180 Connect Inc. Announces Record Date and Meeting Date for Special Stockholder Meeting


    TORONTO, and ENGLEWOOD, CO, June 4 /CNW/ - 180 Connect Inc.
("180 Connect" or the "Company") (OTCBB: CNCT.OB, CNCTU.OB, CNCTW.OB),
announced today that its Board of Directors has approved July 8, 2008 as the
date for a special meeting of stockholders to vote on the proposed acquisition
of 180 Connect by DIRECTV Enterprises, LLC and has approved June 4, 2008 as
the record date for the meeting. On May 16, 2008, 180 Connect filed a
preliminary proxy statement in connection with the proposed transaction with
the Securities and Exchange Commission and on June 4, 2008, filed the
definitive proxy statement. The Company anticipates that the definitive proxy
statement will be mailed together with a proxy card to 180 Connect
stockholders of record as of the record date on or about June 6, 2008.

    Important Additional Information will be Filed with the SEC

    In connection with the proposed merger, 180 Connect has filed a proxy
statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission. INVESTORS AND SECURITY
security holders may obtain a free copy of the proxy statement and other
documents filed by 180 Connect at the Securities and Exchange Commission's Web
site at http://www.sec.gov. The proxy statement and such other documents may
also be obtained for free from 180 Connect by directing such request to
180 Connect Inc., 6501 E. Belleview Avenue, Suite 500, Englewood, Colorado
80111, Attention: Chief Financial Officer.

    Participants in the Solicitation

    180 Connect and its directors, executive officers and other members of
its management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the
solicitation of proxies from its stockholders in connection with the proposed
merger. Information concerning the interests of 180 Connect's participants in
the solicitation, which may be different than those of 180 Connect
stockholders generally, is set forth in 180 Connect's proxy statements and
Annual Reports on Form 10-K, both previously filed with the Securities and
Exchange Commission, and in the proxy statement relating to the merger.

    Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements based on current
180 Connect management expectations. Those forward-looking statements include
all statements other than those made solely with respect to historical fact.
Numerous risks, uncertainties and other factors may cause actual results to
differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. The
following factors, among others, including those contained in 180 Connect's
filings with the SEC, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for its most
recent fiscal year, especially in the Management's Discussion and Analysis
section and its Current Reports on Form 8-K, could also cause actual results
to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements:
the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give
rise to the termination of the merger agreement; the outcome of any legal
proceedings that may be instituted against 180 Connect and others following
announcement of the merger agreement; the inability to complete the merger due
to the failure to obtain stockholder approval or the failure to satisfy other
conditions to completion of the merger; risks that the proposed transaction
disrupts current plans and operations and the potential difficulties in
employee retention as a result of the merger; the ability to recognize the
benefits of the merger; and, the amount of the costs, fees, expenses and
charges related to the merger. Many of the factors that will determine the
outcome of the subject matter of this press release are beyond 180 Connect's
ability to control or predict. 180 Connect undertakes no obligation to revise
or update any forward-looking statements, or to make any other forward-looking
statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or

    About 180 Connect Inc.

    180 Connect Inc. is one of North America's largest providers of
installation, integration and fulfillment services to the home entertainment,
communications and home integration service industries. With more than 4,000
skilled technicians and 750 support personnel based in over 85 operating
locations, 180 Connect is well positioned as the only pure play national
residential service provider in the market. 180 Connect shares are traded
under the name of 180 Connect Inc. on the OTCBB under the symbols CNCT.OB,
CNCTU.OB and CNCTW.OB. For more information about 180 Connect Inc, please
visit www.180connect.net.

    About DIRECTV, Inc.

    DIRECTV, Inc. (NASDAQ:  DTV), the nation's leading satellite television
service provider, presents the finest television experience available to more
than 16.8 million customers in the United States and is leading the HD
revolution with 95 national HD channels - more quality HD channels than any
other television provider. Each day, DIRECTV subscribers enjoy access to over
265 channels of 100% digital picture and sound, exclusive programming,
industry-leading customer satisfaction (which has surpassed cable for seven
years running) and superior technologies that include advanced DVR and HD-DVR
services and the most state-of-the-art interactive sports packages available
anywhere. For the most up-to-date information on DIRECTV, please visit

    For information please contact the following or visit 180 Connect's
    website at www.180connect.net.

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For further information:

For further information: Claudia A. Di Maio, 180 Connect Inc., TEL:
866-995-8888, DIRECT LINE: (416) 930-7710, EMAIL: cdimaio@180connect.net;
Devlin Lander Integrated Corporate Relations, TEL.: (415) 292-6855

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