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Formation Systems Appoints Daniel Keelan as President and CEO.

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Formation Systems today announced the appointment of Daniel Keelan as president and chief executive officer. In his new position, Mr. Keelan will be responsible for overseeing Formation Systems' operations and growing the company's business within such industries as consumer packaged goods, chemicals and pharmaceuticals.

Prior to joining Formation Systems, Mr. Keelan was the Executive Vice President and General Manager of i2 Technologies' Network Operations and Business Development. In this role he directed i2's efforts in building networked-based services and developing alliances and sales channels. Previously at i2 he held positions as Managing Director, Europe Middle East & Africa in Brussels, Belgium, Vice President of Sales, West and Central USA in Dallas, TX, and Vice President and General Manager Asia Pacific & Japan located in Melbourne, Australia. In addition, Mr. Keelan held various sales and management positions at Oracle Corporation and IBM.

"I see an exciting and promising future for Formation Systems and its customers," said Mr. Keelan. "Companies are recognizing that effective Product Lifecycle Management leads to increased revenue and better gross margins. Formation has established itself as a leader in PLM software for process manufacturers. I look forward to leading the company through its next phase of growth, leveraging my experience gained at other enterprise software providers."

About Formation Systems

Formation Systems develops Optiva, a suite of product development software for process industries. Their mission is to ensure a company's best ideas become the world's greatest products. Formation customers include large global Fortune 500 companies such as The Coca-Cola Company, Procter & Gamble, GE Plastics, Akzo Nobel, Kerry Group plc, Golden State Foods, Parfums Christian Dior, Yves Rocher, RPM and The Valspar Corporation. Formation's software offers customers high return, low risk and quick time to benefit. Founded in 1995, Formation Systems is privately held and headquartered in Southborough, Massachusetts. For more information visit the corporate web site at
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Date:Jan 28, 2002
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