WellPoint Systems Inc. Selected to Alberta Venture's 2009 Fast Growth 50

    CALGARY, Jan. 7 /CNW/ - WellPoint Systems Inc., ("WellPoint" or the
"Company") (TSX-V:WPS), a leading provider of software and related solutions
to the energy industry, today announced that it ranked 6th in the Over $20
Million Group for Alberta Venture's 2009 Fast Growth 50 list, a ranking of
Alberta's 50 fastest growing companies working in information technology, real
estate development, and manufacturing, as well as business, financial and
oilfield services. Rankings are based on growth in revenues, assets, profits,
head count and other criteria over the past three years.
    "WellPoint's significant growth over the past three years can be
attributed to a number of factors including our unique energy industry
experience, dedicated employees providing innovative products and exceptional
service, strategic acquisitions, international positioning, and an ongoing
partnership with Microsoft," said Richard Slack, President and CEO of
WellPoint. "It is an honor to be recognized by Alberta Venture and to be named
to the Fast Growth 50 list."
    WellPoint was also recently ranked 249th on Deloitte's 2008 Technology
Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media,
telecommunication and life sciences companies in North America, and 28th on
the Canadian Technology Fast 50, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing
technology firms in Canada.

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    About WellPoint Systems Inc.

    WellPoint provides premier software and related services for managing
critical operations within the energy industry. As a Microsoft Gold Certified
Partner since 2005, 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 also
provides software and services under the BOLO, IDEAS International and iSoft
    Founded in 1997, Calgary-based WellPoint Systems also has major
operations in Denver, CO, Houston, TX, Livingston, NJ, Tampa, FL, Tunis,
Tunisia and Pretoria, South Africa. 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.

For further information:

For further information: Richard Slack, President and Chief Executive
Officer, (303) 987-2238, rick.slack@wellpointsystems.com; Bharat Mahajan, CA,
Chief Financial Officer, (403) 444-3916, bharat.mahajan@wellpointsystems.com

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