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…professional with 17 years sales and marketing experience takes the helm…

LONDON, UK. 27th June, 2001 – Hyperion (NASDAQ:HYSL), a global leader in business analysis software, has appointed Mike Shelton as Managing Director of its UK and Ireland operations.

Shelton joins from ILOG, where he was Vice President of the company’s $20m telecom division in the US. Prior to his three year tenure at ILOG, Shelton spent two years with database vendor Sybase, where he was head of European Sales Operations, Channels and Marketing.

Commenting on his appointment, Shelton says: “Hyperion is already the market leader in financial analysis and business intelligence software. The company has an enviable blue chip customer base and I’m very excited by the challenge of helping the organisation aggressively grow revenue streams as well as increasing its lead in the market. We see our ongoing strategy encompassing three key areas. First, we intend to consolidate and extend our dominance in the business intelligence segment through our HyperionÒ EssbaseÒ platform and associated analytical tools, helping customers to gain valuable insight into key metrics such as customer profitablity. Secondly, we will be building on our dominance in financial analysis through powerful appplications that meet the needs of 21st century business including Hyperion Financial Management, Financial Planning and Performance Management. Finally, we will be using our expertise in analysis to offer the kinds of powerful customer analysis solutions now demanded such as our recently announced Hyperion eCommerce Analysis SuiteÒ. We are well positioned to show existing customers, new prospects and partners the strategic business benefits of our overall analysis solution set.”

Shelton’s previous industry experience, primarily in senior sales and marketing roles, includes seven years at SCO (Santa Cruz Operation), latterly as Vice President of its enterprise division, as well as positions at Lotus Software and Microfocus.

About Hyperion

Hyperion (Nasdaq: HYSL) is a global leader in business analysis software. Hyperion helps managers succeed by helping their companies achieve greater performance and profitability. Business leaders use Hyperion products and services to plan, manage and execute on strategies by analysing information on e-business initiatives, supply chain execution, customers, operations and finance. The company's market-leading Hyperion® Essbase® technology, packaged business analysis applications and tools are used by more than 6,000 organisations worldwide, including 86 of the Fortune 100, 64 of the Nikkei Top 100 in Japan and more than 40 of the Financial Times European Top 100. In addition, more than 400 Hyperion alliance partners deliver technology, applications and services to increase the flexibility and choice for customers. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., the company has offices in 22 countries.

More information is available at, or 01784 228000.

Note to Editors:

Hyperion and Essbase are registered trademarks and Hyperion Solutions is a trademark of Hyperion Solutions Corporation. All other trademarks and company names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.


Andrew Smith
Object Marketing
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