WEBMETHODS APPOINTS NEW SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER FOR EMEA

London, United Kingdom. – 18th May, 2005 - webMethods, Inc. (Nasdaq: WEBM), a leading business integration software company, today announced the promotion of Martyn Eley to Senior Vice President and General Manager for EMEA,

In his role as Senior Vice President and General Manager EMEA, Eley will report directly to Rich Chiarello, Executive Vice President for Worldwide Operations. Chiarello said, "Keith Deane has laid the foundations and has built a strong team within EMEA - Martyn has proven he knows how to build and manage a successful team, and his experience and track record of success will help webMethods capture the tremendous opportunities we have in the marketplace."

Eley, formerly Northern European Regional Sales Director for webMethods, joined the company in 2003 and has been instrumental in providing leadership to help webMethods create a successful sales team across Northern Europe. He has more than 25 years of experience of the IT sector, most recently as VP of Northern Europe for Vignette, but previously at HP and Sequent Computer Systems.

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