Datum International Ltd
LSE : DATP

June 26, 2009 07:14 ET

Re Directorate

                                        DATUM INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
                                                     
                                           (PLUS-quoted (DATP))
                                                     
                                               BOARD CHANGES


Datum International Limited ("Datum" or the "Company") wishes to announce the following Board changes: -

The  Board is delighted to announce that David Hornsby has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO)  of
the  Company.  David  was  previously  Chief Operating Officer  at  Infonic  plc,  a  UK  software  company
specialising in the management and analysis of unstructured data, and has held senior management  positions
at Smart Human Logistics plc, Profund Systems Ltd and Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC).

Les  Paul, the CEO and founder of the Company has moved to the position of Chief Technology Officer  (CTO).
As the Company's technical lead and product visionary, the role of CTO will enable Les to devote all of his
energy in ensuring KnowledgeWorker maintains its technical lead in the marketplace.

Trevor  Cole  has  resigned from the board as Business Development Director and has left the  Company  with
immediate effect to pursue other business interests.  The board would like to thank Trevor for his  efforts
over the past 4 years.

Jonathan Wearing the Chairman of Datum commented:

"David brings the depth of experience we need to build the necessary sales and delivery capabilities  which
I  believe  will  underpin  strong  growth over the next few years.  Datum  has  an  outstanding  technical
proposition  but  we  have not yet exploited the growing ECM market in terms of consistent  and  profitable
revenues.  David  has,  throughout his career, demonstrated the ability to rapidly grow  revenues  for  SME
technology  companies.  David  also  has  a  track record in executing   large  software  transactions  for
relatively  small  companies,  I  am  confident that he will transform the  Company  from  a  research  and
development business to a marketing led, customer focused enterprise."

David  Hornsby  commented; "When I first saw KnowledgeWorker I recognised that  Datum  had  a  world  class
product which could compete with the leading companies in the ECM space. In my opinion there is no European
based ECM vendor who has our breadth of functionality or the ability to deliver to the customer over a true
SaaS  platform.  I believe that we will develop the team, build the partnerships and provide the  necessary
sales and customer focus to ensure Datum becomes a significant player in the market''.

At Infonic plc David had a number of roles ; as Group Head of Sales turnover and profits increased rapidly,
from  £1m  annual revenues with substantial losses in 2005 to £8.8m with EBITDA of £2m in 2007.  David  was
then  appointed  as  Managing Director of Infonic's Text Mining business growing divisional  revenues  from
£300k  to  £2.3m  with operating profits of over £1m.   Notable deals that David developed  and  closed  at
Infonic include an OEM deal with Thomson-Reuters worth £1.75m and a 10 year contract with EDS Defence worth
£8.4m.


The  appointment  of  David  Hornsby  follows the successful private  placing  which  raised  approximately
£300,000.

David Hornsby is beneficially interested in 6,000,000 ordinary shares in the Company representing 19.97 per
cent. of the Company's issued share capital.

David is currently a Director of Glacier Software Limited.

David was previously a Director of Smart Human Logistics plc.

No Further disclosure is required under Rule 18 of the Plus Rules for Issuers.

The Directors of the Issuer accept responsibility for this announcement.


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ENQUIRIES:

DATUM INTERNATIONAL LIMITED                   TEL: 01438 347110
David Hornsby, Chief Executive

FinnCap                                                 TEL: 020 7600 1658
Marc Young
Ed Frisby

www.datumplc.com


About Datum International

Datum  International  is  the author of the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solution  KnowledgeWorker®.
KnowledgeWorker® is sold and supported internationally through a growing network of Distributors, OEM's and
Reseller  partners.  KnowledgeWorker® creates competitive advantage by enabling  Employees,  Customers  and
Suppliers  to  Collaborate  on  Information and to participate in managed and audited  Business  Processes.
KnowledgeWorker® empowers organisations to make sense of un-structured data and to deploy  the  information
directly  into their "front office" and "back office" processes. The system comprises of a fully integrated
suite of modules for Document Management (DMS), Scanning, Business Process Management (BPM), Collaboration,
Enterprise Search and "on-the-fly" Publishing to Web Sites, Intranets and Portals.


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