ACD Systems International Inc.

ACD Systems International Inc.

July 06, 2005 21:00 ET

ACD Systems Announces Changes to the Board of Directors

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - July 6, 2005) - ACD Systems International Inc. (TSX:ASA), makers of ACDSee™ photo management software and Canvas™ technical illustration software, today announced the appointment of Mr. Ian D. Mansfield to the company's board of directors. The company also announced the resignation of Mr. Mark Kalow as a member of the board.

Currently Mr. Mansfield is the president and founder of Ocean Bluff Consulting. In 2000 Mr. Mansfield retired as president of Telus Communications following a successful and diversified 32-year career. In his final years at Telus, he headed business development and acted as the chief negotiator in the merger of BC Tel and Alberta-based Telus.

Mr. Mansfield brings extensive board experience to ACD. He has actively participated on the boards of Allstream Inc., Orca Bay Entertainment Group, the Canadian Professional Golf Tour, SeeSwing Ltd., and Data-Witness Online Ltd.

"We are very pleased that Mr. Mansfield has accepted his appointment. His years of industry experience will be invaluable to ACD Systems as the company continues to focus on its customers, innovation and strategic partnerships," says Doug Vandekerkhove, chairman, chief executive officer and president of ACD Systems.

About ACD Systems

Headquartered in British Columbia since 1993, ACD Systems International Inc. (TSX:ASA) is one of the world's leading developers and marketers of digital imaging software, including the renowned ACDSee image management tool and Canvas, an advanced cross-platform technical illustration and graphics program. ACD has delivered value to a global marketplace through Internet distribution and through partnerships with manufacturers and developers. ACD has millions of consumer and business users, and over 33,000 corporate customers including many Fortune 500 companies.

ACD, ACD Systems, ACDSee, and FotoSlate are trademarks or registered trademarks of ACD Systems Ltd. in Canada, the United States, or certain other jurisdictions. Trademarks of ACD Systems Ltd. are used under license by ACD Systems of America, Inc. Canvas is a trademark or registered trademark of ACD Systems of America, Inc. in Canada, the United States, or certain other jurisdictions. Trademarks of ACD Systems of America, Inc. are used under license by ACD Systems Ltd.

This news release may contain forward-looking statements based on the estimates and opinions of management at the date the statements were made and the company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if conditions or opinions should change.

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