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eXcelon Corporation today announced that Philip Lee has been appointed president of the Object Design division. Lee brings more than fifteen years of executive-level sales and marketing leadership with companies such as BBN, Interleaf and Oracle Corporation. Lee will report directly to Robert Goldman, eXcelon chairman and chief executive officer.

Lee will lead the Object Design division, which was established in January 2001. He is responsible for setting strategy and guiding Object Design’s day-to-day operations, including sales, marketing and professional services, as well as product planning and development.

“Phil Lee brings a new level of sales and marketing expertise to Object Design that will help us grow our already profitable data management business,” said Goldman. “He has a successful track record of setting the strategic direction and executing on that strategy for a number of leading technology companies. His strong marketing campaigns and solution selling approach will help us build relationships with new partners and customers.”

“I’m very excited to join Object Design and become part of the eXcelon team. The Object Design division has robust technology and thousands of established customers with good breadth and depth in key markets,” said Lee. “Object Design’s products are extraordinarily well suited to address a growing set of needs in today’s e-business environments – the requirement for extremely high performance and unparalleled scalability. I look forward to working with the staff to set strategic direction to further extend the technology and focus efforts on developing new markets in order to grow the business.”

Previously, Lee was president and CEO of Domain Pharma Corp. (now Clinsoft Corp) of Lexington, Mass., US, a spin-off of BBN Software Products Corp. At Domain Pharma he developed strategic plans, increased revenues, led a return to profitability and raised venture funding. Prior to joining Domain Pharma, Lee was vice president, worldwide sales and services for BBN Software Products Corp. where he managed sales, service and customer support.

Lee, 46, has also held executive sales and technical positions at Interleaf, Inc., Oracle Corporation, Digital Equipment Corporation and General Motors. He holds both a bachelor of science degree and a master’s of engineering degree in operations research and industrial engineering from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Lee will be based in Burlington, Mass., US, Object Design’s worldwide headquarters.

Newly appointed Mustafa Atik, 36, will be responsible for all sales activities across Europe, Middle East and Africa with immediate effect. He is based in Theale, Berkshire, UK. Mustafa has over 13 years experience within the IT industry. He gained extensive experience in sectors such as finance, telecommunication, retail and manufacturing within the European, specifically the german markets.

Prior to joining Object Design he worked for Mirror Image Internet as Sales Manager, before that as Sales Manager for BMC Software Germany. Previously he was a Key Account Manager with Oracle and NEC. Mustafa Atik received his Bachelor´s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Frankfurt am Main Polytechnics in 1988.

About eXcelon Corporation: eXcelon Corporation (NASDAQ: EXLN) is the leading provider of an XML-based platform for building self-service and collaborative applications. eXcelon enables its customers to access and leverage the data and content that resides within their existing systems regardless of original format making it possible to share that information across an "extended enterprise" of customers, partners, suppliers and employees for a collective business advantage. Based in Burlington, Massachusetts and founded in 1988, eXcelon Corporation sells and supports its products through branch offices across the U.S. and through international subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Germany, The Netherlands, Japan and Australia, as well as a worldwide network of distributors, value-added resellers, systems integrators and other indirect sales partners.

About Object Design: Object Design, a division of eXcelon Corporation, is the leading provider of native C++ and Java data management solutions. The company develops and markets the ObjectStore® database management system and related products including Javlin™ and PSE Pro. The data management products are used by over 4,000 customers in the telecommunications, financial services and e-business markets, and by Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). The company backs its products with comprehensive training, services and support. Headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, Object Design sells and supports its products through branch offices across the U.S., international subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Germany, The Netherlands, Japan and Australia, and a worldwide network of distributors. For additional information visit http://www.objectdesign.com.

For further information contact:

Jen Trebble/Deborah Hermans,
Hypa Creative Ltd.
Email: jen@hypacreative.com / deb@hypacreative.com
Tel: +44 (0)20 8742 8668

Linda Steel
Marketing Manager NE,
Object Design.
Email: lsteel@objectdesign.com
Tel: +44 (0)118 930 1258


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