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Epic Data Appoints Vice President of Sales

(October 24, 2011)

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/24/11 -- Epic Data International Inc. (TSX VENTURE:EKD), a provider of manufacturing execution systems (MES), today announced the appointment of Mr. Rino Civitarese to the position of Vice President of Sales with responsibility for driving sales performance in the company's North American, European and China operations.

Mr. Civitarese has held senior executive and sales positions at leading technology companies in Canada and the US, most recently at in San Francisco where he had responsibility for sales to the US Midwest manufacturing and heavy industry sectors. Mr. Civitarese previously worked at asset management technology company, VFA, and at supply chain technology firms, SynQuest (now the Viewlocity division of Friedman Corporation) and Supply Chain Consultants. Earlier in Mr. Civitarese's career he was Director of Sales, Canada at ERP provider RJ Thompson/Intentia (Intentia later acquired by Lawson, now part of Infor) and General Manager at Dictaphone of Pitney Bowes Canada.

"Rino has tremendous experience selling a diverse range of technology solutions to the manufacturing sector," commented Robert Nygren, President & CEO of Epic Data International. "With Rino's skillset and drive, we will reach out to more manufacturers investigating innovative technology solutions that improve productivity and supply chain effectiveness, like our new Integra line of MES products."

The company also announced the granting of 225,000 stock options to two employees. The term of the options is 7 years and the exercise price is the greater of $0.10 per share or the closing market price on the first full trading day following release of the company's financial results for fiscal year 2011.

About Epic Data International Inc.

Epic Data International Inc. is a provider of manufacturing execution and warehouse management solutions. For 36 years Epic Data has delivered real-time data collection and production information to discrete manufacturers through turnkey data collection, warehouse management and lean manufacturing operations management solutions. Defense contractors, aerospace, automotive, high technology and industrial equipment & machinery manufacturers, employ Epic Data solutions to optimize the ROI of their manufacturing IT infrastructure investments and operations by increasing plant productivity, materials visibility and production velocity. Customers include Hawker Beechcraft, Lockheed Martin, Bell Helicopter, Komatsu, Bombardier Learjet, CAE Inc., Kingfisher (B&Q) plc, Joy Mining Machinery, Cobham Defence Communications Ltd., GE Aircraft Engine, Contour Premium Aircraft Seating, McBride plc, Phoenix Contact, Rolls-Royce and Volvo.

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