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doublesys Selects Thorp & Company for PR, IR Counsel

Miami, March 31, 2004 – doublesys Corporation (UPHD.PK) announced today it has selected Thorp & Company as its public relations and investor relations agency.

Thorp & Company executives Patricia Thorp, David Schull and Tracy Knudsen will implement a comprehensive public relations and investor relations program that consists of proactive media relations, executive-visibility initiatives and ongoing investor communications. Financial terms of the relationship were not disclosed.

“Thorp & Company has a successful track record in both public relations and investor relations for healthcare and insurance companies,” said Robert L. Trinka, doublesys's chairman and chief executive officer. “When we conducted a review of agencies, we determined that Thorp & Company's senior counselors have the practical business experience and understanding of managed healthcare that are critical to our needs now and in the future as we launch our unique Medicare managed care plans throughout Florida and the United States.”

Based in Coral Gables, Fla., Thorp & Company provides companies with a wide range of public relations and investor relations services. Thorp & Company has worked with Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tenet Healthcare, PacificCare Health Systems, Cordis (Johnson & Johnson), Aon Healthcare Insurance Services and other companies in the healthcare and insurance industries. For more information, visit

“doublesys's management team brings a tremendous depth of managed healthcare experience to the Medicare managed care marketplace,” said Patricia Thorp, Thorp & Company's president. “Our mission is to ensure that the key audiences understand the opportunities that exist for the company as it prepares to introduce its first local health plans.”

doublesys develops and operates Medicare managed care plans that are predominantly owned and governed by physicians. With its turn-key approach, the company provides physicians with access to capital, risk-management expertise, infrastructure, information systems and other management resources for the formation and operation of doublesys Local Health Plans. doublesys's model enables physicians to focus on their primary responsibility: the management of their patients' health and the delivery of medical care.

Headquartered in Miami, doublesys is currently developing Medicare managed care plans in Florida and throughout the United States. For more information, visit or call 305.779.1779.

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