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Aspect Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: ASPT), a leading provider of enterprise customer contact solutions, has announced that Brian Gentile has been named senior vice president and chief marketing officer. Gentile will be responsible for directing all of Aspect's global marketing functions, including corporate marketing, product management, and product and services marketing. A dditionally, he will lead the company's indirect sales channels and technical alliances teams. He brings nearly 20 years of technology, sales, marketing and product experience to his new role at Aspect.

Prior to Aspect, Gentile was executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Brio Software Inc. where he was responsible for the company's global marketing strategy, product marketing, corporate marketing and strategic alliances. Gentile's market-focused approach at Brio led to successful global practices that also yielded substantial operational improvements. During his distinguished career, Gentile has also held executive roles at Ariba, Sun Microsystems and Apple Computer.

"Brian has a clear track record of developing compelling, integrated programs that have a strong impact on the business," said Gary Barnett, Aspect's president and chief executive officer. "Brian's rich technical marketing background will serve us well as we continue to take our message and solutions to the market. We're pleased to have Brian at Aspect."

"Aspect is highly regarded in the industry and recognised for having strong bonds with its customers. Aspect is also recognised for providing its customers with a product vision to meet their customer interaction and contact centre needs well into the future," said Gentile. "I look forward to delivering new, innovative programs and strengthened go-to-market methods that both showcase Aspect's solutions and reinforce its commitment to customers."

Gentile serves as a public governor on the board of the Pacific Stock & Options Exchange in San Francisco and on the board of advisors for Velosel Inc., a privately held software company based in Santa Clara. Gentile holds a master of business administration degree from Arizona State University and a bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of Arizona.

About Aspect Communications

Aspect Communications Corporation is a leading provider of contact centre solutions and services that enable businesses to manage and optimise customer communications. Aspect's global customer base includes more than two-thirds of the Fortune 50 and leading corporations in a range of industries including transportation, financial services, insurance, telecommunications, retail and outsourcing, as well as large government agencies. The company's leadership is based on 18 years of expertise. Aspect is headquartered in San Jose, California, with 24 offices in 11 countries around the world. Aspect's UK offices are in Stockley Park, Uxbridge, Middlesex and can be reached on 0800 ASPECT (i.e. 0800 277328).


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For further information please contact:

Anita Marsh
Aspect Communications
+44 (0)20 8589 1037

Michael Gray
Gray Associates
Tel: +44 (0)208 744 9168

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