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PeopleSoft To Drive Growth In Emerging Tech Market

PeopleSoft To Drive Growth In Emerging Tech Markets

Appoints two new Asia Pacific roles

Auckland, 22 February 2001 – PeopleSoft today announced the appointment of Andrew Clay as Director of Emerging Markets for PeopleSoft’s Consulting Practice, and Tony Gibbon as eCentre Manager for Asia Pacific, highlighting PeopleSoft’s commitment to the region.

As Director of Emerging Markets, Mr Clay will be primarily responsible for rolling out PeopleSoft’s new and emerging areas of business across Asia Pacific. By focusing on CRM, ASP and eCentre initiatives, Mr Clay aims to create new opportunities to capture additional market share and continue to strengthen PeopleSoft’s position in Asia Pacific.

Speaking on his new appointment, Mr Clay said, “PeopleSoft is an extremely focused company, committed to strengthening its business in the region. With the CRM market growing rapidly and strong demand in ASP and eCentre initiatives, this is a fantastic opportunity for me.”

Mr Clay brings to PeopleSoft over 10 years’ experience in the IT industry having previously worked at Oracle where he was the Director of eBusiness. In this role Mr Clay was responsible for the management and business development of Oracle’s application’s suite for Australia and New Zealand.

PeopleSoft’s eCentre Manager, Mr Gibbon will be responsible for heading up PeopleSoft’s eCentre initiative in the region. Mr Gibbon will focus on growing and further developing PeopleSoft’s eCentre and building a strong business in Asia Pacific.

The PeopleSoft eCentre is the first of its kind in the ASP market within the region. With aggressive targets for the upcoming financial year Mr Gibbon is hoping to capture significant marketshare.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Gibbon said “PeopleSoft’s eCentre provides a complete, end-to-end solution for hosting customers' applications securely and reliably. The market has been waiting for something like this for sometime and I am very excited by the enormous opportunity and scope this venture offers.”

With a distinguished career spanning more than 15 years in the IT industry and a strong background in outsourcing, bureau, consulting and ERP applications, Mr Gibbon brings a wealth of knowledge to PeopleSoft. Prior to joining PeopleSoft Mr Gibbon worked with IXOS Australia which provides Data Archiving and Imaging Solutions and previously with GE Capital IT in Alliances where he was responsible for the Business Development of their SAP practice.

Both Andrew Clay and Tony Gibbon will be based at PeopleSoft’s Regional headquarters in Sydney, Australia.

About PeopleSoft
PeopleSoft Inc. is a world leader in providing eBusiness applications that enable people - customers, employees, and suppliers - to power the internet. PeopleSoft's pure internet Customer Relationship Management, Supply Chain Management, and Enterprise Management solutions provide the industry's most open and flexible e-commerce platform. PeopleSoft employs more than 8,000 people worldwide, including 2,400 eBusiness consultants. More than 4,700 organisations in 107 countries run on PeopleSoft eBusiness applications. For more information, visit us at www.peoplesoft.com.

PeopleSoft began operations in Asia Pacific in 1993 and now has offices in Auckland, Wellington, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia. Its customers include AAP, AMP, Alcoa, Australian National University, Australian Stock Exchange, Bangkok General Hospital, Coles Myer, Department of Defence, Eastern Energy, Ford, Foxtel, Government of Singapore Investments Corporation, HSBC Holdings, John Fairfax Holdings, Mass Transit Railway Corporation (MTRC) Hong Kong, National Mutual Health Insurance, NZ Police, NZ Post, UNITEC, Reserve Bank of Australia, Reding Paper Products, Transfield Pty Ltd, University of NSW, WA Department of Education and WA Petroleum, Hewlett-Packard, Citibank, AMD, DBS Bank, PSA Corporation, Singapore Ministry of Finance, Morrison Express, Singtel, Starhub, Tenaga Nasional, Telekom Malaysia and Swire Properties.

PeopleSoft and the PeopleSoft logo are registered trademarks. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright © 2001 PeopleSoft, Inc. All rights reserved.

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