TAMPA, Fla., June 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated ("SYKES" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:SYKE), a global business process outsourcing ("BPO") leader in providing comprehensive inbound customer engagement services to Global 2000 companies, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the certain assets of the telecommunications services provider.     

"Since the announcement of the transaction, we have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from clients and employees, who will become part of the greater SYKES family. We believe this transaction will create broader opportunities for the incoming employees, provide access to a world-class business platform for the incoming clients and drive long-term value creation for our shareholders," said Chuck Sykes, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated.

The Company anticipates the transaction to be neutral on a diluted earnings per share basis in 2017 as it focuses on fine-tuning the acquired operations to a level of performance consistent with its approach after having been operated as a non-core asset. The Company plans to update its business outlook regarding the impact of this transaction when it reports its second quarter 2017 financial results.

About Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated

Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated ("SYKES" or "the Company") is a global business process outsourcing ("BPO") leader in providing comprehensive inbound customer engagement solutions and services to Global 2000 companies primarily in the communications, financial services, healthcare, technology, transportation and leisure, retail and other industries. The Company's differentiated end-to-end solutions and service platform effectively engages consumers at every touch point in their customer lifecycle, starting from digital marketing and acquisition to customer support, technical support, up-sell/cross-sell and retention. SYKES serves its clients through two geographic operating regions: the Americas (United States, Canada, Latin America, Australia and the Asia Pacific Rim) and EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa). Its Americas and EMEA regions primarily provide customer engagement services (with an emphasis on inbound technical support, digital marketing and demand generation, and customer service), which includes customer assistance, healthcare and roadside assistance, technical support, and product and service sales to our clients' customers. These services are delivered through multiple communication channels including phone, e-mail, social media, text messaging, chat and digital self-service. It also provides various enterprise support services in the United States that include services for our clients' internal support operations, from technical staffing services to outsourced corporate help desk services. In Europe, it also provides fulfillment services, which include order processing, payment processing, inventory control, product delivery and product returns handling. SYKES' complete service offering helps its clients acquire, retain and increase the lifetime value of their customer relationships. The Company developed an extensive global reach with customer engagement centers across six continents, including North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. It delivers cost-effective solutions that enhance the customer service experience, promote stronger brand loyalty, and bring about high levels of performance and profitability. For additional information please visit www.sykes.com.

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