JDA Software’s Scott Hines, Chief Technology Officer, Named Leader of the Year

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JDA Software’s Scott Hines, Chief Technology Officer, Named Leader of the Year
Arizona Software and Internet Association Recognizes Hines for Advancements with Next Generation Technologies that Improve Usability, Speed and Cost Effectiveness for JDA Clients

Scottsdale, Ariz. - June 21, 2002 - JDA® Software Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:JDAS) announced that Scott Hines, senior vice president and chief technology officer, was named Leader of the Year by AZSOFT.net, the Arizona Software and Internet Association, at the 2002 Celebration of Innovation dinner and awards ceremony on June 13. A panel of judges selected Hines based on his leadership in steering JDA’s technology vision during the Company’s exciting period of new product development and strategic acquisitions.

In his role at JDA, Hines has been instrumental in introducing and overseeing the development of a common browser based user interface across all JDA Portfolio® applications along with a Web Services model that leverages XML, SOAP and other open industry standards. With these innovations, JDA will provide its clients with the highest level of interoperability and security along with improved usability and cost effectiveness when it makes JDA Portfolio 2003 available at the end of June 2002. Representing the synchronized release of the latest versions of JDA’s comprehensive product line, Portfolio 2003 delivers the industry’s leading merchandising, store operations, planning, replenishment, business intelligence and collaboration solutions for retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers.

“Scott Hines has long been a valued member of our senior management team,” commented CEO Jim Armstrong. “He has done an excellent job of setting the technology direction for our Portfolio suite while uncovering new technology ventures that we’ve been able to strategically leverage. He has an uncanny ability to lead even the savviest CIO’s at our client sites in marathon discussions on the latest alphabet soup of next generation technologies.”

Initially joining JDA in 1993 as an associate director, Hines has served in his current post since 1999 where he is also responsible for the development of the Portfolio Store Systems™. Under his leadership, the Portfolio Store Systems have won Microsoft® Retail Application Developer (R.A.D.) awards over the past few years, with JDA’s Internet Store Portal™ recently being named the best solution in the Retail Back Office category for 2002. Hines is frequently quoted by the trade press and is called upon to speak at industry events. Hines has been an active member of the Microsoft ActiveStore initiative and the Association for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS).

About AZSOFT.net
An Arizona non-profit corporation, AZSOFT.net is dedicated to promoting the growth, prosperity, and recognition of a world-class software and internet industry in Arizona by providing education, information, networking, leadership, and support. Formed in June 1991 by a group of Arizona software executives, entrepreneurs, and providers of professional services to the software industry, today, the Association offers its members a wide variety of programs, special seminars and workshops, member services, networking opportunities and social events.

ABOUT JDA SOFTWARE
With more than 4,600 retail, manufacturing and wholesale clients in 60 countries, JDA Software Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:JDAS) is the global leader in delivering integrated software and professional services for the retail demand chain. By capitalizing on its market position and financial strength, JDA commits significant resources to advancing JDA Portfolio, its suite of merchandising, POS, analytic and collaborative solutions that improve revenues, efficiency and customer focus. Founded in 1985, JDA is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona and employs more than 1,400 associates operating from 36 offices in major cities throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements that are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: JDA’s ability to provide our clients with the highest level of interoperability and security as well as improved usability and cost effectiveness. Future events may involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to: our ability to successfully integrate the product components that comprise Portfolio 2003; the potential for our competitors to develop superior products, and other risks detailed from time to time in the “Risk Factors” section of our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As a result of these and other risks, actual results may differ materially from those predicted. We undertake no obligation to update information in this release.
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