Misys names Graeme Beardsell as General Manager Misys Asia Pacific

28 July 2008

Misys plc (FTSE: MSY.L), the global applications software and services company and provider of software solutions to the top 5 banks in China, today announces the appointment of Graeme Beardsell as General Manager Misys Asia Pacific. Based in Singapore, Mr. Beardsell will be responsible for managing strategy, business development, sales and day to day operations for Misys’ in the region, across its Solutions for Banking and Solutions for Treasury & Capital Markets business units.

Mr. Beardsell joins Misys from salesforce.com where he was Regional Vice President Sales and Operations and was instrumental in building up the Asian operations of salesforce.com. Prior to salesforce.com, Graeme was Director of Asia Pacific Telecom Solutions in IBM Global Services based in Hong Kong.

Guy Harris, Vice President for Worldwide Sales at Misys comments: “Misys is already a leading provider of software solutions to global and domestic banks in the region helping them to manage capital markets activities from the front office to the back office and across many asset classes. This appointment will strengthen our management team in the region and reinforces our focus on understanding the needs of financial institutions in the region and helping them improve business results.”

Graeme Beardsell says: “Asia Pacific contains several exciting markets where banks are innovating and increasing their global competitiveness. In the next year, we will leverage our experience in markets like China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, India and across ASEAN to deliver valuable software solutions to financial institutions in the region to enable fast time to market for new financial instruments and strong risk management practices.”

During 2008, Misys has been extremely active in China and other countries in the wider region. In January this year, the company announced a strategic alliance with Digital China Financial Software Ltd. (DCFS), China's largest financial information technology (IT) service provider, to deliver a new, hosted, banking solution targeted at the estimated 30,000 small and medium-sized banks in China. Misys has also recently announced it is to provide capital markets software solutions for China Everbright Bank and Bank of China in China and Wing Hang Bank in Hong Kong.

Misys Solutions for Banking provides valuable software solutions for the world's leading banks to support their retail and corporate operations. Misys Solutions for Treasury & Capital Markets creates integrated, comprehensive solutions for financial institutions to manage their capital market activities across multiple asset classes.

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