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Department of State Honors Comcel Parent Company, Trilogy International Partners, for social and economic contributions in Haiti

Trilogy International Partners, the U.S. parent company of Comcel — the provider of Voila cell phone service — is one of eleven finalists selected for the U.S. Secretary of State’s prestigious 2009 Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE).  These eleven U.S. companies were chosen from 42 nominations submitted by American ambassadors around the world.  ACE finalists are international business leaders who recognize the vital role that U.S. businesses play abroad as good corporate citizens.

Trilogy International Partners in Haiti is among the final candidates for the award for having a positive impact on the Haitian economy, for promoting education and for equitable hiring practices, including respect for the employment right of the disabled.  Trilogy’s diverse educational activities include youth rehabilitation programs, scholarships, internships, computer labs, sports programs and support for the arts.

The 2009 ACE winners will be announced at the annual ceremony hosted by the Secretary of State later this fall.

The other ten (10) finalists for 2009 are:

·  Chevron Corporation in the Philippines
·  Cisco Systems in Lebanon
·  Cummins in China
·  Intel Corporation in Costa Rica
·  Marriott International in Jordan
·  Officenet Staples in Argentina
·  Oracle Corporation in Romania
·  Protec in Vietnam
·  TOMS Shoes in Argentina
·  White & Case LLP in Russia

The Secretary of State has awarded the ACE since 1999 to recognize U.S. businesses for advancing good corporate citizenship, innovation, and democratic principles. The Department of State is committed to working with business to further these best practices worldwide and to recognize efforts to improve lives at home and abroad.

For more information, please visit: http://www.state.gov/e/eeb/ace/.

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