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Cambridge, MA – December 2000 – InterSystems, leading provider of high-performance database systems for Web applications, has announced that Albert Defossez was appointed manager of InterSystems Benelux operations on October 16th. Defossez will be responsible for all InterSystems sales and marketing activities in Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxembourg.

Reporting to Phil Birchall, director of European sales, Defossez will further strengthen the InterSystems European sales management team. Defosssez has many years experience in sales and general management with companies such as Bull, Cullinet, Sapiens and, most recently, SSA. This broad experience makes him ideally suited to work with existing InterSystems customers and partners in the Benelux market. He also brings the leadership required to introduce the Caché e-DBMS to the new customers and market sectors that InterSystems is targeting.

Defossez will operate from InterSystems’ new Belgian office in the research park in Zellik. The opening of this new office is part of the expansion of InterSystems in Europe and follows the recent opening of offices in Spain, France, and Israel.

About InterSystems

Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, InterSystems Corporation (www.intersystems.com) is the leading provider of high-performance database systems for Web applications, with over three million users worldwide. InterSystems’ flagship product, Cache, is a post-relational database with a multidimensional data and application server offering ultra-fast objects and SQL, plus massive scalability. Cache features breakthrough rapid development technology for building objects and object applications. For more information visit www.intersystems.com.

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