EP Global Communications, Inc . (EPGL), (the Company), (Pink Sheets: EPGL), ( www.eparent.com), the parent company of Exceptional Parent ( EP) magazine, is pleased to announce that a contract has been signed with the United States Marine Corps (USMC) Family Readiness Division. As per the agreement, EPGL will deliver customized products and services to USMC families caring for loved ones with disabilities and special needs, augmenting the efforts of the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) of the USMC. The Statement of Work for this contact is for the development and production of Training and Presentation materials designed specifically for the USMC EFMP, by EPGL. The primary purpose of the Marine Corps EFMP is to ensure a continuum of care for eligible Marine Corps family members. By helping families with special needs and maximizing the provision of services, the quality of life provided to the Marine Corps family is enhanced while meeting the mission of the USMC. The training modules, presentation materials and associated deliverables - which include EP Digital and books from the EP Bookstore - will meet the policy requirements for EFMP and will support EFMP staff members in the delivery of standardized classes and workshops. EPGL has developed deliverables that reflect best practices in instructional design and will utilize existing resource materials and guidance provided from the Marine Corps as the foundation for the EFMP Curriculum. The aggregate value of this contract is substantial with payments to EPGL over the next several months. Work on the project began immediately upon signing and EPGL’s President and CEO and Chief Financial Officer are currently in Quantico, Virginia meeting with the USMC’s contracting officers to get a first hand, clear-cut understanding of all facets of this program. “This contract signing is a huge development for EPGL,” stated President and CEO, Joe Valenzano. “For several years now we have dedicated a great deal of our editorial and educational resources at EP to members of the armed services and their families. Thanks to the relationships we have built with professional medical societies as well as consumer advocacy groups around the country, we are uniquely positioned with the tools, information, and access to resources to assist in helping military families and now – in working with the USMC – we will be able to consistently and thoroughly deliver needed support. It is particularly gratifying to be able to help those who have done so much for all of us.”
This announcement by EPGL follows one made by the Company earlier this week involving a relationship with WebMD and those made over the past few months regarding an approved Congressional Appropriation for work done on behalf of the US Army. The specifications of this work are in the final stages of completion and Valenzano anticipates announcing details of the scope of this project with the Army in the very near future.About EP Global Communications, Inc. EP Global Communications, Inc., parent company of Exceptional Parent ( EP) magazine, is a 40-year-old, award-winning, multi-media publishing and communications company, providing timely and indispensable resources and information to families and professionals caring for the needs of children and adults with disabilities and special health care needs, including families in the U.S. Military. Safe Harbor Statement Certain matters discussed in this press release are "forward-looking statements" intended to qualify for the safe harbors from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In particular, the Company's statements regarding trends in the marketplace and potential future results are examples of such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements include risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the timing of projects due to the variability in size, scope and duration of projects, estimates made by management with respect to the Company's critical accounting policies, regulatory delays, clinical study results which lead to reductions or cancellations of projects, and other factors, including general economic conditions and regulatory developments, not within the Company's control. The forward-looking statements are made only as of the date of this press release and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.