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Alton, Hants

It was announced today that the Sword Group (www.sword-group.com) has completed the acquisition of Europe’s leading GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance management) group, Achiever Business Solutions
(www.achieverplus.com). The move reflects Sword’s significant and increasing focus on the compliance market in both consultancy and product terms. The acquisition means that Achiever Business Solutions will benefit from the extensive investment and cross fertilisation opportunities that being part of Sword Group can offer.

Commenting on the acquisition, Tony Holland, Operational Director of Sword Group noted,
” This is good news for both Achiever Business Solutions and for the Sword Group at what is proving to be an exciting time; with the Group delivering on its commitments to be a dynamic, financially secure, International IT software and services provider.

“Within this, compliance is an increasingly important focus for us and that is where I believe the expertise of Achiever delivers a good fit with our plans. The proven skills and expertise of Achiever Business Solutions globally, will add a new dimension to the Sword Group offering, across all our markets, setting us apart from our competitors. Ultimately, this will help us achieve our goal of being recognised by business analysts, customers, and key industry stakeholders as the market leader in the GRC sector.”

Robert Dent, CEO of Achiever Business Solutions welcomed Holland’s comments adding,

“Since its inception in 1994, Achiever has grown to become an established and successful provider of world-class compliance technology, providing innovative solutions to a wide variety of corporate organisations across the globe. At the same time, we have built up an enviable reputation for delivering the highest levels of customer care from the excellent team we have in place.

“Aligning ourselves with Sword Group will allow us to build rapidly on recent growth and to fulfil our true potential. I am therefore delighted to announce that as of the 5th of April 2007, we become a member of the Sword UK, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sword Group SA (“Sword”), a fast growing and hugely successful international IT product and services company. I am confident that this will enhance the market leading position of our products in existing markets, whilst introducing us to so many more theatres of operation.”

About Sword Group:

The Sword Group is an International IT Products and Services Company that was founded in December 2000 by its Chairman, Jacques MOTTARD.

Jacques’ vision is for Sword to become the best performing global Product and Services Company by identifying, anticipating and satisfying customer requirements whilst delivering profitability year on year and returning exceptional value to all stakeholders.

As at the end of December 2006 Sword employed 1,500 staff across 11 countries.

About Achiever Business Solutions:

Achiever Business Solutions is focused exclusively on the development and implementation of world-class Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) software solutions. The company’s mission is to support customers’ goals for continual compliance and business improvement across the enterprise, delivering consistency, efficiency and accountability through recognized best practice.

The company was incorporated in 1994 with the initial release of its first Quality Management Software product. This product differentiated itself in the market place by helping organizations focus on process and business improvement rather than just compliance.

Ten years later the product has evolved into an integrated GRC management software solution capable of meeting the comprehensive corporate governance, risk management, multiple compliance and business improvement demands across a diverse range of industry sectors

For more information please contact:

Leigh Richards
The Right Image
0870 850 7631
leigh.richards@therightimage.eu
www.therightimage.eu

or

Cherry Rance
Achiever Business Solutions
+44 (01420) 547507
cherry.rance@achieverplus.com
www.achieverplus.com

For more information about Sword Group visit www.sword-group.com

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