Epiq Systems Names Jig Patel as Vice President of Information Technology

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Aug. 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Epiq Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:EPIQ), a leading global provider of managed technology for the legal profession, today announced that Jig Patel has joined the company as vice president of information technology.

With more than 15 years of experience in innovating and managing IT organizations at several Fortune 100 companies, Mr. Patel will oversee Epiq's global IT organization to ensure best-in-class enterprise performance, availability, and data security worldwide.

Prior to Epiq, Mr. Patel most recently served as IBM's vice president and executive manager of global technology strategy and services delivery, with responsibility for IBM's global IT delivery organization. Prior to IBM, Mr. Patel held several key IT executive positions at Unum, Cigna, and Nextel/Motorola.

"Jig is a seasoned and dynamic IT executive who knows how to use technology effectively to innovate, drive business results and create value," said Brad D. Scott, president and chief operating officer of Epiq Systems. "He will ensure that Epiq continues to provide world-class technology services and a highly secure and scalable IT infrastructure to meet the global requirements of the company and our clients. We are very pleased to have him join our information technology team."

Mr. Patel holds a master's degree in accounting from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and an MBA in finance and international management and a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry from the University of Tennessee. Mr. Patel's certifications include Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Senior Project Executive (IBM), Six Sigma Green Belt (IBM), ITILv3 Foundations (IBM), Global Leadership (IBM), IBM PRMIT and CBM-BoIT, and IBM Agile Development and Scrum Foundations.

About Epiq Systems

Epiq Systems is a leading global provider of technology-enabled solutions for electronic discovery, bankruptcy, and class action and mass tort administration. We offer full-service capabilities to support litigation, investigations, financial transactions, regulatory compliance and other legal matters. Our innovative technology and services, combined with deep subject-matter expertise, provide reliable solutions for the professionals we serve. Visit us at www.epiqsystems.com.

CONTACT: For more information Lew Schroeber, Investor Relations Telephone: 913-621-9500 Email: ir@epiqsystems.com

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