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LONDON– May 11, 2001— Solution 6 Holdings Limited, a world leading practice
management solutions provider to professional service firms, today announced
that Chris Hoad, former Head of Financial Systems at Clifford Chance, will
join Solution 6 as General Manager of CMS Europe.

Hoad, who will settle into his new position June 25th, brings a vast amount
of knowledge and expertise to CMS OPEN Europe. With over twenty years of
experience in the practice management market in various capacities, Hoad is
well positioned to lead the European CMS OPEN team. Most recently, he spent
five years with Clifford Chance in multiple roles including Head of
Financial Systems and Head of IT Architecture and R & D. Hoad comments:
“CMS OPEN holds a strong position in the European market, and my hope is to
elevate the European group to even greater heights. I look forward to
working with so many talented individuals. As General Manager, I welcome
new challenges and opportunities. I believe in the future of CMS OPEN, and
I’m proud to be part of it.”

The new CMS General Manager has enjoyed a highly successful career including
sales, IT and consulting positions for companies such as Wang and CAP (UK)
Ltd. (now Sema Group). He also spent eleven years as Founding Director of a
consultancy and software house, catering to lawyers and other ‘blue chip’
organisations. Hoad has a 1st class honours degree in Chemistry.

Cynthia Sessions, President of Solution 6’s CMS OPEN product line, states,
“CMS Europe has a solid sales and support team. With the appointment of
Chris Hoad, we will continue to increase our sales and our global presence.”
Adds Sessions, “Chris’s technical and sales background is a huge asset to
Solution 6. His knowledge of the European market will be beneficial to his
new role and to the CMS OPEN team. We welcome him to the Solution 6 family.”

For more information, contact: David Mannix, Solution 6 Europe

Phone: +44 20 8997 5500


About Solution 6

Solution 6 is a world leading e-Business solutions partner to Professional
Advisors, Business and Government across the three core competencies of
e-Commerce, Professional Services and Business Software. Solution 6 excels
in product capability, delivering end-to-end accounting, financial,
consulting, e-Business, legal, business and government solutions. Solution
6 maintains market leadership in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa in
the practice management, client accounting and taxation markets. The company
also has a strong presence in North America and Europe. Solution 6 is a
leading Application Service Provider (ASP) innovator and proudly maintains
strategic partnerships with other leading IT&T providers, such as Telstra,
IBM, SAP, Cisco, Sun Microsystems and Microsoft. Solution 6 was established
in 1981 and was publicly listed in 1987. Solution 6 currently employs over
1600 staff across 13 countries. For more information see


CMS OPEN is a scalable, multi-tier, financial and information management
system. The application suite is designed to operate on windows and browser
deployed desktops. It is supported on multiple operating systems, relational
databases and hardware platforms including Windows NT, UNIX, Microsoft SQL
Server and Sybase. CMS OPEN is compatible with all major software
applications including Microsoftâ Word, WordPerfect and Excel. The CMS OPEN
practice management solution allows for 'out of the box' operation, as well
as providing an open interface for customisation and integration. The core
product consists of General Ledger, Time Accounting, Disbursement
Accounting, Trust Accounting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and
Billing modules. Additional modules, such as OmniCurrencyä, Records
Management, Profitability and CMS ALERT! extend the product scope. CMS OPEN
currently has over 320 client firms in 14 countries. For more information
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