WellPoint named as one of the premier growth companies in Canada



    CALGARY, April 18 /CNW/ - WellPoint Systems Inc. ("WellPoint" or the
"Company") (TSX-V:WPS) is pleased to announce that the Company has been named
a member of the Branham Group's "Top 20 Movers and Shakers" for 2006. The
Movers and Shakers list is made up of technology companies that, through
remarkable performance, showed the most significant increases in their
rankings compared to last year's list. The complete listing can be found in
the most recent edition of Backbone Magazine (www.backbonemag.com).
    With a year-over-year growth rate of well over 115%, WellPoint moved up
thirty-four places on the list of the Top 250 technology companies in Canada.
It should be noted that at the time of the Branham Group's survey, WellPoint's
audited results for 2006 had not yet been released to the market and therefore
this placement is based on Branham's internal estimate. The Company is pleased
to report that the FY2006 results were significantly better than Branham's
original estimate.
    "We are very excited about being measured and recognized by reputable
industry consultants like the Branham Group," says Tom Mawhinney, President of
WellPoint Systems. "With the growth objectives we have in place for the next
few years, we fully expect to be members of their elite group well into the
next decade."

    About WellPoint Systems Inc.

    WellPoint Systems provides premier software and related services for
managing critical operations within the energy industry. Aligning tightly with
Microsoft Corporation, WellPoint is the only Independent Software Vendor (ISV)
and Microsoft Dynamics partner dedicated to the energy sector. It is breaking
new ground with the creation of a more comprehensive, integrated energy
software suite based on existing Microsoft ERP technology that utilizes
state-of-the-art Dynamics AX(R) and .NET architectures. WellPoint became a
Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in 2005.
    Founded in 1997, Calgary-based WellPoint Systems also has major
operations in Houston, TX, Livingston, NJ, Tampa, FL, Tunis, Tunisia and
Moscow, Russia.
    WellPoint is publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol
WPS.

    This document contains forward-looking statements. Some forward looking
statements may be identified by words like "expects", "anticipates", "plans",
"intends", "indicates" or similar expressions. The statements are not a
guarantee of future performance and are inherently subject to risks and
uncertainties. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those
currently anticipated due to a number of factors, including, but not limited
to, successful integration of structural changes, including restructuring
plans, acquisitions, technical or manufacturing or distribution issues, the
competitive environment for the Company's products, the degree of market
penetration of the Company's products, and other factors set forth in reports
and other documents filed by the Company with Canadian securities regulatory
authorities from time to time.

    The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy
    or accuracy of this release.

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For further information:

For further information: WellPoint Systems Inc., Tom Mawhinney,
President, (403) 444-5873, tom.mawhinney@wellpoint.systems.com,
www.wellpointsystems.com; Investor Cubed, Neil Simon, Strategic Consultants,
(866) 786-6601, info@investor3.ca, www.investor3.ca

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