Pegasystems’ CEO Named Software Executive of the Year

NEW YORK – June 25, 2009Pegasystems,
(NASDAQ: PEGA), the leader in business process management (BPM)
software solutions, today announced that Founder and CEO Alan Trefler was named
“Computer Software Executive  of the
Year” at the 2009 American Business Awards gala event, held June 22 in New York
City. In addition, Pegasystems was named a finalist for Fastest-Growing Company
of the Year.

was recognized for leading Pegasystems to new heights and record revenue growth
of 31 percent during a year when other software and technology companies saw
business slow dramatically.  Understanding
and anticipating the changing landscape in early 2008, he aligned Pegasystems’
award-winning BPM expertise with the needs of global organizations—helping
companies successfully cut costs, increase agility and ultimately weather the
economic storm.

“It’s a tremendous
honor to be nominated by The American Business Awards’ Board of Distinguished
Judges and Advisors as an Executive of the Year,” said Trefler. “I would like
to thank all of the customers who have become a part of the Pegasystems
community over the past 26 years. This recognition validates our overall vision
of helping business people to Build for Change, as well as our ongoing leadership
in business process management and our commitment to innovation.”

the Stevies for the Greek word "crowned," this year’s awards
attracted more than 2,600 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually
every industry. With approximately 600 executives in attendance, the 2009
American Business Awards honored a diverse cross-section of American business
people, corporations, non-profits, and government agencies reflecting every
important aspect of business today, from C-Suite executives to support staff,
major public companies to emerging start-ups, and customer services teams to
corporate communicators.

American Business Awards are the only national, all-encompassing awards program
honoring great performances in business. For a complete list of the 2009
American Business Award honorees in all categories, visit:

About Pegasystems

Pegasystems (NASDAQ: PEGA) develops strategic applications for marketing, sales, service, and operations. Pega’s applications streamline critical business operations, connect enterprises to their customers seamlessly in real-time across channels, and adapt to meet rapidly changing requirements. Pega’s Global 3000 customers include many of the world’s most sophisticated and successful enterprises. Pega’s applications, available in the cloud or on-premises, are built on its unified Pega 7 platform, which uses visual tools to easily extend and change applications to meet clients’ strategic business needs. Pega’s clients report that Pega gives them the fastest time to value, extremely rapid deployment, efficient re-use, and global scale. For more information, please visit us at

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