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Manhattan Associates Wins China Chain Store and Franchise Association's (CCFA) "Best Partner" Award

SHANGHAI, China and ATLANTA, Nov. 27, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global supply chain optimization provider, Manhattan Associates, Inc. (Nasdaq:MANH) today announced it has received an award for "Best Partner" from the China Chain Store and Franchise Association (CCFA) for its leading supply chain solutions, the successful deployment of those solutions for customers throughout China, and the ongoing contribution Manhattan is making to the promotion and development of China's retail industry.

Established in 1997, the CCFA is the only national industry association representing the retail and franchise industry in China. Its members include over 1,000 enterprises and 200,000 individual retail and franchise stores. The award results were announced during CCFA's annual events – The China Retail Leadership Summit 2012 and The China Retail Industry Convention - where its members gathered to discuss strategies for sustainable business amid economic slowdown.

Manhattan was recognized for its best-in-class supply chain technology and the benefits it has delivered to retail customers in both online and store operations. During the past few years, Manhattan has maintained a strong growth trajectory in China, it has received widespread recognition from many of China's key industry and trade bodies, and it has completed a range of successful deployments for retail and distribution customers such as Boshiwa, BuBuGao, Foton, Happigo, Semir and Sinopharm.

"During times of economic uncertainty, retailers are focusing on cost reduction initiatives at the same time as seeking innovative ways to increase revenue and create a sustainable competitive advantage," commented Madame Guo Geping, Chairman of the CCFA. "Manhattan Associates has a proven track record in helping companies deliver on these goals. During the evaluation process, it was clearly demonstrated to us that our members who have deployed Manhattan's solutions, such as its renowned Warehouse Management System (WMS), have greatly benefited from doing so."

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About Manhattan Associates, Inc.

Manhattan Associates continues to deliver on its 22-year heritage of providing global supply chain excellence to more than 1,200 customers worldwide that consider supply chain optimization core to their strategic market leadership. The company's supply chain innovations include: Manhattan SCOPE®, a portfolio of software solutions and technology that leverages a Supply Chain Process Platform to help organizations optimize their supply chains from planning through execution; Manhattan SCALE™, a portfolio of distribution management and transportation management solutions built on Microsoft .NET technology; and Manhattan Carrier™, a suite of supply chain solutions specifically addressing the needs of the motor carrier industry. For more information, please visit www.manh.com.

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