SPL WorldGroup Names Bowne and Love, Formerly of Accenture, to Positions in Enterprise Tax Management Business Unit


San Francisco, June 19, 2006 — John Andrus, president of SPL WorldGroup’s Enterprise Tax Management (ETM) strategic business unit, has announced that two senior Accenture employees will join the ETM team.

Jeffrey Bowne, former associate partner in Accenture’s government practice, will        take on the role of senior director, product management.  George Love III, previously a senior manager with Accenture’s government market unit, will join SPL as vice president, professional services.

Bowne is a specialist in the technology and delivery aspects of integrated tax administration system implementations. In his 16 years at Accenture, he worked with government tax offices both in the United States and internationally. He has a B.A. in economics from Wesleyan University. He will be responsible for driving the future direction of SPL’s Enterprise Tax Management solution.

Love was a member of Accenture’s global revenue and customs industry team, with extensive experience in the revenue practice. He worked with numerous state revenue and taxation offices. He holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Bucknell University.

“We’re very fortunate to have two employees with the extensive background and experience of Jeff Bowne and George Love on the SPL ETM team,” Andrus said. “It demonstrates that SPL has a strong commitment to the success of this promising new product.”

SPL ETM is a secure, taxpayer-centric, commercial-off-the-shelf software product that helps taxing authorities maximize revenue collection. SPL ETM is based on SPL’s market-leading Customer Care & Billing product, which is known for its flexibility, scalability and low total cost of ownership.