EMERGIS INC.

March 14, 2005 08:50 ET

Emergis Announces Departure of CFO


NEWS RELEASE TRANSMITTED BY CCNMatthews

FOR: EMERGIS INC.

TSX SYMBOL: EME

MARCH 14, 2005 - 08:50 ET

Emergis Announces Departure of CFO

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - March 14, 2005) - Emergis Inc.
(TSX:EME) today announced that John Valentini, its Chief Financial
Officer, will be leaving the Company as of the beginning of April, to
pursue another career opportunity.

"Mr. Valentini has made an important contribution to the Company since
joining in 2002, including arrangements for the sale of our U.S. Health
operations and the execution of streamlining activities," said Francois
Cote, President and Chief Executive Officer of Emergis. "He leaves
behind a solid finance organization and rigorous internal controls to
support the business moving forward."

Emergis has completed and filed its audited financial statements for
2004 on March 9, 2005, and has started an external search for candidates
for the CFO position. John Gutpell, currently Vice-President, Investor
Relations and Corporate Communications of Emergis, will assume the
functions of the CFO on interim basis.

About Emergis

Emergis powers business interactions, developing and managing solutions
that automate transactions and the secure exchange of information. With
expertise in electronic health-related claims processing and management
systems, payment enablement, and loan processing, Emergis delivers
solutions in Canada to the leading health insurance companies, the top
financial institutions, government agencies and some 1,900 pharmacies,
and to large enterprises in North America. The Company's shares (TSX:
EME) are included in the S&P/TSX Composite Index.

Certain statements made in this news release are forward-looking and are
subject to important risks, uncertainties and assumptions. The results
or events predicted in these forward-looking statements may differ
materially from actual results or events. These statements do not
reflect the potential impact of any non-recurring items or of any
dispositions, monetizations, mergers, acquisitions, other business
combinations or other transactions that may be announced or that may
occur after the date hereof. Other factors that could cause results or
events to differ materially from current expectations include, among
other things: general economic factors, adoption of eBusiness, adoption
rate of our solutions by clients, signing government contracts, response
to industry's rapid rate of change, competition, pricing, operating
results, the change of control following the sale by BCE Inc. of its
holdings in Emergis, acquisitions, failure or material change in our
strategic relationships including our relationship with Bell Canada,
exposure under contract indemnities, defects in software or failures in
the processing of transactions, security and privacy breaches, loss of
key personnel, our ability to protect intellectual property,
infringement claims on our intellectual property, and industry and
government regulation. For additional information with respect to
certain of these and other factors, refer to Emergis Inc.'s annual
report (management discussion and analysis) and the Emergis Inc. annual
information form (risks and uncertainties) filed with the Canadian
securities commissions.

THE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS CONTAINED IN THIS NEWS RELEASE REPRESENT
THE EXPECTATIONS OF EMERGIS AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES AS AT MARCH 14, 2005
AND, ACCORDINGLY, ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AFTER SUCH DATE. HOWEVER,
EMERGIS AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES DISCLAIM ANY INTENTION OR OBLIGATION TO
UPDATE OR REVISE ANY FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS, WHETHER AS A RESULT OF
NEW INFORMATION, FUTURE EVENTS OR OTHERWISE.

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Please note the new numbers:
    Emergis Inc.
    Ann-Marie Gagne (Media)
    (450) 928-6361
    or
    Emergis Inc.
    John Gutpell (Investors)
    (514) 951-3164