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June 24, 2009 10:00 ET

CSG Systems' Naras Eechambadi Wins 2009 Stevie® Award

Eechambadi Named Marketing Executive of the Year at the 7th Annual American Business Awards(SM)

CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwire - June 24, 2009) - Quaero, a CSG Systems (NASDAQ: CSGS) Solution and leading marketing services provider, today announced that Naras Eechambadi, senior vice president, won a Stevie Award in the Marketing Executive of the Year category at The 2009 American Business Awards last night. With this award, Eechambadi was recognized for his accomplishments throughout an exceptionally successful year.

Eechambadi is a well known industry thought leader in areas such as marketing performance, customer strategy, and customer experience management. He provides his expertise to the marketing community in several ways such as his recent book, "High-Performance Marketing: Bringing Method to the Madness of Marketing" and his proprietary framework, "Six Dimensions of Marketing Performance." Eechambadi founded Quaero in 1999 with the goal of helping companies in a variety of industries improve their overall marketing effectiveness. Quaero thrived behind Eechambadi's marketing leadership and at the end of 2008, CSG Systems acquired the company to better enhance CSG's offerings with strong marketing and customer intelligence capabilities.

"Winning a Stevie Award is truly a testament to Naras's commitment to the marketing industry," said Peter Kalan, chief executive officer and president of CSG Systems. "His peers in the field have recognized his significant contributions in the areas of marketing performance and customer intelligence. We are proud of Naras and this impressive accomplishment."

Stevie Awards were presented in more than 40 categories, and this year more than 2,600 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration. The awards were presented during ceremonies at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. The ceremonies were hosted by Cheryl Casone of Fox Business Network and broadcast nationwide on radio by the Business TalkRadio Network. More than 200 executives across the country participated in the judging process to determine the finalists and Stevie Award winners.

The American Business Awards are the nation's premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit entries to the ABAs -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. Details about The American Business Awards and the list of winners in all categories are available at www.stevieawards.com/aba.

About Quaero

Quaero, a CSG solution, uses customer intelligence to help clients shift from traditional campaign-driven marketing to real-time, multichannel customer interaction. Quaero experts blend strategy and analytics with performance management and technology to establish dialogues that improve the customer experience while increasing overall customer value. Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, the Quaero solutions group provides marketing services to category-leading clients within the Financial Services, Pharmaceutical/Healthcare, Travel and Leisure, Media, Consumer and High Tech industries. For more information, call 1-877-570-2199 or visit www.quaero.csgsystems.com

About CSG Systems

Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, CSG Systems (NASDAQ: CSGS) is a customer interaction management company that provides software- and services-based solutions that help clients engage and transact with their customers. With a 25-year heritage in providing customer management and billing solutions to North American cable and direct broadcast satellite companies, CSG has broadened its customer interaction management capabilities to proudly serve this client base as well as new, highly competitive industries including financial services, healthcare, utilities and more. Today, CSG's solutions reach more than half of all US households each month and manage over $36 billion in transactions annually on its clients' behalf. For more information, visit our website at www.csgsystems.com

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.

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