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Adobe Realigns Sales, Field Marketing and Customer Support Organizations

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SAN JOSE, Calif.--Oct. 15, 2001--To better support its customers worldwide, Adobe Systems Incorporated, the leader in Network Publishing, today announced that it is aligning its sales team, Adobe Direct eCommerce organization, field marketing and customer support functions into a single group. Jim Stephens has been named to the newly created position of senior vice president for sales and customer care, reporting to Adobe President and CEO Bruce Chizen. Prior to his appointment Stephens served as Adobe's senior vice president, eBusiness development and worldwide customer care. Stephens joined Adobe in 1990 and has held various senior management positions in sales and marketing before his appointment to vice president of marketing in the printing and systems division at Adobe. In November 1997 Stephens joined the executive team as vice president of change management, where he was responsible for driving business strategy and organizational effectiveness. "I'm excited about the value this new organization can bring to Adobe and our customers worldwide,'' said Chizen. "Jim has a long and successful history at Adobe and I am looking forward to the ongoing contributions of his organization.'' Adobe also announced that Graham Freeman, senior vice president worldwide sales, would be leaving the company.

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