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Lindt & Sprungli Selects Modem Media as Worldwide e-Commerce Strategic Partner.

TORONTO, June 5 /PRNewswire/ --

Modem Media (Nasdaq: MMPT), a leading Internet professional services firm, today announced that its Toronto office has been retained by one of the world's leading manufacturers of premium quality chocolate, Lindt & Sprungli of Switzerland, as its e-commerce strategic partner and Digital Agency of Record.

"We felt that Modem Media truly shared in the brand values of Lindt-passion for chocolate, quality and tradition," said Philippe de Korodi, International e-Commerce Manager. "In addition to their understanding of the digital medium, they have a unique customer-focused approach which will ensure that our on-line strategy truly meets the needs of our customers. Furthermore, we're an international company, and Modem Media is the ideal multi-national interactive partner to guide us through the global roll-out of this e-commerce initiative."

As interactive partner, Modem Media will provide end-to-end solutions for Lindt & Sprungli -- from infrastructure acquisition and integration, creative conceptual development and design, through to content development and final site build.

"We're very proud to be working with Lindt & Sprungli," said Connie O'Brien, Vice President and Managing Director of Modem Media Canada. "Lindt is a global brand that represents a premium quality product of the highest standards. Our mandate will be to fuse together our customer relationship insights with today's Internet technology to deliver the finest online shopping experience for Lindt's customers."

About Lindt & Sprungli

For over 155 years Lindt & Sprungli ( has adhered to the principle of premium quality chocolates. The company combines the highest quality ingredients with state-of-the-art technological processes and plants, and uses the greatest care to manufacture the chocolate that is famous for its distinct smoothness, characteristic taste and innovative flair. Today, Lindt has production sites in Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, Austria and the USA; sales and distribution companies are located in England, Poland, Spain, Australia and Canada, and there are sales offices in Hong Kong and Dubai. Lindt & Sprungli also markets its products via an extensive, worldwide network of distributors.

Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprungli AG is a publicly held stock company of predominantly Swiss ownership, trading on the Swiss stock exchange. The net sales of the Group reached Sfr. 1.537 billion in 2000.

About Modem Media

Founded in 1987, Modem Media ( is a leading Internet professional services firm focused on solving marketing and customer management problems facing global companies most impacted by digital change. By combining technology-driven solutions with a deep understanding of customer needs, Modem Media creates more rewarding solutions for clients and their customers. Headquartered in Norwalk, CT, with offices in Toronto, New York City, San Francisco, London, Paris, Munich, Hong Kong and Sao Paulo, Modem Media leverages its deep experience in marketing and business strategy, creative design, and technology to deliver integrated service offerings on a global basis. Modem Media has created customer-focused Internet solutions for global brands such as Citibank, Delta Air Lines, Friends Provident, General Electric, General Motors, IBM, JCPenney, Kraft, Michelin and Philips.

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