HTP Resident-Companies on The 2014 Global Outsourcing 100® List

5 June 2014

Five HTP resident-companies were named to The Global Outsourcing 100® list published by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP®) on June 2, 2014. IBA Group and EPAM Systems were included into the Leaders Judging Group, while ItransitionIntetics and Sam Solutions were selected as the Rising Stars.

Comparing to the last year`s ranking,IBA Grouphas improved its position by 43 grades and now ranks 25th among 100 best outsourcing companies in the world. Moreover, the company appeared on a number of sublists, including Best 5 Leaders – Employees in Eastern Europe; Best 10 Companies in Eastern Europe; Best 20 Leaders in Western Europe; Best 20 Leaders – Financial Services; Best 20 Leaders – Technology (Hardware & Software); Best 10 Companies – Document Management Services; Best 20 Leaders – Information/Communication Technology Services and some others. For the second year in a row the company is among Top List Climbers Year to Year in the section Honors and Highlights – IBA Group has improved its position on the list from 88th in 2012 to 25th in 2014.

Sergei Levteev,IBAChairman of the Board:"We are proud that IAOP has named IBA Group among Leaders of The Global Outsourcing 100®.We are particularly pleased with this year`s results as the company has reached the highest rank since its first appearance on the list in 2006."

EPAM Systems was named among Multi-Year Winners – the company has appeared on the Global Outsourcing 100® list each year since its inception. Furthermore, the company entered two sublists – Best 5 Leaders – Employees in Eastern Europe and Best 10 Companies in Eastern Europe.

Itransition topped the Rising Star Judging Group, having improved its position by 5 grades this year. It was also ranked among 10 Rising Stars in UK and among 20 Rising Stars in both US and Eastern Europe.

"We have been steadily moving up in the ranking of world`s top international outsourcing companies for eight years. It proves that our policy to provide quality IT services and establish trusting relationships with our customers is right. Undoubtedly, to be the first among Rising Stars in outsourcing is a particularly significant achievement for us," said Sergey Gvardeitsev, CEO ofItransition.

Intetics appears regularly on The Global Outsourcing 100® list and its various sublists."Traditional inclusion of our company on the list of best outsourcing companies in the world –The Global Outsourcing 100®– affirms the company`s commitment to creating meaningful partnerships with our customers as well as the dedication to high quality services. We are honored that our efforts do not go unnoticed by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals,"saidBoris Kontsevoi, Founder and President ofIntetics.

SaM Solutions being ranked number 98 is among 20 Rising Stars in outsourcing. The company was also included in the following sublist rankings: Best 5 Companies in Russia, Best 10 Rising Stars - Employees in Eastern Europe, Best 20 Rising Stars - Technology, Best 20 Rising Stars - Information / Comm. Technology Services, Best 20 Rising Stars in Western Europe.

Jagdish Dalal, Chief Advisor of Thought Leadership for the IAOP and Chairman of the judges panel, noted:"Each year the competition to be named to The Global Outsourcing 100 and The World`s Best Outsourcing Advisors lists continues to reach higher levels. Given the strong competition, getting named to these lists is a great recognition and these companies should be proud of achieving excellence in the field."

Michael Corbett, IAOP Chairman:"IAOP is continuously striving to make The Global Outsourcing 100 and World`s Best Outsourcing Advisors lists important resource tools in the outsourcing decision-making process. With developing economies expected to see high growth and the global economy accelerating in 2014, choosing the right outsourcing partners will be more important than ever."

For reference:

The Global Outsourcing 100® is an IAOP`s annual listing of the world`s best outsourcing service providers based on an independent assessment conducted by the expert committee of the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals. Companies are judged on four critical characteristics: size and growth; customer references; organizational competencies; and management capabilities.

The list includes companies from around the world that provide the full spectrum of outsourcing services – IT and business process outsourcing as well as facility services, real estate and capital asset management, manufacturing and logistics. It includes not only today`s leaders but also tomorrow`s rising stars. In addition to the main list, there are a number of sublists.

IAOP®– International Association of Outsourcing Professionals – is a global organization that sets standards for outsourcing and supports its development. With more than 120,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP helps companies increase their outsourcing success rate, improve their outsourcing ROI, and expand the opportunities for outsourcing across their businesses.

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