Ingate Systems appoints Johan Terve, previously Sales Director for Global Accounts and Partners at SmartTrust, as marketing director

January 26, 2004

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STOCKHOLM -- Ingate® Systems (www.ingate.com), the leading supplier of SIP-capable enterprise firewalls, announces that Johan Terve, an IT industry veteran, has joined the company as Marketing Director. In this position, Terve will oversee all marketing and public relations activities for Ingate worldwide. He will be based at the company’s global headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden.

Terve brings with him a strong mix of business leadership and marketing experience. He comes to Ingate from SmartTrust, a middleware company that provides solutions to mobile operators, where he served as Sales Director for Global Accounts and Partners.

As Marketing Director for Nordic Datadistribution, Terve was responsible for all product and corporate marketing. He helped this major IT equipment distributor become among the top ten fastest growing companies in Sweden1 in the 1990s, with an average organic annual growth of 50 percent and a total turnover of $97 million.

His business savvy served him well as Chief Executive Officer of InCom Sverige AB and Hacom Norway AS, a telecommunications company focusing on the SOHO market. As CEO, Terve helped the company enter some of the biggest retail chains in Sweden, such as On-Off, El-Giganten and Clas Ohlson. With the strategy formed by Terve and the Board of Directors, the company has now taken a position as one of the leading suppliers of DECT phones in Europe. The phones are sold under the brand name of Topcom and have an annual turnover of $74 million.

In addition, Terve spent several years at Manora Datadistribution as Director of Business Development, where he was responsible for corporate strategy, business development and a major e-commerce project.

“Johan is a valuable addition to the Ingate management team,” said Olle Westerberg, Chief Executive Officer, Ingate Systems. “His vast business experience and marketing creativity will serve him well as Ingate continues to expand into new markets and maintain its leadership position in the SIP market.”

Ingate Systems AB

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