Autogrill Chooses MetricStream for Internal Audit Management

         Autogrill Chooses MetricStream for Internal Audit Management

MetricStream to enable an integrated, risk-based approach to internal audits
across Autogrill Group and its Business Divisions

PR Newswire

MILAN, April 9, 2013

MILAN, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Autogrill, one of the world's leading
providers of food, beverage, and retail services for travelers, has chosen
MetricStream for its Internal Audit Department. The MetricStream solution will
enable Autogrill's internal audit teams across the globe to transcend
geographical and functional barriers and collaborate more effectively on
various initiatives. The solution will also provide greater top-level
visibility and enhanced risk and control intelligence.

An industry leader, Autogrill has a presence in 38 countries, employs roughly
63,000 people, and had sales totaling roughly €6 billion in 2012. With its US
subsidiary HMSHost, Autogrill is the world's largest provider of airport food
and beverage services and manages a portfolio of over 350 internationally
renowned brands, including Acafe, Ciao Ristorante, Puro Gusto, Starbucks
Coffee, Burger King, Bagel Street, Foodissimo, Spizzico, World Duty Free
Group, Biza, Alpha Airport Shopping, Glorious Britain, and Fashion & Fun.

Autogrill is recognized for its commitment to building scalable corporate
governance, compliance, and internal audit functions. Over the years, these
programs have been strengthened through new initiatives such as implementing
direct reporting for the internal audit function to the CEO and to the Control
Bodies, developing a year audit plan based on risk analysis.

The MetricStream solution will act as a single point of reference, integrating
and streamlining all internal audit processes including risk assessments,
control testing, audit planning, work-paper management, resource management,
reporting, and issue management. MetricStream's multi-language capabilities
will facilitate adoption of the solution across Autogrill's operations in
Italy, Spain, UK and the United States.

Claudio Cecchini, the Head of MetricStream's Italian operations says, "What
makes MetricStream the partner of choice is the flexibility of our solution,
to seamlessly adapt to each market's unique footprint. In Italy and across
Europe we are forging new relationships with customers and partners to
continually strengthening the quality of our services, technology and

To accelerate the solution's deployment, Autogrill will adopt MetricStream's
Cloud-based offering. Built on cutting-edge virtualization technologies,
MetricStream's Cloud offering provides exceptional flexibility and
reliability, while ensuring data security.

"We are very pleased to work with Autogrill," said Shankar Bhaskaran, GM and
VP of International Business Operations at MetricStream. "Visionary
organizations across Europe and around the world – both large and small – are
looking to MetricStream's advanced, integrated, and extensible GRC solutions."

About MetricStream
MetricStream is a market leader in Enterprise-wide Governance, Risk,
Compliance (GRC) and Quality Management Solutions for global corporations.
MetricStream solutions are used by leading corporations such as UBS, P&G,
Constellation Energy, Pfizer, Philips, BAE Systems, Twitter, SanDisk, Cummins
and Sonic Automotive in diverse industries such as Financial Services,
Healthcare, Life Sciences, Energy and Utilities, Food, Retail, CPG,
Government, Hi-tech and Manufacturing to manage their risk management
programs, quality processes, regulatory and industry-mandated compliance and
corporate governance initiatives, as well as several million compliance
professionals worldwide via thewww.ComplianceOnline.comportal. MetricStream
is headquartered in Palo Alto, California and can be reached

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Mr. Vinay Bapna


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