ATLANTA, May 7, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ebix, Inc. (Nasdaq:EBIX), a leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance industry, today announced a multiyear global partnership agreement with rising American tennis star John Isner, currently ranked #10 in the ATP world rankings. Isner will act as an Ebix, Inc. brand ambassador effective immediately.
Ebix, one of Fortune's Fastest Gowning Companies in 2011, is excited to align with a similar rising star on the ATP tour. In addition to partnering with Ebix on customer engagement opportunities both on and off the court, Isner will also wear an Ebix branded patch on the right sleeve of his athletic apparel as part of the partnership agreement. Ebix will also act as the title sponsor for Isner's annual charity event, an exhibition tournament played in Isner's home state of North Carolina.
Isner's accomplishments include winning 3 ATP tour titles, leading the United States to the 2012 Davis Cup semifinal, winning the longest match in tennis history at Wimbledon in 2010 and defeating world #1 Novak Djokovic and former world #1 Roger Federer during the first half of the 2012 season. Isner has also recently broken into the ATP top 10 for the first time in his career and is considered a future Grand Slam contender.
"I am really excited to align with a global services brand such as Ebix," said Isner. "I look forward to a very successful partnership with Ebix and to build on the momentum I've gained this year."
"We are excited to have John as an Ebix ambassador," said Robin Raina, President & Chief Executive Officer of Ebix. "He is one of the most talented and popular players on the ATP circuit, and he personifies the same winning attributes – such as persistence, passion and performance – that make Ebix the leading provider of insurance software services around the world."
Isner will be looking to continue his winning momentum while championing the Ebix brand as he prepares for the summer season, starting at the Mutua Madrid Open in Madrid, followed by the Internazionali BNL Ditalia in Rome and the French Open in Paris. John will also be a member of the U.S. 2012 Summer Olympic team in London, England.
About Ebix, Inc.
A leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance industry, Ebix, Inc., (Nasdaq:EBIX) provides end-to-end solutions ranging from infrastructure exchanges, carrier systems, agency systems and BPO services to custom software development for all entities involved in the insurance industry.
With 30+ offices across Brazil, Singapore, Australia, the US, New Zealand, India and Canada, Ebix powers multiple exchanges across the world in the field of life, annuity, health and property & casualty insurance while conducting in excess of $100 billion in insurance premiums on its platforms. Through its various SaaS-based software platforms, Ebix employs hundreds of insurance and technology professionals to provide products, support and consultancy to thousands of customers on six continents. Ebix's focus on quality has enabled it to be awarded Level 5 status of the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute's Capability Maturity Model (CMM). With a recent ISO 27001-security certification, the Company also has an ISO 9001:2000 certification for both its development and BPO units in India. For more information, visit the Company's website at www.ebix.com
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