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Jena, Germany, December 5, 2011 – Intershop Communications, a leading e-commerce software and services provider, has appointed Alistair Robbie as the new director of marketing EMEA. Alistair joins Intershop from hybris software where he was marketing director of northern Europe. In his new role, Alistair will be responsible for supporting the Company’s renewed focus on the EMEA region.
The appointment comes as a result of Intershop’s growth in the first nine months of 2011 that has seen an increase of its net revenues by 33% and its license revenue growth of 69%. The Company has invested heavily in sales and marketing in recent months, with the aim to strengthen and accelerate its future growth.
Alistair’s appointment will bring dedicated lead generation, marketing and PR in Benelux, France, the Nordics and the UK.
In his previous roles, Alistair held senior marketing positions at large enterprise technology companies. Amongst these, he served as international marketing director at Embarcadero and EMEA marketing manager at Borland.
Dr. Ludger Vogt, member of the board of management at Intershop said, “Alistair brings to Intershop a wealth of valuable marketing insight for the EMEA e-commerce market. His appointment is testament to our considerable and sustained investment across EMEA as we execute against our plan to pursue Intershop’s current growth path. It showcases our ongoing success in the region as well as the increased need for a software provider that is fully focused on enabling online sellers to derive sustained benefits from the growth of e-commerce.”
Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISH2) is the leading independent provider of omni-channel commerce solutions. Intershop offers high-performance packaged software for internet sales, complemented by all necessary services. Intershop also acts as a business process outsourcing provider, covering all aspects of online retailing up to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers, including HP, BMW, Würth, and Deutsche Telekom run Intershop solutions. Intershop is headquartered in Jena, Germany, and has offices in the United States, Europe, Australia, and China. More information about Intershop can be found online at www.intershop.com.
This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial and operational performance of Intershop. Actual events or performance may differ materially from those contained or implied in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could lead to such difference could include, among other things: Intershop's limited operating history, the unpredictability of future revenues and expenses and potential fluctuations in revenues and operating results, significant dependence on large single customer deals, consumer trends, the level of competition, seasonality, risks related to electronic security, possible governmental regulation, and general economic conditions.