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RTG cranes from Konecranes for the new Baltic port of Bronka

Saint-Petersburg, 15 June 2015

IMG_7413On 11 June the freighter “Meri” was the first vessel handled in the new Russian Baltic port of Bronka. She delivered the first three of a total of ten RTG cranes from Konecranes in Finland. The firm is among the world’s leading manufacturers of cranes and lifting gear. Arriving from Hanko in Finland, the “Meri” was the first merchant ship to transit the new, recently constructed canal providing access to Bronka, then making fast at the already operational Berth 3. Discharge of the three RTG cranes constituted a dress rehearsal for clearance of a vessel at the new terminal in Bronka, in advance of the official start of operations in Bronka in September. Delivered in a state of operational readiness, the RTG cranes rolled ashore from the “Meri” on their own wheels and will in future be deployed at the Port of Bronka container terminal. A second batch of three RTG cranes will be delivered by Konecranes in mid-August.

“We are extremely satisfied with the mutually agreed fitting-out of the RTG cranes ordered from Konecranes, and their punctual delivery. At our new Port of Bronka, we are installing highly efficient, state-of-the-art equipment. We are convinced that with these RTG cranes from Konecranes, we shall achieve high operating reliability and productivity in container handling at our new multi-purpose port,” says Alexei Shukletsov, CEO of the Port of Bronka.

Konecranes possesses immense knowhow in designing port solutions. The rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTG) supplied for container handling at the Port of Bronka not only fulfil normal performance specifications but also feature numerous standard innovative functions. While cutting maintenance costs, these also boost performance and reliability. This both enhances operational dependability and minimizes costs for maintenance and spares. In the tough operating conditions in the Russian Baltic port of Bronka, that will be a distinct advantage.

About the Port of Bronka

The deepwater Port of Bronka is being built on the Southern bank of the Gulf of Finland, on the outskirts of St. Petersburg and near the municipality of Lomonossov. The multi-functional cargo handling facility comprises two terminals plus a logistics centre. Covering 107 hectares, the container terminal offers five berths along quays extending 1,176 metres. The Ro-Ro terminal covers 57 hectares, and with a quay length of 630 metres permits simultaneous handling of three ships. At the first stage of construction, handling capacity of the container terminal totals 1.45 million TEU per year, plus 260,000 units at the Ro-Ro terminal. A first-stage water depth of 14.4 metres enables the Port of Bronka to handle post-Panamax vessels. The multifunctional Bronka handling facility is scheduled to enter service in September 2015.

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GEODIS Voted Airfreight Forwarder of the Year for the Fourth Time

The ACW World Air Cargo Awards are among the most prestigious in the industry – and GEODIS has now won the accolade of Airfreight Forwarder of the Year for a fourth time. The award presentation was made to Henk Venema, Global Product Director Air, at a ceremony during the world’s largest transport and logistics event, at TL Munich, in Germany.

Kim Pedersen, Executive Vice President of GEODIS Freight Forwarding, said, “We are honored that our customers around the world have recognized our consistent standard of air freight service by voting for GEODIS in such numbers once more. Under the recently unified banner of GEODIS we are proud to receive the recognition that our airfreight product is differentiating and a key solution in our efforts to help our customers overcome their logistical constraints.”

Marie-Christine Lombard, CEO of GEODIS, added: “Being an award based on our customers’ votes, this achievement perfectly underlines what GEODIS stands for. It emphasizes that we, as a key provider of supply chain solutions, indeed are a strategic partner for our clients in their ambition to grow their international business.”

The key criteria on which voters were asked to rate entrants in the Airfreight Forwarder category were global coverage, customer service, focus and performance, as well as commitment to developing technology. GEODIS prevailed as the winner from a short-list of service providers that represent the world’s top selection of global forwarding and logistics companies.

Prior to this year, GEODIS also won the same award in 2010, 2011 and 2014. The awards, which are hosted every year by the industry publication, Air Cargo Week are presented during of the world’s largest transport & logistics conferences, TL Munich and TL Shanghai.

GEODIS – www.geodis.com

Supply chain operator and subsidiary of SNCF Logistics, GEODIS is a global European company (4th logistics provider in Europe). Through its ability to overcome logistical constraints and coordinate the different steps of the logistic chain (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, Road Transport), the Group is the growth partner for its clients and offers them tailored solutions. With over 30,000 employees in 67 countries, the Group constantly innovates to improve its performance and add value to its customers supply chain. GEODIS reported €6.8 billion in revenue in 2014.

For more information about GEODIS go to www.geodis.com

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“K” Line Enters Long-Term Time Charter to Serve Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

May 12, 2015

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) is pleased to announce that a joint venture comprising “K” Line, Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (Mitsui, Head Office: Tokyo, President: Tatsuo Yasunaga) and Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (Imabari, Head Office: Imabari, President: Yukito Higaki) has concluded the agreement to enter into a long-term Time Charter contract with Mitsui for its Cameron LNG Export Project in the U.S.A..

Mitsui, through its subsidiary company in the U.S.A., is participating in this project and will be off taking the LNG once the production starts.

The vessel to serve the project will be built in Imabari and equipped with an electronically- controlled dual fuel gas injection diesel engine (ME-GI).

By utilizing the knowledge and network established for more than 30 years in LNG transport business, “K” Line is achieving consistent growth and corporate value improvement which is incorporated as part of the “K” Line Group’s new medium-term management plan “  Value for our Next Century.”

Outline of the contract:

Date of Contract May 11, 2015
Charterer Mitsui
Owner Trinity LNG Transport S.A.

(A joint venture of “K” Line, Mitsui and Imabari)

Term of Contract Maximum 25 years after delivery
Vessel Membrane type LNG Carrier (Capacity: 178,000 m3)
Propulsion Electronically-controlled dual fuel gas injection diesel engine (ME-GI)
Builder Imabari
Delivery 2020 (scheduled)
Ship Manager “K” Line LNG Shipping (UK) Limited (planned)
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ModusLink Helps Cricut® Meet Global Demand and Enables European Expansion

—Cricut’s strategic growth plan focuses heavily on e-commerce and strong execution of logistics —

WALTHAM, Mass. and SOUTH JORDAN, Utah—June 17, 2013—ModusLinkGlobal Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK) and Cricut® have announced a significant operational expansion, making Cricut’s highly innovative craft, hobby and educational products more readily available in Europe. ModusLink will help Cricut manage numerous supply chain and logistics functions including regional warehousing, distribution and order fulfillment. ModusLink will also support e-commerce, payment and local tax processing and order support in more than 35 countries.

“Cricut is seeing strong growth and high consumer demand for our crafting supplies across Europe, especially among the young and technology-savvy demographic,” said Simon Faulkner, executive vice president and general manager for EMEA at Cricut. “These customers want quick and easy access to our products through online channels and expect the quick shipping options that are available to them with other goods such as clothing and electronics. ModusLink has the logistics operations in place and the regional expertise that is helping us quickly expand our business and increase brand loyalty in this key market.”

In addition to driving an exceptional purchasing experience for Cricut’s customers, ModusLink’s current product distribution infrastructure in Europe is expected to save Cricut considerable freight costs and help reduce the associated carbon footprint of long-distance shipping.

“ModusLink is eager to play a role in Cricut’s current growth by providing global supply chain and e-commerce support that helps build the business in a highly efficient and cost-effective way,” said Scott Crawley, president of global operations, sales and marketing at ModusLink. “Taking the right approach to growing a company’s presence in new regions often requires a knowledgeable local operations partner and our goal is to help clients expand in a carefully planned manner that yields revenue and satisfied customers, without disrupting or overhauling their existing business.”

In addition to the collaboration in Europe, Cricut has also recently extended its engagement with ModusLink for U.S.-based logistics services.

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About Provo Craft/Cricut

Provo Craft is a creative crafting products company and world leader in personal electronic cutting machines that enables people to achieve their creative best. For 40 years, Provo Craft has sold millions of products worldwide that bring crafting tools to the masses, including the Cricut® personal electronic cutter, the Cricut Craft Room® design software, and the Cricut Cuttlebug™ die cutter and embosser. The Cricut launched in 2005 and revolutionized the paper crafts industry. Today, millions of people use Cricut products to create projects that range from greeting cards, scrapbooks, home décor, school projects – anything that allows people to capture their memories and share these with their loved ones. For further information, visit www.cricut.com.

About ModusLink Global Solutions

ModusLink Global Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK) executes comprehensive supply chain and logistics services that improve clients’ revenue, cost, sustainability and customer experience objectives. ModusLink is a trusted and integrated provider to the world’s leading companies in consumer electronics, communications, computing, medical devices, software, luxury goods and retail. The Company’s operating infrastructure annually supports more than $80 billion of its clients’ revenue and manages approximately 451 million product shipments through more than 25 sites across North America, Europe, and the Asia/Pacific region. For details on ModusLink’s flexible and scalable solutions visit www.moduslink.com and www.valueunchained.com, the blog for supply chain professionals.

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This release contains forward-looking statements, which address a variety of subjects including, for example, the expected benefits of the business relationship between ModusLink Global Solutions and Provo Craft. The following important factors and uncertainties, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements: We are not designated as this client’s sole supplier of the services referenced in this press release; We frequently sell to our clients on a purchase order basis and without contractual minimums and therefore our sales are subject to demand variability; Our success depends on our ability to execute on our business strategy and the continued and increased demand for and market acceptance of our solutions and services; We may not be able to expand our operations in accordance with our business strategy; We may experience difficulties integrating technologies, operations and personnel in accordance with our business strategy; We derive a significant portion of our revenue from a small number of customers and the loss of any of those customers would significantly damage our financial condition and results of operations; Increased competition and technological changes in the markets in which we compete; and risks associated with international operations. For a detailed discussion of cautionary statements that may affect ModusLink Global Solutions’ future results of operations and financial results, please refer to our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and  Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Forward-looking statements represent management’s current expectations and are inherently uncertain. We do not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements made by us.

CRICUT is a trademark of Provo Craft & Novelty, Inc., South Jordan, Utah.

ModusLink Global Solutions is a trademark of ModusLink Global Solutions Inc. All other company names and products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

 

ModusLink Contacts:

Media:  Teresa Osborne

ModusLink Public Relations

781-663-5153

teresa_osborne@moduslink.com

 

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ModusLink and Newton Circus Join Forces to Increase Digital Inclusion

— Donated smartphones will undergo ModusLink’s enterprise-quality refurbishment for philanthropic project—

WALTHAM, Mass. and SINGAPORE— 2 April 2013—ModusLink Global Solutions™ Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK) and Newton Circus today announced a collaboration to provide senior citizens high quality, renewed smartphones with a suite of apps known as Silverline, designed to connect them to the digital world.

Based in Singapore, with contributors across the globe, Newton Circus develops creative, environmentally-sound and people-focused business projects across a number of industries. For its newest endeavor, Newton Circus has selected ModusLink to provide global supply chain management capability and for its rigorous standards in electronics repair and recovery.

“Our goal is to provide millions of re-purposed smartphones that can be distributed free of charge through participating cellular providers, so that seniors and their families can have peace of mind knowing that a connection to select service providers is just a tap or a call away,” said Jason Aspes, co-founder, Newton Circus. “With the support of numerous global telecom leaders, this project will connect these seniors with critical information, provide education and connect them with family and friends for enrichment, safety and security. Silverline and its success hinges on the reliability of the systems we provide and ModusLink has a proven, industry-leading handset processing discipline that will ensure the high quality of these donations.”

“Newton Circus has a history of entrepreneurial projects that combine humanitarian endeavors, environmental stewardship and sound business opportunity,” said Scott Crawley, president, global operations, sales and marketing, ModusLink. “We find an increasing number of technology clients are interested in the renewal of electronics as an additional revenue opportunity that is simultaneously beneficial for the environment. Our expertise in this area has grown over the years and our ability to maximize value at every point in the process makes ModusLink truly unique in the supply chain and logistics market. It’s gratifying for our company to be involved with a project like Silverline.”

Donated handsets will be shipped to ModusLink’s repair and refurbishment locations in Bloomington, IN, and Singapore, where they will undergo a rigorous security and data wipe process before being restored to near-new condition and pre-loaded with the Silverline apps before being distributed to seniors through the Silverline program.

Additional Resources

  • Watch the video on ModusLink’s Aftermarket Solutions for electronics return, repair and recovery
  • See a first-hand account of Silverline’s benefits for seniors
  • See additional detail on ModusLink’s Repair and Recovery programs
  • Value Unchained, the blog for supply chain professionals

About Newton Circus

Newton Circus creates products, services, and applications that are good for people, planet, and profit. We focus on key drivers of global change including climate, the environment, poverty, development, natural resource preservation, healthcare, migration, and urbanization. Newton Circus understands the mainstream consumer has shown an overwhelming propensity to support products, brands, companies, and retailers that are committed to responsible business practices. Contact us to embed sustainability into your company and improve your bottom line. Visit www.newton-circus.com and www.silverline.mobi for more information.

About ModusLink Global Solutions

ModusLink Global Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK) executes comprehensive supply chain and logistics services that improve clients’ revenue, cost, sustainability and customer experience objectives. ModusLink is a trusted and integrated provider to the world’s leading companies in consumer electronics, communications, computing, medical devices, software, luxury goods and retail. The Company’s operating infrastructure annually supports more than $80 billion of its clients’ revenue and manages approximately 470 million product shipments through more than 30 sites in 15 countries across North America, Europe, and the Asia/Pacific region. For details on ModusLink’s flexible and scalable solutions visit www.moduslink.com and www.valueunchained.com, the blog for supply chain professionals

ModusLink Global Solutions is a trademark of ModusLink Global Solutions Inc. All other company names and products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Media:

Teresa Osborne

ModusLink Public Relations

781-663-5153

teresa_osborne@moduslink.com

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ModusLink Improves Operations in The Netherlands

—Move from Apeldoorn to Venray in The Netherlands will yield improved warehousing, provide additional transportation options for clients—

WALTHAM, Mass.—March 14, 2013—ModusLink Global Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK) has announced a planned move of its operations in The Netherlands from the current site in Apeldoorn to a new location in Venray. Initial work to transition client services is underway and the new facility is expected to be fully operational by July 2013.

“The Netherlands is a highly strategic logistics hub in Europe and our company and our clients have enjoyed many benefits over the last 25 years from our location in Apeldoorn,” said Scott Crawley, president, global operations, sales and marketing, ModusLink. “Today, we are managing numerous supply chain programs for global consumer electronics companies whose growth necessitates a facility that is better designed in terms of warehouse space and layout, shipping bays and with access to more transportation options. We have found an ideal location in Venray and this move will improve our clients’ operations while also benefitting ModusLink economically and competitively.”

ModusLink’s new Solution Center is located in an area of Venray that is home to many logistics and transportation facilities. The geographic location of Venray within the country offers easy access to major European highways, river-based shipping and an extensive rail system. There are approximately 50 weekly inter-modal transportation service options for moving materials and finished goods in and out of the logistics area by train and barge.

The new facility features 28 loading bays, 15,000 sq. meters of warehouse space in a layout designed for storage and fulfillment, as well as designated areas ideal for product assembly, configuration and packaging. A number of the current ModusLink employees will be moving to the new location and the Venray area boasts a skilled workforce experienced in logistics and supply chain work.

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About ModusLink Global Solutions

ModusLink Global Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK) executes comprehensive supply chain and logistics services that improve clients’ revenue, cost, sustainability and customer experience objectives. ModusLink is a trusted and integrated provider to the world’s leading companies in consumer electronics, communications, computing, medical devices, software, luxury goods and retail. The Company’s operating infrastructure annually supports more than $80 billion of its clients’ revenue and manages approximately 470 million product shipments through more than 30 sites in 15 countries across North America, Europe, and the Asia/Pacific region. For details on ModusLink’s flexible and scalable solutions visit www.moduslink.com and www.valueunchained.com, the blog for supply chain professionals.

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CLIQ Digital Selects ModusLink for Mobile Gaming and Entertainment Applications Support

—Multilingual contact center to deliver regional support for CLIQ’s expansion in Asia—

WALTHAM, Mass., and DÜSSELDORF, Germany—Feb. 21, 2013—ModusLink Global Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK) and  CLIQ Digital announced an agreement today for ModusLink to provide live support services for CLIQ Digital’s mobile entertainment and gaming customers across Asia.

CLIQ Digital’s products include free and premium games, content subscriptions and advertising and lead-generation programs. From a single centralized contact center in Singapore, ModusLink will manage incoming technical and billing questions from CLIQ’s customers throughout the region in English, Bahasa, Mandarin and Cantonese.

“CLIQ Digital is a fast-growing, international company and our apps are designed for multiple mobile operating systems and hardware platforms,” said Thomas Kothuis, chief operating officer, CLIQ Digital. “We need a customer support infrastructure that can manage this high number of variables and that can also grow with us. We were impressed by ModusLink’s ability to quickly add languages and capacity to the Singapore contact center as we expand our footprint in the Asian market.”

“ModusLink’s contact center will automatically match the location of an incoming number with the right agent, so that CLIQ Digital’s customers can communicate in their native language and quickly have issues resolved,” said Scott Crawley, president, global operations, sales and marketing, ModusLink. “Timely resolution is important; however, our approach to customer care logistics goes a step further as we focus on thorough and non-scripted interactions with customers as opposed to volume-based metrics. We expect CLIQ Digital can build brand loyalty among its customers with this high-quality, targeted support service.

ModusLink’s extensive range of Customer Care services, including customer loyalty initiatives, product marketing programs and returns management, provide additional value to the post-sale supply chain and help maintain company and brand reputation.

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About ModusLink Global Solutions

ModusLink Global Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK) executes comprehensive supply chain and logistics services that improve clients’ revenue, cost, sustainability and customer experience objectives. ModusLink is a trusted and integrated provider to the world’s leading companies in consumer electronics, communications, computing, medical devices, software, luxury goods and retail. The Company’s operating infrastructure annually supports more than $80 billion of its clients’ revenue and manages approximately 470 million product shipments through more than 30 sites in 15 countries across North America, Europe, and the Asia/Pacific region. For details on ModusLink’s flexible and scalable solutions visit www.moduslink.com and www.valueunchained.com, the blog for supply chain professionals.

About CLIQ Digital

CLIQ Digital, which is based in Düsseldorf, Germany, is a leading provider of games and mobile entertainment. As a marketer and publisher of games and other mobile value-added services, the Group is active in over 50 countries, especially through the channel of direct sales to end customers. CLIQ Digital has been establishing its Online & Freemium Games division since July 2010, and also its Freemium Mobile Games division since the end of 2011. The company was founded as Bob Mobile AG in 2005. A decisive growth step was taken in 2012 with acquisition of Dutch company CLIQ B.V. CLIQ provided the basis of the name of the newly positioned Group, which focuses on continuous and profitable growth through expanding into new countries, extending its games portfolio, as well as corporate acquisitions. The Company is listed in the Entry Standard segment of Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

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ModusLink Names John J. Boucher as new President and CEO

Brings deep supply chain management experience and strong leadership and operations expertise

WALTHAM, Mass., – January 14, 2013 ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK) today announced that John J. Boucher, 53, will become its President and Chief Executive Officer.  Boucher, who brings more than 30 years of supply chain management experience to his new role, is expected to join the Company on January 28, 2013.

“After a thorough search, we are confident that we have selected the right individual to assume the leadership role at ModusLink,” said Francis J. Jules, chairman of the board of directors.  “John has extensive experience in all facets of supply chain management especially in operations.  He also has deep knowledge of our core technology end-markets, and the proven ability to drive revenue growth and improvement in profitability.  The Board looks forward to working with John to improve financial results and increase shareholder value.”

“I am pleased to join ModusLink, one of the market’s leading outsourced supply chain and logistics providers”, said Mr. Boucher.  “ModusLink has an exceptional client base and has earned an outstanding reputation for client service.  I look forward to working with the Board and employees to build on the Company’s many strengths, enhance operations, improve financial results and drive value for shareholders.”

Boucher joins ModusLink from Symbotic LLC, a global provider of integrated supply network automation solutions for warehouses and distribution centers, where he served as Chief Commercial Officer & Chief Operating Officer.  Prior to this role from 2004 to 2010, Boucher served in executive and leadership positions at Celestica Inc., a major provider of supply chain services to companies in the communications, consumer, computing, and industrial, aerospace and defense, healthcare, green technology, and semiconductor capital equipment globally.  While at Celestica, he held the positions of Executive Vice President of Global Services, Sales & Supply Chain Solutions; Executive Vice President, Supply Chain & Chief Procurement Officer; and President & Senior Vice President, Americas Operations where he had direct accountability for approximately $3 billion of revenue.  Boucher was a member of the founding team at Manufacturers Services Limited prior to its acquisition by Celestica in 2004, and held senior management positions such as Group Vice President of Electronics Manufacturing Services Business Unit and Corporate Vice President, Global Supply Chain Management.  Boucher began his career, and worked for more than 17 years, with Digital Equipment Corporation where he held a number of senior management positions, including managing supply chain strategies for the Company’s personal computer division.  Boucher currently serves on the Consumer & Electronics Advisory Board of Nypro, a leading global solutions provider in the field of manufactured precision plastic products.

About ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc.

ModusLink Global Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK) executes comprehensive supply chain and logistics services that improve clients’ revenue, cost, sustainability and customer experience objectives. ModusLink is a trusted and integrated provider to the world’s leading companies in consumer electronics, communications, computing, medical devices, software, luxury goods and retail. The Company’s operating infrastructure annually supports more than $80 billion of its clients’ revenue and manages approximately 470 million product shipments through more than 30 sites in 15 countries across North America, Europe, and the Asia/Pacific region. For details on ModusLink’s flexible and scalable solutions visit www.moduslink.com and www.valueunchained.com, the blog for supply chain professionals.

Media:
ModusLink Public Relations
Teresa Osborne, 781-663-5153
teresa_osborne@moduslink.com
or

Investor:
ModusLink Investor Relations
Robert Joyce, 781-663-5120
ir@moduslink.com

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ModusLink Advances Corporate Social Responsibility with Full Membership in Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition

Joins many of its clients on a roster of leading electronics companies working to improve social and environmental issues

WALTHAM, Mass.—Dec. 19, 2012—After two years as an applicant member, ModusLink Global Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK) has become a full member of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), which brings a wide range of companies working in the electronics industry together to collectively address issues of social, ethical and environmental concern in the supply chain. EICC’s membership includes the world’s top brands in consumer electronics, enterprise computing, semiconductors and contract manufacturing and more than 40 percent of these leading companies are ModusLink clients.

EICC members adopt a Code of Conduct and an auditing process that is designed to ensure their company operates in compliance with strict guidelines for labor and human rights, worker safety and health, safeguarding the environment, and doing business with a high degree of integrity. Members are also required to have their direct suppliers implement the Code and ModusLink is one of the first supply chain and logistics providers to join the coalition.

“We have long recognized that social and environmental responsibility is an integral part of providing world class service to our clients,” said Scott Crawley, president, global operations, ModusLink. “In fact, this is so important and so widely recognized in the high-tech industry, that it’s becoming a baseline requirement of doing business. Specifically, the EICC Code of Conduct is important to many of our clients and our membership means electronics companies can quickly and easily engage with us for reliable supply chain and logistics services that are verified to be EICC-compliant.”

In addition to ModusLink’s own CSR initiatives, the Company offers many supply chain and logistics services designed to improved clients’ sustainability efforts including:

  • Packaging redesign that can reduce material volume and carbon footprint
  • Component and materials sourcing to eliminate hazardous materials
  • Postponement that reduces transportation costs and carbon footprint
  • Responsible product return, repair and recycling programs, including parts harvesting

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About ModusLink Global Solutions

ModusLink Global Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK) executes comprehensive supply chain and logistics services that improve clients’ revenue, cost, sustainability and customer experience objectives. ModusLink is a trusted and integrated provider to the world’s leading companies in consumer electronics, communications, computing, medical devices, software, luxury goods and retail. The Company’s operating infrastructure annually supports more than $80 billion of its clients’ revenue and manages approximately 470 million product shipments through more than 30 sites in 15 countries across North America, Europe, and the Asia/Pacific region. For details on ModusLink’s flexible and scalable solutions visit www.moduslink.com and www.valueunchained.com, the blog for supply chain professionals.

Contacts

Media:

Teresa Osborne

ModusLink Public Relations

781-663-5153

teresa_osborne@moduslink.com

Will McClaran

Kemp Goldberg Partners

207-773-0700 x225

wmcclaran@kempgoldberg.com

Investor:

Robert Joyce

ModusLink Investor Relations

781-663-5120

ir@moduslink.com

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Toshiba Electronics Europe Selects ModusLink’s Solution Center in Brno, Czech Republic to Provide Content Loading Services for Flash Memory Products

ModusLink’s content delivery solution well positioned for new and growing market opportunity

WALTHAM, Mass.—Nov. 19, 2012—ModusLink Global Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK) today announced Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH (TEE), the European electronic components business of Toshiba Corporation, has selected ModusLink’s solution center in Brno, Czech Republic to provide on-demand configuration capabilities. TEE has certified the solution center and will be leveraging ModusLink’s content delivery solution to meet its customers’ requirements for pre-loaded flash memory devices.

The evolution of mobile computing technology, in particular the proliferation of tablets and smartphones, is changing how people use technology to access information and stay connected. Gartner recently forecasted worldwide media tablet sales to grow to 118.9 million units in 2012, a 98 percent increase over 2011 sales¹. These devices, as well as many of the ultrabooks on the market today, don’t have standard CD/DVD drives but do have USB ports and SD slots. Offering recovery media and other large-file software pre-loaded onto SD and microSD cards or USB drives gives consumers a viable back-up option and allows for situations where wireless downloads of software may not be practical.

“ModusLink has the configuration capabilities, infrastructure and global footprint needed to effectively deliver a true on-demand content solution at a critical time in the advancement of mobile and tablet technology,” said Naoyoshi Hosoda, vice president, Toshiba Electronics Europe. “With our pre-loaded media devices, we can provide consumers with the same secure access to content and software they have come to expect with conventional computing platforms.”

Pre-loaded flash media can be leveraged for an array of products including consumer electronics, software and other digital content, medical devices and automobile navigation systems. A number of companies in these varied industries are utilizing this service today to meet their pre-load requirements.

“We expect the number of devices without optical drives to increase in the coming years as additional industries embrace mobile and wireless technology and the need for solutions like Toshiba’s will grow,” said Tom Nightingale, president, sales and marketing, ModusLink. “We’re seeing this already; the use of in-vehicle navigation systems that function best with regular map updates is one such example. By enabling a demand-driven solution for customers requiring flash media with pre-loaded content, both Toshiba Electronics Europe and ModusLink are well positioned to meet the needs of this rapidly growing market opportunity.”

To learn more about ModusLink’s content delivery solution, visit our configuration services page.

Additional Resources

  • Value Unchained, the blog for supply chain professionals
  • Video overview of ModusLink’s complete configuration capabilities, including content load
  • Follow us on Twitter @ModusLink

About Toshiba Electronics Europe

Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) is the European electronic components business of Toshiba Corporation, which is ranked among the world’s largest semiconductor vendors. TEE offers one of the industry’s broadest IC and discrete product lines including high-end memory, microcontrollers, ASICs, ASSPs and display products for automotive, multimedia, industrial, telecoms and networking applications. The company also has a wide range of power semiconductor solutions as well as storage products like HDDs, SSDs, SD cards and USB sticks.

TEE was formed in 1973 in Neuss, Germany, providing design, manufacturing, marketing and sales and now has headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany, with branch offices in France, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. TEE employs approximately 300 people in Europe. Company president is Mr. Takashi Nagasawa.

About ModusLink Global Solutions

ModusLink Global Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK) executes comprehensive supply chain and logistics services that improve clients’ revenue, cost, sustainability and customer experience objectives. ModusLink is a trusted and integrated provider to the world’s leading companies in consumer electronics, communications, computing, medical devices, software, luxury goods and retail. The Company’s operating infrastructure annually supports more than $80 billion of its clients’ revenue and manages approximately 470 million product shipments through more than 30 sites in 15 countries across North America, Europe, and the Asia/Pacific region. For details on ModusLink’s flexible and scalable solutions visit www.moduslink.com and www.valueunchained.com, the blog for supply chain professionals.

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This release contains forward-looking statements, which address a variety of subjects including, for example, the expected benefits of the business relationship between ModusLink Global Solutions and Toshiba, as well as the opportunities presented by the perceived market demand for flash media with pre-loaded content. The following important factors and uncertainties, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements: We are not designated as this client’s sole supplier of the services referenced in this press release; We frequently sell to our clients on a purchase order basis and without contractual minimums and therefore our sales are subject to demand variability; Our success depends on our ability to execute on our business strategy and the continued and increased demand for and market acceptance of our solutions and services; We may not be able to expand our operations in accordance with our business strategy; We may experience difficulties integrating technologies, operations and personnel in accordance with our business strategy; We derive a significant portion of our revenue from a small number of customers and the loss of any of those customers would significantly damage our financial condition and results of operations; Increased competition and technological changes in the markets in which we compete; and risks associated with international operations. For a detailed discussion of cautionary statements that may affect ModusLink Global Solutions’ future results of operations and financial results, please refer to our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and  Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Forward-looking statements represent management’s current expectations and are inherently uncertain. We do not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements made by us.

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