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Intelligent Systems Announces Pending Sale of Its VISaer Business
Acquisition by IBS Technics Will Combine Aviation Industry Software and Services Companies
Norcross, Georgia – April 8, 2008 - Intelligent Systems Corporation (AMEX: INS; www.intelsys.com) today announced the pending sale of the principal assets of its VISaer, Inc. subsidiary to IBS Technics, Inc. in a transaction that is expected to close before April 30, 2008, pending satisfaction of certain closing conditions. Under the terms of the Asset Purchase Agreement executed on April 4, 2008, IBS Technics will acquire the VISaer business and the related operating assets of VISaer’s U.S. and U.K. based operations for approximately $3.0 million cash plus future cash payments based on certain earnout metrics over the next four years, with a guaranteed minimum of $1.5 million in earnout payments. IBS Technics will also assume approximately $750,000 in liabilities of VISaer as well as all customer contracts. VISaer will retain its accounts receivable, cash and other liabilities as of the closing date.
VISaer designs and sells software and related services to the world-wide aircraft maintenance and engineering industry. IBS Technics is a subsidiary of IBS Software Services Americas, Inc., part of the global IBS Group of companies headquartered in Bangalore, India. The IBS companies provide technology products and services for the travel, transportation and logistics industries. Following the close of the transaction, IBS Technics will operate with the current VISaer employees at VISaer’s Andover, Massachusetts location.
J. Leland Strange, President and Chief Executive Officer of Intelligent Systems Corporation, stated, “It is increasingly apparent that to compete successfully in the challenging global market for aviation software, having a very good software product is not enough. Customers expect a full service company with strong financial and global support capabilities. Together, IBS and VISaer will provide a compelling product and service offering. We believe this sale is the right choice at this time to provide continuity and support for VISaer’s employees and customers.”
About Intelligent Systems Corporation
For over thirty years, Intelligent Systems Corporation [AMEX: INS] has identified, created, operated and grown early stage technology companies. After the VISaer sale, the company’s consolidated subsidiaries will include CoreCare Software, Inc. (www.corecard.com) and ChemFree Corporation (www.chemfree.com). Further information is available on the company’s website at www.intelsys.com, or by calling the company at 770/381-2900.
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