BakBone Software Names Chief Executive Officer, President

BakBone Software, Inc. a global provider of storage management software,
today announced the appointment of Keith Rickard as Chief Executive
Officer and President.

Mr. Rickard joins BakBone with more than twenty years experience in the
software industry, including significant experience in storage management
software. He will report directly to BakBone’s Board of Directors, and is
responsible for driving the company’s sales and marketing strategy, as
well as determining and implementing an optimum business strategy to
promote the future of the company while ensuring maximum value for its
shareholders.

“We sought out a candidate with significant blue-chip experience in
developing a company to the next level,” said Archie Nesbitt, BakBone
Software’s Board Chairman. “Keith has the documented track record that met
our requirements. His demonstrated ability to consistently grow sales, as
well as his global contacts throughout our industry, are what we require
as we position BakBone for additional progress.”

Mr. Rickard most recently served as President of Sterling Software’s
Storage Management Division, prior to its purchase by Computer Associates
While in that role, his division increased its annual
worldwide revenues to US$120 million, improving its operating revenues
137%, and increasing its profit margin 25%. In his seventeen years at
Sterling Software, Mr. Rickard also served as President of the VM
Operating Software Division and Americas Division, and as Vice President
of the company’s United Kingdom Division.

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