ACD Systems International Inc.
TSX : ASA

ACD Systems International Inc.

September 13, 2005 17:00 ET

ACD Systems Announces Resignation of Vice President of Finance

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 13, 2005) - ACD Systems International Inc. (TSX:ASA), makers of ACDSee™ photo management software and Canvas™ technical illustration software, today announced the resignation of Ms. Briony Bayer as vice president of finance and director of the company. Ms. Bayer joined ACD Systems in September 2003 as the corporate controller, and in January 2005 was appointed to the role of vice president of finance. ACD is in the process of identifying suitable candidates to fill the position while Ms. Bayer will remain with the company until October 7, 2005 to ensure a smooth transition.

"I believe that ACD Systems is poised for growth, having just globally launched ACDSee 8 Photo Manager, but have decided to pursue other opportunities more in line with my career objectives," said Ms. Bayer. "I wish the company all the best in the future."

"Ms. Bayer has made several important contributions in managing ACD's financial goals and strategies, including implementing cost-saving initiatives and improving reporting systems," said Doug Vandekerkhove, chairman, chief executive officer and president of ACD Systems. "The board of directors, management and staff would like to thank Ms. Bayer for her outstanding service and wish her well in her future endeavors."

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 photo 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 partnerships with manufacturers and developers. ACD has millions of consumer and business users, and over 33,000 corporate customers including many Fortune 500 companies. For further details, please visit us at our corporate web site: www.ACDSYSTEMS.com.

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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