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Aegis Launches Delivery Centre in Sivaganga

April 27, 2013

SIVAGANGA and MUMBAI, India, April 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

        - To set up a 250-seat facility
        - About 500 direct and 2,000 indirect jobs to be generated
        - This is Aegis' 21stcentre in India and 57th centre globally

Aegis Limited, a global outsourcing and technology services company and part of the
$27 billion conglomerate Essar, today laid the foundation stone and ground breaking
ceremony for its new center in Sivaganga in Tamil Nadu. The foundation stone was laid by
the honorable Union Finance Minister – Shri. P. Chidambaram, in the presence of other
district officials.

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“I am very happy to welcome Aegis to Sivaganga, which has a large educated population
and good infrastructure. I am pleased that Aegis has taken the lead in coming to smaller
towns and such initiatives will not only provide jobs to locals but also invigorate the
economy. I offer them all the support and wish them all the best for this center,” Shri P.
Chidambaram, Union Finance Minister, who is also the elected Member of Parliament of
Sivaganga, said.

This is Aegis’ 21st delivery center in India and 57th center globally. The Sivaganga
center will serve local, regional and well as national clients.

“Aegis has always been a front runner in exploring the benefits of having delivery
centers in tier 2 and tier 3 locations of our country. These centers offer tangible and
intangible benefits around the availability of skilled resources, local infrastructure and
cultural affinity-delivering our motto of citizens-serving-citizens. Our newest center in
Sivaganga will reinforce this strategy of not only providing opportunity for local talent
but also provide our clients the flexibility to choose from a diversity of locations,
skills, costs and capabilities,” said Sandip Sen, Global CEO, Aegis Limited.

Aegis Sivaganga is spread across one acre of land will have modern and world-class
facilities such as air conditioned work environment with cafeteria, recreation, and
training center. The center will have an initial capacity of 250 seats, which translates
into 500 direct white collared jobs and is expected to additionally generate three to four
times indirect employment. This expansion marks the 2nd center in Tamil Nadu after Chennai
and 21st location in India.

“We are thankful to the honorable minister and local administration for the support we
have received for setting up the center. Sivaganga’s business friendly environment, local
infrastructure and talent pool make it an ideal location for our business operations. In
collaboration with Aegis Chennai, this delivery location would work along in a Hub and
Spoke model to support Aegis’ continued expansion in Southern India,” Sudhir Agarwal,
Director, Essar Services India Limited, said.

Aegis is planning to set up many such customer contact centers in tier 2 / 3 towns and
therefore is in conversation with several state government and local bodies. The company
has significant expertise in launching and scaling-up operations in locations such Hazira,
Srinagar, Lucknow, Jamshedpur, Chhindwada, Vijaywada and Bhopal.

As part of its Aegis Elite initiative, Aegis launched its delivery centre in
Chhindwada, Madhya Pradesh, and has scaled up operations to over 100 people in less than
one year. Similarly in Srinagar, it has scaled up to 500 people. Jamshedpur center, which
was launched in 2008, today is about 3,000 people strong. These centers are expected to
stem migration and also encourage reverse migration, as talented local people who may have
moved to other cities for jobs, will now have an opportunity to fulfill their career
aspiration in their own hometown.

About Aegis

Aegis is a global outsourcing and technology company committed to impacting clients’
business outcomes by focusing on enhancing customer experience across all touch points and
channels. Aegis was founded 30 years ago in the US and now has operations in 56 locations
across 13 countries with more than 55,000 employees. Aegis services over 300 clients from
verticals such as Banking and Financial Services, Insurance, Technology, Telecom,
Healthcare, Travel & Hospitality, Consumer Goods, Retail, and Energy & Utilities. The
company is wholly owned by Essar, a USD 27 billion conglomerate. For more information
write to us at info@aegisglobal.com or visit http://www.aegisglobal.com

About Essar

Essar is a multinational conglomerate and a leading player in the sectors of Steel,
Energy, Infrastructure and Services. With operations in more than 25 countries across five
continents, the Group employs 75,000 people, with revenues of $27 billion.

        Media Contacts
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        Manish Kedia, Senior VP Corporate Affairs
        Essar Group
        Phone: +91-98197-30092
        Email: manish.kedia@essar.com

        Aegis Global
        Danveer Bhasin, Associate Vice President, Marketing
        Aegis Limited
        Phone: +91-99301-35788
        Email: Danveer.Bhasin@aegisglobal.com



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