Kx Systems Announces New Executive Appointments Robert Fourr Joins as COO, Andrea Conway Promoted to VP Marketing

Palo Alto (October 28, 2003) Kx Systems, leader in providing high-performance relational database and analysis products, today announced that Robert Fourr has been named chief operating officer and general counsel and that Andrea Conway has been promoted to vice president of marketing.

As COO, Fourr, a lawyer specializing in information technology, will direct global operations and legal activities for Kx. As VP of Marketing, Conway, formerly director of marketing at Kx, will be responsible for worldwide marketing strategy, programs and communications. Both report to Janet Lustgarten, Kx CEO.

"Having worked closely with Bob and Andrea for several years, I’ve come to appreciate their exceptional abilities and leadership in their areas of expertise," said Lustgarten. "These new positions will strengthen Kx and enable continued growth by offering high-performance relational database platforms that deliver on the vision of real-time business for financial services and other data-intensive industries."

Fourr brings 25 years of legal experience, including positions as Assistant U.S. Attorney with the Department of Justice and Senior Counsel for Stanford University. He has more than ten years experience in licensing, joint ventures, and intellectual property and has served as the company’s counsel since 1997. Conway came to Kx as director of marketing in 2001; prior to that she was a consultant to HP, Compaq and Ariba, among others, as well as a product marketing manager at Digital Equipment Corporation.

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