ModusLink appoints Thomas Nightingale President, Sales and Marketing

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					ModusLink appoints Thomas Nightingale
President, Sales and Marketing
Supply chain and logistics industry veteran brings proven track record of driving revenue growth and
marketing excellence in US and international markets

December 05, 2011 08:33 AM Eastern Time 

WALTHAM, Mass.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--ModusLink Global Solutions™, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNK),
which designs and executes value chain strategies for the world’s largest technology and consumer goods
companies, today announced that Thomas Nightingale has been appointed President, Sales and Marketing, effective
December 15, 2011. Nightingale will lead ModusLink’s global sales and marketing efforts with a focus on growing
revenue and solidifying ModusLink’s position as a leading solutions provider to global brands.

Nightingale has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the supply chain and logistics industry with a proven
track record of growing revenue and increasing market share. Most recently he was the chief marketing officer for
Con-way, Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $5.0 billion transportation and logistics services company, where he was
instrumental in growing the company’s market share and profitability, creating an enterprise sales program and
leading a global rebrand that included the integration of three newly acquired companies. Prior to that, he held senior
leadership positions with Schneider National, Clareon, CSX and United Parcel Service. Nightingale earned a
master’s degree in business administration from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from
Siena College in Loudonville, New York.

“With our recent investments in sales and marketing and focus on increasing revenue, I am pleased to bring aboard
an experienced and respected leader to take the helm of our sales and marketing organization,” said Joseph C.
Lawler, president and chief executive officer of ModusLink Global Solutions. “Tom has the right mix of industry
experience and sales and marketing acumen to build our market position and accelerate our plans for new business
growth. I look forward to collaborating with Tom to realize ModusLink’s true market potential and to raise our
brand profile as a trusted value chain partner with reliable solutions that maximize our clients’ business objectives.” 

“ModusLink is well respected in the industry for its work with the world’s leading brands and offers clients a breadth
and depth of capabilities that go well beyond that of a traditional 3PL,” said Nightingale. “I look forward to building
on this solid foundation with a targeted sales and marketing approach designed to strengthen existing client
relationships and grow market share through solutions that connect the product supply chain with the customer brand

About ModusLink Global Solutions

ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc. designs and executes global value chain strategies to solve clients’ cost, time-to-
market, customer satisfaction and revenue objectives. Our supply chain, aftermarket, e-Business and entitlement
management solutions support the end-to-end product lifecycles of the world’s leading technology and consumer
goods companies. ModusLink has more than 25 years of experience executing complex supply chain processes such
as sourcing, configuration and fulfillment. We can manage these critical functions seamlessly with a client’s global e-
Business initiative or an integrated aftermarket program, including alternative channel recovery for at-risk inventory.
Backed by a footprint of more than 25 solution centers in 15 countries, ModusLink clients can react quickly to
shifting market dynamics impacting value chain performance and revenues. For more information about ModusLink’s
flexible, scalable and sustainable solutions, visit or, the blog for
value chain professionals.
This release contains forward-looking statements, which address a variety of subjects including, for example
statements regarding anticipated revenue and new business growth, improving the Company’s market
position and brand profile, strengthening its client relationships and growing market share and delivering
solutions that connect the product supply chain with the customer brand experience. All statements other
than statements of historical fact, including without limitation, those with respect to the Company’s goals,
plans, expectations and strategies set forth herein are forward-looking statements. The following important
factors and uncertainties, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described
in these forward-looking statements: the Company’s success, including its ability to increase revenue,
improve its market position and brand profile, strengthen client relationships, and grow market share
depends on its ability to execute on its business strategy as well as the continued and increased demand for
and market acceptance of its services; global economic conditions, especially in the technology sector are
uncertain and subject to volatility; demand for our clients’ products may decline or may not achieve the
levels anticipated by our clients; the Company's management may face strain on managerial and operational
resources as they try to oversee the expanded operations; the Company may not realize the expected benefits
of its restructuring and cost cutting actions; the Company may not be able to expand its operations in
accordance with its business strategy; the Company’s cash balances may not be sufficient to allow the
Company to meet all of its business and investment goals; the Company may experience difficulties
integrating technologies, operations and personnel in accordance with its business strategy; the Company
derives a significant portion of its revenue from a small number of customers and the loss of any of those
customers could significantly damage the Company’s financial condition and results of operations; the
Company frequently sells to its supply chain management clients on a purchase order basis rather than
pursuant to contracts with minimum purchase requirements, and therefore its sales and the amount of
projected revenue that is actually realized are subject to demand variability; risks inherent with conducting
international operations; and increased competition and technological changes in the markets in which the
Company competes.For a detailed discussion of cautionary statements that may affect the Company’s future
results of operations and financial results, please refer to the Company's filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission, including the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly
Reports on Form 10-Q. Forward-looking statements represent management's current expectations and are
inherently uncertain. We do not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements made by us.

ModusLink Global Solutions is a trademark of ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc.All other company names
and products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Farrah Phillipo, 781-663-5096
Director of Communications
SHIFT Communications
KT McGraw, 617-779-1822
Robert Joyce, 781-663-5120
Director, Investor Relations

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