INDIANAPOLIS, July 23, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brightpoint, Inc. ("BrightPoint") (Nasdaq:CELL), a global leader in providing device lifecycle services to the wireless and high-tech industries, today announced that its subsidiary, Brightpoint Australia Pty Ltd ("BrightPoint Australia"), has entered into a services agreement with ZAGG International Distribution Limited ("ZAGG"), a leading mobile device accessories and technology company.
Under the terms of the agreement, BrightPoint Australia will distribute ZAGG's accessories throughout Australia, including screen protection for mobile devices, device cases, earbuds, mobile power solutions, and device cleaning accessories.
"At ZAGG, we are always looking for the right partners to help us fulfill one of our company objectives of targeted global distribution. BrightPoint is a leader and a trusted name in the wireless device industry," said Derek M. Smith, Executive Vice President of Sales, ZAGG. "Working with BrightPoint is a strategic fit that will put ZAGG's award-winning accessories in front of millions of gadget lovers in Australia."
"ZAGG adds an exciting dimension to our distribution activities," stated James Watters, Managing Director, BrightPoint Australia. "At BrightPoint, we constantly strive to offer customers world class products and services, and this commitment is reinforced by ZAGG's unique range of mobile accessories."
About ZAGG, Inc.
ZAGG Inc, based in Salt Lake City, with offices in Logan, UT, and Shannon, Ireland, prides itself on offering premium quality and superior service. ZAGG is a market leader in innovative mobile device accessories that protect, personalize, and enhance the mobile experience. The company designs, produces, and distributes branded screen protection under the invisibleSHIELD® brand, keyboards, keyboard cases, earbuds, mobile power solutions and device cleaning accessories under the family of ZAGG® brands. In addition, the company designs, produces and distributes cases, earbuds and headphones under the iFrogz™ brands in the value-priced lifestyle sector. The company's products are sold worldwide in leading consumer and electronics retailers, wireless retailers and their affiliates, and through the ZAGG website. For more information, visit ZAGG.com
About Brightpoint, Inc.
Brightpoint, Inc. (Nasdaq:CELL) is a global leader in providing device lifecycle services to the wireless and high-tech industries. In 2011, BrightPoint handled more than 112 million wireless devices globally. BrightPoint's 5 key service areas – Plan, Market, Customize, Move, Recover, offer over 110 innovative services, such as distribution channel management, procurement, inventory management, reverse logistics and repair services, software loading, kitting and customized packaging, fulfillment, product customization, eBusiness solutions, and other outsourced services that integrate seamlessly with its customers' IT systems and operations. BrightPoint's effective and efficient platform allows its customers to benefit from rapidly deployed, flexible and cost effective solutions. BrightPoint has more than 4,000 employees, as well as a significant number of temporary staff, and a global footprint covering more than 35 countries, including 13 Latin American countries through its investment in Intcomex, Inc. In 2011, BrightPoint generated revenue of $5.2 billion, from customers in over 75 countries. BrightPoint provides distribution and customized services through over 100,000 points-of-sale and to over 25,000 B2B customers worldwide. Additional information about BrightPoint can be found on its website at www.BrightPoint.com, or by calling its toll-free Information and Investor Relations line at 877-IIR-CELL (877-447-2355).
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