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ZyLAB Appoints Pieter Varkevisser as President and Chief Executive Officer

ZyLAB, an innovative developer of Information Access Solutions, today announced that Pieter Varkevisser has been appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead the company in its next stage of aggressive global growth. As part of the transition, former president and CEO, Dr. Johannes Scholtes, will assume the roles of Chairman of ZyLAB’s supervisory board and Chief Strategy Officer.

"ZyLAB has achieved a documented leadership position in the information access technology market with high-profile customers in commercial and government organizations around the world,” said Mr. Varkevisser. "I look forward to building off this solid foundation to continue to grow the company. ZyLAB has a comprehensive range of innovative solutions that meet the information access needs of both small and large organizations and has a proven track record of high-profile implementations to support its claim as a market leader.”

As the new President and CEO, Mr. Varkevisser is responsible for helping the company to capitalize on market opportunities, develop strategic partnerships and position the company for sustained growth. Prior to joining ZyLAB, Mr. Varkevisser was an industry expert with Waterland Private Equity Investments and also acted as the interim CEO of Fa-med, one of its portfolio companies. From April 2004 until October 2008 he was CEO of SDL Tridion. During his tenure at SDL Tridion, the company experienced 17 consecutive quarters of solid profitability and high growth. Before becoming CEO at SDL Tridion, Mr. Varkevisser was CEO of DataDistilleries and worked for almost two decades in management positions within product development at several companies.

“For the past 20 years, I have been very hands-on with nearly all facets of our company in my role as President and CEO of ZyLAB,” said Johannes Scholtes. “In that period ZyLAB has grown from a small start-up to an internationally recognized information access technology provider with offices worldwide and more than 100 employees. Pieter’s leadership skills and extensive experience in the software industry make him a great fit to help take ZyLAB to the next level of growth and expansion.”

As Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Chief Strategy Officer, Dr. Scholtes will research strategic new technologies and products for the company and help bring those solutions to market through continued work with key customers and industry analysts. Scholtes, who was recently nominated to join the board of AIIM International in 2010, will also continue his professorship and appointment as “Extraordinary Chair of Text Mining” for the Department of Knowledge Engineering at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands.

About ZyLAB

For 25 years, ZyLAB has provided commercial and government organizations around the world with award-winning information access solutions. The ZyIMAGE Information Access Platform is a complete XML-based system that provides a secure foundation for the long-term archiving, management and retrieval of information, from digitized paper documents, to electronic files, to e-mail and attachments, to multimedia.

With over 9,000 installations and 650,000 users worldwide, ZyLAB has a wealth of experience and knowledge across a variety of industries and business applications. Federal clients include the Executive Office of the President and the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Homeland Security, Justice and Defense, as well as all branches of the US Armed Forces and investigative teams at the FBI, SEC, and Amtrak’s OIG. Hundreds of state and local governments also rely on ZyLAB, such as The State of California, Montgomery County, Maryland, and The Town of Jackson, Wyoming. ZyLAB’s numerous commercial clients include leading companies like American Express, Anheuser-Busch, Dominion Virginia Power, Lockheed Martin, Pacific Life, and Shell Oil. For more information visit:

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