ots Ad hoc-Service: ATOSS Software AG New Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at ATOSS Management Board expanded to feature four members

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    Munich (ots Ad hoc-Service) -      Ad-Hoc Report by ATOSS Software
AG, Munich New Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at ATOSS Management
Board expanded to feature four members

    Bernhard M. Auer will be appointed new Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of Munich- based ATOSS Software AG, which is listed on the Neuer Markt segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. In other words, as planned the ATOSS Management Board is being expanded from three to four members.The new ATOSS Software AG Board member Bernhard M. Auer will bring long-standing experience and successes in international IT sales and marketing to bear on behalf of the ATOSS expansion strategy. Auer started his career in software, working initially as a systems engineer at IBM, where by 1990 he had advanced to the position of Managing Director Distribution Channel Germany. From 1990 to 1993, Bernhard M. Auer played a strong active role in the turnaround at Compaq Computers, which re-emerged as the world's no. 1 in the PC business. Not least thanks to the contribution made by Bernhard M. Auer, who helped move this success forward in his capacity as Vice-President and Managing Director responsible for developing the largest European Sales & Marketing Organization - covering eight hubs in Italy, Holland, Spain, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland and likewise in charge of initializing the MidEast and African markets. In this context, he was responsible for a staff of 550 and sales totalling USD 850 million. As of 1993, Bernhard M. Auer joined Digital Equipment Corporation - as General Manager at the Headquarters of the Personal Computer Business Unit, in Acton/USA. There, he was in charge of 3,600 staffers and a sales figure of USD 2.3 billion. From 1995 to 1999, as Vice President Sales & Marketing, and then CEO of Olivetti at Scarmagno in Italy and later in Amsterdam, he led the transformation of Olivetti's PC Product Division into a profitable, financially and legally independent corporation; among other things, he headed the sales negotiations with investors. Auer is a member of two supervisory boards and has recently also acted as consultant to Sage KHK. As of July 1 2000, Bernhard Auer will head the ATOSS Sales & Marketing Division. His primary goal will be to devise sales and marketing strategies and structures. In this way, ATOSS is creating a sound base for its planned international expansion and for enduring growth well in excess of the industry average. CEO Andreas F. J. Obereder will in future concentrate more strongly on Strategy, M & A, Finances and Personnel, whereas the duties discharged by the remaining two Management Board members Dr. Thomas Barth, (R&D), and Dr. Burkhard Scherf, (Consultancy & IT Services) remain unchanged.

For details, please contact: Raik Radloff, ATOSS Software AG, Am Moosfeld 3, 81829 München, tel:++49-89-42771194, fax:++49-89-42771100

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