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Interliant Completes Telephonetics Sale

Interliant, Inc. , the Purchase, N.Y.-based ASP, today announced the successful completion of the sale of its Miami, Florida-based Telephonetics business unit, a music-on-hold provider, to L&D Messaging Inc.

The transaction was effective January 31, 2002, and was completed for an undisclosed amount of cash and other consideration.

As part of the transaction, L&D Messaging has agreed to retain all the Telephonetics employees and to continue to operate the business in the Miami area.

"The sale of Telephonetics brings Interliant closer to the successful divestiture of all of our non-core businesses, which began nine months ago concurrent with the implementation of our revised business strategy," says Bruce Graham, Interliant's chief executive officer.

"As with our previous asset sales, this transaction both provides us with additional funding and enables us to devote our full attention and resources to the business strategy we began implementing in 2001," he adds.

L&D Messaging Inc. is a company owned by Stephen W. Maggs, a co-founder of Interliant and a former member of the Interliant Board of Directors. Maggs resigned from the Interliant Board effective January 31, 2002.

Since its April 2001 restructuring announcement, Interliant has focused on a set of four core offerings, including INIT Managed Messaging (on both the Lotus Domino and Microsoft Exchange platforms), INIT Managed Hosting, INIT Web Hosting (branded solutions/private label), and INIT Security, plus associated professional services.