updated 2/16/2011 6:46:55 AM ET 2011-02-16T11:46:55

CANTON, Ga., Feb. 16, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GBS Enterprises, Inc. (OTCBB:GBSX) announced today that GROUP Business Software (GROUP) has won the much-coveted "IBM Bestseller Award" in the "Best Cloud Solution Partner" category. The cloud experts from GROUP received the award at the IBM Business Partner Channel Kick Off 2011, held on February 8, 2011 in the Estrel Convention Center Berlin to celebrate the 100th anniversary of IBM. GROUP is a majority owned subsidiary of GBS Enterprises, Inc. www.gbs.com

"We are very proud that GROUP Live has been awarded a prize for the third time now and that the innovative character of our cloud platform again has met such a positive response," stated Constanze Zarth, Managing Director Europe for the GROUP Live division at GROUP Business Software.

Additionally, during the IBM Lotusphere Conference held in Orlando last week, GROUP's Evolution Transformer, won IBM's prestigious Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Award. The Evolution Transformer is an innovative solution for the automated modernization and conversion of Lotus Domino applications to cloud-enabled XPages applications.

"The recent awards confirm the strategy adopted by GBS as well as our strong commitment to innovative cloud services," emphasized Andreas Richter, Director Marketing Europe at GROUP Business Software.

Hosted in the IBM data center under the strictest security standards, the GROUP Live cloud computing platform brings IBM Lotus-based solutions and other applications to the cloud in a fully automated way, thus allowing independent software vendors (ISVs), companies and data centers to break new ground in the delivery of their applications, while saving time-consuming and cost-intensive hardware and software adjustments.

GROUP will also present GROUP Live at this year's CeBIT, to be held in Hanover, Germany, March 1st to 5th. Visitors will find the cloud specialists under the slogan "Taking Lotus to the Cloud" in Hall 2 at Stand B20 as well as at the IBM partner stand at workplace 126. Also at CeBIT, GROUP will present, for the first time, the Evolution Transformer.

CONTACT: Gary MacDonald
         EVP and Chief Corporate Development Officer
         GBS Enterprises, Incorporated
         917.477.9509
         gmacdonald@gbsx.us
         www.gbs.com

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