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Non-Tech : Systemax Inc. (SYX), formerly Global Directmail (GML)

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To: Raymund W who wrote ()5/19/1999 7:43:00 PM
From: Raymund W  Read Replies (1) of 17
Today's news...

Global DirectMail Trades as Systemax Today

Business Wire - May 19, 1999 08:25

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 19, 1999--Global DirectMail Corp starts trading today as Systemax Inc. with the Company's New York
Stock Exchange trading symbol changing from GML to SYX and the corporate web site changing from to

The new corporate description is as follows: "Systemax Inc. has developed an integrated system of branded e-commerce web sites, direct mail catalogs, and
relationship marketing to sell private label and name brand PC hardware, related supplies, and industrial products to businesses in North America and Europe. With
more than $1.5 billion in sales, Systemax is a Fortune 1000 company that is listed on the NYSE and traded under the symbol SYX."

Systemax asks all providers of print, electronic, online and Internet-based corporate, financial and trading information to make the appropriate changes in their

The Company changed its name to reflect the growing success of its integrated marketing system, featuring Internet, account relationship, and catalog sales, combined
with the success of the Company's fast-growing Systemax(TM) brand of build-to-order PCs.

CONTACT: Systemax Inc.
Investors: Kelly Maude, Investor Relations Director
516/625-1555 x7181.
Hudson Stone Group
Media: Gary Fishman
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