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Clearwell Systems Appoints Google Executive to its Board of Directors

Bill Coughran Brings Large-Scale Distributed Computing

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—February 8, 2006—Clearwell Systems, Inc., a pioneer in the emerging Email Intelligence market, today announced the appointment of Dr. Bill Coughran, vice president of engineering for systems infrastructure at Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), to its board of directors. Coughran brings more than 20 years of computing experience in embedded software for networking systems, security system products, and computational science and engineering.

“Bill provides our veteran board with a deep level of expertise in developing large-scale distributed computing programs,” said Aaref Hilaly, president and CEO of Clearwell Systems. “His involvement with Clearwell’s engineering team was central to the development of one of our key differentiators—a massively scalable solution that can analyze terabytes of emails. As our team works on building out future product versions, Bill will continue to play an important role in advancing our technology and product capabilities.”

Coughran joined Google engineering in early 2003 working with the web crawling, storage, and other systems teams. Today he is responsible for a broad systems infrastructure programs underlying Google's products. Prior to Google, he co-founded and served as CEO at Silicon Valley-based Entrisphere and was also head of the Computing Sciences Research Center at Bell Labs, where the C and C++ programming language as well as the Unix, Plan 9, and Inferno operating systems were created.

“Clearwell’s Email Intelligence solution stands apart from other business intelligence products. It provides corporations with the ability to tap the valuable information captured in corporate MS Exchange systems, Personal Outlook Folders, and related email archives for the first time,” Coughran said. “Clearwell’s world-class team has created a technically superior product, and I look forward to advising the company through its next phase of growth at the forefront of the emerging Email Intelligence market.”

Launched in January, the Clearwell Email Intelligence Platform analyzes the unique properties of email, combines it with organizational data and applies proprietary, patent-pending linguistic and statistical analysis algorithms to extract intelligence from email messages and attachments. As a result, the Clearwell Email Intelligence Platform offers key capabilities not found in other offerings, including: personalized dashboards, communication flows, discussion threads, topics and email-specific search. Clearwell accomplishes all of this without intercepting or disrupting the path of email. The solution deploys within hours and leverages a corporation’s existing investment in email archive solutions.

About Clearwell Systems

Santa Clara, Calif.-based Clearwell Systems is transforming the way enterprises discover, organize and analyze the information across their corporate email systems. Clearwell enables business and IT executives to lower discovery costs, reduce fines, grow revenue and improve customer satisfaction. Fortune 500 companies—large energy companies, major financial institutions, leading high-technology companies, and global professional services organizations—have realized immediate and significant value within days of their production deployments. For more information, visit