ACD Systems International Inc.

ACD Systems International Inc.

October 04, 2005 09:00 ET

ACD Systems Appoints Nasir Sheikh Vice President, Sales and Business Development

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 4, 2005) -

The transition from consultant to full-time executive highlights ACD's investment in sales and business development

ACD Systems International Inc. (TSX:ASA) today announced that Nasir Sheikh has been officially appointed vice president of sales and business development, completing a transition from consultant to permanent ACD employee. Mr. Sheikh brings 20 years of experience in sales and management from SBC, Atlas Telecom, Centerspan, and Usha Communications Technology, where he managed high performing sales and business development teams.

"My work as a consultant with ACD over the past six months has shown me the enormous potential for growth and the many opportunities for ACD worldwide," said Mr. Sheikh. "I anticipate that ACD's executive leadership will create momentum to capitalize on the existing and new opportunities in the market."

"Mr. Sheikh is an exceptional leader and we are fortunate to have him on our executive team. We look forward to his continued leadership and expertise in all aspects of sales strategy and business development, and the advancement of new opportunities worldwide," said 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. For further details, please visit us at our corporate web site:

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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