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Intent to Acquire Health Information Technology Unit of Constellation, Inc.
   July 28, 2016

JDL Technologies Announces Intent to Acquire Health Information Technology Unit of Constellation, Inc.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla., July 28, 2016 (PRNewswire) – JDL Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has entered into a letter of intent to acquire the health information technology (HIT) business unit of Constellation, Inc.  The proposed acquisition is subject to due diligence and the negotiation and execution of a definitive purchase agreement.  The parties expect the transaction to close in early October 2016.  Terms of the proposed acquisition were not disclosed.

Constellation’s Health IT business employs about 30 people in the Twin Cities area.  JDL Technologies expects it would retain substantially all of Constellation’s Health IT staff as JDL Technologies expands its presence in the Twin Cities and continues service to Constellation’s Health IT customers, most of whom are in the Midwest.

“The acquisition of Constellation’s Health IT business would provide a strong foundation for the expansion of JDL HealthTech services in the Midwest, one of the regions we have targeted for growth,” said Scott Fluegge, president and general manager of JDL Technologies. “The skills and industry knowledge of the Constellation Health IT team would enable us to continue building a meaningful presence here.”

Said Bill McDonough, president and CEO of Constellation, “We are confident our Health IT customers would be well served by JDL Technologies, which is dedicated to information technology and to health IT specifically.”

Through its JDL HealthTech brand, JDL Technologies offers robust HIPAA compliance services and health information technology solutions that enable healthcare providers to better manage their practices, achieve and maintain HIPAA compliance, avoid violations and data breaches, keep their systems up to date and running smoothly, and take advantage of new and emerging technologies.  HIPAA FastTrack, JDL’s flagship service, earned a 2016 Information Security Award for Innovation in Compliance.

About JDL Technologies

JDL Technologies is the foremost Managed Service Provider in Florida to have earned the Managed Services Trustmark from CompTIA, global voice of the IT industry, for its award-winning managed services program. JDL Technologies provides managed services and other information technology solutions to healthcare, education and commercial enterprises and small and medium-sized businesses.  JDL Technologies is a Communications Systems, Inc. company (NASDAQ: JCS).  For more information, visit jdltech.com.

About Constellation

Minneapolis-based Constellation is a holding company of policyholder-owned insurers and other organizations providing medical liability insurance and services that support physicians and other healthcare providers. Through partnerships offering solutions that help providers deliver better quality patient care, a better patient experience and lower costs of care, Constellation, founded in 2012, aims to become a leader in healthcare provider support and risk solutions. For more information, visit ConstellationMutual.com.