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Systems Union Picks Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide in China

Beijing, China, March 6, 2002 — Systems Union, a worldwide leader in financial and business management software, appointed Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide today to be its Consultancy of record in China. Ogilvy PR will be tasked with building the Systems Union brand, and its SunSystems software, in China through market consultancy, media relations and executive visibility programs.

The selection comes in a competitive review of public relations firms in China and expands upon Ogilvy PR’s existing relationship with Systems Union in Hong Kong. “Our aim is to help Systems Union capture marketshare in China as companies look to upgrade their financial systems,” commented Scott Kronick, managing director of Ogilvy PR in China. “We’re delighted with the selection and have a team already in place in Shanghai and Beijing to service Systems Union.”

“We selected Ogilvy PR because of their strategic capability in grasping our need and the synergies offered in Hong Kong and China,” commented Miranda Chan, marketing director, Asia for Systems Union. “Systems Union enjoys strong brand recognition in the CFO community in Hong Kong and we’re looking to replicate that success in China.” The Systems Union team will be led by technology director Stephen Turner in Beijing, with support from Sammi Han, senior associate in Beijing, and in Shanghai, Helen Han, senior consultant, and Newman Tang, consultant, respectively.

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About Systems Union
Systems Union is a UK based company founded in 1981. As one of the largest business software houses in the world, it has 20 offices worldwide and 200 Channel Partners in 76 countries, supporting 18,000 customer sites in over 190 countries. Systems Union was the first international accounting software vendor to achieve ISO 9001 and TickIT software quality standard for the entire organization. The company has been operating in the Asia Pacific since 1985, with the Hong Kong office established in 1992. There are now over 6,800 customer sites in Asia Pacific, of which 1,600 are in Hong Kong and 700 are in P.R.C. Systems Union entered the China Market in 1988 with Chinese SunSystems, a truly multi-lingual software that enables different employees working for the same company but in different languages to simultaneously access the same financial information.

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About Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide was recognized as the “2001 Agency of the Year” by both PR Week and The Holmes Report. Headquartered in New York, Ogilvy PR partners with clients throughout the world from its offices in 51 markets. Ogilvy PR has specialty practices in Health and Medical, Marketing, Corporate, Technology, and Public Affairs.

In Asia-Pacific, Ogilvy PR was recently ranked the No. 2 network in the region by PR Week (Asia). The network is led by a team of managing directors who have an average of eight years service with Ogilvy PR, often having worked in two or more offices. The network has unrivalled reach in Greater China and India, with eleven offices in those two markets alone. For more information, visit the Web site at www.ogilvypr.com.