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17th January 2005 – Misys Wholesale Banking Systems (Misys) has appointed Malcolm Porter to lead Strategic Alliances at Misys Wholesale Banking Systems. Malcolm comes to Misys with a vast range of experience in managing strategic alliance relationships, for both software and IT consulting companies, with partners such as IBM, HP and Accenture. Reporting to Jerry Luckett, Director of Product & Strategy at Misys, Malcolm will take responsibility for driving overall business direction and managing the day-to-day relationships with the company’s key strategic alliance partners.

“These partnerships are critical to the success of the Misys Wholesale Banking Systems goals,” comments Jerry Luckett. “The symbiotic relationships we have with our strategic alliance partners mean that we are able to share each other’s successes - we want our partners to be successful alongside us. I am confident that Malcolm’s excellent experience in managing these partnerships will prove very valuable to Misys.”

Malcolm Porter will be strengthening the relationships with current strategic alliance partners, such as SWIFT, IBM and Microsoft and will be extending the links to other similar world-class businesses. “I am delighted to be coming on board at Misys at this exciting time for the business. The company values its close strategic alliances highly, and I am looking forward to growing the business in this area.”

As well as working with IBM and Accenture, Malcolm's experience also includes 12 years with Hewlett-Packard, based in the UK and the USA, where he held roles in Alliance Management, Services Sales, and Global Account Management. Malcolm holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in physics.

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For further information, please contact:
Edward Taylor / Jo Brice
Financial Dynamics
+44 (0)20 7269 7295 / 7246 or

Andy Coulter
Head of Marketing & Business Planning
Misys Wholesale Banking Systems
+44 208 897 1188

About Misys Wholesale Banking Systems
Misys Wholesale Banking Systems is a trusted provider of innovative technology solutions: over 1,000 employees in 30 offices around the world have built up the domain expertise to deliver world-class solutions with an understanding of local requirements. Misys Wholesale Banking Systems' staff are committed to developing and supporting a product family that embraces trade services, international & regional banking, managed treasury services, capital markets, confirmation matching, continuous linked settlement (CLS), multi-channel banking, commercial lending, FX trading, cash management and financial messaging.

Misys Wholesale Banking Systems is part of Misys plc’s Banking & Securities Division, which serves over 1,200 customers across more than 120 countries worldwide, including 90% of the world's top 50 banks (Source: The Banker, July 2004).

Misys plc, the global software products and solutions company, serves customers in the international banking and securities, international healthcare, and UK general insurance industries. Through a wholly owned subsidiary, Sesame, it also provides business process outsourcing services to independent financial advisors (IFAs) in the UK. Misys partners with its customers to deliver outstanding IT solutions to essential industries, and employs more than 6,100 people internationally. For more information, visit

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