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Global Knowledge Showcased in Grant Thornton NC100®

Oct. 29, 2014

Award-winning learning services company featured as top privately owned business

CARY, N.C. - Global Knowledge, the world's leading IT and business training provider, today announced its inclusion in the 2014 Grant Thornton North Carolina 100® (NC100) list of leading private organizations in the state.

Grant Thornton LLP sought elite organizations that have unlocked their growth potential to participate in the 2014 NC100 program. This exclusive ranking identifies and celebrates the successes of dynamic privately held businesses in the state and the critical role that they play in the economy.

Global Knowledge's exponential growth has been a result of meeting market demand for organizational learning solutions and business transformation services across various industries. With services and solutions that include process improvement, leadership development and information technology assessment and training, customers receive the guidance and support they need to implement change. Global Knowledge provides professional development to a number of organizations included in the NC100, serving as a progression catalyst for other leading North Carolina businesses.

"We are honored to be selected for the NC100 for the third year in a row, as a proven contributor to the economy of our state and the skills advancement of our customers and partners," said Brian K. Branson, Global Knowledge president and CEO. "We take great pride in our collaborations with local businesses and the commitment each of our team members dedicates every day to accelerating the success of our customers. We work closely with organizations around the world - many in North Carolina - to help close skills gaps and elevate the professional development initiatives. In the face of overwhelming business transformations aligned to compliance, shifting roles and technological advancements, we are dedicated to helping our customers succeed. Our inclusion in the NC100 program is evidence of that dedication and focus - our growth rests on the value that we provide."

Since 1984, Grant Thornton LLP has recognized the tenacity, grit, staying power and business acumen required to be one of the 100 largest privately owned businesses in the state. Companies are ranked by revenue in the previous year. Excluded from the ranking are subsidiaries, nonprofits, financial services companies, and health care providers such as hospitals and doctors' offices.

About Global Knowledge

Global Knowledge is the world's leading IT and business skills training provider. Offering the most relevant and timely content delivered by the best instructors, we provide customers around the world with their choice of convenient class times, delivery methods and formats to accelerate their success. Our business skills solutions teach essential communications skills, business analysis, project management, ITIL service management, process improvement and leadership development. With thousands of courses spanning from foundational training to specialized certifications, our core IT training is focused on technology partners such as Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Citrix, IBM, Juniper, Microsoft, Red Hat and VMware. We offer comprehensive professional development for technologies like big data, cloud, cybersecurity and networking.

Founded in 1995, Global Knowledge employs more than 1,300 people worldwide and is headquartered in Cary, N.C. The company is owned by New York-based investment firm MidOcean Partners.