updated 3/9/2011 6:45:55 PM ET 2011-03-09T23:45:55

CANTON, Ga., March 9, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GBS Enterprises, Inc. (OTCBB:GBSX) announced German Chancellor Angela Merkel visit to its majority owned subsidiary Group Business Software ("GROUP") at the CeBIT show in Hannover, Germany. As is tradition, the Chancellor opened the digital industry's biggest, most international event and along with the Minister of Finance visited certain sponsors of the event.  With the focus of the show on Cloud Computing, the Chancellor and Minister visited with GROUP to discuss and view the Company's Cloud Automation Platform dubbed GBS Live. GROUP is a majority owned subsidiary of GBS Enterprises, Inc.

"We are very proud that Chancellor Merkel is interested in our Cloud Computing platform GBS Live," says Joerg Ott, CEO of GBS.  "The Chancellor was very knowledgeable about the topic and seemed very impressed with our product and innovation."

Hosted in the German IBM data center under the strictest security standards, the GBS Live cloud computing platform brings IBM Lotus-based solutions and other applications to the cloud in a fully automated way.  This allows 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.  GBS will also be showing their Transformer product. GBS Transformer converts Lotus Domino applications automatically into web and cloud enabled XPages applications. It provides a swift and easy modernization of existing Domino applications in a cost-efficient way. Other products they will be highlighting are their comprehensive Email Management and Instant Messaging solutions.

 About Group Business Software

GROUP, founded in 1992, is the worldwide leader in solutions built on and for IBM Lotus software. The company boasts more than 4,000 customers worldwide with more than 4 million users of their products and services.  GBS has 12 locations across North America, eastern and central Europe and the United Kingdom.  Its European headquarters is in Frankfurt, Germany and North American headquarters is located in Canton GA. For more information, please visit http://www.gbs.com.

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CONTACT: Gary MacDonald
         EVP and Chief Corporate Development Officer
         GBS Enterprises, Incorporated
         +1.917.477.9509
         gmacdonald@gbsx.us

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