Gemcom Software International Inc.

Gemcom Software International Inc.

September 23, 2005 12:20 ET

Gemcom Welcomes Well-Known Mining Professional to its Board of Directors

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 23, 2005) - Gemcom Software International Inc. (TSX:GCM), a global provider of mine production management solutions, is pleased to announce that Dr. Andrew Robertson has joined its Board of Directors. Dr. Robertson, who holds a B.Sc. in Engineering and a Ph.D. in Rock Mechanics, brings nearly forty years of mining experience to the Gemcom Board.

"Dr. Robertson is a respected thought-leader in the mining industry, having authored more than eighty publications. He is also a very successful entrepreneur, whose companies have been providing the world's largest mining operations with specialist mining consulting services for more than thirty years," commented Rick Moignard, Gemcom's President and CEO.

"As we continue to grow Gemcom by helping our customers plan, monitor and improve their mining operations, Dr. Robertson's unique understanding of the industry and its needs will be a valuable asset," continued Moignard.

Dr. Robertson commented, "Long-time followers of Gemcom will recall that the company was originally a spin-off from Steffen Robertson and Kirsten (SRK). Having the opportunity to come back and work with Gemcom is exciting. Gemcom has assembled an excellent executive team, and I look forward to working with them to ensure it continues to be the industry leader."

Dr. Robertson's mining career began in the late 1960's when he graduated from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, with a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering and joined De Beers Consolidated Mines. He co-founded SRK in 1973, and started the North American offices of SRK in 1977, later acting as SRK's Corporate Consultant responsible for technical and corporate guidance and development in the field of geotechnics.

In 1994, Dr. Robertson founded Robertson GeoConsultants Inc., a mining consultancy firm specializing in providing innovative and creative geotechnical, hydrogeological, geochemical and environmental services to the mining industry. Dr. Robertson is currently Robertson GeoConsultants Inc.'s President. Dr. Robertson is also the founder of, the leading mining information supplier on the Internet, and serves as its Executive Chairman.

In other Gemcom news, Mr. Christopher Page is retiring from the Gemcom Board of Directors. Gemcom would like to thank Mr. Page for all of contributions to the company and wishes him success in all of his future endeavors.

About Gemcom

Gemcom is a global provider of Mine Production Management Solutions (MPMS). Established in 1985, the Company delivers technical mining applications, professional services, training, and support. Reliable, timely information provided by Gemcom's MPMS allows for greater control throughout the mine lifecycle, which can translate into significant productivity gains.

Gemcom has a customer base of more than 1000 mine sites in over 90 countries, including such industry giants as Anglo American, BHP Billiton, Codelco, CVRD, De Beers, Noranda, Rio Tinto, and Teck Cominco, which rely on Gemcom's software to facilitate economic decision-making at their operations.

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