OMV Selects Syntex IMPACT ERM Suite for Enterprise Operational Risk Management

Houston, Texas - August 8, 2007 - Syntex Management Systems, Inc. today announced that OMV, Central Europe's leading oil & gas group, has selected the Syntex IMPACT ERM(TM) Suite to help streamline their incident & audit management systems across all organizations. With exploration and production activities in 20 countries structured around six core regions (CEE, North Africa, Northwestern Europe, the Middle East, Australia/New Zealand and Russia/Caspian region) and more than 40,000 employees, OMV was looking for solid, state of the art technology to support the many different divisions within the company such as Health, Safety and Environment, Exploration and Production, Refining and Marketing, as well as other business divisions including AMI, Gas and Petrom - all in one, enterprise-wide solution.

After evaluating competitive offerings, OMV selected Syntex for its strength and performance as the leading ERM solutions provider, and because the IMPACT ERM(TM) Suite best addressed OMV's business requirements. Syntex will provide OMV with a fully-integrated, enterprise-wide, electronic incident, investigation, and action management solution. The IMPACT ERM(TM) Suite will provide the framework and functionality meet the general needs of OMV as well as the specific and unique needs of each OMV business unit. OMV will benefit from using the Syntex IMPACT ERM(TM) Suite by enabling all levels of the workforce to engage in discovering and resolving exposures, and capturing the wide range of data, which will create standardization across the enterprise to reduce and mitigate the risks. The initial implementation of the IMPACT ERM(TM) Suite will be completed during the fourth quarter of 2007.

"Currently the OMV business units have been using various tools to manage Health, Safety, Environment, and Quality within the company," said Rod Ritchie, Head of HSEQ at OMV Exploration & Production. "We selected the Syntex IMPACT ERM(TM) Suite because it will provide a single integrated solution to provide a central means of prioritizing and mitigating the risks that are identified from both incidents and proactive processes. IMPACT Enterprise® will help enable OMV to evolve from managing HSEQ reactively to a proactive environment for continuous improvement."

Global industry leaders deploy IMPACT ERM(TM) worldwide to reduce losses and improve performance by enabling in-depth analysis of key operational metrics and integrating management system processes at the site, company and enterprise levels. The software solution seamlessly integrates incident, near miss and investigation tracking with critical proactive processes such as corrective action and assessment management, knowledge sharing, and comprehensive analytical reporting for continual process improvement.

"Syntex looks forward to providing OMV with the solutions that provide sustained business advantages along with enhanced performance and efficiencies of business operations throughout their company," said David Ranucci, Director of Sales for Syntex Management Systems, Inc. "We look forward to growing with OMV and having them join our esteemed group of users who are recognized globally for their outstanding operations performance."

About Syntex Management Systems, Inc.

Syntex Management Systems, Inc. designs, develops, and delivers commercial software solutions for Operational and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) in multiple industries. Syntex enables organizations around the world to reduce their exposure to loss while implementing continuous process improvement to create an annually renewable impact on their bottom line. Through continuously improving the execution of enterprise-wide management systems, our customers improve their performance across operational, quality, compliance, auditing, reputation, environmental, health, safety and security management functions. As a result, Syntex has unequaled expertise in making our customers successful and protecting their reputations by turning continuous improvement strategies into repeatable practices and policies using the power of our enterprise class software solutions. To learn more about Syntex and our products and services, please visit our Web site at

About OMV

With Group sales of EUR 18.97 billion and a workforce of 40,993 employees in 2006, as well as market capitalization of approx. EUR 15 billion, OMV Aktiengesellschaft is Austria's largest listed industrial company. As the leading oil and gas group in Central Europe, OMV is active in Refining and Marketing (R&M) in 13 countries. In Exploration and Production (E&P) OMV is active in 20 countries on five continents. OMV sells more than 14 bcm gas a year. OMV's Austrian gas hub Baumgarten annually transports approximately 47 bcm of gas. OMV's Central European Gas Hub is amongst the three largest hubs in Europe.

In June 2006, OMV has established the OMV Future Energy Fund, a wholly owned subsidiary to support projects in renewable energy with more than EUR 100 Mio to initiate the change from a pure oil and gas group to an energy group with renewable energy in its portfolio.

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