Portrait Software plc Appoints New Chairman

Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom, June 17, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Portrait Software plc (London: PST), a leading provider of insight driven customer interaction software, is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Hewitt as Non-executive Chairman of the Board with immediate effect.

Paul William Hewitt (53) has substantial experience in leading and growing both young private and established public companies. A chartered accountant, he is currently Chairman of YSC, and Non-executive Director of the Kiln Group, GMT Global Aviation, and The Co-operative Financial Services, where he had previously held the executive roles of CFO and then Deputy Group CEO. Prior to that Paul spent four years with RAC plc as Finance Director, after three years in the same role with Redland plc and six years as Finance and Marketing Director of Euromoney Publications plc.

Commenting on his appointment, Paul Hewitt, Chairman of Portrait Software stated, “I am excited to be joining the Portrait team at a time when there are so many opportunities to grow the business and am very much looking forward to working with the executives to help accelerate their growth plans.”

Luke McKeever, CEO of Portrait Software, added, “We are delighted that Paul has agreed to Chair the Board of Portrait. With his experience in guiding the growth of companies at all stages of their development, we are confident he will be a valuable addition to the Company as we seek to bring together the potential of Portrait’s market leading software, valuable customer-base and expanding market opportunity.”

About Portrait Software
Portrait Software enables organizations to engage with each of their customers as individuals, resulting in improved customer profitability, increased retention, reduced risk, and outstanding customer experiences. This is achieved through a suite of innovative, insight-driven applications which empower organizations to create enduring one-to-one relationships with their customers. The Portrait suite seamlessly integrates the world's most advanced customer analytics, powerful inbound and outbound campaign management, and best-in-class business process integration to drive real time customer interactions that communicate precisely the right message through the right channel, at the right time.

Our 300 + customers include industry-leading organizations in customer-intensive sectors. They include Merrill Lynch, Lloyds Banking Group, US Bank, Nationwide Building Society, T-Mobile, Telenor, Fingerhut, Bank of Ireland, Bank of Tokyo and Fiserv Bank Solutions.

For more information on Portrait Software, please visit: www.portraitsoftware.com

Portrait Software
Kieran Kilmartin
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