WANdisco Plc WAND WANdisco Expands Management Team

  WANdisco Plc (WAND) - WANdisco Expands Management Team

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WANdisco Plc
21 November 2012

21 November 2012


                                 WANdisco plc


                        ("WANdisco" or the "Company")


            WANdisco Expands Management Team To Facilitate Growth


  Key executive appointments will complement team, enhance capabilities and
                        strengthen strategic resources

San Ramon, CA -WANdisco(LSE:  WAND), a leading  provider of enterprise  high 
availability software for Big Data and software development, today announced a
number of  key appointments  to  the company's  management team.  Among  these 
appointments, James  Creasy has  been named  Director of  Product  Management, 
Douglas Ribback has been appointed to Director of Demand Generation and  Simon 
Martin to Controller.

Based in the  company's San Ramon  office, James Creasy  will oversee  product 
development and explore  emerging technologies to  identify new approaches  to 
product offerings, competitive positioning and business architectures for  the 
software development industry. James joins WANdisco from Perforce Software,  a 
privately held enterprise version management company, where he was Director of
Product Technology. In  that position,  he built  and led  a highly  technical 
group that explored  the technological landscape  outside Perforce to  develop 
strategic direction, identify new  product opportunities, conduct  competitive 
research,  adopt  emerging   technologies  and   produce  effective   external 
messaging. James has also  held roles at  corporations including GNS  Software 
and Mozart Systems Corporation throughout his 20 years' experience in computer
software and engineering.

As Director of Demand  Generation, Douglas will  develop and implement  demand 
strategies that will help  WANdisco expand its reach  into the enterprise  and 
developer markets. He joins from ThoughtWorks, a company wholly devoted to the
art and science of custom software, where he was Director of Marketing.  Prior 
to ThoughtWorks,  he  was  Senior  Director of  Global  Demand  Generation  at 
SugarCRM, where  he  was  responsible  for  developing  web-based,  e-commerce 
directed marketing programs to support all  stages of the customer life  cycle 
targeting the  SMB  market.  Combined  with  Douglas'  previous  positions  at 
organizations like CollabNet, SourceForge and Rainmaker Systems, he has nearly
20  years'  experience  with  global  strategic  capabilities  involving   B2B 
enterprise software as well as Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)  product 

Simon Martin, WANdisco's  newly appointed  Controller will assist  the CFO  in 
providing financial oversight for the company. Simon will oversee all areas of
Finance from accounting to forecasting  to analysis. An experienced  auditor, 
he previously spent seven  years with KPMG, a  global network of  professional 
firms providing audit, tax  and advisory services,  where he quickly  received 
recognition  for  achieving  Exceptional  Performance  grading  as  Audit  and 
Assurance Manager. Simon brings experience  from managing a portfolio of  over 
35 audit  clients,  ranging  from  small owner  managed  businesses  to  large 
multinational companies.

Welcoming the  appointments,  David  Richards,  WANdisco  Chairman  and  Chief 
Executive Officer, said:

"With today's announcement  I am confident  we are putting  into place a  team 
that is not only committed to  delivering WANdisco's current mission but  also 
committed to our future in this  industry. James, Douglas and Simon could  not 
be joining our company at a more crucial time as we begin to extend our  reach 
and  expand  our  enterprise  software  portfolio.  We  look  forward  to  the 
experience, focus, structure and vision  these three professionals will  bring 
to the company, positioning WANdisco for long-term success, while growing  our 
product base of industry-leading solutions for the enterprise."

About WANdisco

WANdisco (LSE: WAND)  is aleading  provider of  enterprise high  availability 
software. The company's products include: uberSVN - the new open ALM platform
for Subversion, Subversion MultiSite, Subversion Access Control and Subversion
Clustering. Fortune Global 1000 companies  such as AT&T, Intel, Honda,  Nokia, 
Juniper Networks  and Motorola  rely on  WANdisco's Subversion  solutions  for 
enterprise-class performance, scalability and  24-by-7 availability. A  recent 
Forrester Total Economic Impact (TEI) study of WANdisco's Subversion MultiSite
revealed a  167%  return  on  investment with  a  nine-month  payback  period. 
Subversion is recognized  by Forrester as  the sole leader  in the  Standalone 
Software Configuration Management (SCM) category. For more information, please
visit us at: http://www.wandisco.com.

For further information please contact:

WANdisco plc:
David Richards, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer      via FTI Consulting
Nick Parker, Chief Financial Officer
FTI Consulting:                                           +44 (0)20 7831 3113
Matt Dixon / Sophie McMillan / Jon Snowball
Panmure Gordon & Co.                                      +44 (0)20 7886 2500
Fred Walsh / Giles Stewart (Corporate Finance)
Adam Pollock, Charles Leigh-Pemberton (Corporate Broking)





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