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gen-i Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

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gen-i Appoints New Chief Financial Officer


AUCKLAND, May 9, 2001 Internet Integrator, gen-i has appointed Paul McDowell- Hook as its new Chief Financial Officer.

Paul comes from Glaxo Wellcome where he spent 13 years, most recently as Finance and IT Director for Glaxo Wellcome Australia and before that Finance and Business Development Director for Glaxo Wellcome NZ.

gen-i Chief Executive Garth Biggs said Paul brings with him strong financial and strategic planning expertise.

“gen-i is a rapidly growing company and Paul will help us consolidate our gains and focus that growth.

“In a year where gen-i has secured some of the largest IT contracts won by a New Zealand company, it is important that we support our financial growth with sound business systems,” Garth said.

Paul, who was born in England, has worked in the United States, United Kingdom, Asia and Australia. In addition to his financial qualifications, Paul has an engineering degree.

“gen-i is a substantial, successful company, showing strong growth both in the domestic market, as well as expanding into Australia. It’s an exciting time to join the company,” Paul said.

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About gen-i
gen-i limited is the first and largest New Zealand-based e-business Internet integrator, focussing on designing, building, implementing and supporting e-business solutions and systems for large corporate customers. With over 400 people at offices in major centres in New Zealand, gen-i extends customer support worldwide – both online and through a network of service partners.

gen-i has four major areas of focus and expertise: Infrastructure, Ventures, Field Force and Procurement. gen-i Infrastructure is geared to providing and supporting all the hardware, software and networks required for today’s e-business – and to achieve that in a number of new ways. gen-i Ventures is an Internet innovation operation geared to providing knowledge and experience in building e-commerce sites, Intranets, extranets and implementing and supporting a wide range of e-business & traditional applications. gen-i Field Force is New Zealand’s leading technology engineering onsite capability, expertly trained and ready to deploy or maintain the country’s leading technology networks. gen-i Procurement provides a fast, easy and cost-effective way to select, purchase, install and maintain office technologies.

gen-i is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cullen Investments Limited. Its blue chip clients include Air New Zealand, Department of Corrections, Department of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, National Australia Bank, New Zealand Dairy Board, Simpson Grierson and WestpacTrust.

Prior to its name change in 2000, gen-i traded successfully for more than 20 years as Wang New Zealand.

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