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XSP CEO Brendan P. Farrell Jr. Named Honouree of Ireland INC Inaugural Global 100

Celebration of 100 Most Influential Business Leaders across Global Irish Network

XSP, the global leader in automated end-to-end Corporate Actions solutions, announced today that its Chief Executive Officer, Brendan P. Farrell Jr. has been selected as a member of the 2012 Ireland INC inaugural Global 100, which honours the top 100 most influential business leaders across the Global Irish Network. Honourees will be recognised at the Global 100 Reception taking place at the Merrion Hotel on 14 November 2012.

Business & Finance Media Group, in association with Ireland Inc and the Irish American Business Association, will publish the Global 100 listing in the October issue of Business & Finance magazine.

The Global 100 will list the most influential and distinguished honorees from a diversity of fields; Irish individuals who have demonstrated a strong connection to Ireland and have a record of high achievement in international business. The Global 100 will create an annually updated index of the 100 most influential business leaders across the Global Irish Network and the inaugural group has been carefully validated and chosen by an esteemed group of advisors. The Global 100 will be uniquely distributed to all attendees of the Global Irish Economic Forum, in addition to targeted international distribution in the US, Asia, and Ireland. The magazine will also appear at all Business & Finance events in 2012, including the Business & Finance Awards.

The special Global 100 edition will be circulated in print and electronic format worldwide covering not only the global Irish business community, but distributed across all significant FDI corporations with investment interests on the island of Ireland along with all key Ireland INC international events over 2012 & 2013 to include Ireland Day New York, Hong Kong and London. The Ireland INC Global 100 will position itself as the official index of key leaders across the global Irish business community.

"Through the Global 100, it is our aim to create a really strong showing of brands associated with our Global Business Leaders and in so doing, endorse the influence that we can bear across world business," Ian Hyland, publisher and CEO of Business & Finance Media and Founder of Ireland INC.

"I would like to congratulate Mr. Farrell for all of his personal and corporate achievements to date. Throughout his career he has demonstrated a strong connection to Ireland and has a track record of high achievement in international business," Hyland added.

Farrell has almost 30 years of experience in financial services. He was Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Financial Information, Inc. and held various Officer-level management positions at The Bank of New York. His expertise includes retail management & sales; securities operations & market data management; development and implementation of complex systems; global enterprise technology solutions sales & marketing; executive management; Cloud Solutions, Social Network Collaboration and Mobile Applications and Serial Entrepreneur.

“It is an honour and privilege to receive this recognition,” said Farrell. “I am fortunate to be a part of this Irish community of distinguished leaders. I am also thankful for a team that works tirelessly and selflessly year after year to ensure XSP continues to be the success story that it is today. I look forward to continue building opportunity and hope in the Irish community through my business vision and belief in the power technology has to lead the changes of almost every industry worldwide.”

A Founder of XSP, Farrell embarked on a journey to develop what was to become the industry-leading world-class, global Corporate Actions automation solution, the XSP® platform. Fast forward to 16 years later, XSP launches XSPrisa™, a SaaS product that gives financial institutions instant access to all the power of the XSP v5 software via the cloud, without the need for in-house technology. This new, pay-as-you-go offering automates and simplifies the Corporate Actions process whilst mitigating risk and reducing the implementation timeframe to hours.