Siam Commercial Bank Selects NASDAQ OMX'S BWise to Enhance Their Internal Audit, Risk Management, Compliance and Business

Siam Commercial Bank Selects NASDAQ OMX'S BWise to Enhance Their Internal
Audit, Risk Management, Compliance and Business Continuity Management

BANGKOK, Thailand and 'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, Sept. 3, 2013 (GLOBE
NEWSWIRE) -- BWise, a NASDAQ OMX company and a global leader in Governance,
Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) software, today announced that it has
been selected by Siam Commercial Bank (SCB), Thailand's third largest
commercial bank, to deliver and implement the BWise eGRC platform to support
SCB with the automation and integration of their initiatives for Internal
Audit, Risk Management, Business Continuity Management and Compliance.

"We are very proud to have been selected by SCB to support their 'GRC
Journey,'" said Sebe Gerritsen, Regional Director Asia, BWise. "Their
integrated approach towards Internal Audit, Risk Management, Compliance and
Business Continuity Management is mature and sophisticated and requires a
robust but flexible eGRC software platform. Our global expertise and many
years of experience in deploying eGRC software in banking, combined with our
local presence through our competent Thai partner Yip in Tsoi, allow us to
provide SCB with a first-class GRC solution."

"With its strong expertise, we believe BWise will be able to provide a truly
integrated, out-of-the-box but very flexible platform which can be configured
to fit our specific needs and to also enhance our Internal Audit, Risk
Management, Compliance and Business Continuity Management platform
efficiency," said Dr. Ellen Nora Ryan, Head of Market and Operational Risk,
Risk Management Group, SCB.

"Large financial institutions and enterprises in Southeast Asia are now faced
with a highly regulated environment combined with local standards," said Rob
Van Straten, Senior Vice President, BWise. "Our commitment to the region is
underscored by the recent opening of our Bangkok office to deliver our
integrated GRC approach to customers to efficiently achieve compliance and
control over their financial and reputational risks. SCB is our second banking
customer in Thailand and we expect to initiate more Asian projects in the near

About Siam Commercial Bank

Siam Commercial Bank PCL is one of Thailand's leading universal banks.
Established by Royal Charter in 1906 as the first Thai bank, it has the
highest market capitalization among Thai financial institutions as of June 30,
2013 (Baht 584.6 billion). It offers the nation's largest network of branches
(1,154), exchange booths (108), and ATMs (8,872), attesting to its dominant
positions in the retail financial service marketplace. Its clientele includes
a diverse range of corporate, SME, private, and retail customers nationwide.
The Bank's total asset size is Baht 2,441.3 billion as of June 30, 2013.
Further information is available on the Bank's website at

About BWise

BWise, a NASDAQ OMX company, is a global leader in Enterprise Governance, Risk
Management and Compliance (GRC) software. Based on a strong heritage in
business process management, the BWise® GRC platform provides companies with
highly-rated, proven software solutions for Risk Management, Internal Control,
Internal Audit, Compliance & Policy Management, IT GRC and Sustainability
Performance Management.

BWise's end-to-end solutions support an organization's ability to understand,
track, measure, and manage key organizational risks. BWise helps companies
truly be in control by balancing performance with their financial and
reputational risks, improving corporate accountability, increasing financial,
strategic and operating efficiencies. Using BWise, organizations are able to
efficiently comply with anti-corruption regulations like FCPA and the UK
Bribery Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, European Corporate Governance Codes,
ISAE3402/SAS-70, PCI-DSS, Solvency II, Basel II and III, Dodd-Frank,
ISO-standards, and many more.

BWise sales, service and support offices around the globe provide for the GRC
needs of hundreds of clients, including: adidas, AEGON, Ahold, AngloGold
Ashanti, Connexxion, Health Alliance Plan (HAP) of Michigan, LeapFrog,
Liebherr, Marathon Oil, Southern Company, Swiss Life, and Transcontinental.
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         Maddy van den Berg
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         NASDAQ OMX
         Ryan Wells
         Director, Corporate Communications
         Siam Commercial Bank
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         Senior Vice President, Corporate Branding
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