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Demand for Tribold Product Portfolio Manager™ drives new appointment

London, UK and Denver, US, April 14, 2008 – Reflecting the significant increase in demand for centralized product catalog and product management systems amongst Communications Service Providers (CSPs), Tribold has appointed Fredrick ‘Fritz’ Smith as its Vice President of Sales for North America. Smith will manage all aspects of Tribold’s sales, sales consulting, account management and commercial channel management programs across the region. Prior to his work at Tribold, Smith held senior sales positions at Nexagent, Connexn Technologies, Rhythms NetConnections and U S West Communications, among others. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management from State University College of New York at Buffalo.

Commenting on the appointment, Tribold CEO John Rainger said: “We are seeing unprecedented demand for product catalog and product management systems from providers of communications services across Europe, Asia Pacific and, particularly, North America. Tribold Product Portfolio Manager is clearly the market leading solution. Moving Fritz to VP of Sales across North America strengthens our sales team in the region enormously and will allow us to take maximum advantage of the opportunity.”

Smith is hitting the ground running in his new role at the Billing and OSS World Conference taking place in Chicago, Illinois, between April 29th and May 1st 2008, where, along with Tribold CEO John Rainger, he will be meeting Tribold’s existing and potential customers as well as numerous industry alumni. Please visit for more information about Tribold at Billing and OSS World.

About Tribold

Tribold is the world's leading provider of Product Management enterprise software specifically developed for Communication Service Providers (CSPs). The Tribold Product Portfolio Manager™ (Tribold PPM) is a single, integrated suite of enterprise product management applications that empower CSPs to put products at the heart of their business. Tribold PPM is based on a Unified Product Catalog and includes Product Data Management (PDM), Product Data Integration (PDI), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Product Business Intelligence (PBI), and Product Channel Management (PCM) applications.

Dramatic improvements in product management performance enable CSPs to drive increased profit by taking products and services to market faster, improving customer service through self-selection and enhancing operational efficiency.

Headquartered in London, and with offices in North America and Asia, Tribold was founded in 2003 and is privately held.

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