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Thursday 05 July, 2001

Knowledge Mang


Knowledge Management Software PLC
5 July 2001

Thursday July 5th 2001


The Directors of Knowledge Management Software plc ('KMS') announce today that
Mr James Metcalf has been appointed Executive Chairman with immediate effect.

Mr Metcalf, age 48, has spent the whole of his working life in the IT sector
occupying senior positions within ICL and Tandem Computers during the early
part of his career. More recently he was a Vice President of Sales for Oracle
in the UK, responsible for multiple vertical sectors, for a period of 5 years
prior to his appointment in 2000 as Chief Executive Officer of Mediasurface
Ltd, a leading provider of advanced content management software.

Stuart Whistance, current non-executive chairman, will be stepping down but
remaining on the Board as a non-Executive Director.

David Rosalski, Chief Executive Officer, said 'This is a significant
appointment as James's extensive knowledge and experience will considerably
strengthen the KMS management team. I very much look forward to working
closely with James in driving the Group during the next stages of its

The Board of KMS is delighted that Stuart Whistance's experience will continue
to be available to the Group whilst effecting his wish, expressed during the
Company's flotation on the London Stock Exchange in May 2000, to step down
from a leadership role at an appropriate time.



Knowledge Management Software plc:
David Rosalski  Chief Executive Officer                           0161 227 1100
John Reynolds   Director Strategic Planning & Investor Relations  0161 227 1304

Citigate Dewe Rogerson:
Rupert Steveney                                                   020 7282 2843

About Knowledge Management Software plc

London Stock Exchange listed KMS is the author of Deskartes(R), intelligent
second generation software, that enables organisations to harness, manage and
utilise their knowledge resources more effectively whether they are in text
form, web pages, e-mails, documents or even tacit knowledge contained in
people's heads. Deskartes(R) is a combination of a tri-dimensional neural
network working in conjunction with a highly sophisticated natural language
processor, to provide contextually accurate, self learning, search and
retrieval functionality. It can be deployed as a complete knowledge management
solution or embedded into other applications. Implementations include help
desks, call centres, customer relationship management, e-learning, intranets,
enterprise information/knowledge portals and web portals. Major customers of
KMS include Marks & Spencer, Time Group, Somerfield, Nikon, MAFF, NETg,
Kerridge Computer Co and the Northern Offshore Federation. KMS, founded in
1991, was originally a software house operating in the Business Intelligence
market. It now has offices throughout the USA and the UK employing around 180
people. The company was admitted to the Official List/techMARK in May 2000