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TransPerfect Named Official Translation and Interpretation Provider of the LPGA

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., May 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) announced today that it has selected TransPerfect as its official provider of translation and interpretation services. TransPerfect will provide document translation and interpretation services to facilitate the tour’s communications with its members, partners, players as well as to help promote the tour and its players in markets abroad.

TransPerfect is the world’s largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions for global business, and is also a WBENC-certified women-owned business. TransPerfect’s services will help the LPGA better communicate and do business with partners and in markets all over the world.

THE LPGA BY THE NUMBERS:

  • 2,300 worldwide members that include playing, club, and teaching professionals in 30 countries.
  • 30 partners from 12 different countries
  • LPGA tournaments are broadcast in nearly 75% of the countries around the world
  • Television partners in 170 countries
  • Fans from 235 different countries visit LPGA.com each year
  • LPGA.com is also available in 6 different languages (English, Spanish, German, Japanese, Korean, Chinese)
  • In 2014, the LPGA opened an Asia office in Seoul, Korea

“TransPerfect enables us to support our players, members, and partners, who represent a broad array of cultures, backgrounds, and languages,” said Jon Podany, chief commercial officer of LPGA. “When we looked at potential translation and interpretation partners, it became clear that TransPerfect was the best choice for the LPGA. We want to take care of our non-English-speaking players and fans, and this partnership with TransPerfect helps us do that.”

“The LPGA is a model organization for diversity, inclusion, and achievement,” said Liz Elting, Co-CEO of TransPerfect. “To be aligned with a group that showcases such amazing women accomplishing incredible things across all corners of the world is tremendously rewarding.”

TransPerfect Co-CEO Phil Shawe added, “With such a broad fan base and so many talented international players, the LPGA’s appeal is truly global. We’re honored to help them continue to grow the game of golf and reach new audiences in markets around the world.”

About the LPGA
The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950 and headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida, the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 2,300 members representing 30 different countries. With a Vision to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the very best of women’s golf, LPGA Tour Professionals compete across the globe, while dedicated LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) directly impact the game through teaching, coaching and management. The Symetra Tour consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. Follow the LPGA on its television home, Golf Channel, and on the web via: www.LPGA.com, www.facebook.com/lpga, www.twitter.com/lpga, and www.youtube.com/lpgavideo

About TransPerfect
With annual revenues of more than $500 million, TransPerfect is the world's largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions. From offices in 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. More than 3,000 global organizations employ TransPerfect’s GlobalLink® Product Suite to simplify management of multilingual content. With an unparalleled commitment to quality and client service, TransPerfect is fully ISO 9001 and EN 15038 certified. TransPerfect has global headquarters in New York, with regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit our website at www.transperfect.com.

Contact: Ryan Simper +1 212.689.5555 mediainquiry@transperfect.com

Source: TransPerfect