Camelot Expects Renewal of Delivery Center Agreement

Mar 11, 2011, 08:30 ET from Camelot Information Systems Inc.

BEIJING, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Camelot Information Systems Inc. ("Camelot" or the "Company") (NYSE: CIS), a leading domestic provider of enterprise application services and financial industry information technology (IT) services in China, announces that it is in the process of renewing its contract with IBM for the delivery center developed by Camelot focused on enterprise application software and services. Operations at the delivery center are not affected by the contract renewal process, which is expected to be finalized within weeks.  

As detailed in its filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Camelot entered into the delivery center agreement with IBM on March 24, 2008 for a term of three years. Under the agreement, IBM had the right to purchase the delivery center prior to January 24, 2011 (the "call option clause").  The fact that the call option clause was not exercised demonstrates that the continued cooperation between IBM and Camelot under the delivery center model has been successful and has significantly benefited end customers.  Camelot is negotiating to remove the call option clause and expects to renew the rest of the agreement on substantially the same terms.  

Simon Ma, Camelot's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Camelot has maintained a strong and mutually beneficial relationship with IBM over the past 12 years.  We were selected by IBM in its first Service Provider Program in 1998 and subsequently as its first, and now largest, Core Services Provider in Greater China since 2003.  The establishment of our dedicated delivery center in 2008 further highlights the strategic nature of our relationship.  The delivery center has proven to be effective and I look forward to continuing our strong partnership with IBM in the years to come."    

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains statements that may constitute "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in Camelot's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its registration statement on Form F-1, as amended from time to time. Camelot does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable law.

About Camelot Information Systems Inc.

Camelot is a leading domestic provider of enterprise application services and financial industry information technology ("IT") services in China, focusing on the high end of the IT value chain. The Company is the largest domestic provider of SAP-based Enterprise Resource Planning services in China as measured by 2009 revenue and by number of SAP consultants as of December 31, 2009. Camelot also operates in other areas of the Asia Pacific region, including Taiwan and Japan. The Company provides services to a wide range of industries, including financial services, resources and energy, manufacturing and automobile, technology, as well as telecommunication, media and education.


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