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Twenty Year Enterprise Software Veteran Joins Vignette Leadership Team; Brett Bachman Named as Senior Vice President of Products, Strategy and Marketing.

AUSTIN, Texas -- Vignette Corp. (NASDAQ:VIGND) today announced that it has named Brett Bachman as senior vice president of products, strategy and worldwide marketing. In this role, Bachman will drive Vignette's products, marketing and go-to-market strategies, and is charged with guiding the product lifecycle process from product requirements definition through positioning, packaging, and deliverables for Vignette's award-winning enterprise content management solutions.

"Brett's impressive career as a leader at many of the world's best known and respected enterprise software companies makes me confident that he will make an immediate and profound impact at Vignette," said Thomas E. Hogan, president and chief executive officer of Vignette. "The combination of Brett's leadership and operational experience in enterprise software makes him a perfect fit to help Vignette cement its leadership position in the enterprise content management market."

Prior to joining Vignette, Bachman was a co-founder, chief operating officer and president of MS2, a software application company that led the creation of the Product Lifecycle Management application category. Before MS2, he held senior executive positions with leading companies including Oracle, Informix, and Rational Software, and was a consultant with McKinsey & Company. Most recently, Bachman was vice president and general manager of the decision management software and solutions unit at Fair Isaac Corp., where he was responsible for more than $100 million in total revenue. While in this position, he helped to accelerate revenue growth by more than 37 per cent on a sequential quarterly basis.

"Vignette is the best positioned enterprise content management company with award-winning products and services in one of the fastest-growing markets in the software industry," said Bachman. "I'm looking forward to rolling up my sleeves and joining this world-class organization to help it raise its visibility and capitalize on the impressive set of assets it has assembled. I believe my industry experience and the combination of operational and managerial skills will help Vignette continue to deliver innovative solutions that meet and exceed customer requirements."

Bachman has an MBA from the Harvard Business School, and a bachelors of science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.

About Vignette

Vignette's software and expertise help organizations harness the power of information and the Web for measurable improvements in business efficiency. As the efficiency experts, Vignette (NASDAQ:VIGND) helps organizations increase productivity, reduce costs, improve user experiences and manage risk. Vignette's intranet, extranet and Internet solutions incorporate portal, integration, enterprise content management and collaboration capabilities that can rapidly deliver unique advantages through an open, scalable, and adaptable architecture that integrates with legacy systems. Vignette is headquartered in Austin, Texas, with local operations worldwide. Visit to see how Vignette customers achieve measurable improvements in business efficiency and to find out why more companies prefer Vignette.


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