Guidewire Software Announces Creation of 75 New Jobs at Dublin Software Centre

  Guidewire Software Announces Creation of 75 New Jobs at Dublin Software
  Centre

Business Wire

DUBLIN -- February 27, 2013

Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE:GWRE), a global provider of software solutions
to the general insurance industry, is creating 75 new positions in 2013 to add
to the existing 50 employees already employed at its Global Services’ and
Regional Development Centre in Blanchardstown, Dublin.

Guidewire Software was founded in 2001 in Silicon Valley and has grown to
become a market leader in the provision of core system software for the global
general insurance industry.

Guidewire established its Dublin location in July 2011. Today’s significant
expansion plan is a direct result of the outstanding contribution that the
Irish team has made to Guidewire’s growth globally. This expansion in Ireland
will make Guidewire Ireland the largest office outside of the US and will
bring to 125 the number of people the company expects to employ in Ireland.
The extra staff will provide consultancy support and additional product
development resources to support some of Guidewire’s customers which now span
16 countries and four continents.

Niall Lalor, who leads the Guidewire Services Centre in Dublin and was the
company’s first Irish employee, attributes this growth to the outstanding
results delivered by the Dublin-based team. “Our team has quickly gained the
confidence of Guidewire customers globally, to such an extent that in our 18
months of operation we have significantly expanded the scope of projects we
work on. We now expect to add 75 new team members to meet additional expected
demand. This is a really exciting time to be at Guidewire.”

The Guidewire Services Centre was initially set up to meet the growing
customer demand for assistance in implementing Guidewire’s solutions around
the world. The technical talent in the area convinced Guidewire to also create
its fourth Regional Development Centre in Dublin. It joins Guidewire teams in
the San Francisco Bay Area, Tokyo, and Toronto as a product development
operation.

“We are thrilled by the exceptional technical talent that we’ve found in
Dublin. Guidewire’s goal is to build the best software possible for our
industry. Our current Dublin team has already demonstrated their commitment to
our core principles of product quality and long-term orientation. We are
looking forward to the continued expansion of the team,” said Jeremy
Henrickson, vice president, Product Development, Guidewire.

The 75 new roles on offer in Dublin include:

• Graduate/Entry Level Software Consultants

• Experienced Software Consultants

• Experienced Software Developers

• Experienced Software Product Manager

Recruitment activity is underway to fill the newly created positions. Lalor
adds: “Guidewire has put a lot of effort into making this a great place to
work, where people are truly valued and challenged every day. In Dublin, we
have the passion, drive and energy of a start-up but within the shell of an
established multinational company.”

Lalor’s view is supported by Alex Naddaff, global vice president, Professional
Services, Guidewire who says that the company is delighted with the high
quality of employees in Dublin.

“Our aspiration when starting out in Dublin was to build a high quality team
that was a good cultural match with our core company values, our agile project
approach and our belief in home and work life balance. We are very pleased
that we are achieving these goals. This has been a very rewarding experience
for Guidewire and we look forward to a successful future in Ireland.”

Today’s jobs announcement by Guidewire Software is supported by the Department
of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland, the Government agency
responsible for the attraction and development of foreign investment in
Ireland.

Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, says: “The
ICT sector forms a major part of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs. Since
we have taken office, employment in this sector has increased by over 5,000
people and we are determined to build on this and take the maximum possible
advantage of the global strengths which we have built in this area. Today’s
announcement that Guidewire expects to create 75 additional jobs in Dublin is
great news for the city and further evidence of our solid progress in this
sector. I commend all involved and am determined to ensure that we can see
further announcements like this in the coming months.”

Barry O’Leary, CEO IDA Ireland, also welcomed today’s announcement: “The rapid
expansion of Guidewire’s Global Consulting Centre in Dublin further endorses
Ireland’s credentials as a hub for both the software and business services
sectors. Guidewire provides core system software for the general insurance
industry and Ireland provides the highly-skilled talent pool the company
requires.’’

About Guidewire Software:

Guidewire Software is a provider of core system software to the global General
insurance industry. Designed to be flexible and scalable, Guidewire solutions
give insurers the capability to deliver excellent service, increase market
share and lower operating costs. Guidewire InsuranceSuite™, consisting of
Guidewire PolicyCenter®, Guidewire ClaimCenter® and Guidewire BillingCenter®
spans the key functional areas in insurance – underwriting and policy
administration, claims management, and billing. Guidewire is headquartered in
Foster City, California, with offices in Dublin, Beijing, Hong Kong, London,
Munich, Paris, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, and Warsaw. For more information,
please visit www.guidewire.com.

NOTE: Guidewire, Guidewire Software, Guidewire ClaimCenter, Guidewire
PolicyCenter, Guidewire BillingCenter, Guidewire InsuranceSuite, Guidewire
Live, Before & After, Guidewire PartnerConnect, Guidewire SolutionConnect,
Deliver Insurance Your Way, and the Guidewire logo are trademarks, service
marks, or registered trademarks of Guidewire Software, Inc. in the United
States and/or other countries.

Contact:

For media queries, please contact:
Unique Media, Dublin
Breda Brown / Lisa Buckley
(+353 1) 522 5200/ (+353 87) 1229774 (LB)
or
Guidewire Software, Inc.
Diana Stott, +1-650-356-4941
Public Relations Manager
dstott@guidewire.com
or
Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
Press Office, Tel: 01-6312200
press.office@djei.ie
or
IDA Ireland
Antoinette Tyrrell, +353 (0) 87 7572053