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Acclaris Appoints Jim Priebe Chief Growth Officer

TAMPA, FL--(Marketwire -10/13/11)- Acclaris, the leading SaaS provider of consumer-driven healthcare (CDH) reimbursement technology and services, announced the appointment of Jim Priebe to the newly created position of Chief Growth Officer. Priebe is a respected healthcare insurance industry veteran of more than 20 years. In his role as CGO, Priebe will be a member of Acclaris' Executive Team and directly responsible for Sales, Account Management, and Marketing.

Prior to joining Acclaris, Priebe was with UnitedHealth Group's OptumHealth Financial Services as a member of their Executive Management Team. While at OptumHealth, Priebe contributed to the company's strategic direction as he built Sales, Relationship Management and Marketing teams. He was also responsible for directing and leading award-winning Health Savings Account communications programs.

Bob Lopes, CEO of Acclaris, commented that "We are very pleased to have someone of Jim's stature join us and help Acclaris continue to grow and innovate. Jim's experience and perspective will also add value to the Executive Team. The hiring of Jim is a significant step in strengthening our sales and relationship management capabilities. I'm excited to have him on the team."

Priebe, who also held senior positions with MMSI, part of Mayo Clinic Health Solutions, and employee benefits plan Third Party Administrator Sheffield, Olson & McQueen prior to OptumHealth, remarked, "I'm excited to join Acclaris in such a key role. With the strength of our technology, we have an incredible opportunity to continue our strong growth in the marketplace."

Priebe has a Bachelor's Degree from Concordia University.

About Acclaris: Acclaris simplifies the administration of complex CDH requirements for benefits/HR administrators, financial institutions and health plans through a scalable platform that manages Health Savings Accounts (HSA), Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for more than 3 million people. Acclaris integrates a flexible Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform with onshore and offshore delivery services. Acclaris offers clients an innovative approach to faster, more profitable growth, greater agility and higher member satisfaction. Visit our website at www.acclaris.com.