Getronics establishes strong partnerships in Hong Kong, Greater China and Macau

Today's announced closing of the acquisition of the Getronics Application Services business by Hyro (ASX:HYO) coincides with the creation of a new joint venture between Getronics and ServiceOne to deliver the traditional technology managed services previously provided by Getronics in the Region. Both transactions mark a final step in creating strong strategic partnerships in this important region in order to continue to provide a first class service to our worldwide and local clients in Hong Kong, Greater China Region and Macau. Hyro will also work with the newly formed ServiceOne Getronics joint venture to cross sell Hyro's digital services offering into the broader customer base throughout China and the region. "The sale of our application services business to Hyro today and the combination of our managed services business with ServiceOne marks the start of an important relationship between Hyro, Getronics (Amsterdam) and ServiceOne Getronics within Greater China" said Mr Klaas Wagenaar, CEO of Getronics. "The cooperation established between these companies today clears the way for our strategic approach to the region and provides a framework of cooperation which may be further expanded to other Getronics locations around the world." The intent to close the above-mentioned transactions was already announced by Getronics on 3 July 2007. No financial details were released on these transactions and the financial impact is limited. About ServiceOne limited With over 1000 employees across mainland China and Hong Kong, ServiceOne limited is one of the leading ICT service providers in the region with extensive geographical coverage of direct presence in over 34 major cities across mainland China. Along with the rapid development of the region, ServiceOne has been well established and partnering with the vendors in providing the comprehensive and highest standard of services to the clients in different industries. ServiceOne corporate headquarters are in Hong Kong with mainland China offices and service centres. For further information about ServiceOne, visit About Hyro Hyro Limited (ASX:HYO) is Australia's oldest and largest digital business services company. Since 1994 Hyro has been providing its clients with the three components necessary to operate successfully in a digital economy: business strategy, creative and technology services. Hyro's offering is focussed purely on digital services across Internet, mobile, and interactive TV channels; from the user's screen to the back-end systems. Its solutions include sophisticated ecommerce implementations, online advertising campaigns, adver-gaming, mobile services such as mobile TV and m-sites, and technology development and integration projects. With offices in Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, China, Hong Kong and Macau, Hyro's clients include major Government departments and some of the world's best-known brand marketers. For more information please go to (main site) or (investor site). About Getronics With some 24,000 employees in 25 countries and revenues of EUR 2.6 billion in 2006, Getronics is a leading international provider of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services and solutions. Applying its expertise in workspace management, applications, and consulting and transformation services, Getronics helps organisations raise their performance and increase the productivity of their people, by providing them with the ability to share information and to work together efficiently, securely and effectively, wherever and whenever they need. Getronics headquarters are in Amsterdam. Getronics' shares are traded on Euronext Amsterdam ('GTN'). For further information about Getronics, visit Press enquiries Investor enquiries Getronics Corporate Communications Getronics Investor Relations Tel: +31 20 586 1581 Tel: +31 20 586 1982