SOURCE: UC4 Software Inc.

December 02, 2008 03:00 ET

Cesare Capobianco Takes Helm as Chief Executive Officer at UC4 Software

Company Founder Beranek Becomes Strategic Adviser to Board

VIENNA, AUSTRIA--(Marketwire - December 2, 2008) - UC4 Software, a leading global provider of workload automation, job scheduling and IT process optimization solutions, today announced that Cesare Capobianco has been appointed as the company's chief executive officer. As CEO, he will assume overall responsibility for day-to-day operations at UC4 succeeding Franz Beranek, following a carefully planned and smoothly executed transition program that began with Mr. Capobianco joining UC4 in May 2008. Previously Mr. Capobianco had served as Vice President of Sales in EMEA for BMC Software and Vice President and General Manager of Hewlett-Packard's Software Global Business Unit in EMEA.

UC4 Software also announced that company founding CEO Franz Beranek has been appointed to a newly-created position as Strategic Advisor to the company's board of directors. In this role, he will play an active role in developing corporate strategy as the company grows its business activities through new product innovation, increased global marketing as well as new partnerships and alliances. Mr. Beranek has been CEO of UC4 since founding the company in 1985.

"I am honored to become UC4 Software CEO and excited to be leading a company that has so much future potential into the next phase of its growth," commented Mr. Capobianco. "It is essential that we build on the outstanding work that Franz and the rest of the UC4 team has done establishing the company as a leader in the IT workload automation and enterprise job scheduling market place. As we strive to become stronger and keep the high level of profitability, my goal is to ensure that our customers, employees and stakeholders realize maximum benefit from working with a company that is committed to creating innovative technological solutions that address real-world challenges and deliver measurable business value."

"Cesare's appointment as CEO represents the beginning of a new chapter in the history of UC4," said Mr. Beranek. "When he joined the company earlier this year, we clearly stated our intention that he would transition into the CEO role. I am delighted to report that this process has gone precisely to plan and am very pleased that moving forward we have a leader who has distinguished himself as one of the top executives in the technology industry. With Cesare assuming CEO responsibilities I will be able to completely focus on company direction and strategy planning, which remain critical to future growth of UC4."

"The Board of Directors would like to thank Franz for all the work he has done to date as CEO of UC4. Under his stewardship, the company has grown into the leading workload and data center automation provider in both Europe and the US, with more than 260 employees who are dedicated to developing, implementing and supporting best-of-breed software solutions used by more than 1,600 organizations around the world. We look forward to Franz being able to dedicate more of his time to the company's long-term strategy in his new role where he will continue to help shape the future direction of UC4," said Michael Wand, member of the UC4 Software Board of Directors.

About UC4 Software

UC4 Software is a leading global provider of workload automation, job scheduling and IT process optimization solutions that ensure core business processes and enterprise information systems run faster, more accurately and without interruption. More than 1,600 companies worldwide have successfully enhanced application processing performance and improved IT efficiency using UC4's business acceleration solutions. Customers include Allianz, Cadbury, eBay, Eastman Kodak, E.ON, General Electric, Mattel, Panasonic, Robert Bosch, Siemens, Sun Microsystems, Symantec, TUI and Verizon. Visit http://www.uc4.com for more details.

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