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Forbes Names Mercury Interactive CEO Amnon Landan 2003 Entrepreneur of the Year

  • 14 October, 2003 10:53

<p>Forbes Recognizes Mercury as one of the “Hottest Software Firms in the World”</p>
<p>SUNNYVALE, CALIF. — OCTOBER 13, 2003 —Today, Mercury Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: MERQ), the global leader in business technology optimization (BTO), announced that Amnon Landan, chairman and CEO, has been named 2003 “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Forbes, and will be featured on the cover of the October 27th issue of Forbes Magazine.</p>
<p>In the Forbes story, Senior Editor Bruce Upbin, states, “The company he leads – Mercury Interactive – is one of the hottest software firms in the world.”</p>
<p>Each year, Forbes selects one executive that sets the standard for excellence and innovation in business leadership as “Entrepreneur of the Year”. During his tenure as CEO, Landan has grown Mercury Interactive from US$77 to more than US$400 million in annual revenues, with 24 percent growth in the past year, and expanded the company’s customer base to thousands of companies in more than 30 countries.</p>
<p>“On behalf of all the people at Mercury, I’m honored to receive this recognition from Forbes,” said Landan. “The entire Mercury team deserves the credit for driving our success over the past 14 years. I am privileged to lead a team that is dedicated to customer success and building a great company.”</p>
<p>The full story is available on the Forbes Web site at http://www.forbes.com/free_forbes/2003/1027/140.html. Earlier this year, Mercury is also ranked in the top 20 on Forbes Fastest Growing Technology Companies, with 41 percent sales growth over the past five years.</p>
<p>ABOUT MERCURY INTERACTIVE CORPORATION
Mercury Interactive (NASDAQ: MERQ), the global leader in business technology optimization (BTO), is committed to helping customers optimize the business value of information technology. Founded in 1989, Mercury Interactive conducts business worldwide and is one of the fastest growing enterprise software companies today. Mercury Interactive provides software and services to govern the priorities, people, and practices of IT; deliver and manage applications; and integrate IT strategy and execution.</p>
<p>Customers worldwide rely on Mercury Interactive offerings to improve quality and performance of applications and manage IT costs, risks and compliance. Mercury Interactive BTO offerings are complemented by technologies and services from global business partners. For more information, visit www.mercuryinteractive.com.</p>
<p>For further information, please contact:
Gabrielle Cichero Mercury Interactive 02 8273 1905
Shuna Boyd BoydPR 02 9418 8100</p>

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