UNICOM completes acquisition of NEI

MISSION HILLS, CA and CANTON, MA, September 18, 2012 – Network Engines, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEI), a leading provider of server-based application platforms, deployment solutions and lifecycle support services for software technology developers and OEMs worldwide and UNICOM Systems, Inc. (“UNICOM”), a global information technology company and part of the UNICOM group of companies, today announced that the completion of its merger with UNICOM Sub Two, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of UNICOM. The merger was approved by the stockholders of NEI at a special meeting held earlier today.  With the completion of the merger, NEI became a privately held company and its stock ceased trading on the NASDAQ Global Market at market close today and its shares will no longer be listed.

NEI stockholders will receive $1.45 per share in cash, without interest, for their shares. Computershare Trust Company, N.A, the paying agent for the merger, will be sending out a letter of transmittal and instructions to stockholders who hold certificates registered in their name in the next several days providing specific actions stockholders of record will need to take to surrender their shares for payment. NEI’s stockholders of record should wait until they receive the letter of transmittal before surrendering their share certificates. Stockholders who hold shares through a bank or broker will not have to take any action to have their shares converted into cash, since these conversions will be handled by the bank or broker.

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UNICOM Engineering is a leading provider of server-based application platforms, storage solutions, and lifecycle support services for software developers, OEMs, and enterprises worldwide. Through its expertise and comprehensive suite of design engineering, system integration, global logistics, trade compliance, support, and business analytics services, UNICOM Engineering is redefining application deployment solutions to provide customers with a sustainable competitive advantage. More than two decades of appliance innovation and strong technology partnerships make UNICOM Engineering one of the most trusted deployment partners in the industry. Founded in 1997, UNICOM Engineering is headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts with facilities in Plano, Texas and Galway, Ireland.

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UNICOM Global consists of more than fifty (50) corporate entities encompassing a wide range of businesses across all geographic regions. With its corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, California, to offices in Illinois, Kentucky, Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, New Jersey, Texas and Virginia, throughout EMEA in the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland and the UAE, and across Asia/Pacific with locations in Japan, China, India, Australia, Korea, Thailand, Taiwan and the Philippines.

UNICOM Global offers deep in-house resources and flexible IT solutions to our partners worldwide. UNICOM Global focuses on acquiring and integrating mature and growing mid-cap NASDAQ, London Stock Exchange AIM and German publically-traded companies in technology, financing, IT, real estate, and business services. Please visit our websites for additional information about the services, products and solutions that UNICOM Global offers:

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The UNICOM Systems technology division delivers world-class CICS automation and z/OS and z/VM software solutions to IBM Z customers globally, integration services and solutions to commercial and government organizations, and application development tools for Linux/Unix and Windows customers.

UNICOM's flagship product, AUTOMON/CICS, is an award winning solution which powers some of the largest CICS installations worldwide. Today UNICOM Systems offers dozens of mission-critical solutions for a variety of platforms in several categories including Performance Management, Application Lifecycle Management, Storage and Security Management, Application Development and Application Modernization.

UNICOM Global - Assets, capital and investment management
UNICOM Systems - IBM Mainframe software products
UNICOM Government (formerly NASDAQ: GTSI) - Government IT solutions
UNICOM Engineering (formerly NASDAQ: NEI) Appliance platform
UNICOM Science and Technology Parks
UNICOM Technology Park – Innovation Labs in Virginia
UNICOM Science and Technology Park – Innovation Labs in New Jersey
UNICOM Capital - Business and Financial Services
solidDB – In-memory relational database management system
USRobotics - Data communications products
Memeo - Enterprise-grade Secure File Sharing for the Cloud
Firetide - Wireless technology solutions for security and transportation
DETEC - Document composition products
SoftLanding Systems - IBM i software products
Macro 4 (formerly LONDON: MAO) - Document Management products
illustro - z/OS and z/VSE software products
iET Solutions - ITIL® ITSM software products
Eden - Mergers & Acquisitions, Business & Financial Services, and Real Estate
CICS.com - Hardware, Software, Outsourcing and Professional Services

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