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LBi Acquires Special Ops Media in New York

LBi Acquires Special Ops Media in New York

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- LBI International AB ("LBi"), the global marketing and technology agency announces acquisition of the full-service interactive agency Special Ops Media in New York. Special Ops has a strong national reputation and specializes in online marketing & strategy, online media (planning and buying), creative services and online publicity for a wide variety of major national and international brands.

"In the strategic roadmap, released earlier this year, we communicated our intent to extend and deepen our service offerings in the United States," states LBi CEO Luke Taylor. "The acquisition of Special Ops perfectly delivers on this ambition and adds a best in class strategic marketing and media capability to our US business. Special Ops have particularly unique skills in innovative social network marketing and online PR. We plan to leverage this capability across our global footprint on the back of strong client demand for these specialist services."

Special Ops co-CEOs Christian Anthony and Jason Klein state, "We believe that LBi's global reach, stellar reputation, deep digital expertise, entrepreneurial culture, and seasoned management present the perfect partnership opportunity. We are thrilled to be joining LBi after 5 years of strong growth, innovation and award-winning client service at Special Ops, and we look forward to building the premier global digital agency together."

LBi US Chief Operating Officer Gavin Fraser adds, "The Special Ops team compliments our existing US businesses very well, in particular strengthening our offerings in strategic marketing, communications and media. Our clients need agencies expert in all aspects of the digital landscape and with the addition of Special Ops, we more than ever are in a position to serve our clients exceptionally well."

For further information please contact: Luke Taylor, CEO, LBI International AB +44 7976 619 022, [email protected] Christian Anthony, co-CEO, Special Ops Media +1 212 219 0600, [email protected]; Jason Klein, co-CEO, Special Ops Media, +1 212 219 0600, [email protected] Eva Ottosson, Group Communications Manager, LBI International AB +46 709 41 21 40, [email protected] About LBi:

LBi is a leading global marketing and technology agency. The company employs approximately 1,500 professionals located primarily in major European, American and Asian business centers, such as Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, London, Milan, Mumbai, New York, Paris and Stockholm. LBi blends the full range of service disciplines to create innovative multichannel solutions for national and international corporate clients. By combining business and media strategy development with creative design, industry expertise and the latest digital communications technology, LBi offers a unique and exceptionally valuable proposition. LBi is listed on OMX Nordic in Stockholm and Euronext in Amsterdam as LBI.

About Special Ops Media:

Special Ops Media (SOM) is a full-service interactive agency that provides clients with the opportunity to have all of their online needs serviced within a single organization. SOM has achieved a national reputation for their expertise in online marketing & strategy, online media (planning and buying), creative services and online publicity. SOM's highly original and well- orchestrated digital campaigns employ viral initiatives, guerrilla marketing and other grassroots tactics, in addition to traditional interactive advertising methods. Since its founding in 2002, SOM has created and managed innovative and attention-grabbing campaigns for a wide variety of major national and international brands including, but not limited to: Citigroup; The Coca-Cola Company; Hachette Filipacchi, Harper Collins, Scholastic, Penguin Publishing; Dell Computer; MTV, Spike TV, NBC Universal, AMC, The Sundance Channel, Lionsgate Entertainment, Paramount, Universal Music Group, Capitol Records, Columbia Records, EA Games, Ubisoft, Atari and Proximo Spirits.

LBI International AB

CONTACT: Mira Leytes, Marketing Manager, IconNicholson, +1-646-792-6111,
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Web site: http://www.lbi.com/

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