MICROS Systems, Inc. Announces CEO Succession Plan; Peter Altabef to Become Chief Executive Officer; A.L. "Tom" Giannopoulos to

 MICROS Systems, Inc. Announces CEO Succession Plan; Peter Altabef to Become
    Chief Executive Officer; A.L. "Tom" Giannopoulos to Serve as Executive

PR Newswire

COLUMBIA, Md., Dec. 3, 2012

COLUMBIA, Md., Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --MICROS Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:
MCRS), a leading provider of information technology solutions for the
hospitality and retail industries, today announced that its Board of Directors
has elected Peter Altabef to succeed A.L. "Tom" Giannopoulos as MICROS'
President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 2, 2013. Mr.
Giannopoulos, who has served as the Company's CEO since 1993, will continue
his duties as executive chairman of the Company during the period of his
employment, which extends to June 30, 2014. After Mr. Giannopoulos retires,
the Board intends to appoint a non-executive independent chairperson. The
Board has also expanded from 6 to 7 directors, and Mr. Altabef will be
appointed a director, effective January 2, 2013.

Mr. Altabef, 53 years old, served as President and Chief Executive Officer of
Perot Systems from 2004 until 2009, when Perot Systems was acquired by Dell,
Inc. Perot Systems was a $2.8 billion company that provided technology
solutions to many multi-national companies throughout the world. Upon Dell's
acquisition of Perot Systems, Mr. Altabef served as President of Dell Services
until his departure in 2011.

"Under Mr. Giannopoulos' steady leadership, MICROS has prospered and thrived
for two decades, and remains firmly positioned as an innovator and leader in
the industries we serve," stated John J. Puente, MICROS Director and Chairman
of the Compensation and Nominating Committee of the Board of Directors. "With
this transition, Mr. Giannopoulos will continue to provide executive
leadership and direction for MICROS, while allowing Mr. Altabef to assume
daily operational responsibilities with the existing MICROS executive team.
We welcome to MICROS Mr. Altabef, who has a long and distinguished history
overseeing thriving technology organizations."

"It has been a great pleasure and privilege to lead MICROS as Chief Executive
Officer over the past twenty years. In this two-decade period, MICROS has
grown from a small, boutique hardware purveyor to the restaurant industry to
one of the world's most dynamic and innovative technology solution providers
to the global restaurant, hotel and retail marketplaces," stated Mr.
Giannopoulos. "I am most proud of the deep and enduring relationships I have
developed with many of our valued employees and clients, and believe the
Company remains in excellent hands with Mr. Altabef and our tenured strong
management team."

"I am very honored and proud to have been selected as MICROS' new President
and Chief Executive Officer," added Mr. Altabef. "I am most excited about
working with Mr. Giannopoulos and the very talented executive management team
he has assembled. I am confident that we can continue to grow the Company,
whose foundations are strong and deep, and whose innovation in the markets we
serve is unparalleled."

About MICROS Systems, Inc.
MICROS Systems, Inc. provides enterprise applications for the hospitality and
retail industries worldwide. Over 370,000 MICROS systems are currently
installed in table and quick service restaurants, hotels, motels, casinos,
leisure and entertainment, and retail operations in more than 180 countries,
and on all seven continents. In addition, MICROS provides property management
systems, central reservation and customer information solutions for more than
30,000 hotels worldwide, as well as point-of-sale, loss prevention, and
cross-channel functionality for more than 150,000 retail stores worldwide and
17,000 Fuel and Convenience stores. MICROS stock is traded through NASDAQ
under the symbol MCRS.

For more information on MICROS and its advanced information technology
solutions for the hospitality and retail industries, please contact Louise
Casamento, Vice President of Marketing at (443) 285-8144 or (866) 287-4736.
You can also visit the MICROS website at www.micros.com or send an email to
info@micros.com. Follow MICROS on Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and the MICROS

The MICROS logo is a registered trademark of MICROS Systems, Inc.
All other product and brand names are the property of their respective owners.

Louise Casamento


Website: http://www.micros.com
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