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NEW YORK, NY, February 13, 2009 – TransPerfect Translations, a leading provider of language and business services for multinationals worldwide, was presented with the “Sales Meeting of the Year Award” on Monday at the third annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word “crowned,” winners were announced during a gala banquet on Monday, February 9 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Nominated customer service and sales executives from the U.S.A. and several other countries attended. 

TransPerfect was honored for its annual leadership summit and 15-year anniversary celebration held in January 2008. More than 750 employees from around the world attended the New York conference, which included four days of training, networking, and celebratory events. The keynote address was delivered by former Secretary of State General Colin Powell on the topic of global leadership. In addition, the Office of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, in recognition of TransPerfect’s 15 years of business leadership, declared December 9, 2007 “TransPerfect Day” by official proclamation.

TransPerfect President and CEO Liz Elting said, “While we pride ourselves on providing important training to our staff at annual meetings, our 15th anniversary meeting was a banner event in the history of our organization. We are thrilled and honored to have been recognized by the Stevie Awards.”

Michael Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards, added, “This year’s honorees demonstrate that even in challenging economic times, it’s possible for organizations to continue to shine in sales and customer service, the two most important functions in business: acquiring and keeping customers.”

More than 500 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted to this year’s competition. Members of the Awards' Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs selected Stevie Award winners from among the Finalists. Finalists were chosen by business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging.

About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.

Sponsors of the third annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are John Hancock Mutual Funds, Sales Partnerships, and ValueSelling Associates.

About TransPerfect
TransPerfect is a family of companies including TransPerfect Translations, TransPerfect Legal Solutions, Translations.com, and Deal Interactive, as well as specialized staffing, transcriptions, and multicultural marketing divisions. With revenue of over $200 million and more than 1,100 full-time employees, TransPerfect is the largest privately held language services provider in the world. From 56 offices on 4 continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in over 100 languages to multinationals worldwide. With a network of over 4,000 linguists and subject-area specialists worldwide, TransPerfect is the largest translation company to be fully ISO 9001:2000 certified. TransPerfect is headquartered in New York and has regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit our websites at www.transperfect.com and www.translations.com.