Press release

Centric Business Systems Acquires Carefree Office Technology, Inc.

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Centric Business Systems, a leader provider of document management
technology in the Mid-Atlantic region, announces the acquisition of
Carefree Office Technology, Inc., a successful office technology dealer
located in Northern Virginia.

“This acquisition allows Centric to gain greater density in our regional
footprint and provide our world class service to the Carefree customers
in Northern Virginia,” said Centric president, Rick Bastinelli. “I am
extremely excited to welcome members of the Carefree team and their
customers to Centric.”

Carefree, located in Fairfax, Virginia, has more than 24 years
experience in the document management industry and services over a
thousand devices. They are an award-winning provider of hardware and
software solutions in the Northern Virginia region.

“Joining Centric Business Systems is an exciting venture for Carefree,”
said Chris Jones. “Our customers will benefit from their expertise and
positioning in the marketplace, while maintaining our core values of
integrity and excellence.”

The companies combined will provide more value to customers with a
larger infrastructure, increased support to a growing customer base, and
significantly expanded allocation of resources that further enhance
customer support and satisfaction. As a result of this acquisition,
Centric will achieve more than $60 million in annual revenue and over
260 employees.

About Centric

For more than 28 years, Centric has been giving organizations powerful
document management solutions that improve productivity and save money.
From managed print services and production print solutions to
multi-function hardware and wide-format printers, Centric is committed
to delivering reliable document technology that makes businesses better.
The only locally owned document management company serving the entire
mid-Atlantic region, Centric has earned its reputation for outstanding
solutions, unparalleled support, and reliable service. For more
information visit

For more information contact Adrienne Bastinelli, Marketing Manager,
Centric Business Systems at 410-902-3300 X1045 or