Gemcom Software International Inc.

Gemcom Software International Inc.

October 26, 2006 09:30 ET

Gemcom Adds Director of Product Management to Executive Team

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 26, 2006) - Gemcom Software International Inc. (TSX:GCM), a global provider of mining software and service solutions, today announced that it has appointed Marni Rabasso as Director of Product Management, a new position with the Company. Ms. Rabasso brings more than 18 years of experience in business, petroleum engineering, and software to Gemcom.

"We're delighted to have Ms. Rabasso on board. Her depth of experience in the development and marketing of engineering, analysis and optimisation systems will benefit the Company and our clients," said Rick Moignard, Gemcom's President and CEO. "As the market leader, Gemcom is in the fortuitous position of being able to attract top talent like Ms. Rabasso - we offer diverse challenges and the opportunity to work in collaborative partnerships with some of the world's largest corporations."

Ms. Rabasso joins Gemcom following product management and marketing leadership roles at WaterTrax and Absolute Software, both application service providers respectively specialising in environmental data management and asset tracking. She has also held senior product development, marketing and executive positions in Canada and Australia, with companies such as RADSS Technologies, Merak Projects and AGL Petroleum, who respectively develop software for logistics optimisation and management, oil and gas economic evaluation, and oil and gas exploration.

"I was drawn to Gemcom by its strong executive team and its track record in developing innovative technologies that have become industry standards," said Ms. Rabasso. "I am excited about the possibilities in building on Gemcom's leadership in mine planning software to provide decision support solutions that provide tangible value to Gemcom's customers."

In addition to her product management and marketing background, Ms. Rabasso also holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia, and has worked as a Development Engineer with Esso Resources, a division of one of Canada's largest corporations, Imperial Oil.

About Gemcom

When mining companies seek to increase mine productivity, they turn to Gemcom for technology and services. The Company is home to world-renowned mining applications like GEMS, Surpac, Minex, Whittle, Maximiser and Gemcom In-Site™, and to industry thought-leaders, who are pushing the boundaries of what's possible in mining.

Established in 1985, Gemcom has a global reach, delivering services and support in all major mining centres in more than 90 countries. Every major mining company, including Alcoa, BHP Billiton, Codelco, CVRD, De Beers and Newmont, is a Gemcom client. In July 2006, Gemcom acquired Surpac Minex Group Pty Ltd., a provider of mining software with complementary clients, channels to market, development teams and products. Upon this acquisition, the Company became the largest supplier of specialist mining software in the market space it services.

More information about Gemcom is available on the Company's website,

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