NEWS - PAUL HERD TO DIRECT MASTERCONTROL'S EUROPEAN DIVISION

SALT LAKE CITY - January 7, 2009 - MasterControl Inc., a global provider of GxP process and document management software solutions for life science companies, announced that Paul Herd has joined the company as Director of MasterControl EMEA effective January 1, 2009.

"Paul brings a strong software and operational background to MasterControl," says Jonathan Beckstrand, MasterControl's CEO. "Most recently, Paul served as the Vice President, Sales and Marketing and head of Europe for Datafarm Inc. where, in addition to running global sales and marketing operations, he established and grew Datafarm's business in Europe. He's a great addition to our management team."

"I'm very excited about joining MasterControl to lead their European, Middle Eastern and African (EMEA) operations," Herd says. "This is a company focused on delivering quality solutions through the vision and innovation of a team of professional employees."

"Today's economic environment is ever more demanding and companies must respond by maximizing their resources," he continues. "The MasterControl solutions are well-positioned to deliver immediate returns, allowing companies to remain competitive in a challenging global marketplace."

About MasterControl Global UK
MasterControl Global UK is a global provider of GxP process, quality audit, and document management software solutions. MasterControl Global UK products and services are designed for a wide variety of industries and environments, including life sciences, regulatory, aerospace, defense, automotive, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, general manufacturing, laboratories, and contract organizations.

MasterControl™ products are easy to use, easy to deploy, easy to validate, and easy to maintain. They incorporate industry best practices for automating and connecting every stage of the product development cycle, while facilitating regulatory compliance. By combining an integrated platform with a continuum of risk-based software validation products and services, MasterControl drives down the total cost of ownership and enables customers to extend their investment across the enterprise. Nearly 400 companies, more than any other QMS provider, currently use MasterControl and MasterControl QAAD solutions for easier compliance, faster validation, and better process management. For more information about MasterControl Global UK, visit http://www.mastercontrolglobal.co.uk/ or call +44 118 9812838 (Europe) or 800-825-9117 (U.S.).