SOURCE: Certain Software, Inc.

March 05, 2008 13:37 ET

Certain Software®, Inc. and Amlink Technologies Announce Merger

Online Registration and Meetings Management Solutions Providers Create the Largest Global Technology Supplier for the Meetings and Events Management Industry

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - March 5, 2008) - Certain Software, Inc. has announced a merger with Amlink Technologies, creating the largest global supplier of technology solutions for the meetings and events management industry. The merger will create a worldwide technology supplier for the meetings and events industry capable of delivering more functionality, additional choices for deployment, higher levels of security and in-depth product expertise. With five offices, the newly merged company will operate under the Certain Software, Inc. umbrella. It will support a combined customer base of over 1,800 active customers in 50 countries and process over 6 million registrations in 2008. The merger is subject to Amlink Technologies shareholder approval with an anticipated effective date of April 1, 2008.

Certain's flagship solution, Certain Registration™ has a leadership position in high transaction volume online registration with secure payment processing as Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliant, while Amlink's events™ is the leader in large complex events and conferences with functionality and versatility to support a multiple array of meeting requirements and reporting needs. Both companies share a similar customer base of Fortune 1000 corporations, meeting management companies, conference organizers, associations, universities, and government agencies. Their combined solutions will offer customers an expansive range of functionality and choice of deployment options from Software as a Service (SaaS) to enterprise site licensing available anywhere in the world. Both companies share a passion for customer-driven solutions, innovative technologies, solid engineering and unsurpassed customer service and support.

Certain's Chairman and Founder, Douglas E. Goldman, M.D., will continue as Chairman of the Board for the combined company. The company will be led by Certain's President & CEO, James A. Pappas. Trevor Gardiner, CEO of Amlink Technologies, will become Chief Operating Officer within Certain, responsible for the events™ products and current Amlink business units.

Mr. Pappas states, "The merger of Amlink into Certain represents a significant expansion of our capabilities to better serve our customers on a worldwide basis. We now have the capability to offer the broadest solution for any organization needing to manage meetings and events. With Certain's presence in North America and Amlink's dominance in Australia and Europe, we will be able to offer global solutions, supported 24/7/365 anywhere in the world using our own in-house team of product experts. One of our company's primary values is the philosophy that the 'Customer is King.' This commitment to customers is also strongly held within Amlink, and together we will continue to provide the highest levels of functionality, support and service to our customers and prospects."

Mr. Gardiner remarks, "We are committed to providing not only the most robust functionality in our technology products, but also the best customer service and support. With the combined resources of Certain and Amlink, we have a worldwide leadership position to bring world-class solutions to our global customers and stay on the leading edge of software development."

About Certain Software, Inc.

Certain Software, Inc. specializes in providing innovative technologies used by meeting and event planning professionals, including its flagship application, Certain Registration™, designed for registering people and assets online. Certain offers hosted Software as a Service (SaaS) capabilities including event registration, event management, event website creation, training and reporting. Certain is the leader in setting the standards for security and data privacy, recently recognized as the first online registration company to attain the highest level of e-commerce security, Payment Card Industry Level 1 Compliance for Service Providers. Founded in 1994, Certain is a privately held corporation, headquartered in San Francisco, California.

About Amlink Technologies

Amlink Technologies provides a wide range of offerings for associations and the meetings and events industry with its events™ solutions suite. Amlink provided the technology for APEC 2007, the economic summit held in Australia which hosted 21 countries with over 6,000 delegates. Other events include the United Nations World Summit, the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens and the Rugby World Cup in 2007. Amlink Technologies is headquartered in Brisbane, Australia with offices in the United States and the United Kingdom.

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