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Infonet Appoints William P. Thompson as General Manager for Asia-Pacific Region.

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 18, 2001

Infonet Services Corp. (NYSE:IN) (FSE:IN), a leading provider of global communications services for multinationals, today announced the promotion of William P. Thompson to vice president and general manager for Infonet's Asia-Pacific operations.

Thompson will be directly responsible for the sales, support, business development and operation of Infonet products and services in the region. He will report directly to John Hoffman, executive vice president of sales, and replaces Larry Morgan, who was appointed to head Infonet's operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

"Asia-Pacific is Infonet's fastest-growing region and plays an important role in the company's future success," said Jose Collazo, Infonet's chairman, president and CEO. "Under Bill's leadership, we are confident that Infonet will continue to thrive in Asia and to meet the communication needs of multinationals in the region."

Thompson has many years of global telecommunications and international executive management experience. Prior to his current position at Infonet, Thompson served as vice president for the Southeast-Asia region, where he managed all sales and support activities in Singapore, Malaysia and Sri Lanka, and oversaw the regional directors for Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Indonesia and the Philippines.

"I am excited to continue to promote Infonet's vision for Asia-Pacific," said Thompson. "Throughout Asia, we are able to provide our multinational clients with a comprehensive service portfolio in addition to a strong sales and support network throughout the region, and I look forward to enhancing our capabilities."

Before joining Infonet, Thompson held a variety of executive positions with leading telecommunications companies. While at MFS Network Technologies, a division of WorldCom, he secured the largest Electronic Toll Collection Procurement ever awarded in the United States.

After forging a distinguished career in sales and management with AT&T, he held executive positions at Cylix Communications and Motorola Codex, where he was responsible for managing sales, marketing and technical support activity for the Eastern United States.

Thompson received his masters of science in management from the University of Southern California and completed post-graduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He resides in Singapore with his wife and two daughters.

About Infonet

Infonet Services Corp. is an innovative leader in providing value-added global communications services to multinational entities. Powering the enterprise-wide communications initiatives of more than 2,600 multinationals, Infonet provides a comprehensive portfolio of network-based solutions including Broadband, Internet, Intranet, MultiMedia, Remote Access, Local Access and Application Services (Call Center, Collaboration, Messaging and Hosting).

Infonet is a pioneer in providing multinationals with The Intelligent Edge in Global Communications(TM) -- a unique service based on its patent-pending tools that models and optimizes the complex relationship between applications and the global network.

Winner of the World Communication Awards 2000 for "Best Customer Care" and "Best Carrier," Infonet owns and operates The World Network(R), accessible from more than 180 countries, and provides local service support in nearly 70 countries and territories.

Founded in 1970, Infonet's stock is traded on the New York and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges under the symbol "IN." Additional information about the company is available at

Safe Harbor Statement: Infonet may have made forward-looking statements in this release. These projections are based on information available to the company as of the date of this release, and Infonet undertakes no duty to update the information to take account of later events. Risk factors investors should take into account that might affect results include: strength of the market for Infonet products and services; competition; the timely transitioning of new business opportunities to Infonet's network; and the effect of currency fluctuation. Investors should refer to risk factors elaborated on in Infonet's 10-K, 10-Qs and other recent filings made with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. These documents are available through the investor relations portion of Infonet's Web site at
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