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Softline Company Joins the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), Member Number 51
USUBC, December 5, 2007

The Executive Committee of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) is pleased to announce it has approved the Softline Company, Kyiv, Ukraine, throuugh their U.S. company, Volia Software (managed by Craig Phillips), located in Houston, TX, as the fifty-first member of the USUBC.

Softline is a well-known Ukrainian designer of modern information control systems and does considerable work internationally including the United States.

USUBC has been working with Yuriy Sivitsky, one of the original founders of Softline, now a Senior Partner.  I have known and worked Yuriy and one of his partners, Anton Marrero, with since 1999. Yuriy will represent Softline on the USUBC board of directors. Softline is the 29th new member for USUBC this year and member number 51.

Softline succeeds in competition with the world leading manufacturers of software product. They participate and take first places in international competitions and tenders along with the best transnational corporations and IT-corporations.

Softline has attracted investors, such as the Ukrainian Growth Funds managed by the SigmaBleyzer Emerging Markets Private Equity Investment Group, top specialists and foreign partners. I introduced Softline to Michael Bleyzer, President of SigmaBleyzer in the spring of 2000.  Many of their technologies are successfully beating out a road to international market, and a lot of  their specialists have been highly valuated by foreign clients.

At the end of November, 1995 a team of bold and ambitious graduates of Kiev Polytechnic Institute [including Yuriy Sivitsky] decided to try their strength in sufficiently new activity of that time - design of corporate information systems oriented towards business processes automation. The first tender was won in 1996 and trading system "Forward" worked out for the Ukrainian Agricultural Exchange is successfully operating up to now.

Softline has designed and installed are being profoundly used in state and commercial structures throughout Ukraine - State Employment Office, JSC MACA KYIAVIA, JSC Galakton, c.c.  Kievstar GSM, c.c. KyivMlyn as well as in Ingersoll-Rand (Switzerland), Serena Software Inc. (USA). World known companies such as Microsoft, Informix, Oracle, Intel, InterSystem (CACHE), Ross Systems are among their clients and partners.

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