Senior China Systems Executive joins Misys

13 August 2009

Misys plc (FTSE: MSY.L), the global application software and services company, today announces that Brian Edmondson has left China Systems for a senior role at Misys in Europe, providing further industry expertise to the sales of its solutions in Trade Services.

During his time at China Systems, Edmondson had many responsibilities including building its international business outside Asia, Managing Director for Europe and most recently, Client Services Director for Europe and the Americas. He has also worked at FileNet, where he was VP Vertical Solutions for the Financial Services sector in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

“Brian brings a vast amount of experience in the trade finance arena to our team,” states Jonathan Power, Director Business Development & Solutions Consulting at Misys. “We are delighted he has decided to join us at this exciting time as we continue to build on the strengths of our trade business. It is a great endorsement of our success in trade finance to have someone of his stature joining us. We welcome him to our dedicated team of trade experts as we build on our focused strategy to be the number one choice for trade services solutions in the banking market.”

Brian Edmondson adds, “I am looking forward to contribute to the continuing success in the trade finance business at Misys. Misys has the best portal technology in the industry coupled with the leading back-office system and exhibits true thought leadership in a market that has seen radical changes over the last few years. I am joining Misys as it is in the best position to capture the opportunity this brings, being at the vanguard of the trade finance software industry.”

Misys provides an integrated portfolio of trade and supply chain finance solutions that anticipate constantly changing market requirements. Misys Trade Services comprises its market-leading trade finance back office system, Misys TI Plus, and the award-winning corporate front-end, Misys Trade Portal. These solutions, recently awarded the 2009 SwiftReady Gold labels by SWIFT, help financial institutions to streamline the entire trade finance transaction lifecycle and the overall workflow of the trade finance operation. Misys Trade Services solutions enable banks to provide a complete range of traditional and non-traditional trade finance instruments, e.g. letters of credit, guarantees, open account etc., to corporate customers, facilitating international trade.

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