Microsoft to Discuss Corporate-to-Bank Payments and Treasury and Cash Management at SIBOS 2006

LONDON — Sept. 12, 2006

What:

Microsoft Corp. today announced its participation at this year’s SIBOS exhibition at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre in Sydney, Australia. At the show, running from Monday, Oct. 9, to Friday, Oct. 13, Microsoft will demonstrate how it is providing a secure, reliable and comprehensive platform on which financial services organizations and software providers can more effectively develop and deploy solutions for corporate-to-bank payments processing, treasury and cash management, and other payments-related activities.

A highlight of Microsoft’s activities at SIBOS will be a joint presentation from Susan Feinberg, research director, wholesale banking, the TowerGroup Inc., and Ed Barrie, senior treasury product manager, Microsoft, on how Microsoft and its banking providers are partnering to implement SWIFTNet as the global financial messaging solution for managing the corporation’s business. Feinberg and Barrie will discuss the following topics:

  • The drivers for Microsoft’s commitment to adopting SWIFTNet for a wide range of banking and securities-related activities

  • The current status of the implementation

  • The benefits Microsoft Corporate Treasury and other areas of the company can expect from this implementation

In addition, Microsoft and leading financial services partners, will demonstrate how together they are delivering solutions built on Microsoft products, such as Microsoft® BizTalk® Accelerator for SWIFT, to speed the connection and processing of payment transactions for SWIFT customers. The following partners will be showcasing how they use Microsoft technology to solve these customer issues: Avanade Inc., Fair Isaac Corp., Intel Corp., Message Automation Ltd., NetEconomy, OMX AB, Saga Services Ltd., Temenos, Unisys and Wealthcraft Systems Ltd.

Microsoft will demonstrate how the soon-to-be-launched 2007 Microsoft Office system can help banking customers field more effective solutions from the retail branch to the treasury and cash-management services corporate banks provide their customers. It will also show how Microsoft Dynamics™ CRM can provide improved customer knowledge capabilities throughout the banking enterprise.

Who:The following Microsoft executives will be available for interviews and can discuss Microsoft’s vision for the financial services industry at both a worldwide and regional level; they welcome the opportunity to discuss topics such as payments, SWIFT messaging protocols, treasury and cash management, risk management and compliance, and core banking:

  • David Vander, Worldwide Managing Director, Banking

  • Wolfgang Boehm, Managing Director, Financial Services, Asia-Pacific

  • Sheida Hadji-Ashrafi, Industry Manager, Financial Messaging and Payments, EMEA

  • Mike Wons, Worldwide Director of Technology Strategy, Financial Services

  • Mark Pey, Industry Manager, Financial Services, Australia

Microsoft will play host to a number of presentations in line with the topics being discussed at SIBOS at its on-booth theatre. This includes a presentation from TowerGroup analyst, Susan Feinberg, and Ed Barrie, Microsoft Corporate Treasury. Together they will present a seminar on Microsoft’s SWIFT Response to Global Financial Connectivity at 5 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Oct. 10.

When:

  • SIBOS 2006: Oct. 9–13, 2006

  • TowerGroup Presentation: 5 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, Oct. 10

Where:

  • Booth number L07

  • Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia

Contact:

If you are interested in meeting with Microsoft, its partners and, or its customers, at SIBOS 2006, please contact Zoë Grayston or Clare Anderson on +44 20 7959 5400 or e-mail msfsww@write-image.co.uk.

About Microsoft in Financial Services

Microsoft’s Financial Services group helps financial firms leverage technology to amplify the impact their people can deliver to drive business success. We help our customers in banking, capital markets/securities, and insurance achieve four business outcomes: develop relationships, drive innovation, improve operations, and build connections. To do this, we focus our products and technologies, and our work with leading solutions, services and hardware partners, on key areas where we believe we and our partners can deliver exceptional value — those areas include advisor platforms, channel renewal, core banking, enterprise risk management and compliance, insurance value chain, and payments. For more information, visit http://www.microsoft.com/financialservices.

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