Press Release

02 Sep 2013

WANdisco welcomes former Sage group CFO Paul Harrison

WANdisco (LSE: WAND), a provider of high-availability software for global enterprises to meet the challenges of Big Data and distributed software development, formally welcomes Paul Harrison, formerly of The Sage Group, as its new Chief Financial Officer based in the San Ramon, California office. Mr. Harrison replaces Nick Parker, who announced his intention to step down from his role as CFO in May. Having joined WANdisco in November 2011, Parker met the principal objective of securing the company's highly successful admission to AIM in June 2012, along with successfully meeting other financial goals.

“We look forward to having Paul Harrison become part of our day-to-day activities,” said David Richards, WANdisco Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Paul brings to WANdisco significant technology expertise and leadership experience and we anticipate great things with him on board.”

“This is an exciting time for WANdisco and I am looking forward to contributing to what I anticipate will be its exceptional growth,” said Harrison. “The company’s patented technology is a significant differentiator and I’m proud to join such an enthusiastic, experienced and talented team.”

Prior to WANdisco, Harrison spent over 16 years with The Sage Group plc (“Sage”), a FTSE 100 company and leading global provider of business management software. Harrison joined Sage in 1997 from Price Waterhouse and became CFO in 2000. During that time, Sage grew its revenues from £152m to £1,340m, its profit before taxation from £38m to £356m, its employee base from 1,900 to 13,500 and its country presence from 4 to 25. It also supplemented organic growth with the conclusion of over 100 acquisitions. Harrison is also a non-executive director of Hays plc, one of the world’s largest specialist recruiters. He joined Hays in 2007, becoming its Senior Independent Director in 2011, and he also chairs its Remuneration Committee. A chartered accountant, Harrison’s earlier career was spent in professional practice with PwC, where he was a Senior Manager.

About WANdisco

WANdisco is the world leader in Active Data Replication. Its patented WANdisco Fusion technology enables the replication of continuously changing data to the cloud and on-premises data centers with guaranteed consistency, no downtime and no business disruption. It also allows distributed development teams to collaborate as if they are all working in one location. WANdisco has an OEM with IBM as well as partnerships with Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Google Cloud, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Microsoft Azure, and Oracle to resell its patented technology. WANdisco also works directly with Fortune 1000 companies around the world to ensure their data can give them the real insight they need.

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Alexandra Gee
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