Sierra Systems Group Inc.

Sierra Systems Group Inc.

June 21, 2005 15:30 ET

New President and CEO Takes Over at Sierra Systems

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - June 21, 2005) - Sierra Systems Group Inc. (TSX:SSG) announced today that Iraj Pourian, Chief Operating Officer, will assume the President and CEO position effective July 1, 2005. The company had previously announced in February of this year that Mr. Pourian would become CEO after completing a brief transition period as COO working with outgoing President and CEO, Ian Reid.

"With his fifteen year track record of achievement and contribution to Sierra Systems in a wide variety of assignments, Iraj Pourian has clearly proven his leadership abilities. We are very pleased to have such a strong executive leading the company," said Peter Webb, Chairman of Sierra Systems' Board of Directors. Mr. Pourian, 47, was born in Iran and educated at Sheffield City Polytechnic in the UK where he earned a Master of Science degree in Management Systems in 1982. After working in the information technology field with a variety of organizations in the UK, Mr. Pourian joined Sierra Systems' Victoria Branch in 1990. With his extensive background working with government agencies, Mr. Pourian was made partner in 1994 and developed Sierra Systems' specialty practice in large-scale integrated justice projects in North America, which now represents over 20% of the company's annual services revenues. Five years ago, Mr. Pourian was promoted to Branch Manager of Sierra Systems' Ottawa office where he developed substantial and effective long-term relationships with agencies and departments of the Federal Government leading to outstanding business results for Sierra Systems.

"Over the last 10 years, Mr. Pourian has developed numerous multi-million dollar projects and consistently demonstrated outstanding executive capabilities while achieving superior results through effective delivery of IT solutions," said Ian Reid, retiring President & CEO.

"I am looking forward to this exciting new challenge," said Iraj Pourian. "I am taking over the leadership of a company with extremely talented people who consistently deliver results for our clients. With our new management team and our outstanding people I have great confidence in Sierra System's future."

About Sierra Systems

Since 1966, Sierra Systems Group Inc. (TSX:SSG) has been improving the operational performance of our clients by delivering superior information technology and business consulting services. Through our extensive experience in Business Consulting, Solutions Delivery, and Managed Services, Sierra Systems has emerged as a trusted advisor to many leading private and public sector organizations across North America. With offices in Austin, Calgary, Dallas, Edmonton, Fredericton, Halifax, Hartford, Los Angeles, Olympia, Ottawa, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, and Winnipeg, our consultants are never far from our clients. In Justice, Health, Government, and various other industries, Sierra Systems continues to win exciting engagements in the face of stiff competition. Visit us at

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