Jacques-Herve Maupin Named Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, of Comverse, Inc.

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WAKEFIELD, Mass., Nov. 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comverse® (Nasdaq:CNSI), the global leader in business enablement through BSS, mobile Internet, value-added and managed services, today announced that Jacques-Herve Maupin will join the company as Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, effective immediately. In this new position, Mr. Maupin will be responsible for driving Comverse's ("CNS") business and operational activities in the Asia Pacific region. Dr. Weiming Li will continue in his role as Regional Vice President, focusing on key regional customers.

"Jacques-Herve Maupin is a proven executive with more than 15 years of successful leadership experience in the Asia Pacific region, with most of this period focused on the Telecom sector," said Philippe Tartavull, Comverse, Inc.'s President and Chief Executive Officer. "Jacques-Herve has a strong track record of driving growth in the Asia Pacific market, and his industry relationships and deep understanding of the telecom arena should open many new doors for CNS in this dynamic market. The appointment of Jacques-Herve and the continued role of Weiming demonstrate CNS's strong commitment to this high potential region."

"I am very pleased to join CNS, a company with a significant customer base in the Asia Pacific region, and outstanding opportunities to build upon that presence and grow through its market leadership in the converged BSS, mobile Internet and Value-Added Services arenas," said Mr. Maupin.

About Jacques-Herve Maupin

Mr. Maupin held a variety of leadership positions serving the telecommunications industry in Asia Pacific for more than a decade, including six years as regional Managing Director at Oburthur Technologies, where APAC sales grew more than tenfold under his direction. Prior to that, he held a series of positions of increasing responsibility over a fourteen year period at Cap Gemini, culminating as Sales Director, Asia Telecom Sector. From 2009 to 2011 he served as Managing Director – Asia Pacific at Hypercom, Inc., and since November 2011, in the same position at Ingenico.

About Comverse

Comverse ("CNS") is the world's leading provider of software and systems for business enablement through converged billing and active customer management, mobile Internet, value-added and managed services. Comverse's extensive customer base spans more than 125 countries and covers over 450 communication service providers serving more than two billion subscribers. The company's innovative product portfolio enables communication service providers to unleash the value of the network for their customers by making their networks smarter. Comverse's solutions support flexible deployment models, including in-network, cloud, hosted and managed services. Comverse is ranked number 55 in PwC's Global 100 Software Leaders based on research by Pierre Audoin Consultants. For more information, visit www.comverse.com.

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