updated 1/11/2011 2:45:56 PM ET 2011-01-11T19:45:56

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 11, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In a release issued earlier today by Brightpoint, Inc. (Nasdaq:CELL), please note that the reference in the first paragraph to "Alltel Wireless Communications Corporation" should be "Allied Wireless Communications Corporation."  The corrected release follows: 

Brightpoint, Inc. (Nasdaq:CELL), a global leader in providing supply chain solutions to the wireless industry, today announced that its subsidiary, Brightpoint North America L.P. ("Brightpoint"), has entered into a logistic services agreement with Allied Wireless Communications Corporation ("Alltel Wireless"). Under the terms of the agreement, Brightpoint will perform a variety of supply chain services for Alltel Wireless including the direct sale of wireless devices, picking, kitting, programming, invoicing, and shipping of devices. These services will be performed across multiple business channels including corporate and national retail. Brightpoint will also assist Alltel Wireless with forecasting in order to ensure future demand for wireless devices is met.

"Brightpoint is pleased to work with Alltel Wireless," stated J. Mark Howell, President Brightpoint Americas. "Brightpoint's supply chain infrastructure and capabilities will accelerate the availability of wireless devices to Alltel Wireless customers."

"Alltel Wireless found Brightpoint's innovative solutions to further assist us in our mission of providing our customers with the best wireless experience," said Wade McGill, Alltel Wireless Chief Administrative Officer. "Brightpoint is the premier provider in wireless supply chain services, and they offer our company the best avenue for a lean and efficient supply chain."

About Alltel Wireless

Allied Wireless Communications Corporation (AWCC), doing business as Alltel Wireless, is a wireless telecommunications provider serving more than 800,000 customers in six states. Headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas, AWCC is a subsidiary of Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATNI).

Alltel Wireless continues to be an industry leader, providing customers its exclusive "My Circle" feature – unlimited calling to and from any 5, 15 or 25 numbers on any network as well as unlimited text to their circle on select plans. Alltel Wireless was also the first to offer Anytime Plan Changes, giving customers flexibility to change their calling plans at any time without extending their contract. For more information, visit www.alltel.com or www.awcc.com .  

About Brightpoint, Inc.

Brightpoint, Inc. (Nasdaq:CELL) is a global leader in providing supply chain solutions to leading stakeholders in the wireless industry. In 2009, Brightpoint handled approximately 84 million wireless devices globally. Brightpoint's innovative services include distribution channel management, procurement, inventory management, software loading, kitting and customized packaging, fulfillment, product customization, eBusiness solutions, and other outsourced services that integrate seamlessly with its customers. Brightpoint's effective and efficient platform allows its customers to benefit from quickly deployed, flexible, and cost effective solutions. The company has approximately 2,700 employees in more than 25 countries. In 2009, Brightpoint generated revenue of $3.2 billion. Brightpoint provides distribution and customized services to more than 25,000 B2B customers worldwide. Additional information about Brightpoint can be found on its website at www.brightpoint.com , or by calling its toll-free Information and Investor Relations line at 877-IIR-CELL (877-447-2355).

Certain information in this press release may contain forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future performance of Brightpoint. These statements are only predictions and actual events or results may differ materially. Please refer to the documents Brightpoint files, from time to time, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Brightpoint's most recent Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and Exhibit 99.1, thereto. These documents contain and identify important risk factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in or implied by these forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements that speak only as of the date these statements were made. Brightpoint undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this press release.

CONTACT: Brightpoint, Inc.
         Tom Ward
         Investor Relations
         317-707-2745
         
         Brightpoint, Inc.
         Carolyn Manco
         Media Relations
         317-707-2276
         
         AWCC Contact
         Ashley Rankin
         501-448-1312

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