updated 10/13/2010 6:15:41 AM ET 2010-10-13T10:15:41

FREMONT, Calif., Oct. 13, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- iGATE (Nasdaq:IGTE), the first Business Outcomes driven integrated Technology and Operations (iTOPS) solutions provider today announced that its Board of Directors has approved the filing of a shelf registration statement on Form S-3 to register 10 million shares of its common stock and up to $100 million aggregate amount of debt securities. The shelf registration statement is intended to provide iGATE flexibility to raise funds from the offering of securities, subject to market conditions, which may be used to fund working capital, acquisitions and other capital needs.

In addition, the registration statement will permit iGATE's co-founders and shareholders, Sunil Wadhwani and Ashok Trivedi (the "Selling Shareholders"), to sell up to 6,000,000 shares of iGATE's common stock from time to time, in the open market or otherwise, in order to diversify their holdings for estate planning purposes.

No assurance can be given as to whether or when any offering under the registration statement will be completed or the exact number or amount of securities which will be sold by the Company or the Selling Shareholders.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described herein. No registration statement relating to the securities described above has yet been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These securities, if registered, may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the proposed registration statement becomes effective.

About iGATE

iGATE (Nasdaq:IGTE) is the first Business Outcomes driven integrated Technology and Operations (iTOPS) solutions provider with a global delivery model. iGATE enables clients to optimize their business through a combination of process investment strategies, technology leverage and business process outsourcing and provisioning. Our unique business model aligns with the client's strategic objectives to achieve operational efficiencies, increase cost variability and rationalize their current operating environment. iGATE has over 8,000 employees and 7 development centers in Australia, India, Japan, and Mexico. iGATE has offices in 17 countries and 4 continents. With industry expertise spanning 16 years, iGATE has developed the right solutions with its Business Outcomes driven approach for industry verticals – Banking, Insurance, Manufacturing, Retail, Health Care, Media & Entertainment and Telecom & Hi-Tech. For more information, please visit www.igate.com

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Forward-Looking Statements

Some of the statements contained in this news release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include the company's financial, growth and liquidity projections as well as statements concerning the company's plans, strategies, intentions and beliefs concerning business cash flows, costs and the markets in which it operates. Without limiting the foregoing, the words "believes," "anticipates," "plans," "expects," "intends" and similar expressions are intended to identify certain forward-looking statements. These statements are based on information currently available to the company and it assumes no obligation to update the forward statements as circumstances change. There are risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. These risks include, but are not limited to, the company's ability to predict its financial performance, the level of market demand for its services, the highly-competitive market for the types of services offered by the company, the impact of competitive factors on profit margins, market conditions that could cause the company's customers to reduce their spending for its services, the company's ability to create, acquire and build new businesses and to grow existing businesses, attract and retain qualified personnel, reduce costs and conserve cash, currency fluctuations and market conditions in India and elsewhere around the world, political and military tensions in India and South Asia, changes in generally accepted accounting principles and/or their interpretation and other risks that are described in more detail in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009.

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