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Promethean Names New President for US Operations; Former Lawson Software Executive to Fill New Position for Rapidly Growing Company.

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PROMETHEAN NAMES NEW PRESIDENT FOR US OPERATONS; FORMER LAWSON SOFTWARE EXECUTIVE TO FILL NEW POSITION FOR RAPIDLY GROWING COMPANY

Promethean, a global leader in the development of interactive whiteboard classroom technology, today announced the appointment of Mark Elliott as its first president of US operations. Elliott comes to Promethean from Lawson Software, where he was vice president of its retail division.

"During the past three years Promethean has established an excellent foundation of sales in the K-12 sector in the US," said Stephen Jury, chief executive officer of Promethean, Inc. "We are extremely pleased to bring the combination and caliber of Mark's skills and expertise to bear at our US Promethean operations. Our company is leading a global revolution in collaborative teaching and learning and with Mark's leadership we're certain to realize accelerated growth and market share in the US education market."

The collective expansion in other international markets has led to an enhanced role for Steve Brazier, most recently executive vice president and international business development director which included development of the US market. In Brazier's new position as managing director for Promethean International, he will be responsible for all territories outside of the UK and US markets.

"We are so fortunate to have Steve on our growing team," said Jury. "His unwavering commitment to enrich the learning experience and improve student understanding is clearly evident in his interactions with educators in Central Europe and the US. We are anxious for him to build on our strong relationships and partnerships with educators from China, to South Africa, and from Mexico and beyond."

Prior to Lawson Software, Elliott was vice president of sales, marketing and product development for Education Networks of America. Before that he spent several years at Apple Computer, where he served as director of software, maintenance, strategic initiatives, servers, channels, alliances and third-party products. Earlier in has career, Elliott served as president of E3 North America, and as senior vice president of sales and operations for PowerCerv Technologies. He also spent more than 14 years in several key management positions at Unisys Corp.

About the Promethean Collaborative Classroom System

Designed exclusively for the education market, the Promethean Collaborative Classroom System is the next generation of group learning environments for whole group teaching, interactive learning, and real-time assessment. The system includes the ACTIV board, an interactive whiteboard for Macintosh and Windows; ACTIVstudio2 software, which offers teachers an extensive library of images, background and annotation resources to present powerful, engaging curriculum to the entire class; ACTIVslate XR, an accessory which promotes real-time interaction by allowing teachers and students to direct and control the whiteboard from anywhere in the room, and ACTIVote response system, a radio frequency student hand-held peripheral that provides teachers with instant student feedback during instruction. Additionally, the Promethean Collaborative Classroom System includes the ACTIVtablet, giving teachers the flexibility to develop their lesson plans and flip charts when away from the board, or at home. Promethean also has a special application for the ACTIV board called ACTIVprimary, an exclusive, award-winning design for teaching young learners.

About Promethean, Inc.

Part of the Promethean Technologies Group Ltd., Promethean, Inc., is a systems integration company, which specializes in the use of information technology to support learning and knowledge transfer. It specializes in supplying interactive teaching systems to K-12, Higher Education, and sells through a channel of resellers. The company sells complete solutions including its innovative Collaborative Classroom, featuring the ACTIV board interactive whiteboard, ACTIVstudio and ACTIVprimary software, and interactive learning devices such as ACTIVote and ACTIVslate. It also provides a comprehensive support service, through its professional training programs.

The company's headquarters are based in Blackburn, UK; and there are overseas offices in the USA (Atlanta, Ga.), France and Germany. For the rest of the world, Promethean International works together with a chain of over forty partners, providing ACTIV products to every continent in the world.

For more information please visit http://www.prometheanworld.com
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