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ARI Network Services, Inc. Announces Acquisition of TASCO Corporation

April 28th, 2015
Milwaukee, Wis., April 28, 2015 – ARI Network Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIS) announced today that it 
has acquired the assets of TASCO Corporation and its affiliated company Signal Extraprise Corporation 
(collectively “TASCO”). TASCO’s business management software suite is designed exclusively for 
retailers, repair centers, wholesalers, distributors and re-manufacturers in the automotive tire and 
wheel aftermarket. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
 
 “The acquisition of TASCO consolidates two industry-leading business management software platforms, 
cementing our position as the most complete technology provider in the automotive tire and wheel 
aftermarket,” said Barry D. Reese, VP and GM of TCS Technologies, an ARI Company. “This will not only 
result in an immediate increase in market share, but will serve as a catalyst for growth, allowing our 
current customers and prospects in the automotive tire and wheel vertical to benefit from our expanded 
product portfolio.”
 
TASCO has served the automotive tire and wheel aftermarket since 1992 with its flagship business 
management software, TireWorks® HD, which integrates with TASCO’s TireTrader® and 
TireDataCentral™, as well as other leading aftermarket-specific information and service providers. 
TASCO additionally serves the tire re-manufacturing market with its TireTracker™ retread management 
software and tire wholesalers with its TireWorks® Wholesale business management system.
 
TASCO’s technology tools are utilized by more than 380 locations in the U.S. and Canada and will join 
ARI’s suite of automotive tire and wheel aftermarket technology solutions sold under the “TCS 
Technologies, an ARI Company” brand name. TASCO will continue operations out of its headquarters 
located in Wexford, Pa., and TASCO CEO Aidan J. McKenna will assume the role of Executive Director – 
TireWorks, TCS Technologies, an ARI Company.
 
“At TASCO, our mission is to develop, deploy and support information systems that contribute to the 
growth and profitability of tire dealers and automotive service centers,” said McKenna. “By coming 
together with ARI, we will continue to fulfill on that mission. In addition, we will immediately be able to 
provide a much wider range of complete technology solutions for enterprises of any size – from a single-
location tire dealer to a large-scale tire re-manufacturing operation – solidifying ARI’s position as the 
leading automotive tire and wheel technology provider.” 
 
“The acquisition of TASCO demonstrates our continued commitment to create shareholder value 
through a combined strategy of organic growth and strategic acquisitions,” said ARI President and CEO 
Roy W. Olivier.
 
About ARI
 
ARI Network Services, Inc. (ARI) (NASDAQ: ARIS) offers an award-winning suite of data-driven software 
tools and marketing services to help dealers, equipment manufacturers and distributors in selected 
vertical markets Sell More Stuff!™ – online and in-store. Our innovative products are powered by a 
proprietary data repository of enriched original equipment and aftermarket electronic content spanning 
more than 17 million active part and accessory SKUs and 750,000 equipment models. Business is 
complicated, but we believe our customers’ technology tools don’t have to be. We remove the 
complexity of selling and servicing new and used vehicle inventory, parts, garments and accessories 
(PG&A) for customers in the automotive tire and wheel aftermarket, powersports, outdoor power 
equipment, marine, home medical equipment, recreational vehicles and appliance industries. More than 
23,500 equipment dealers, 195 distributors and 3,360 brands worldwide leverage our web and eCatalog 
platforms to Sell More Stuff!™ For more information on ARI, visit investor.arinet.com.
 
Additional Information
 
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• Read more about ARI: investor.arinet.com/about-us
 
Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
 
Certain statements in this news release contain “forward‐looking statements” regarding future events and our 
future results that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933. All statements other 
than statements of historical facts are statements that could be deemed to be forward-looking statements. These 
statements are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts, and projects about the markets in which we 
operate and the beliefs and assumptions of our management. Words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “targets,” 
 
“goals,” “projects”, “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “endeavors,” “strives,” “may,” or 
 
variations of such words, and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. 
Readers are cautioned that these forward‐looking statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and 
assumptions that are difficult to predict, estimate or verify. Therefore, actual results may differ materially and 
adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include those 
factors described in Part 1A of the company’s most recent annual report on Form 10‐K, as such may be amended 
or supplemented by subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, or other reports filed with the Securities and 
Exchange Commission. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward‐looking statements. 
The forward‐looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and the company undertakes no obligation 
to publicly release the result of any revisions to these forward‐looking statements. For more information, please 
refer to the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
 
For media inquiries, contact:
 
Colleen Malloy, Director of Marketing, ARI, +1-414-973-4323, colleen.malloy@arinet.com
 
Investor inquiries, contact:
 
Steven Hooser, Three Part Advisors, +1.214.872.2710, shooser@threepa.com
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TCS, an ARI company, develops and supports an innovative suite of point of sale and business management software, eCommerce websites, digital marketing services and data-as-a-service products designed exclusively for dealers, wholesalers, retreaders and manufacturers within the automotive repair, tire and wheel verticals. TCS is the industry's only complete technology provider, and our platform outperforms the competition through its seamless integration and superior functionality. For more than 20 years, we have provided our customers the best customer support in the industry, giving them the tools to build stronger, more loyal customers and ultimately a strong ROI. 

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