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Case Status:    SETTLED
On or around 07/16/2002 (Date of order of final judgment)

Filing Date: June 25, 1998

The Order and Final Judgment approving the settlement was entered on July 15, 2002. Under the terms of the settlement, the Company will contribute $3.075 million in cash and/or stock, as the Company elects, and the insurance carriers will contribute $17.675 million, for a total settlement amount of $20.75 million, exclusive of interest. On January 22, 2002, the court ordered the parties to mediate. The parties did so on February 8-9, 2002.

From June 25, 1998, the Company and certain of its current and former
officers, two of whom are currently directors and one of whom was previously a
director, were named as defendants in multiple shareholder class action
lawsuits filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of
Georgia.

Specifically, the Complaint alleges that during the Class Period, defendants issued false and misleading statements and omitted material facts regarding Premiere's ability to integrate recent, large acquisitions and to contain costs. The Complaint further alleges that defendants concealed that Premiere's management team and operating systems were ill- equipped, and ultimately failed, successfully to integrate Premiere's operations with those of its acquisitions. Also during the Class Period, defendants, touted existing synergies among Premiere and its acquisitions that were and would continue to reduce costs, thereby concealing not only that costs were rising well above targets, but that Premiere had no way of tracking those costs on a
day-to-day basis.

The Complaint further alleges that when Premiere announced its problems on or around June 10, 1998, the price of its common stock plummeted to close at 10-3/8 down from 21-9/16 on June 5,1998 and from its Class Period high of 38-1/4.

COMPANY INFORMATION:

Sector: Services
Industry: Communications Services
Headquarters: United States

SECURITIES INFORMATION:

Ticker Symbol: PTEK
Company Market: NASDAQ
Market Status: Public (Listed)

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COURT: N.D. Georgia
DOCKET #: 98-CV-1804
JUDGE: Hon. J. Owen Forrester
DATE FILED: 06/25/1998
CLASS PERIOD START: 04/02/1997
CLASS PERIOD END: 06/10/1998
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Abbey Gardy & Squiteri LLP (San Francisco)
    595 Market Street, Suite 2500, Abbey Gardy & Squiteri LLP (San Francisco), CA 94105
    415.538.3725 ·
  2. Barrack, Rodos & Bacine (San Diego - former)
    402 West Broadway , Barrack, Rodos & Bacine (San Diego - former), CA 92101
    619.230.0800 619.230.1874 · info@barrack.com
  3. Beatie & Osborne LLP
    599 Lexington Avenue, 42nd Floor, Beatie & Osborne LLP, NY 10022
    212.888.9000 212.888.9664 ·
  4. Berger & Montague PC
    1622 Locust Street, Berger & Montague PC, PA 19103
    800.424.6690 215.875.4604 · investorprotect@bm.net
  5. Berman DeValerio Pease Tabacco Burt & Pucillo (MA)
    One Liberty Square, Berman DeValerio Pease Tabacco Burt & Pucillo (MA), MA 2109
    617.542.8300 617.230.0903 · info@bermanesq.com
  6. Chitwood & Harley LLP
    1230 Peachtree Street, N.E., 2300 Promenade II, Chitwood & Harley LLP, GA 30309
    888.873.3999 404.873.4476 · info@chitwoodlaw.com
  7. Cohen Milstein Hausfeld & Toll PLLC (Seattle WA)
    701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 6860, Cohen Milstein Hausfeld & Toll PLLC (Seattle WA), WA 98014
    206.521.0080 206.521.0166 · lawinfo@cmht.com
  8. Faruqi & Faruqi LLP (New York) (former)
    320 East 39th Street, Faruqi & Faruqi LLP (New York) (former), NY 10016
    212.983.9330 212.983.9331 · Nfaruqi@faruqilaw.com
  9. Finkelstein, Thompson & Loughran
    1050 30th Street, NW, Finkelstein, Thompson & Loughran, DC 20007
    202.337.8000 202.337.8090 · contact@ftllaw.com
  10. Goodkind Labaton Rudoff & Sucharow LLP
    100 Park Avenue, Goodkind Labaton Rudoff & Sucharow LLP, NY 10017
    212.907.0700 212.818.0477 · info@glrslaw.com
  11. Hoffman & Edelson
    45 West Court Street, Hoffman & Edelson, PA 18901-4223
    215.230.8043 ·
  12. Kenneth A. Elan (former NY)
    217 Broadway Suite 404, Kenneth A. Elan (former NY), NY 10007
    212.619.0260 ·
  13. Law Office of Seth B. Marks
    3637 Green Road, Law Office of Seth B. Marks, OH 44122
    216.292.2600 216.464.4130 ·
  14. Law Offices of Bruce G. Murphy
    265 Llwyds Lane, Law Offices of Bruce G. Murphy, FL 32963
    561.231.4202 ·
  15. Law Offices of Charles J. Piven, P.A.
    World Trade Center-Baltimore,401 East Pratt Suite 2525, Law Offices of Charles J. Piven, P.A., MD 21202
    410.332.0030 · pivenlaw@erols.com
  16. Law Offices of Richard J. Vita (Boston)
    77 Franklin Street, 3rd Floor, Law Offices of Richard J. Vita (Boston), MA 02110
    617.426.6566 ·
  17. Lawrence L. Klayman, P.A.
    1 Boca Place 255 Glades Road Suite 422A , Lawrence L. Klayman, P.A., FL 33431
    561.997.9956 ·
  18. Leo W. Desmond
    2161 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, Suite 204, Leo W. Desmond, FL 33409
    561.712.8000 561.712.8000 · stocklaw@bellsouth.net
  19. Lockridge, Grindal, Nauen P.L.L.P.
    Suite 301, 660 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast, Lockridge, Grindal, Nauen P.L.L.P., DC 20003-4335
    202.544.9840 202.544.9850 ·
  20. Lowey, Dannenberg, Bemporad & Selinger, P.C.
    1 North Lexington Avenue, 11th Floor, Lowey, Dannenberg, Bemporad & Selinger, P.C., NY 10601-1714
    914.997.0500 914.997.0035 · ldbs@wesetnet.com
  21. Pomerantz LLP (New York)
    600 Third Avenue, Pomerantz LLP (New York), NY 10016
    212.661.1100 212.661.8665 · info@pomerantzlaw.com/
  22. Rabin & Peckel LLP
    275 Madison Avenue, 34th Floor, Rabin & Peckel LLP, NY 10016
    212.682.1818 212.682.1892 · email@rabinlaw.com
  23. Reinhardt, Wendorf & Blanchfield Attorneys at Law
    E-1000 First National Bank Building, 332 Minnesota Street, Reinhardt, Wendorf & Blanchfield Attorneys at Law, MN 55101
    800.465.1592 651.297.6543 · info@ralawfirm.com
  24. Schiffrin & Barroway LLP
    3 Bala Plaza E, Schiffrin & Barroway LLP, PA 19004
    610.667.7706 610.667.7056 · info@sbclasslaw.com
  25. Scott & Scott LLC (Connecticut)
    P.O. Box 192, 108 Norwich Avenue, Scott & Scott LLC (Connecticut), CT 06415
    860.537.5537 860.537.4432 · scottlaw@scott-scott.com
  26. Spector Roseman & Kodroff (San Diego)
    1818 Market Street, Suite 2500, Spector Roseman & Kodroff (San Diego), PA 19103
    215.496.0300 215.496.6611 ·
  27. Strauss & Troy
    The Federal Reserve Building, 150 East Fourth Street, Strauss & Troy, OH 45202-4018
    513.621.2120 513.241.8250 · wlwoods@strauss-troy.com
  28. Wechsler Harwood LLP
    488 Madison Avenue 8th Floor, Wechsler Harwood LLP, NY 10022
    212.935.7400 · info@whhf.com
  29. Weinstein, Kitchenoff, Scarlato & Goldman
    1608 Walnut Street, Suite 1400, Weinstein, Kitchenoff, Scarlato & Goldman, PA 19103
    215.545.7200 215.545.6535 · info@wksg.com
  30. Weiss & Yourman (New York, NY)
    The French Building, 551 Fifth Ave., Suite 1600, Weiss & Yourman (New York, NY), NY 10126
    212.682.3025 212.682.3010 · info@wyca.com
  31. Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP (New York)
    270 Madison Avenue, Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP (New York), NY 10016
    212.545.4600 212.686.0114 · newyork@whafh.com
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COURT: N.D. Georgia
DOCKET #: 98-CV-1804
JUDGE: Hon. J. Owen Forrester
DATE FILED: 03/10/1999
CLASS PERIOD START: 02/11/1997
CLASS PERIOD END: 06/10/1998
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Berger & Montague PC
    1622 Locust Street, Berger & Montague PC, PA 19103
    800.424.6690 215.875.4604 · investorprotect@bm.net
  2. Chitwood & Harley LLP
    1230 Peachtree Street, N.E., 2300 Promenade II, Chitwood & Harley LLP, GA 30309
    888.873.3999 404.873.4476 · info@chitwoodlaw.com
  3. Lockridge, Grindal, Nauen P.L.L.P.
    Suite 301, 660 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast, Lockridge, Grindal, Nauen P.L.L.P., DC 20003-4335
    202.544.9840 202.544.9850 ·
  4. Rabin & Peckel LLP
    275 Madison Avenue, 34th Floor, Rabin & Peckel LLP, NY 10016
    212.682.1818 212.682.1892 · email@rabinlaw.com
  5. Waite Schneider Bayless & Chesley Co. LPA (Cincinnati)
    1513 4th St, Vine Tower, Waite Schneider Bayless & Chesley Co. LPA (Cincinnati), OH 45202
    513.621.0267 513.381.2375 · jcummins@bcblaw.com
  6. Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP (New York)
    270 Madison Avenue, Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP (New York), NY 10016
    212.545.4600 212.686.0114 · newyork@whafh.com
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