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October 11, 2011 10:00 ET

Pegasystems' Alan Trefler Named Public Company CEO of the Year by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - Oct 11, 2011) - Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), the leader in Business Process Management (BPM) and software for customer centricity, today announced that Founder and CEO Alan Trefler has been named Public Company CEO of the Year by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council. The awards were presented at the 14th annual Mass Technology Leadership Awards Gala held recently in Boston.

A committee of Council Trustees, local thought leaders and media were involved with the selection process for the nominees and chose the winners in each category. This year's event showcased the depth and breadth of the state's vibrant technology ecosystem, with nominees in a wide array of technologies. The awards gala was attended by over 500 senior executives representing some of the most well-known and innovative organizations from the area.

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"We at the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council congratulate Alan on this wonderful achievement," said Tom Hopcroft, President and CEO of the Council. "Pegasystems is a prime example of how local organizations are driving innovations that have a tremendous global impact. The longevity with which they have been able to do this, as well as their commitment and contributions to the tech community in Massachusetts, personify the spirit of innovation and leadership that has come to define the tech community in the region."

"I am honored by this recognition from the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, as it is one of the foremost organizations for the local tech community," said Alan Trefler, Founder and CEO of Pegasystems. "We at Pegasystems are proud of our Cambridge, Massachusetts roots, and this recognition of our commitment to driving innovation. This is a great place find the best talent in world to develop terrific software and that has helped us empower our many clients around the world to fundamentally re-think how they use technology to achieve dramatically improved business outcomes."

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About The Mass Technology Leadership Council, Inc.
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About Pegasystems
Pegasystems, the leader in business process management and software for customer centricity, helps organizations enhance customer loyalty, generate new business, and improve productivity. Our patented Build for Change® technology speeds the delivery of critical business solutions by directly capturing business objectives and eliminating manual programming. Pegasystems enables clients to quickly adapt to changing business conditions in order to outperform the competition. For more information, please visit us at www.pega.com.

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