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NorthState Partnership Supports Technology Innovation within the College of Computing and Informatics at UNC Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – January 4, 2018 – Building on a tradition of technology innovation and a need for preparing women to pursue a career in computing and technology, NorthState is partnering with the College of Computing and Informatics to enhance and expand the University’s opportunities for women and minorities pursuing computing and technology-based degrees.

NorthState will announce the details of its partnership to the University at a special reception being held in the EPIC building on the UNC Charlotte campus on Thursday, February 22 at 5:00 pm. The partnership aligns with NorthState’s mission to provide opportunities within communities to learn through technology.

The partnership includes three broad areas within the College of Computing and Informatics:

  • The creation of the NorthState UNC Charlotte College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) Mentorship Program, including a designated university staff position to manage the mentorship program. This program will focus on encouraging women students to pursue computing through education and mentorship initiatives
  • Creation of the Velva Hayden Memorial Scholarship, an endowed annual scholarship awarded for excellence and innovation
  • Support of and participation in a College of Computing and Informatics Business Partners Program to support and build workforce-ready technology professionals“

The College of Computing and Informatics relies on having strong partners in the Charlotte Business community; strong leaders like NorthState, who share a common vision for the role of technology in society, who understand the importance and challenges of broadening participation by women and minorities, and who have a strong commitment to change the status quo and have significant impact,” said Fatma Mili, dean of the College of Computing and Informatics. “The programs with NorthState are innovative, multi-faceted, and poised to enrich the educational environment for all of our students and enhance the value of the University in the greater Charlotte community and beyond.”

“NorthState is proud to support this important initiative,” North State Chief Executive Officer Royster Tucker III said. “Pursuing a computing degree in college provides a vast number of opportunities in the digital era. From computer programming, data management, IT security, medicine to digital marketing, computing is an integral part of every industry. We are excited to partner with UNC Charlotte’s efforts to enhance and expand opportunities for students seeking careers in computing.”

“I’m particularly proud of the Velva Hayden Memorial Scholarship. Velva, who was my great-grandmother, was a pioneering corporate leader when she served as President and Chairman of the Board of NorthState from 1952-1974,” Tucker added. “We at NorthState are thrilled to know that Velva’s legacy will help to inspire another generation of students studying at UNC Charlotte.”

About UNC Charlotte
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina’s urban research university. With fall 2017 enrollment of more than 29,300 students, the University leverages its location in the state’s largest city to offer internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity, exemplary undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, and a focused set of community engagement initiatives.

About North State
NorthState, through its Technology Solutions division delivers cloud, IT and data center services to enterprise customers throughout the Southeast. Their industry-recognized and highly trained people deliver business outcomes necessary to stay competitive. By combining human intelligence with leading IT platforms and a broad partner ecosystem, NorthState Technology Solutions enable businesses to securely excel in today’s complex digital world.

UNC Charlotte media relations contact: Buffie Stephens | 704-687-5830 | 980-355-3110 | BuffieStephens@uncc.edu

North State media relations contact: Scott Carpenter | 336-722-9660 | scott@capturevalue.com

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NorthState and HQ Greensboro Create Tech Lab for Entrepreneurs

NorthState to Provide Funding for Pilot Program

High Point, NC—December 5, 2017 — NorthState and HQ Greensboro have partnered to create the NorthState Tech Lab program to foster entrepreneurial growth for emerging local technology companies. The eight-week lab will include five entrepreneurial companies (total of 10 individuals). There is no cost to participants.

The eight-week program was developed in collaboration with the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce’s Launch Greensboro as an extension to its 11-week LaunchLab Growth Series.  Tech Lab includes dedicated 24/7 work space and full membership benefits at HQ Greensboro, educational workshops and coaching to better equip the start-up with business skills to grow beyond the launch phase and become successful.

“This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for technology entrepreneurs in our area to equip themselves with the business skills needed to be successful for the long-term,” NorthState President and Chief Executive Officer Royster Tucker III said. “However, this program is not for the casual entrepreneur. Throughout the stages of the program, participants will be expected to leverage the technological tools and knowledge provided by NorthState and HQ Greensboro to demonstrate ongoing growth of their businesses.”

The inaugural Tech Lab will run from January 8 to March 2 at HQ Greensboro, and the first cohort of entrepreneurs will be selected from start-ups who already have completed Launch Greensboro’s 11-week LaunchLab Growth Series.  The deadline for applications for the spring session is December 18, 2017, with participants to be selected by December 22. The spring session will begin January 8.

“Launch Greensboro’s IdeaLaunch, LaunchLab and LaunchCamp programs have created a robust pipeline of start-ups who are ready to move to the next level.  This collaboration helps make that possible.” says Lou Anne Flanders-Stec, the Chamber’s Executive Vice President of Entrepreneurship and Launch Greensboro Director. “In Tech Lab, entrepreneurs will dig into operational finance, strategic marketing, technology, creative fundraising and other important areas for sustainability and growth.”

Participants will actively develop their business and achieve key milestones using skills from the hands-on workshops and insights from coaches and business experts.  In conjunction with funding and strategic development support, NorthState will host a bi-weekly event for program participants as a source of additional learning and networking opportunities. NorthState will provide support for the first session in spring 2018 and a second session in summer 2018.

“NorthState is pleased to provide support for this great program,” Tucker added. “We hope to hold more sessions to assist the many great start-up businesses in our area.”

Overall coordination of Tech Lab will be provided by HQ Greensboro. Entrepreneurs who have completed Launch Greensboro’s LaunchLab and who are interested in the Tech Lab opportunity can contact Brody CohenGlaze at brody@hqgreensboro.com to apply or for more details.

About North State

NorthState (OTC: NORSA) (OTC: NORSB) is a technology company focused on inspiring the Internet-driven lifestyle through high-touch experiences.  Its fiber-delivered, ultrafast Internet and Internet-driven applications enable residential customers and businesses to efficiently and securely take advantage of the Internet.  Through its Technology Solutions business unit, NorthState provides best-in-class data center colocation, customized cloud and IT solutions, managed disaster recovery services, managed security and unified communications.  For more information, visit northstate.net

About HQ Greensboro

HQ Greensboro is a shared workspace in downtown Greensboro designed to empower, foster, and cultivate businesses that produce long-term job growth and positive social impact. We address two challenges that entrepreneurs face: building a trusted support community and gaining access to flexible, affordable office space. Through their partnership, HQ Raleigh, and HQ Greensboro support a strong regional community of entrepreneurs, teaming up on programming, events, and reciprocal membership privileges. For more information visit https://hqgreensboro.com.

Media Contact:
Scott Carpenter
Capture Public Relations & Marketing
(336) 722-9660 or scott@capturevalue.com

 

 

NORTHSTATE REPORTS THIRD QUARTER 2017 RESULTS

High Point, NC—NOVEMBER 16, 2017—NorthState, a leading fiber optic network, cloud and IT services provider, announced today its financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2017.

Summary of Selected Financial Data 

Quarter Ended September 30, 2017 versus Quarter Ended September 30, 2016

  • Consolidated net operating revenue (NOR) for the quarter totaled $29.7 million, up 1% compared to third quarter 2016.
  • Total strategic revenue1 of $20.6 million, up 2%.  Strategic revenue comprised 69% of NOR.
  • Net income of $1.1 million compared to $2.4 million.
  • Earnings per share of $0.47 compared to $1.04.

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2017 versus Nine Months Ended September 30, 2016

  • Consolidated NOR of $87.2 million, up 1% compared to 2016.
  • Total strategic revenue1 of $59.6 million, up 5%, and 69% of NOR.
  • Net income of $3.6 million compared to $7.2 million.
  • Earnings per share of $1.57 compared to $3.14.

Comparative net income and EPS were impacted by $0.7 million and $1.9 million in the three-month and nine-month 2017 periods, respectively, for restructuring charges associated with the formation of our integrated information technology services unit that we announced in May 2017 and by lower non-operating income reflective of reduced contribution from our wireless partnership.

Chief Executive Officer Royster Tucker III said, “During the third quarter we completed the integration of our information technology services unit, now operating under a single, unified NorthState brand and leadership.  While the integration has impacted our financial results this year, we are better organized for rapid growth.  In addition, we took other actions to invest in our future, including starting to ramp up our salesforce to support our growth plans for 2018.  During the period, we also met a milestone in NorthState’s service to residential customers by now passing a total of more than 70,000 households with fiber.

“With the recent appointment of Jeff Chapman as Executive Vice President, Operations, we have completed the realignment of our executive leadership team and are well positioned to continue transforming our business through a market-leading focus on fiber and IT solutions, bringing first-class experiences and outcomes to our customers.”

For further details on North State’s financial results for the third quarter of 2017, please see the financial tables included in the press release on the company’s website at: Q3 2017 Earnings Report.

1 Total strategic revenue is strategic Internet and communications revenue and all IT services and hardware revenue, for both business and consumer segments.

Forward Looking Statements
The inclusion of forward-looking information should not be construed as a representation by North State that our plans or expectations will be achieved.  We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

About NorthState
NorthState (OTC: NORSA) (OTC: NORSB) is a technology company focused on inspiring the Internet-driven lifestyle through high touch experiences.  Its fiber-delivered, ultrafast Internet and Internet-driven applications enable residential customers and businesses to efficiently and securely take advantage of the Internet.  Through its Technology Solutions business unit, NorthState provides best-in-class data center colocation, customized cloud and IT solutions, managed disaster recovery services, managed security and unified communications.  For more information, visit northstate.net.

Contacts:
NorthState
Andrew Stevenson
336-886-3801
investor.relations@nscom.com
LHA
Harriet Fried, SVP
212-838-3777
hfried@lhai.com

NORTHSTATE APPOINTS JEFF CHAPMAN EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS

Current COO Nick Kottyan to leave the company at year end

High Point, NC—November 9, 2017 — NorthState, a leading fiber optic network, cloud and IT services provider, today announced that Jeff Chapman is joining the company as Executive Vice President, Operations, providing leadership around the company’s network expansion and customer operations, while playing a key role in NorthState’s offering of next-generation fiber services to support the growing array of applications requiring fiber infrastructure.  The appointment is effective December 4, 2017.

Mr. Chapman joins NorthState from Bridgepoint Communications Inc., a Dallas, TX-based fiber optic construction company, where he served as Chief Executive Officer since February 2015.  Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President for Construction and Engineering at FiberLight, a fiber optic service provider, with responsibility for all engineering, construction and network design activities.  He was previously a founding member and Vice President, Operations of fiber optic service provider PEG Bandwidth, leading PEG’s growth and operations in 14 states.

NorthState Chief Executive Officer Royster Tucker III commented, “We are excited to bring Jeff on board to support our growing fiber focus and ongoing efforts to be the best there is across all of our customer touch points.  He has a track record of delivering strong leadership and having high impact on growing businesses.  His ability to manage across multiple functional areas provides great flexibility to put his talents to work.”

Mr. Chapman will assume a number of the responsibilities of current Executive Vice President, COO Nick Kottyan, who is leaving the company at the end of the year.  Mr. Kottyan joined NorthState in 2011 through the acquisition of DataChambers.

Mr. Tucker added, “Nick has played a key role in the design of our strategic direction.  We thank him for his many contributions and for assisting with a smooth transition of responsibilities.  We wish him the very best.”

About North State

NorthState (OTC: NORSA) (OTC: NORSB) is a technology company focused on inspiring the Internet-driven lifestyle through high-touch experiences.  Its fiber-delivered, ultrafast Internet and Internet-driven applications enable residential customers and businesses to efficiently and securely take advantage of the Internet.  Through its Technology Solutions business unit, NorthState provides best-in-class data center colocation, customized cloud and IT solutions, managed disaster recovery services, managed security and unified communications.  For more information, visit northstate.net

Contacts:
Media Contact:
Scott Carpenter
Capture Public Relations & Marketing
(336) 722-9660 or scott@capturevalue.com

Investor Relations Contact:
Harriet Fried
LHA
(212) 838-3777 or hfried@lhai.com

 

NORTHSTATE ANNOUNCES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND

High Point, NC—November 9, 2017—NorthState, a leading fiber optic network, cloud and IT services provider, announced today that the board of directors of NorthState declared a cash dividend of $1.30 per share on the company’s common stock.  The dividend is payable on December 5, 2017 to stockholders of record on November 20, 2017.

About NorthState
NorthState (OTC: NORSA) (OTC: NORSB) is a technology company focused on inspiring the Internet-driven lifestyle through high touch experiences.  Its fiber-delivered, ultrafast Internet and Internet-driven applications enable residential customers and businesses to efficiently and securely take advantage of the Internet.  Through its Technology Solutions business unit, NorthState provides best-in-class data center colocation, customized cloud and IT solutions, managed disaster recovery services, managed security and unified communications.  For more information, visit northstate.net

Contacts:
NorthState                                                             LHA
Andrew Stevenson                                                Harriet Fried, SVP
336-886-3801                                                        212-838-3777
investor.relations@nscom.com                             hfried@lhai.com

NORTH STATE REPORTS SECOND QUARTER 2017 RESULTS

High Point, NC—AUGUST 17, 2017—North State, a leading fiber optic network, cloud and IT services provider, announced today its financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2017.

Summary of Selected Financial Data 

Quarter Ended June 30, 2017 versus Quarter Ended June 30, 2016

  • Consolidated net operating revenue (NOR) for the quarter totaled $28.4 million, up 2% compared to second quarter 2016.
  • Total strategic revenue1 of $19.1 million, up 6%.  Strategic revenue comprised 67% of NOR.
  • Net income of $0.3 million compared to $2.4 million.
  • Earnings per share of $0.09 compared to $1.05.

Six Months Ended June 30, 2017 versus Six Months Ended June 30, 2016

  • Consolidated NOR of $57.5 million, up 2% compared to 2016.
  • Total strategic revenue1 of $39 million, up 5%, and 68% of NOR.
  • Net income of $2.5 million compared to $4.8 million.
  • Earnings per share of $1.11 compared to $2.10.

Chief Executive Officer Royster Tucker III said, “Demand in both our Internet & Communications and IT Services & Hardware segments provided solid revenue performance in the second quarter.  Although financial results for the period were impacted by $1.2 million in restructuring charges related to the formation of our new, integrated information technology services business unit in May, we are continuing to drive growth as we execute on our fiber and IT focused business strategy.”

Mr. Tucker continued, “To support this growth, we recently promoted Glenn Johnson to Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer/Chief Information Security Officer.  Glenn previously served as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Security Officer of Stalwart Systems, a company North State acquired in 2015 and integrated into our Technology Solutions business unit.  Glenn’s new role underscores our focus on strategically using secure technology to deliver great experiences and outcomes for our customers.  We welcome his experience and vision as we continue to build on our strong technology base.”

For further details on North State’s financial results for the second quarter of 2017, please see the financial tables included in the press release on the company’s website at: Q2 2017 Earnings Report.

1 Total strategic revenue is strategic Internet and communications revenue and all IT services and hardware revenue, for both business and consumer segments.

Forward Looking Statements
The inclusion of forward-looking information should not be construed as a representation by North State that our plans or expectations will be achieved.  We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

About North State
North State (OTC: NORSA) (OTC: NORSB) is a technology company focused on inspiring the Internet-driven lifestyle through high touch experiences.  Its fiber-delivered, ultrafast Internet and Internet-driven applications enable residential customers and businesses to efficiently and securely take advantage of the Internet.  Through its Technology Solutions business unit, North State provides best-in-class data center colocation, customized cloud and IT solutions, managed disaster recovery services, managed security and unified communications.  For more information, visit northstate.net.

Contacts:
North State
Andrew Stevenson
336-886-3801
investor.relations@nscom.com
LHA
Harriet Fried, SVP
212-838-3777
hfried@lhai.com

North State Promotes Glenn Johnson to Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer/Chief Information Security Officer

Greenville, SC—August 11, 2017 — North State, a technology company based in High Point, NC, today announced the promotion of Glenn Johnson to Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer/Chief Information Security Officer (CIO/CISO).  Johnson will provide leadership to the company’s information systems and related technologies.  He will also oversee corporate-wide governance, policy and strategic direction at North State for all companywide and business unit Information Technology and IT security functions.

Johnson previously served as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Security Officer of Stalwart Systems, a company acquired by North State in 2015 and integrated into its Technology Solutions business unit.  Earlier in his career, Johnson held senior-level technical positions in security, networking and Unix administration for two Fortune 100 companies and served in a lead capacity for a NASA enterprise rollout.

“We  are excited to have Glenn as our CIO/CISO and as part of our executive leadership team,” North State  Chief Executive Officer Royster Tucker III said. “Glenn’s new role underscores North State’s focus on strategically using secure technology to deliver great experiences and outcomes for our customers.  We welcome his experience and vision as we continue to build on our strong technology base.”

“I am excited to become CIO/CISO during this exciting time of growth and change,” Johnson said. “Not only is the company providing vital technology IT solutions to customers, but it is also committed to enhancing and leveraging its own IT systems.  I look forward to working with the executive team and the outstanding group of IT professionals to help shape the IT strategy for North State.”

Johnson is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA), Information Systems Security Professional (INFOSEC) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and holds the GIAC Continuous Monitoring Certification (GMON) and Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK).  In addition, Johnson is Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC).

Johnson received BS and MS degrees in information systems from La Salle University.

About North State

North State (OTC: NORSA) (OTC: NORSB) is a technology company focused on inspiring the Internet-driven lifestyle through high-touch experiences. Its fiber-delivered, ultrafast Internet and Internet-driven applications enable residential customers and businesses to efficiently and securely take advantage of the Internet.  Through its Technology Solutions business unit, North State provides best-in-class data center colocation, customized cloud and IT solutions, managed disaster recovery services, managed security and unified communications. For more information, visit northstate.net

Media contact
Scott Carpenter
336.722.9660 or scott@capturevalue.com

Investor Relations contact
Harriet Fried
LHA
(212) 838-3777 or hfried@lhai.com

 

NORTH STATE ANNOUNCES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND

High Point, NC—August 10, 2017—North State, a leading fiber optic network, cloud and IT services provider, announced today that the board of directors of North State declared a cash dividend of $1.30 per share on the company’s common stock.  The dividend is payable on September 5, 2017 to stockholders of record on August 21, 2017.

About North State
North State (OTC: NORSA) (OTC: NORSB) is a technology company focused on inspiring the Internet-driven lifestyle through high touch experiences. Its fiber-delivered, ultrafast Internet and Internet-driven applications enable residential customers and businesses to efficiently and securely take advantage of the Internet.  Through its Technology Solutions business unit, North State provides best-in-class data center colocation, customized cloud and IT solutions, managed disaster recovery services, managed security and unified communications. For more information, visit northstate.net

Contacts:
North State                                                             LHA
Andrew Stevenson                                                 Harriet Fried, SVP
336-886-3801                                                         212-838-3777
investor.relations@nscom.com                              hfried@lhai.com

NORTH STATE REPORTS FIRST QUARTER 2017 RESULTS

High Point, NC—MAY 18, 2017—North State, a leading fiber optic network, cloud and IT services provider, announced today its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017.

Summary of Selected Financial Data 

Quarter Ended March 31, 2017 versus Quarter Ended March 31, 2016

  • Consolidated net operating revenue (NOR) for the quarter totaled $29.1 million, up 1% compared to first quarter 2016.
  • Total strategic revenue1 of $19.8 million, up 5%.  Strategic revenue now comprises 68% of NOR.
  • Operating income remained constant at $2.5 million.
  • Net income of $2.3 million compared to $2.4 million.
  • Earnings per share of $1.01 compared to $1.04.

Chief Executive Officer Royster Tucker III said, “We continued to generate revenue growth for the period, benefiting from solid increases in our Internet and communications segment due to increased penetration and revenue from our fiber-connected customers.  In spite of a soft quarter in IT hardware sales, strategic revenues continue to offset declines in our legacy business.

“Earlier this week we announced the formation of a new, integrated information technology services business unit called “Technology Solutions” that will run under the North State brand.  This represents a further step in positioning North State to uniquely meet the rapidly changing needs of businesses.  The unit, arising from the integration of our subsidiaries DataChambers and Stalwart Systems, enhances our ability to address the complex IT challenges businesses face as they migrate to the cloud.”

On May 11, 2017 North State’s board of directors declared a cash dividend of $1.30 per share on the company’s common stock, payable on June 5, 2017 to stockholders of record on May 22, 2017.

For further details on North State’s financial results for the first quarter of 2017, please see the financial tables included in the press release on the company’s website at: Q1 2017 Earnings Report.

1 Total strategic revenue is strategic Internet and communications revenue and all IT services and hardware revenue, for both business and consumer segments.

Forward Looking Statements
The inclusion of forward-looking information should not be construed as a representation by us that our plans or expectations will be achieved.  We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

About North State
North State (OTC: NORSA) (OTC: NORSB) is a technology company focused on inspiring the Internet-driven lifestyle through high touch experiences.  Its fiber-delivered, ultrafast Internet and Internet-driven applications enable residential customers and businesses to efficiently and securely take advantage of the Internet.  Through its Technology Solutions business unit, North State provides best-in-class data center colocation, customized cloud and IT solutions, managed disaster recovery services, managed security and unified communications.  For more information, visit northstate.net.

Contacts:
North State
Andrew Stevenson
336-886-3801
investor.relations@nscom.com
LHA
Harriet Fried, SVP
212-838-3777
hfried@lhai.com

 

NORTH STATE CREATES INTEGRATED IT SERVICES BUSINESS UNIT

Expanded focus on growing information technology services
throughout the Southeast U.S.

High Point, NC—May 16, 2017—North State, a leading fiber optic network, IT security, data center and cloud services provider, has created a new, integrated IT services business unit.  The new business unit, Technology Solutions, will operate under a single, unified North State brand, and arises from the integration of company subsidiaries, DataChambers, a leading data center / colocation and cloud service provider; and Stalwart Systems, a best-in-class IT services, cloud integration and IT security provider.

The formation of Technology Solutions is the next step in North State’s strategy to build a comprehensive digital ecosystem to serve its customers’ data center, IT security and cloud services needs.

“North State’s leadership team is incredibly excited about the opportunities that lie ahead to better serve our customers.  This is a logical progression in fulfilling our vision to help businesses securely take advantage of the cloud and thrive within the highly complex digital world,” said Royster Tucker III, North State Chief Executive Officer.

“The new business unit provides North State with a platform for strategic growth throughout the Southeast and furthers our ability to effectively address the significant information technology challenges that businesses are facing,” Tucker added.  “More than a century after its founding, North State is a company that continues to be forward-looking and promises to be an industry leader for both business and residential customers.”

Joel Lemke has joined North State as Executive Vice President and President of the Technology Solutions business unit.  An experienced senior executive, Lemke formerly served in leadership positions for prominent companies such as IBM, where he oversaw a substantial solution portfolio, and Dassault Systemes, where he led a significant global brand.  In addition, he founded a successful Value Added Reseller company, Novaquest.  Lemke has more than 30 years’ experience in strategy, product development, marketing, sales, services and support, primarily in software and software services.  Bill Cooper, President and CEO of Stalwart, will move into a strategic advisor role and stay through the transition.

“Joel is a growth-oriented executive with strong leadership strengths in strategic planning, team building, communication, measured operational performance, change management and disciplined project management,” Tucker said.  “He has deep expertise in developing and leading the execution of strategies for long-term strategic growth.  Joel is the ideal person to lead the Technology Solutions business unit, and we welcome him to the North State team.”

Forward-Looking Statements
The inclusion of forward-looking information should not be construed as a representation by us that our plans or expectations will be achieved.  We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

About North State
North State (OTC: NORSA) (OTC: NORSB) is a technology company focused on inspiring the Internet-driven lifestyle through high-touch experiences. Its fiber-delivered, ultrafast Internet and Internet-driven applications enable residential customers and businesses to efficiently and securely take advantage of the Internet.  Through its Technology Solutions business unit, North State provides best-in-class data center colocation, customized cloud and IT solutions, managed disaster recovery services, managed security and unified communications. For more information, visit northstate.net.

Contacts:
Media Contact:
Scott Carpenter
Capture Public Relations & Marketing
(336) 722-9660 or scott@capturevalue.com

Investor Relations Contact:
Harriet Fried
LHA
(212) 838-3777 or hfried@lhai.com