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BOULDER, Colorado, (June 26, 2001) — Athene Software Inc., a leading provider of intelligent customer relationship management (iCRM™) software, has appointed François Lestini as General Manager EMEA of its European operations. He will be based at Athene’s EMEA office in Guildford, UK, and will drive the company’s European sales and servicing of existing accounts.

Lestini joins Athene from France Telecom Mobiles where he was Director of Customer Services for international operations for six years. His responsibilities included developing and launching customer service initiatives for 32 international operator subsidiaries. Prior to that he worked with Visa, and spent 15 years working for American Express. Lestini has a DESS in Social Law, a Masters Degree in Applied Foreign Languages and speaks six languages.

“I believe the Athene products have a compelling value proposition and large market demand,” said Lestini. “From my experience working as a director of customer services at France Telecom and American Express, Athene’s products APT Churn and APT Profitability address the needs of both the business and the customer.” He continued: “Europe, Middle East and Africa represent a rapidly growing market for Athene’s products.”

Commenting on Lestini’s appointment, Eric Johnson, President and CEO of Athene Software said: “Having a significant presence in Europe is a vital part of our company’s business plan and is critical to our commitment to this market. With the high amount of sales activity taking place, we wanted to react faster to our customers’ needs.”

Lestini will be based in Guildford and can be reached at: T: +44 (0) 1483 549 064,
F: +44 (0) 1483 549 164.

Athene’s Advanced Predictive Technology (APT) Platform™ enables Communications Service Providers (CSPs) and other subscription-based companies to accurately predict subscriber behaviour, reduce churn, and predict individual profitability throughout the lifecycle of each subscriber in order to maximize revenues and profits. Capitalizing on the latest machine learning breakthroughs, the APT Platform consists of integrated modules that address the diverse challenges faced at different points in the customer lifecycle.

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Notes To Editors:

Athene Software develops and markets Intelligent Customer Relationship Management (iCRM™) software which dynamically predicts customer behaviour, reveals the drivers or reasons for this behaviour, delivers pro-active, real-time recommendations to all customer touch points, and continuously learns with each customer interaction. Athene's predictive intelligence provides a 360-degree view of customers throughout their life cycle. Drawing on the expertise of some of the world's best domain experts and machine learning scientists, Athene enables ISPs, subscriber-based e-businesses and Communications Service Providers around the world to proactively build and retain profitable, long-term and loyal customer bases. Athene Software is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, USA with offices in London, San Diego, and Miami. For more information, call +1 303 786-7500/ +44 1483 549 064 or visit

Athene Software, Advanced Predictive Technology Platform, APT, APT Churn, APT Profitability and iCRM are trademarks of Athene Software, Inc.

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