Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Cbeyond Ranks Seventh among Georgia’s Top Public Companies

BUSINESS WIRE--Cbeyond®, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBEY), a leading IP-based managed services provider, ranked seventh on the Atlanta Journal-Constitutions list of Georgias top 100 public companies. Cbeyond improved by nine positions from the 2007 list, which ranked the company sixteenth.

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP ranked the list of the top 100 public companies based on five weighted variables: annual revenue, year-over-year revenue change, annual change in profit margin in fiscal 2007, return on equity and total return on investment for calendar 2007. The ranking is determined by totaling the five variable rankings for each company and dividing by five.

Featuring a growing portfolio of more than 30 productivity-enhancing applications, Cbeyond is the last communications company a small business will ever need. From landline phone and email access, to BlackBerry® and Hosted Microsoft Exchange, Cbeyond tailors an appropriate solution for its small business customers.

The company also offers a SIP trunking solution, which enables direct IP peering with SIP-enabled IP PBX phone systems. Called BeyondVoice® with SIPconnect, this service eliminates the need for a VoIP gateway on the premise, improves voice quality and creates a strong foundation for personalized applications and rich media services. Cbeyond currently interoperates with more than 20 IP PBX phone systems.

Cbeyond saw significant growth in 2007 propelling it into the top 10 of the Georgia 100. In 2007 the company opened offices in San Diego, Detroit and San Francisco. The company is poised to continue its growth in 2008 with new offices slated to open in Miami, Minneapolis and a third, yet-to-be-announced market. Cbeyond currently serves more than 36,000 small businesses and offers its services in 11 cities throughout the United States.

Focused on measured growth, Cbeyonds strategy is to leverage its sale-driven distribution model to deeply penetrate the small business community in each city it serves. The company also works closely with each small business customer to design a communications solution to meet their needs.

Cbeyond experienced great success in 2007 due to our consistent, predictable business model, said Jim Geiger, chairman and CEO of Cbeyond. The continued growth and profitability of the company highlights the need small businesses have for big business communication tools that are affordable, reliable, and easy-to-use.

For more information about Cbeyond and its portfolio of small business communication services, visit www.cbeyond.net.

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