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iSoftStone Teams with IBM to Co-build A Cloud Computing Center of Excellence in Central China

BEIJING, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- iSoftStone Holdings Limited ("iSoftStone" or "the company," NYSE: ISS), a leading China-based IT services provider, today announced that it has signed an agreement with IBM and the Xiangyang city government to co-build an IBM Central China Cloud Computing Center of Excellence (CCoE) in the city of Xiangyang in China's Hubei province.

As a sub-center city in Hubei, Xiangyang has become one of China's largest automotive industry bases in which many manufacturers of vehicles, engines, and other vehicle parts are located. The IBM CCoE, located in Xiangyang and taking all of Central China as its service area, aims to build the first cloud platform to integrate the information needs of the automotive industry supply chain in China.

iSoftStone, as a leading IT services provider and a long-term strategic partner of IBM, has been building its unique and comprehensive capabilities in areas of cloud computing, smart cities, social networks, and big data, through partnerships with IBM, local governments, and other partners.

Mr. T.W. Liu, iSoftStone's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, "This is another big breakthrough for iSoftStone in implementing our smart city strategy in China. iSoftStone's continuous business growth in cloud computing and smart city services is due to our clear strategic plan and constant investment in these two important and rapidly growing IT market needs. We expect to sustain our strategy, dramatically enhance our capabilities, and collaborate closely with our partners as we together help to create a 'smarter' China through cloud computing and smart city services."

About iSoftStone

iSoftStone (NYSE: ISS) is a leading China-based IT services provider, serving both Greater China and Global clients. iSoftStone provides an integrated suite of IT services and solutions including Consulting & Solutions, IT Services, and Business Process Outsourcing services. Its comprehensive end-to-end service offerings support expansion in the scope and scale of client engagements. iSoftStone focuses on key client industry verticals that include technology; communications; banking, financial services, and insurance; healthcare; and energy, transportation, and the public sector. For more, please visit www.isoftstone.com.

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