SOURCE: UC4 Software Inc.

May 14, 2008 02:00 ET

Software Leader Cesare Capobianco Appointed UC4 Software Chief Sales Officer (CSO)

By Year End to Assume President and Chief Executive Officer Role

WOLFSGRABEN, AUSTRIA--(Marketwire - May 14, 2008) - UC4 Software, a leading global provider of workload automation and IT process optimization solutions, today announced the appointment of Cesare Capobianco as Chief Sales Officer (CSO). By the end of 2008, Mr. Capobianco will also assume the role of President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), succeeding Franz Beranek who will take on a strategic UC4 Advisory Board role.

Mr. Capobianco brings more than 20 years of systems software leadership to UC4, most recently as the Vice President of Sales, EMEA for BMC Software and Vice President and General Manager of Hewlett-Packard's Software Global Business Unit, EMEA. While at BMC Software, Mr. Capobianco was instrumental in growing profitability and revenue while transforming the company in Europe. In his HP role Mr. Capobianco managed the infrastructure management software HP Openview, HP Utility Data Center and HP Opencall telco software. He had overall P&L responsibility, including distribution, sales, channel programs and marketing.

Mr. Capobianco's appointment represents the dawn of a new era at UC4 Software. The company will benefit from an industry leader who has repeatedly proven himself in taking enterprise software corporations to new levels. His ability to drive business growth, facilitate mergers, energize sales, connect with customers, forge alliances and attract the best people will be instrumental in enabling UC4 to overachieve in an increasingly competitive, global market.

"It is a privilege to join the UC4 team," said newly appointed CSO and future CEO of UC4 Software, Cesare Capobianco. "UC4 is a truly integrated company, with a clearly defined roadmap, cohesive management and leading-edge technology. I look forward to managing the global sales team and ultimately leading the entire company to future success."

"We constantly invest in new talent throughout UC4, also at the executive level. Having Cesare at the helm provides the company with a proven executive and an industry veteran who is well known for driving innovation and growth," said Franz Beranek, Chief Executive Officer of UC4 Software. "As our company continues to grow and to launch new generations of workload automation and application management products, it is crucial that we have a leader focused on helping our customers maximize the value of their investment in IT infrastructure."

Today, over 1500 global organizations benefit from using UC4 Workload Automation Suite to manage the execution of their business critical IT processes. The company has ambitious growth plans to expand its customer base and extend its portfolio of workload automation software solutions. Through his unique skill set and extensive industry experience, Mr. Capobianco is ideally equipped to drive the organization in achieving its goals.

About UC4 Software

UC4 Software is a leading global provider of workload automation and IT process optimization solutions that ensure core business processes and enterprise information systems run faster, more accurately and without interruption. More than 1,500 companies worldwide have successfully enhanced application processing performance and improved IT efficiency using UC4's business acceleration solutions. Customers include Allianz, Cadbury Schweppes, eBay, Eastman Kodak, E.ON, General Electric, Mattel, Panasonic, Robert Bosch, Sun Microsystems, Symantec, T-Systems, TUI and Verizon.

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