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Hessen attracts 1E, the global leader in IT efficiency software, to Frankfurt
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Dieter Posch, Minister of Economics, Transport, Urban and Regional Development, “We take pride in our state’s attractive business environment – as we welcome 1E to our business community, I am confident that our competitive assets, including our internationally recognized infrastructure and qualified workforce, will prove beneficial as the company expands into Hessen/DACH and beyond.”

NEW YORK, NY, July 20, 2011 - 1E, the global leader in IT efficiency software, has chosen to establish an office in Frankfurt, where the company is ideally positioned to grow 1E`s customer base and serve customers of all sizes in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH).

Sumir Karayi, CEO, 1E, was attracted to the Hessen region to better address the needs of local customers more effectively and efficiently. The excellent infrastructure connecting Frankfurt Airport to every part of DACH and Europe and to international destinations was a key reason for the decision. Numerous corporate headquarters are based in and around Hessen, including many of 1E’s clients and potential clients. Hessen’s qualified workforce as well as Frankfurt’s position as the financial center of Germany and of the Eurozone were also significant factors.

1E’s timing is excellent, especially with the recent cancellation of Germany`s nuclear program, which calls for the country to find alternative energy sources to avoid any shortfalls in energy. Despite Germany`s clear leadership in solar and renewable energies, in the short term energy sources will be coal-based, according to the German government. With its entry into the DACH region, 1E will make its entire suite of efficient IT solutions available immediately.

Mr. Karayi recently commented, “If every corporate PC and server in Germany had our software installed on it, the German economy could save approximately €1.9bn per year in energy costs and reduce carbon emissions by around 9.1m metric tonnes of CO2 by eliminating servers that are not being used and by switching PCs off overnight and on weekends”. To put these projected savings into context, Deutsche Bank analysts estimate that 370m tonnes of CO2 will enter the atmosphere between now and 2020 as a result of the cancellation of the nuclear programs. That’s approximately 40m tonnes of CO2 per year, almost a quarter of which could be saved if every corporate PC and server in Germany had 1E software installed on it. In fact, 1E has helped its customers achieve €740 million in efficiency savings; €407 million in energy savings alone to date. That is the equivalent of 4.1 million metric tons of CO2 or taking around 750,000 passenger cars off the roads.

The new 1E office will be headed by Mr. Radu Gheorghievici-Pohl who will serve as Managing Director for the DACH region. “Germany has a national commitment to reduce national carbon emissions by 40% by 2020 and the government has allocated €25m to `IT Goes Green` initiatives. I am energized by the challenge to bring our expertise to the DACH region. The time is now,” he concludes. In 2010, 1E experienced record 60% growth, adding four million licenses of 1E software to its existing customer base. The EMEA operation of 1E holds key customer accounts including CSC, Dell, HSBC, Nestlé and Syngenta.

Founded in 1997, 1E pioneered advanced PC power management with the release of ground-breaking solutions. Headquartered in New York and London with 16 million licenses deployed world-wide, more than 1,400 organizations in 42 countries have trusted 1E to help them to work effectively, productively and sustainably. For more information, visit www.1e.com.