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February 10, 2010 07:00 ET

Thunderhead Becomes Oracle® PartnerNetwork Platinum Level Partner

Oracle Recognizes Thunderhead for Expertise in Providing Customer Communications Management Solutions

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - February 10, 2010) - Thunderhead, a global leader in customer communications management solutions, today announced that it has achieved Platinum Partner status in the Oracle® PartnerNetwork (OPN). By attaining Platinum Level membership, Oracle has recognized Thunderhead for its in-depth expertise and excellence in delivering document automation and multi-channel customer communications solutions, and to transform the way your organization creates and delivers its communications across the entire lifecycle of your customers' needs.

Thunderhead's innovative software platform (NOW) is designed to transform the way organizations create and deliver communications across the entire lifecycle of the customers' needs, moving away from document production to multi-channel digital customer communications and dialogues. By becoming an Oracle Platinum level partner, joint customers of Thunderhead and Oracle will benefit from combining the expertise of two leading global solution providers in this market segment.

"We are delighted to become a Platinum Level Partner in the Oracle® PartnerNetwork," commented Glen Manchester, CEO of Thunderhead. "In working with Oracle, we look forward to delivering innovative solutions, leveraging Thunderhead's technology lead and Oracle's recognized excellence for our joint customers."

Stein Surlien, Senior Vice President of Alliances and Channels, Oracle EMEA, commented, "We are delighted to confirm Thunderhead to the Platinum level of our Oracle® PartnerNetwork. Thunderhead's leading technology in Customer Communications Management is an excellent complement to Oracle's solutions in a number of market segments. Together with Thunderhead, Oracle customers will have access to fully integrated customer communications solutions, gaining significant efficiencies across the customer lifecycle."

As a Platinum Partner in OPN, Thunderhead has established its depth and breadth of expertise across five key Oracle solution areas, including Financial Services, Public Sector, Database, and Siebel.

With its Platinum status, Thunderhead receives dedicated virtual account management support to build joint development plans and help broaden specialization areas and revenue opportunities. Additional benefits include priority placement in the OPN Solutions Catalog, one free application integration validated by Oracle, joint marketing and sales opportunities, discounted training and more. For more information about the benefits of becoming an Oracle Platinum level partner, please visit: http://www.oracle.com/us/partnerships/index.htm

About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle's partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. To find out more visit http://www.oracle.com/partners.

About Thunderhead

Thunderhead is one of the world's leading providers of enterprise solutions for customer communications management. Thunderhead's innovative NOW platform empowers organizations to transform business communications into high performance customer experiences. Thunderhead front-ends CRM, marketing and other enterprise applications, providing a seamless cross-media customer experience, and features unparalleled personalization and multi-channel capabilities.

Thunderhead delivers improved customer satisfaction, loyalty and revenue outcomes. Its NOW platform enables business users to own the end-to-end process of managing customer communications, delivering significant efficiencies and cost savings, while at the same time providing enterprise-level control over regulatory compliance and brand.

Due to its unique combination of business user control, enterprise-class capabilities and open-standards foundation, Thunderhead has quickly established itself as one of the market leaders and is one of the fastest-growing software companies in the world. The company counts many of the world's leading private and public sector organizations as customers, including Allianz, Bank of America, Prudential, RBS Insurance, UBS and the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship. Thunderhead services its global customer base from offices located in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

For further information please visit http://www.thunderhead.com

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