ACD Systems International Inc.
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ACD Systems International Inc.

October 14, 2005 09:00 ET

ACD Systems Named One of Canada's Fastest Growing Technology Companies in 2005 Deloitte Canadian Technology Fast 50 Program

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 14, 2005) - ACD Systems International Inc. (TSX:ASA), makers of ACDSee™ photo management software and Canvas™ technical illustration software, today announced that the company has been named to Deloitte's prestigious Canadian Technology Fast 50, the annual program which recognizes excellence, innovation and the fastest growing technology companies in Canada. Rankings are based on percentage of growth in fiscal year revenues over five years, from 2000-2004. This is the fourth consecutive year that ACD has ranked on the Fast 50 list.

"Making Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 is a testament to a company's vision that has resulted in exceptional growth over five years," said Garry Foster, National Director, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Deloitte. "ACD has proven to be one of the fast-growth success stories in Canada and we applaud their dedication to make their vision reality."

"ACD Systems is the leader in developing software for digital photo management," said Doug Vandekerkhove, chairman, chief executive officer and president of ACD Systems. "We are very pleased to be honored with this award."

About Deloitte

Deloitte, one of Canada's leading professional services firms, provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services through more than 6,100 people in 47 offices. Deloitte operates in Quebec as Samson Belair/Deloitte & Touche s.e.n.c.r.l. The firm is dedicated to helping its clients and its people excel. Deloitte is the Canadian member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, a Swiss Verein, its member firms, and their respective subsidiaries and affiliates. As a Swiss Verein (association), neither Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu nor any of its member firms has any liability for each other's acts or omissions. Each of the member firms is a separate and independent legal entity operating under the names "Deloitte", "Deloitte & Touche", "Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu", or other related names. Services are provided by the member firms or their subsidiaries or affiliates and not by the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Verein.

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: 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.

Contact Information

  • ACD Systems International Inc. - Media Contact
    James Latham
    Vice President, Marketing
    (250) 544-6700
    (250) 544-0291 (FAX)
    pr@acdsystems.com
    or
    ACD Systems International Inc. - Investors Contact
    Martin Winstanley
    Corporate Affairs
    (250) 544-6700
    (250) 544-0291 (FAX)
    ir@acdsystems.com
    www.acdsystems.com