Informatica Executive Sohaib Abbasi Named Chairman Of The Year At The 2010 Annual American Business Awards

Focus on Customer Success and Continual Innovation Drives Informatica Success

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 29, 2010 -  Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA), the world’s number one independent leader in data integration software, today announced that Sohaib Abbasi, Informatica chairman and chief executive officer, has been recognized as Chairman of the Year at the 8th Annual American Business Awards. These Stevie Awards recognize the leadership achievements and positive contributions of individuals and companies worldwide. Abbasi was selected from more than 2,700 executives in this year’s competition.

With more than 25 years experience in the IT industry, Abbasi joined Informatica as president and chief executive officer in July 2004. Under his leadership, Informatica is now the largest independent leader in the data integration software market segment. Fostering a culture of continual innovation, he built on Informatica’s success in data integration to pioneer in new complementary software segments and expand Informatica’s addressable market.

“Informatica attained record revenues for six consecutive years through exceptional operational discipline.  Much of this success is due to Sohaib’s leadership and vision,” said Chuck Robel, Lead Independent Director, Board of Directors, Informatica. “Sohaib set a clear vision, focused growth strategy and aggressive targets.  The Informatica team attained record results in good economic times as well as during the recession. Informatica’s track record of innovation advanced the company as a leader and a pioneer in multiple technology categories.”

Track Records of Customer Success and Continual Innovation
During the past six years, Abbasi focused Informatica to pursue a three-pronged growth strategy – expand across all major geographic regions, grow beyond data warehousing and advance technology leadership.  As a result, with 4,000 customers worldwide, Informatica reported 36% of its revenues in 2009 outside of North America.  Last year, the majority of the transactions were with customers that planned to use Informatica for more than data warehousing.  Based on continual innovation, Informatica is ranked as a leader in Data Integration and Data Quality segments and is a pioneer in six emerging categories: Cloud Data Integration, B2B Data Exchange, Application Information Lifecycle Management, Ultra Messaging, Complex Event Processing and Master Data Management.

With dedicated attention to customer success, Informatica ranked # 1 in customer loyalty for the past four consecutive years by TNS, an independent research firm.  Informatica is regarded by IT industry category leaders, as the most trusted, neutral partner for Data Integration.

About Informatica

Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA) is the world’s number one independent provider of data integration software. Organizations around the world gain a competitive advantage in today’s global information economy with timely, relevant and trustworthy data for their top business imperatives. More than 4,000 enterprises worldwide rely on Informatica to access, integrate and trust their information assets held in the traditional enterprise, off premise and in the Cloud. For more information, call +1 650-385-5000 (1-800-653-3871 in the U.S.), or visit


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