Aureon Acquires Des Moines-based BNS Network Solutions Aureon Acquires Des Moines-based BNS Network Solutions Aureon continues to expand their footprint and technology solutions expertise into the financial industry. WEST DES MOINES, IA (April 19, 2016) — Aureon announced today the acquisition of BNS Network Solutions (BNS), a Des Moines-based company specializing in complete networking solutions for community banks throughout Iowa and Illinois. BNS Network Solutions was started in 2000 by Bob Engdahl, Norm Bucklew and Steve Bever. With over 75 years of collective experience working with financial institutions, they have grown BNS into a trustworthy resource for many community banks in helping them meet their networking challenges. “We are excited about the opportunity to work with another successful organization to bring quality services to the financial industry.” says Aureon Technology President, Steve Sikkink. “This acquisition is a great fit for both companies. It allows each company to tap into additional expertise and resources, ultimately offering clients a more comprehensive and diverse array of products and know-how.” BNS offers a full spectrum of expertise in network integration and administration including, but not limited to, managed IT services and preventative maintenance in network technology, cloud backup and recovery, data and network security and patch management. The acquisition of BNS Network Solutions reinforces Aureon’s commitment to expand business support services that address and support their growing portfolio in the banking and financial industry. Norm Bucklew, co-owner of BNS Network Solutions, says, “We have long admired Aureon Technology. They are a quality organization with quality employees. We (BNS Network Solutions) are excited to partner with and expand our services and capabilities with Aureon. To be able to combine our businesses and give our loyal clients access to the expanded service offerings and unparalleled expertise and resources that Aureon offers, without sacrificing our vison or values, is extremely exciting.” BNS operations have already been integrated with Aureon. Clients of BNS have been contacted and are being served by Aureon sales and support personnel. Norm Bucklew and Steve Bever have joined the Aureon Technology team as Technical Consultants, while Bob Endahl provides consulting services on a part-time basis. The acquisition continues the pattern of diversification and growth for Aureon, which has rapidly expanded in recent years to encompass a variety of back office solutions in the technology, HR and contact center industries. ### About BNS (www.BNSnet.com) In business since 2000, and run by knowledgeable technicians, BNS Network Solutions (BNS) specialize in complete networking solutions for community banks and small businesses throughout Iowa and Illinois. BNS offers a wide range of expertise in network integration and administration to keep networks secure with the most current virus protection and intrusion prevention available. BNS offers a full line of hardware and software to support your network and office computing needs providing exceptional customer service to meet all networking challenges. For more information, visit www.BNSnet.com. About Aureon (www.Aureon.com) Aureon, the new name for the INS Family of Companies, is a business solutions provider who connects possibilities to productivity by providing unique and scalable business support services for organizations — small and large. Headquartered in the heart of the Midwest, and serving clients nationally in 48 states, Aureon offers a comprehensive suite of support services, with a focus on Technology, HR and Contact Center services. Aureon’s unique combination of talent, technology and tools enable clients to focus on their core business. For more information, visit www.Aureon.com. Media Contact: Jonathan Roth jonathan.roth @ aureon.com 515-830-0441 Jason Lamping Jason is the Marketing Strategy Manager for Aureon HR. Over the past 15 years he has worked with small to medium-sized businesses to support their needs in key areas such as technology and, most recently, human resources. He has worked with businesses in a variety of industries including senior living, healthcare, finance, legal, non-profit, and accounting. Jason is passionate about helping businesses ease their administrative burdens to support growth, efficiency, and productivity. Aureon HR provides expertise and solutions that cover critical aspects of running a business such as employee benefits, payroll, 401(k), staffing, and workers' compensation. By supporting these functions, we eliminate the time and need for business owners to manage the complexities of HR administration and enable them to focus on the growth of their organization.