SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 20, 2009 --(BUSINESS WIRE)--JDA® Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS) today announced the appointment of Peter S. Hathaway to the position of executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective today, July 20. In this role, Hathaway will be responsible for JDA Software’s finance, accounting, investor relations and information technology groups.

Hathaway comes to JDA Software with more than 30 years of financial management experience. Most recently he served as the executive vice president and chief financial officer at Allied Waste Industries, Inc., the second-largest solid waste management company in the United States. Hathaway was part of the leadership team that helped Allied Waste grow revenue from a $100-million to a $6-billion company through the acquisition of more than 300 public and privately held businesses, including the 2008 merger of Allied Waste and Republic Services, Inc. and Allied Waste’s acquisition of $4-billion Browning Ferris Industries, Inc. in 1999.

During his tenure at Allied Waste, Hathaway with the finance team led a multi-year restructuring of the balance sheet and a leverage-reduction program, which significantly cut the cost of debt and improved cash flow. He also introduced and integrated shareholder-value mapping into related metrics, dashboards, return-based measurement, capital allocation and a decision-support model, as well as established the company’s tone for governance, compliance and reporting. Prior to joining Allied Waste, Hathaway held various financial management positions at Browning Ferris Industries, Inc. and Arthur Andersen LLP.

“We are pleased to welcome Pete Hathaway to JDA Software’s executive management team,” said Hamish Brewer, chief executive officer, JDA Software. “Pete brings to the table a wealth of financial experience that is perfectly aligned to the strategic needs of the Company, specifically in terms of successfully managing mergers and acquisitions and managing related financing. Additionally, and importantly, Pete is a good cultural fit for JDA, well aligned with our values of financial prudence and operational discipline. I am confident that Pete will bring significant complementary value to our executive leadership team.”

“I am excited to be joining JDA Software, and believe that my experience will support JDA’s plans for growth in the supply chain software and services industry,” Hathaway said. “I look forward to working with the Company’s leadership team and organization and supporting its growth and profitability objectives.”

About JDA Software Group, Inc.

JDA® Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS) is the world’s leading supply chain solutions provider, helping companies optimize operations and improve profitability. JDA drives business efficiency for its global customer base of more than 5,800 retailers, manufacturers, wholesaler-distributors and services industries companies through deep domain expertise and innovative solutions. JDA's combination of unmatched services, together with its integrated yet modular solutions for merchandising, supply chain planning and execution and revenue management, leverage the strong heritage and knowledge capital of market leaders including Manugistics, E3, Intactix and Arthur. When supply chain results matter, companies turn to JDA. For more information about JDA, visit or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +1-800-479-7382/+1-480-308-3000.

We do not believe this press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Nevertheless, if remarks in this press release are considered to be “forward-looking” or to have forward-looking implications, we would remind our investors and prospective investors that future events may involve risks and uncertainties. Other risks and uncertainties that may affect our business are 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.

“JDA” is a trademark or registered trademark of JDA Software Group, Inc. Any trade, product or service name referenced in this document using the name “JDA” is a trademark and/or property of JDA Software Group, Inc.

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