Epic Data International Inc.

Epic Data International Inc.

October 10, 2006 17:11 ET

Epic Data Announces Appointment of James Dodds as Interim President & Chief Executive Officer

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 10, 2006) - Epic Data International Inc. (TSX:EKD), today announced the appointment of James Dodds to the position of Interim President & Chief Executive Officer to succeed retiring President & Chief Executive Officer Peter Murphy.

Derek Douglas, Chairman of the Board, commented, "James is a veteran technology CEO with a wealth of experience in start-up and turn-around situations. We are very pleased to welcome James to Epic. His considerable experience will be a great asset to ensure the company executes its strategies during the CEO selection process."

Derek Douglas continued: "The board would like to thank Mr. Murphy for his contributions to Epic over the past five years. The strategy that was developed by the company under his leadership has been well received in the market and now represents a strong foundation for growth."

"I am very excited about joining Epic data to help the team execute its objectives while assisting the board with its selection of Epic's next CEO," said Mr. Dodds. "Epic has developed a flexible approach to manufacturing execution and supply chains for large Aerospace and Defense enterprises which embraces dynamic work flow and rapid evolution of work methods. Early adopters are excited about these unique capabilities that extend beyond their back-end systems. I look forward to being part of bringing these offerings to the market."

About Epic Data International Inc.

For over 30 years Epic Data has been a leader in automatic identification and data capture solutions for the world's most progressive aerospace, automotive, high technology and heavy machinery manufacturers. We increase plant productivity and velocity while identifying the continuous improvement initiatives vital to winning in today's competitive manufacturing environments. Epic Data's enterprise mobility solutions for parking enforcement and route management increase productivity while improving customer service and worker safety by connecting mobile personnel to central offices in real time. People and technology make Epic Data the global leader in automated data capture solutions for the extended enterprise.

Information about Epic Data is available at www.epicdata.com.

Note: Forward-looking statements in this news release are based on current expectations of management. Epic Data cautions investors that, due to risks and uncertainties, actual events may differ materially from current expectations.

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