FROSTBURG — A corporate spokesman for ACS confirmed Tuesday that the business will continue to provide service from all of its locations, including Frostburg, once a deal for the Xerox Corp. to buy the company is complete.

Chris Gilligan, based in Lexington, Ky., said that there is minimal overlap in the services and customer bases of the two companies. The Frostburg office employed 587 workers as of February, according to an Allegany County government Web site.

Xerox announced Monday that it will buy Affiliated Computer Services Inc. for about $6.4 billion in cash and stock, joining the expensive race among technology companies to broaden their offerings.

Xerox said the deal will create a $22 billion business that combines Xerox’s copiers, printers and document management services with the “business process outsourcing” of Dallas-based ACS. Outsourcers like ACS take on tasks for other companies, such as helping to manage payroll or run health care plans.

Investors who knocked down Xerox’s stock Monday were taking a different view.

BMO Capital Markets analyst Keith Bachman praised Xerox for trying to diversify but was not sure how likely it will be that Xerox or ACS can sell more products and services to each other’s customers. “We see less than optimal initial strategic overlap,” he said in a note to investors.

ACS, a $6.5 billion company with about 74,000 employees and profit of $350 million in its last fiscal year, offers a range of services, such as helping companies manage health care plans and accounting. It has customers in government, transportation, health care and retail.

By buying ACS, Xerox sees a way to boost profits and expand the roles it can play in assisting clients with running their businesses. “This is not just two companies coming together to get costs down,” Xerox CEO Ursula Burns said.

ACS’ chief executive, Lynn Blodgett, offered automated toll collection as an example. For E-Z Pass, the electronic toll system, ACS gathers images of cars passing through tollbooths and has employees record license plate numbers manually for processing payments. Xerox has image-recognition technology that could automate that process and might take it a step further, checking whether a car’s registration is up to date.

The deal marks Burns’ first big move since she took over Xerox on July 1. Although still profitable, Xerox has been hurt by the slowdown in business spending during the recession. Apart from selling printers and copiers, Xerox leases equipment and charges for supplies and helps companies manage their documents. Xerox said buying ACS will triple its services revenue to an estimated $10 billion next year.

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