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Datalex PLC Appoints Michael Quinn To Its Board

Datalex (Nasdaq: DLEX; ISE: DLE), a leading provider of technology solutions to the global travel and transportation industry, is pleased to announce that Michael Quinn has been appointed to its Board as a non-executive Director.

Mr. Quinn, a commerce graduate and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, is currently Chief Executive of ICC Bank. He will move to a non-executive role in the Bank in February 2002, having spent ten years as its CEO.

Commenting on the appointment, Neil Wilson, Chairman of Datalex plc, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Michael to the Board with over three decades of banking and financial experience and a decade at the helm of ICC Bank. He is renowned for his successful leadership of the Bank through a period of major change, achieving significant growth in shareholder value as well as negotiating its recent sale to Bank of Scotland. Michael has been involved in a range of professional and industry organisations throughout his career and we look forward to his active participation in the company`s development.”

A former President of the Republic of Ireland Council of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a Director of a number of ICC-related companies, Michael Quinn is also a Director of Power Leisure plc and is a Board Member of the Institute of Public Administration. Apart from ICC Bank plc and Power Leisure plc. Mr. Quinn has not been a director of any other publicly quoted company at any time in the last five years, and there are no disclosures to be made pursuant to 6.F.2 (b) -(g) of the Listing Rules.


About Datalex

Datalex is a leading provider of technology solutions for the global travel industry. Founded in 1985, the company is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, and maintains offices throughout the world: Europe (Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris, Manchester, Zurich); USA (Atlanta, Petaluma); and Asia-Pacific (Melbourne, Singapore).

Datalex`s customers include Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Amadeus, American Airlines, AMTRAK, British Airways, California State Automobile Association, Delta Air Lines, Ebookers, FAR&WIDE, Galileo, Irish Continental Group, KLM, Lufthansa, QANTAS, Singapore Airlines, SNCF, Thai Airways International, Thomas Cook, Trailfinders, Travelcare and Travelstore. Datalex also is a strategic partner with FAR&WIDE; and a technology partner of Atraxis, Worldspan, and ORBITZ, the new airline travel site developed by United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, Northwest Airlines, and Continental Airlines. Datalex enjoys a joint venture with Vail Resorts and holds a 50 percent interest in Yatra Corporation. Datalex is a publicly held company traded on both the Irish Stock Exchange (symbol: DLE) and Nasdaq (symbol: DLEX).