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Paradigm Solutions International, Inc. Announces an OpsPlanner Business Continuity Software Contract with ING DIRECT USA

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Paradigm Solutions International, Inc. Announces an OpsPlanner Business Continuity Software Contract with ING DIRECT USA09:00 EDT Tuesday, May 24, 2011 BETHESDA, Md. (Business Wire) -- Paradigm Solutions International, Inc. (PSI), an industry-leading provider of cost effective, Business Continuity Management/Disaster Recovery/Continuity of Operations (COOP) solutions and services has entered into an agreement with ING DIRECT USA to provide PSI's OpsPlannerTM business continuity software solution. "We selected PSI's OpsPlanner BCM software solution because of its ease of use, functionality, affordability, and the depth of experience of the PSI team. We look forward to working with the Paradigm team and implementing the OpsPlanner solution, to enhance our Business Continuity Planning and Incident Management system," said Mike Colantonio, ING DIRECT US, Manager of Business Resiliency Planning. "We are very pleased to have been chosen by ING DIRECT USA. We believe our team and the OpsPlanner software are the perfect fit to fulfill the Bank's requirements. Their selection of the OpsPlanner software is further testament to the comprehensive features and the cost-effectiveness of our BCM solution. We look forward to working closely with ING DIRECT USA to satisfy their current and future business continuity management needs," said Ray Huger, PSI's President and CEO. About ING DIRECT USA ING DIRECT USA is a part of Netherlands-based ING (NYSE: ING), one of the largest financial services companies in the world, with employees operating in 50 countries. ING is on the NYSE under the symbol ING. ING DIRECT USA, the nation's largest direct bank and largest thrift, is dedicated to inspiring Americans to become a nation of savers. Since its inception in 2000, more than 7.6 million Americans have entrusted their savings with ING DIRECT, building the bank to nearly $91.3 billion in assets. ING DIRECT has developed a comprehensive social media Savers Community, including Twitter, Facebook and its We, The Savers blog. For more information about ING DIRECT call 1-800-ING-DIRECT, and for information about its commitment to financial education visit Planet OrangeSM. About Paradigm Solutions International PSI is an industry leader and trusted source of Business Continuity Management (BCM) and COOP software products and services for commercial enterprises and government agencies. The OpsPlannerTM tool delivers fully integrated BCM/COOP/DR Planning, BIA, Crisis Management, and Notification Services in one easy-to-use, web-based environment that result in quick and effective response to any crisis situation. Our customers rely on OpsPlanner and our Certified BCM consultants to help minimize the cost of unexpected disruptions and preserve key business functions. Paradigm Solutions InternationalRebecca Folk, 800-558-9568bfolk@ParadigmSI.comwww.ParadigmSI.comorING DIRECT USMike Colantoniomcolantonio@ingdirect.comwww.ingdirect.com