Skywire Software Completes Acquisition of Whitehill Technologies

    Acquisition Continues Aggressive Global Expansion and Anchors Skywire
Software's Position as Dominant, Vertically Focused Software Provider

    FRISCO, TEXAS, September 4 /CNW/ - Skywire Software today announced the
successful completion of its acquisition of Whitehill Technologies, Inc.,
solidifying the company's position as a dominant, vertically focused provider
of software and services worldwide. Terms of the transaction were not
disclosed. Skywire Software is a privately held subsidiary of Hall Financial
Group, a $2 billion private, diversified firm.

    The acquisition of Whitehill continues Skywire Software's aggressive
global expansion, furthers its presence in insurance, financial services and
high-growth health care and utilities industries, and expands its vertical
focus into legal and professional services. It also increases Skywire
Software's reach into the Canadian market where Whitehill has a significant
customer presence. The company will now employ more than 650 employees and
serve more than 2,300 customers in more than 45 countries worldwide. Customers
include more than 1,000 insurance companies and more than 750 legal and
professional services organizations, including two thirds of the world's 250
largest law firms.

    Patrick Brandt will continue to serve as Skywire Software's president and
chief executive officer. Paul McSpurren, who previously served as president
and chief executive officer of Whitehill Technologies, will serve as Skywire
Software's chief strategy officer and as general manager, Skywire Software

    About Skywire Software

    Skywire Software is a leading software company serving the insurance,
financial services, health care, utility, legal and professional services
industries. The Company develops industry-specific software products that help
companies integrate processes, people and information. With products and
services that span a range of key functions, including rating, rules,
underwriting, business intelligence, agency management, data movement, and
enterprise-wide document automation and compliance, Skywire Software is
dedicated to providing an unparalleled customer experience to more than 2,300
customers in 45 countries worldwide. For more information, contact Skywire
Software at 1-800-735-6620 or visit

For further information:

For further information: Skywire Software Wendy Gibson, Chief Marketing
Officer, 972-377-1102 or 972-377-1110

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