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New Senior Management role reflects Walker's drive towards leadership in e-business solutions for its prestigious customers

16 August 2001 - Walker Interactive Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: WALK), a global provider of e-business solutions for the enterprise, has appointed David Pattinson as e-business Director to spearhead Walker's aggressive expansion plans for their Deep e-business solutions. The role covers the EMEA region and responsibilities include the co-ordination of e-business activity across sales, marketing, pre and post sales support, professional services and customer support. With four years service at Walker, David Pattinson reports to Walker's EMEA Managing Director, Roger Llewellyn.

By introducing an additional senior management layer, Pattinson's role underlines the seriousness with which Walker is taking e-business and its impact on customers and the industry at large.

"Walker is an organisation with enormous potential in e-business, a leading edge solution and a focus on making sure our customers embrace the cost-effective processes and practices that e-business offers," said Pattinson. "We work collaboratively with customers and partners to deliver fast and measurable return on investment from e-business projects, my new role enables a consistent approach that will further encourage this among our impressive list of pedigree customers whilst actively opening up new markets for Walker," he said.

Roger Llewellyn, EMEA Managing Director of Walker said: "Walker is totally committed to collaborative e-business. We see this senior appointment as a vital part of our internal structure; its reflects the focus of our organisation. David's appointment will help ensure we meet and exceed the expectations of our customers when they choose to move their business forward with the Walker e-business solution."

Pattinson's four years include working as Professional Services Director for Walker's Aptos Division before being given responsibility for the smooth divestment of the Division to B-Plan. This complete, Pattinson returned to the Walker core business in January 2001. He joined Walker from QSP in 1997 where, during his nine years he held a variety of business focussed posts including Business Development Manager and Consultancy Manager heading up a team of 30. Prior to this he was with the General Electric Company.


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About Walker

Walker Interactive Systems, Inc. (OTCBB:WALK), headquartered in San Francisco, California, is a leading, global provider of e-business solutions for the enterprise. The Walker family of e-business applications and vertical industry solutions, combined with integration and consulting services, is utilised by Global 2000 organisations in industries including banking and financial services, retail, transportation and utilities.

Information about Walker is available at http://www.walker.com

Copyright (c) 2001 Walker Interactive Systems, Inc. Walker, Horizon and Deep e-business solutions are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Walker Interactive Systems, Inc. All other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.

For additional information contact:

Susan Morgan
Walker
Tel: 01296 505253
Email: smorgan@walker.com














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