Angel Mendez Joins Kinaxis Board of Directors

OTTAWA, Jan. 6, 2016 /CNW/ - Kinaxis® (TSX:KXS), provider of RapidResponse®, delivering cloud-based SCM and S&OP applications today announced the appointment of Mr. Angel Mendez to its Board of Directors.

Mendez brings over 30 years of management expertise with some of the world's leading companies. Most recently, Mendez served as SVP-Cisco Transformation, leading the Accelerated Cisco Transformation Program, a multiyear effort that reinvented Cisco's business model and enabled significant increases in growth and shareholder value. Prior to this role, Mendez led Cisco's Customer Value Chain Management organization, responsible for corporate quality assurance, demand management, new product introduction, strategic sourcing, manufacturing, logistics, and customer service.

"We are pleased to welcome Angel to the Kinaxis Board of Directors," said Douglas Colbeth, Kinaxis Chairman of the Board. "Angel brings a strong background with technology companies and extensive experience in supply chain management, across a variety of roles, with some of the world's largest organizations. The board and I look forward to leveraging Angel's experience and deep understanding of supply chain management, as we work to deliver continued growth and further enhance shareholder value."

"I am excited to join the Kinaxis Board," said Angel Mendez. "Being in supply chain, I have witnessed Kinaxis' evolution into a well-recognized leader, and I have a direct understanding of their unique value proposition. I am very pleased to have the opportunity to contribute to the company's strong track record of success and its multi-faceted growth and expansion strategies across several industry verticals."

"Angel will be a valuable asset not only to our Board of Directors, but the Kinaxis executive team as well," said John Sicard, Kinaxis President and CEO. "We look forward to working together to maintain and enhance Kinaxis' position as an innovative supply chain solutions leader."

Prior to Cisco, Mendez served as SVP of Global Operations for Palm, where he led the company's operational turnaround. Mendez began his career at GE, serving 11 years in increasingly responsible assignments. Following GE he served in senior executive roles at AlliedSignal, Citigroup, and Gateway, Inc. A frequent advisor and mentor to technology start-ups, Mendez is a member of the Executive Advisory Board of SCM World, as well as The Supply Chain Management Institute at the University of San Diego.

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Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements in this release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements include statements as to Kinaxis' growth opportunities and the potential benefits of, and demand for, Kinaxis' products and services. These statements are subject to certain assumptions, risks and uncertainties, including our view of the relative position of Kinaxis' products and services compared to competitive offerings in the industry. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements. Kinaxis' actual results, performance, achievements and developments may differ materially from the results, performance, achievements or developments expressed or implied by such statements. Risk factors that may cause the actual results, performance, achievements or developments of Kinaxis to differ materially from the results, performance, achievements or developments expressed or implied by such statements can be found in the public documents filed by Kinaxis with Canadian securities regulatory authorities. Kinaxis assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by law.

About Kinaxis
Kinaxis is a leading provider of cloud-based subscription software that enables our customers to improve and accelerate analysis and decision-making across their supply chain operations. The supply chain planning and analytics capabilities of our product, RapidResponse, create the foundation for managing multiple, interconnected supply chain management processes. By using the single RapidResponse product instead of combining individual disparate software solutions, our customers gain visibility across their supply chains, can respond quickly to changing conditions, and ultimately realize significant operating efficiencies.

SOURCE Kinaxis Inc.

For further information: Media Relations, Alexa Cheater, Tel: (613) 592-5780 ext. 5516, ACheater@kinaxis.com; Investor Relations, Ross Marshall, LodeRock Advisors Inc., Tel: (416) 526-1563, ross.marshall@loderockadvisors.com


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