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Guidewire Software Opens Paris Office to Better Serve Regional General Insurance Market

Guidewire Software Opens Paris Office to Better Serve Regional General Insurance Market

Leading provider of claims, underwriting and policy administration, and billing systems brings technology and expertise to continental Europe
PARIS and SAN MATEO Calif., May 18, 2007

Guidewire Software®, a leading provider of technology solutions to general insurance companies, today announced that it has expanded its international operations with the opening of a new office in Paris. Guidewire's European presence already includes an office in London, and the company plans further expansion in continental Europe. Guidewire provides modern technology solutions to help general insurance companies better manage their claims handling, underwriting and policy administration, and billing processes. The company's solutions are widely adopted by insurance companies of all sizes and across all lines of business throughout the United States. Implementations are underway in the U.K., Canada, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States.

"Guidewire has based its business on serving the needs of the general insurance industry. We have been successful throughout North America, the U.K. and Ireland, and Oceania," said John Raguin, president and general manager, International Operations, Guidewire Software. "Our increased presence in continental Europe and in France in particular, will enable us to more directly serve the needs of this regional marketplace."

"I am pleased to have this opportunity to bring Guidewire solutions to the French and Belgian market," said Didier Millet, country manager, Guidewire Software France. "I look forward to meeting with, and assisting, regionally based general insurers to meet their business challenges."

To support this expansion, Guidewire has launched a French-language version of its corporate web site, www.guidewire.fr, to provide French-speaking insurance organizations an easy way to learn about Guidewire and its products.

Additionally, the company will host an informational breakfast for members of the general insurance industry to learn how Guidewire can help address their needs on May 22nd at the Crillon hotel, place de la Concorde, Paris. The breakfast will include discussions with Domeo (a joint venture between Guidewire customer, Homeserve PLC and France's Veolia), industry analyst firm Celent, and James Kwak, vice president and Guidewire co-founder. It will also provide an opportunity to meet the Guidewire France staff. Interested parties may register to attend online at (http://www.guidewire.com/fr or) by email at events-fr guidewire.com

About Guidewire Software

Guidewire is the platform P&C insurers trust to engage, innovate, and grow efficiently. ​We combine digital, core, analytics, and AI to deliver our platform as a cloud service. More than 400 insurers, from new ventures to the largest and most complex in the world, run on Guidewire.

As a partner to our customers, we continually evolve to enable their success. We are proud of our unparalleled implementation track record, with 1,000+ successful projects, supported by the largest R&D team and partner ecosystem in the industry. Our marketplace provides hundreds of applications that accelerate integration, localization, and innovation.

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