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TEKsystems Announces Acquisition of QA Associates

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HANOVER, MD – June 02, 2006 – TEKsystems®, the world’s premier provider of technology execution services, announced the acquisition of QA Associates, a privately held quality assurance and testing firm, headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed by company officials.

Founded in 1999, QA Associates is widely considered one of the leading Quality Assurance organizations. Their leadership in Quality Assurance practices for the IT industry, combined with their firm belief that maximizing any QA investment is best accomplished through a cost-effective 'real world' approach, has resulted in a successful customer base spanning industries including banking, finance, and insurance, as well as government and telecommunications.

With its nationwide network, TEKsystems offers a full suite of applications, infrastructure, and communications services, promising its clients the right expertise and an unrelenting commitment to service. This acquisition is another key step TEKsystems is taking to enter into the applications development space by adding the critical component of QA to its already broad portfolio of IT service offerings. Operating as a division of TEKsystems, QA Associates will be able to provide independent and objective QA services. According to TEKsystems' President Keith Bozeman, "QA Associates' expertise fills a critical gap for us, which will certainly make us an even more formidable force in our industry." Bozeman added, "Bill Young, President of QA Associates, has created a proficient organization, uniquely poised to add substantial value to our customers. In

About QA Associates: QA Associates is dedicated to delivering cost-effective, software quality services for their clients. QA Associates works with organizations to deliver solid, accurate IT products on time and on budget. Their model is simple, but effective – QA is all they do. QA Associates develops unique services using their proven leadership, best practices, and technical expertise. They then manage the service utilizing their proven service delivery framework managed by its Office of QA. The goal is to provide their clients with the data necessary to make mission critical business decisions and to continually deliver a return on their Quality Assurance investments.

QA Associates' services range from specialized staffing resources, to managed project- and system-focused teams, to outsourced departments. Their services span the areas of process and technology assessments, Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V), quality improvement programs, test automation strategies and implementations, system performance assurance, and regulatory compliance.