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Trade Technologies Expands Operations into Los Angeles with Acquisition of Export Documentation Overload

Cutting-edge Global Firm Joins Forces With Leading LA-based International Document Provider

May, 2005/AUSTIN, Texas—Trade Technologies, a firm that is revolutionizing international trade with industry-leading technology and outsourced services for overseas payments, is pleased to announce its acquisition of Export Documentation Overload (EDO), the leading provider of letter of credit documentation in the Southern California area.

The acquisition gives EDO and its experts in international letters of credit access to Trade Technologies' powerful Internet-based Global Trade Management Platform and its network of the world's leading international trade banks.

"We are extremely pleased to have Carlos Perez and his highly professional staff at EDO join our global team of international trade outsourcing professionals," said Kirk Lundburg, President and CEO of Trade Technologies. "The experience and client base of EDO combined with our unsurpassed technology will better serve our clients and give us a very strong presence in Southern California's vibrant export community."

While the paper-heavy process of letters of credit has changed little since the days of Marco Polo, Trade Technologies is rapidly changing international payment practices. Trade Technologies' Global Trade Management Platform and professional outsourced services are leading the way in enabling exporters and freight forwarders to deliver original trade documentation over the Internet to the world's major international trade banks. This far more efficient process helps customers streamline their operations, eliminate discrepancies and accelerate payments.

EDO is the leading provider of letter of credit documentation in the Southern California. EDO will be known as Trade Technologies. All EDO staff, including founder Carlos Perez, will remain with Trade Technologies and will continue to provide superior customer service to their existing clients.

"We always had fantastic customers and provide great services," Perez said.  "By joining Trade Technologies, we add an amazing technology and global reach that will greatly improve the way we do business and the effectiveness with which we serve our clients."

Trade Technologies was founded in 1999.  Over 1000 exporters, global trade banks and freight forwarders rely on Trade Technologies' software and outsourced services to process billions of dollars of international trade transactions each year.

Trade Technologies has offices in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, Houston, Istanbul, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, New York, San Francisco, and Singapore.

About Trade Technologies

Founded in 1999, Trade Technologies (www.tradetechnologies.com) is the largest global provider of trade document services and software. From its offices in Asia, Europe and North America, Trade Technologies provides leading exporters, freight forwarders and international trade banks with trade document solutions, training and consulting.

The Company’s web-based TradeSharp platform and outsourced services enable customers to streamline their operations, save money, accelerate payments, and eliminate discrepancies traditionally involved in international letter of credit, documentary collections and open account transactions. More than 1,500 exporters, global trade banks and freight forwarders depend on Trade Technologies’ services to process almost $10 billion in international trade transactions each year. Globally, Trade Technologies is presenting original letter of credit and other trade documents online to 66 examination offices of 24 banks in 13 countries.

Trade Technologies was named by Silicon Review as one of the “50 Smartest Companies of the Year 2016.” In 2015, Trade Technologies was awarded the Presidential “E” Star Award for Export Services by the U.S. Department of Commerce and was selected by CIO Review Magazine for its annual list of the 20 Most Promising Banking Technology Solution Providers. Trade Technologies was voted the “Best Trade Tech Solutions Company” in 2012 by readers of Trade Finance Magazine. In 2011, Trade Technologies won the Presidential “E” Award for Exports through the U.S. Department of Commerce, the highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive for supporting export growth. In 2010, the Company was awarded a patent on the TradeSharp software platform and process.