1 May 2019

Diversified Acquires Rutledge AV, Launches into Australian Market

Diversified, a leading global technology solutions provider, announces the acquisition
of Rutledge AV. As a top integrator in Australia, Rutledge AV’s robust client-base and track record of
exemplary service enables Diversified to provide local support to clients and the confidence to deliver the
standards they’re known for in the Americas, EMEA and APAC.

“I’m very excited for this endeavour, expanding our capabilities into the Australian market and being a true
global technology partner for our clients,” said Fred D’Alessandro, Diversified founder and CEO. “The
Rutledge team and everything they’ve built is a testament to their strengths as an organisation and the
synergy of our cultures, always a key deciding factor, promises continued growth and opportunity.”

Founded from humble beginnings in 1979 by Michael and Sandy Rutledge, Rutledge AV has grown into
Australia’s largest AV integration specialist with offices across seven states and territories and over 350 AV
professionals. “I’m delighted to have found the perfect home for what has been my life’s work,” said Michael
Rutledge. “Sandy and I look forward to seeing the company continue to thrive as part of the Diversified

Kevin Collins, Diversified’s President commented, “Welcoming Rutledge into the Diversified family is a huge
milestone that I am proud to be part of. Much of our strategic international growth has led us to this point,
where we now have established entities in almost all continents across the globe. Most importantly, we’ve
gotten here through partnering with highly skilled organizations that share our values and passion for next
generation technology solutions.”

Andrew Morrice, Rutledge AV’s CEO adds, “We are very excited to be part of Diversified. The merger was
a logical choice with numerous similarities between our businesses and Diversified’s innovative approach
to the technology services industry. We can’t wait to start working together as one team.”

Rutledge AV will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Diversified, continuing to be a trusted partner to
its clients while introducing Diversified’s portfolio of offerings and adding incremental value for their
organisations. Andrew Morrice and team will lead Diversified’s expansion into Australia, helping establish
the company’s operations in the region.

About Diversified
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