nasdaq:WSTC), a leading provider of technology-enabled communication services, today announced it has acquired the 911 Enable business of Connexon Group, Inc.911 Enable provides emergency communications solutions for IP-based enterprise customers across the United States and Canada.

911 Enable is now part of West's Intrado operations. Together, Intrado and 911 Enable plan to build on their respective expertise in enterprise VoIP 911 and public safety communications to deliver improved emergency response to business, government, education and non-profit organizations of all types and sizes.

"911 Enable provides an excellent complement to our VoIP services," said Mary Hester, President, Intrado. "The rapid growth and complexity of IP-based technology creates unique challenges for the delivery of Enhanced 911. Working together, we can closely integrate and expand our solutions for the enterprise market. This acquisition also allows us to further combine West solutions to meet a variety of communications needs for enterprise customers. We look forward to working with the talented 911 Enable employees as we continue to lead our industry and transform emergency communications."

"We are thrilled to be a part of the Intrado team," said Lev Deich, Managing Director for 911 Enable. "This combination allows us to further extend our vision of public safety solutions for the enterprise customer, and we are both fully committed to enhancing the quality of 911 service."

The purchase price for 911 Enable was approximately $42.5 million and was funded with cash on hand. The financial results of 911 Enable for the remainder of the year are not expected to be sufficiently material as to cause the Company to update its 2014 guidance provided on July 31, 2014.

About Intrado

In business for more than 30 years, Intrado, a subsidiary of West Corporation, has maintained a focus and passion for saving lives and supporting the needs of public safety. Agencies and telecommunication services providers throughout the world depend on Intrado for emergency communication services and technology. Intrado's dedicated focus on emergency communications technology allows the company to continue pioneering network innovations that improve emergency response. For more information, visit www.intrado.com. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news.

About West Corporation

West Corporation (Nasdaq:WSTC) is a global provider of communication and network infrastructure solutions.  West helps manage or support essential enterprise communications with services that include conferencing and collaboration, public safety services, IP communications, interactive services such as automated notifications, large-scale agent services and telecom services.

For over 25 years, West has provided reliable, high-quality, voice and data services. West serves clients in a variety of industries including telecommunications, retail, financial services, public safety, technology and healthcare. West has a global organization with sales and operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Latin America. For more information on West Corporation, please call 1-800-841-9000 or visit www.west.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "may," "should," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "intends," "continue" or similar terminology. These statements reflect only West's current expectations and are not guarantees of future performance or results. These statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, competition in West's highly competitive industries; increases in the cost of voice and data services or significant interruptions in these services; West's ability to keep pace with its clients' needs for rapid technological change and systems availability; the continued deployment and adoption of emerging technologies; the loss, financial difficulties or bankruptcy of any key clients; security and privacy breaches of the systems West uses to protect personal data; the effects of global economic trends on the businesses of West's clients; the non-exclusive nature of West's client contracts and the absence of revenue commitments; the cost of pending and future litigation; the cost of defending against intellectual property infringement claims; the effects of extensive regulation affecting many of West's businesses; West's ability to protect its proprietary information or technology; service interruptions to West's data and operation centers; West's ability to retain key personnel and attract a sufficient number of qualified employees; increases in labor costs and turnover rates; the political, economic and other conditions in the countries where West operates; changes in foreign exchange rates; West's ability to complete future acquisitions, integrate or achieve the objectives of its recent and future acquisitions; future impairments of our substantial goodwill, intangible assets, or other long-lived assets; and West's ability to recover consumer receivables on behalf of its clients. In addition, West is subject to risks related to its level of indebtedness. Such risks include West's ability to generate sufficient cash to service its indebtedness and fund its other liquidity needs; West's ability to comply with covenants contained in its debt instruments; the ability to obtain additional financing; the incurrence of significant additional indebtedness by West and its subsidiaries; and the ability of West's lenders to fulfill their lending commitments. West is also subject to other risk factors described in documents filed by the Company with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission

These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which the statements were made. West undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except to the extent required by applicable law.

CONTACT: AT THE COMPANY: David Pleiss Investor Relations (402) 963-1500 dmpleiss@west.com



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