Rose International
Honored by SBC
Communications As
Outstanding Supplier

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Rose International Honored by SBC Communications As Outstanding Supplier

ST. LOUIS MO (April 25, 2005)- Commitment to excellence has earned Rose International recognition as an outstanding supplier this past year to SBC Communications Inc. (NYSE: SBC), one of the world’s leading data, voice and Internet services providers.

"We are proud of our longstanding tradition of going beyond the call for our customers," said Maureen Merkle, President, SBC Procurement. "We succeed at that because strategic supply chain partners like Rose International consistently go beyond the call for us.”

Rose International was one of a select group of 47 suppliers recognized for their work in helping the SBC companies deliver outstanding service to its customers during the past year. Rose International was recognized for its contributions in the customer service category.

“We are honored to receive this recognition,” said Mrs. Himanshu Bhatia, CEO of Rose International. “We value our partnership with SBC, and we’re grateful to them for recognizing us for our hard work.”

As part of its annual supplier recognition program, SBC took out a half-page ad in the April 22 edition of the Wall Street Journal to publicly thank the selected companies.

About Rose International

Founded in 1993, St. Louis-based Rose International is a leader in providing information technology and business services to corporations and government agencies nationwide. Rose has offices and development centers in seven U.S. cities and one in New Delhi, India. Rose’s offshore development center is CMM Level 3 certified, and is in the process of attaining CMMI Level 5 certification. With nearly 1,000 associates and steady revenue growth, Rose is recognized as one of the country's fastest-growing and most successful companies. Rose’s client list includes ChevronTexaco, the Department of Defense, SBC, the State of Missouri and Toyota, among others.

Recently, Rose International collaborated with SBC Communications to build and offer MaestroVMS™. The system is a Web-based vendor management tool designed to help companies streamline the internal processes involved in managing contingent workforce contracts.

In 2003, Rose received the SBA National Entrepreneurial Success award, and in 2001, CEO Himanshu Bhatia was named the Missouri Small-Business Person of the Year. The company has been consistently recognized for its success, having been named to the VARBusiness 500, Inc 500, St. Louis Regional Technology Top 50,Deloitte & Touche Fast 500 and Working Woman 500, among many other honors. Most recently, Mrs. Bhatia was recognized by Fast Company as one of the top 25 women business owners in the U.S. and Canada.

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