Network Systems International Inc (NASDAQ: NESI), a vertical market company that specializes in providing industry specific solutions to the textile, apparel, home furnishings and printing industries, announced today that it has completed the sale of 1,666,667 newly issued shares of common stock at $0.60 per share to seven investors in a private placement organized by Millennium Holdings Group Inc.

The proceeds from the sale of this stock were used to reduce Network's outstanding indebtedness to Wachovia Bank NA.

In addition to the sale of newly issued shares by Network, four of Network's current management shareholders, Robbie M Efird (the current chairman of the board and chief executive officer), EW "Sonny" Miller Jr, David F Christian and James W Moseley, have sold 2,700,000 of their shares of Network stock to Herbert Tabin, a managing partner of Millennium, for $1,500,000, or approximately $0.56 per share, in a second private placement arranged by Millennium.

Except for Robbie M Efird, all members of the existing board of directors have resigned. Mr Efird has resigned as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the company. By agreement of the parties, Mr Efird will continue to serve on the board of directors during a brief transition period. Mr Tabin has been appointed to serve on the board of directors with Mr Efird and as the president of the company. Mr Efird and other officers of Network will remain with the company and serve as directors and officers of the two subsidiaries of Network. As previously announced, Network has an option to require the four selling shareholders to purchase the subsidiaries of Network.


Network Systems International Inc is a vertical market company that specializes in providing industry specific solutions to the textile, apparel, home furnishings and printing industries. The company's integrated applications provide customers a complete system for managing the enterprise and supply chain. Founded in 1985, Network Sytems International, Inc is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina with offices in Dallas, Texas and Duncan, South Carolina.

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