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Danka Renews and Extends Partnership with St. Pete race  Danka Business Systems PLC (OTCBB: DANKY) has renewed and extended its partnership with the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, officials from both organizations announced today.

In an expanded partnership that includes both the 2008 and 2009 Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg events, Danka will be the official business machine provider of the event.  The St. Petersburg-based company will also have branding rights for both the Danka Media Center and the Danka Credential Center at the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.  Danka first teamed-up with the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in 2007.

"We are delighted to broaden our role with The Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg,” said A.D. Frazier, chairman and chief executive officer of Danka.  “This event has become an important part of the texture of our community, as well as a premier IndyCar series event.  We are proud of our Company’s hometown, and pleased to help showcase the vibrancy and spirit of the St. Petersburg region for our customers, business partners and employees from around the country.” 

Headquartered in St. Petersburg, Danka is one of the nation’s leading independent providers of enterprise document information services and solutions.  For more than 30 years Danka has provided the equipment, supplies, software, and integrated services and support customers need to meet any print, copy and document workflow requirement.  Danka delivers these comprehensive document solutions through a consultative business model designed to improve workflow, reduce costs, and increase productivity while boosting customer value and satisfaction.  Danka currently services customers directly in more than 50 U.S. markets.

“One of the primary reasons the Honda Grand Prix has enjoyed such great success is directly linked to partnerships with companies like Danka that go beyond traditional sponsorship roles and truly get involved in the event,” said Kevin Savoree, managing director of the Honda Grand Prix. “The

fact that Danka has not only renewed, but expanded their association with the event is a strong indication that the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is a major event in this market.”

The Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, the first street-circuit race on the 2008 IndyCar Series schedule, will be run on a 1.8-mile, 14-turn course through the streets of St. Petersburg on Sunday, April 6.  Qualifying and practice sessions for the event will be held Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5.  The second running of the Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg on the American Le Mans Series gets under way at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 5. 

Tickets for the event range from $25 for Friday and Saturday general admission tickets to $80 for prime reserved grandstand seats on Sunday and are available at all Ticketmaster ticket centers.  For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg box office at (727) 892-5767 or online at www.gpstpete.com or visit Ticketmaster online at www.ticketmaster.com.

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