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Dave Osborn Announced as Managing Director for Gemcom Africa

Veteran Gemcom Africa Executive to Lead Dynamic and Diverse Region (April 19, 2012)

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/19/12 -- Gemcom Software International Inc., the largest global supplier of mining software solutions, today announced that Dave Osborn has been appointed managing director for the company's Africa business unit, providing strategic leadership for the region's market-leading and fast-growing operations. Mr. Osborn previously served as sales director for Gemcom Africa, a diverse and dynamic geographical area comprised of both emerging and long-time markets for mining software and services.

"We are delighted to welcome Dave to his new role with Gemcom Africa," said Rick Moignard, Gemcom's president and CEO. "Dave has a tremendous understanding of the African market and the varied needs of mining companies situated throughout it. He has worked in partnership with our clients to provide them with powerful software and service solutions that help them drive additional value out of their operations while addressing staff shortages and skills gaps. Thanks to the efforts of Dave and the Gemcom Africa team, we have developed a market-leading position in the region."

With over 14 years of experience in the mining technology field, Mr. Osborn holds a BSc Honours in Engineering Geology from the University of Natal along with an MBA from the Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria. After completing his honours thesis, he began his career in 1998 with a sales role at Digital Mining Services. Before taking on the role of sales director for Gemcom Africa in 2007, he started Surpac Minex Africa in 2002 where he served as marketing director. Surpac Minex Group was acquired by Gemcom in 2006.

"I'm proud of the work we have done at Gemcom Africa to make a difference for our clients, which is why I'm excited to be taking the role of managing director," said Mr. Osborn. "I have had the opportunity to travel across the continent, meeting mining professionals working in exploration, development, and production. The one thing they all share in common is the desire to continually improve their processes and increase their productivity, which is exactly what Gemcom's software and services have to offer. We have a strong team that is passionate about helping our clients enhance their businesses and I look forward to working with them in my new position as we continue to add value to our client's operations."

About Gemcom

When mining companies seek to increase mine productivity, they turn to Gemcom for technology and services. The Company is home to world-renowned mining solutions like GEMS, Surpac, Minex, Whittle, and InSite, and to industry thought leaders who are pushing the boundaries of what's possible in mining. Established in 1985, Gemcom has a global reach delivering comprehensive solutions in all major mining centres in more than 130 countries. Every major mining company, including BHP Billiton, Codelco, De Beers, Newmont and Vale is a Gemcom client. Through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions, the Company has become the largest global supplier of mining software solutions. For more information, visit

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