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Delft, 23-08-2010 – During the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of Exact Holding N.V. (“Exact“) held today, Martijn J.C. Janmaat (1954) was appointed member of the Board of Managing Directors and CEO in accordance with the nomination of the Supervisory Board. Mr. Janmaat succeeds Raj Patel, who stepped down as per July 31, 2010.

“Since the announcement of my nomination as CEO candidate early July a constructive and intensive handover between Raj Patel and myself has taken place. Those weeks have given me a clear view of Exact as a company, its culture and the highly motivated staff that works there. My decision to make myself available as CEO candidate, initially for one year, has been reconfirmed. Exact is a solid company and I’m looking forward to working with the team towards the next level, focusing on further strengthening our customer relations, organic growth and technological innovation,“ says Mr. Janmaat.

Rolf Deves, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, says in his reaction, “We’re glad that the shareholders have voted for the appointment of Martijn as member of the Board of Managing Directors and as CEO. We are convinced that Martijn is the right person to lead Exact and we wish him success in this new and challenging job.“

An extensive profile of Mr. Janmaat can be found on Exact’s global website (

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We started serving the entrepreneurial world with information technology in 1984. We have grown from a student start-up to a global solution provider and our entrepreneurial roots constantly remind us that adding value for our customers is what we are here for. With approximately 2,200 employees in 40 countries, we serve over 100,000 local and international companies in more than 125 countries and provide our business software solutions in more than 40 languages. We have been listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam since June 1999 and our revenues amounted to € 232.5 million in 2009.

Serving entrepreneurial businesses is at the heart of what we do. We understand their mindsets, how they collaborate within their business community and the structure they need to achieve results. With this knowledge we provide software solutions that support every business activity and give real-time insight into the entire business. This gives our customers the freedom to successfully address challenges and opportunities, creating value for their customers and ultimately for themselves.

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