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Inflow-Minneapolis Appoints New General Manager

Minnesota Native Eager to Expand Relationships with Area Businesses



Denver, CO -- Inflow Inc., a leading provider of outsourced data center and managed hosting services for companies with critical applications, announced today that John Schwappach has been appointed general manager of its Minneapolis Internet Data Center (IDC).

Mr. Schwappach comes to Inflow from Advantech, a Business Management and Technology Consulting company based in Edina, MN. “We are thrilled to have John on board to continue the momentum in Minneapolis,” said Pete Khanna, Executive Vice President of Sales and Operations for Inflow. “John brings significant sales, marketing and management experience that will help us to expand our market reach and drive new revenue growth. We are confident that he will quickly become a valuable resource to area businesses.”

Mr. Schwappach holds a graduate degree from the University of Minnesota and brings over 20 years of sales, marketing and business management experience to his role from companies such as Productivity Point International, a technical education and consulting company, where he achieved record profitability and revenue growth. He also held leadership roles with Stearns, a K2 Inc. company, and Borden Foods. An accomplished veteran in the business realm, Mr. Schwappach’s areas of expertise span from concept development and strategic planning to custom solutions development and implementation.

“It’s an honor to join such an outstanding team of individuals who have built Inflow into an industry-leading company on track for record growth,” said Mr. Schwappach. “This is an extremely strong organization with a very motivated team propelling its success. I look forward to helping the organization expand upon its existing relationships in the Midwest.”

As General Manager, Mr. Schwappach will manage all business and operational aspects of Inflow’s Midwest operation including the staff, a 15,000 square-foot facility and P&L responsibility for the region. The IDC has seen outstanding growth, achieving a record 33% increase in total customer count in 2003.

“It’s an exciting time for Inflow,” Khanna said. “Each new employee brings substantial potential and ideas, and we look forward to the new opportunities resulting from the addition of John to the Inflow team.”

About Inflow

Inflow was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Inflow currently serves more than 850 customers from its network of data centers across the United States. Leveraging its expertise in application, network and datacenter management, the company is able to deliver the most reliable, secure, scalable and cost-effective outsourcing solutions available. Core services are offered within Inflow’s three primary lines of business: Application Infrastructure Management, Business Continuance and Disaster Recovery, and Enterprise Datacenter Management. Inflow’s solutions help customers increase revenues, decrease costs and enhance productivity.

In its sixth year of business, Inflow generated approximately $50.7 million in total revenues last year and has recently reached company EBITDA positive status. Earlier this year, Inflow also received ISO 9001:2000 certification. Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA), a worldwide leader in quality systems evaluation, concluded that Inflow was deserving of registration to ISO 9001:2000 as it successfully completed audits for Inflow’s Quality Management System. ISO 9001:2000 is an international standard of quality. Less than one percent of companies in the U.S. are registered or certified to ISO 9001:2000.

For additional information and IDC locations, please visit www.inflow.com or call 877.321.2464. Inflow-Minneapolis is located at 511 Eleventh Avenue South, Suite 211, in downtown Minneapolis. For more information on the Minneapolis IDC, please call John Schwappach at 612.656.3800.