Advent Appoints Asiff S. Hirji to Board of Directors

Advent Appoints Asiff S. Hirji to Board of Directors

Industry Veteran Brings 20+ Years of Financial Services and Technology Experience to Advent Board

SAN FRANCISCO – September 09, 2011 – Advent Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVS), a leading provider of software and services for the global investment management industry, today announced the appointment of Asiff S. Hirji to its Board of Directors.  Mr. Hirji brings more than 20 years of experience in operations and technology within the investment management industry to Advent’s board.

“Advent was the pioneer in developing technology to introduce automation and deliver efficiencies to the investment management industry,” said Mr. Hirji. “As the industry matures and the needs of investment professionals evolve, Advent remains at the forefront, delivering innovative solutions that address mission-critical needs.  I look forward to working with board colleagues to help the Company continue its legacy of excellence and achieve global market leadership.”
Mr. Hirji has served as a Partner of TPG Capital, L.P., a global private investment firm, since April 2007. Prior to TPG Capital, Mr. Hirji was President of TD Ameritrade Holding Company, a publicly traded provider of securities brokerage services and served as Chief Operating Officer of TD Ameritrade from July 2005 until October 2006 and as Chief Information Officer of Ameritrade from April 2003 until July 2005. At Ameritrade, Mr. Hirji was responsible for developing and implementing all Information Technology initiatives, including business technology planning, application development, product development, information security as well as IT infrastructure and architecture.

From July 2002 until April 2003, Mr. Hirji served as Vice President, Partner, of Bain & Company and from July 2001 to June 2002, he served as president of Meralix, Inc., a firm specializing in turning around troubled portfolio companies for private equity funds. Mr. Hirji currently serves on the Board of Directors of Citrix Systems, Inc. Mr. Hirji holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from the University of Calgary, Canada and an MBA with honors from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, Canada.

“Asiff’s extensive experience in information technology and operations within the financial services industry will be a valuable asset as we continue to grow and achieve the Company’s objectives,” said Stephanie DiMarco, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Advent Software. “I look forward to working with Asiff and we are honored to welcome him to Advent’s distinguished Board of Directors.”

About Advent
Advent Software, Inc., a global firm, has provided trusted solutions to the world’s financial professionals since 1983.  Firms in more than 60 countries count on Advent technology to run their mission-critical operations.  Advent’s quality software, data, services and tools enable financial professionals to improve service and communication to their clients, allowing them to grow their business while controlling operational risks and costs.  Advent is the only financial services software company to be awarded the Service Capability and Performance certification for being a world-class support and services organization.  For more information on Advent products visit http://www.advent.com/solutions.

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