GLOBIX CORPORATION RELEASES ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING MERGER WITH NEON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
NEW YORK – July 28, 2004
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NEW YORK, July 28, 2004 — Globix Corporation (OTCBB:GBXX), a provider of managed applications and hosting services, today released additional information regarding its merger with NEON Communications, Inc (“NEON”). The additional information provides insight into NEON’s historical business performance and outlines the motivation behind the merger, an equity transaction that has a purchase price of approximately $110 million.
“NEON has been focused on growth through investments in its fiber network and collocation facilities,” said Pete Stevenson, Globix CEO. “This focus is consistent with our objectives. We believe the combined organization will be well positioned to become a market leader in providing a broad range of application services, web infrastructure management and a robust suite of network services to enterprise clients and carrier customers. We anticipate that this acquisition will add approximately $11.5 million to our quarterly revenue. Additionally, by leveraging our operational infrastructure and systems over time, we expect to generate between $5 million and $8 million in annualized profit improvements due to the anticipated synergies for the combined companies.”
For the year ending December 31, 2003 NEON’s revenue was $41.6 million, compared to $33.7 million in 2002, an increase of $7.9 million or 23.4% more than the same period a year earlier. Quarterly revenue for 2003 was $9.5, $10.4, $10.9, and $10.8 million for quarters ending March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31, respectively.
For the quarter ending March 31, 2004 NEON’s unaudited revenue was $11.6 million, an increase of $2.1 million or 22.1% over the same period a year earlier. NEON’s assets were $167.0 million for the year ending December 31, 2003, of which $14.9 million were cash and investments, $8.3 million were restricted cash and $136.6 million were plant and equipment. NEON’s assets were $166.9 million as of March 31, 2004 of which $14.1 million were cash and investments, $8.3 million were restricted cash and $136.9 million were plant and equipment.
NEON’s non-GAAP, EBITDA was $4.2 million for the year ending December 31, 2003. This represents a $5.9 million improvement compared to the year ending December 31, 2002. NEON’s non-GAAP EBITDA for the quarter ending March 31, 2004 was $0.7 million. EBITDA is defined as loss from operations plus depreciation and amortization. A reconciliation to loss from operations in accordance with GAAP is provided below.
In September 2003, NEON acquired Columbia Transmission Communications Corporation and assumed responsibility for the operational expenses required to support their diverse dark fiber route and collocation facilities covering markets between New York and Washington, D.C.
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Globix (http://www.globix.com) (OTCBB:GBXX) is a leading provider of application, media and infrastructure management services. Globix provides flexible business solutions which combine skills, support, technology and experience to enable our customers to use the Internet as a way to provide business benefits and sustain a competitive advantage. By managing complex application, media and infrastructure environments, we help our clients protect Internet revenue streams, improve user satisfaction and reduce technology operating costs and risks. Our clients include operating divisions of Fortune 100 companies as well as mid-sized enterprises in a number of vertical markets including media and publishing, technology, financial services, health care and government. Globix and its subsidiaries have operations in New York NY, London UK, Santa Clara CA, Fairfield NJ, Fairfax VA and Atlanta GA.
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Additional Information about the Transaction
Globix, NEON and their respective directors and officers may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies from stockholders of NEON with respect to the transactions contemplated by the merger agreement. A description of any interests that they may have in transaction will be included in the proxy statement/prospectus.
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