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Mitchell CTO Erez Nir Named San Diego Magazine Top Tech Exec Awards Finalist

Award Recognizes Innovation and Excellence Among San Diego's Information Technology Executives

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/15/12 -- Mitchell, a leading provider of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the Property & Casualty claims and Collision Repair industries, today announced its Chief Technology Officer, Erez Nir, has been nominated as a finalist for the San Diego Magazine's Top Tech Exec Awards, which recognize the most outstanding Information Technology executives in San Diego.

Nir's nomination emerges from his role in driving Mitchell's advanced IT strategy and infrastructure, helping the Company be one of the fastest growing software and information service providers in San Diego for the auto physical damage, auto casualty and workers compensation claims markets.

"Mitchell congratulates Erez, whose technology vision and innovations ensure our software solutions are infused with the latest technology to support our commitment to empowering better outcomes for our clients and business partners. Leadership such as Erez's helps us deliver on our mission to help our clients restore their customers' lives after a challenging event," said Alex Sun, Mitchell President and Chief Executive Officer.

Under Nir's technology leadership, Mitchell deploys leading-edge Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), offering private cloud software solutions which leverage the Company's Lean/Agile strategic initiative. Lean/Agile principles enable Mitchell to continuously accelerate time to market for large scale software solutions development and release. With Nir's guidance, Mitchell recently completed a significant data center infrastructure initiative which provides enhanced hosting and recovery capabilities for the Company and its clients. In 2011, Nir led the virtualization of over 90% of Mitchell's servers into a private cloud computing architecture, provided snapshot and fast site-to-site replication capabilities in the Company's upgraded storage infrastructure, and implemented a failover design using Site Recovery Manager (SRM), with floating virtual environments.

"It is an honor to be nominated for the prestigious San Diego Magazine Top Tech Exec Awards, and an honor to work with a company that is so dedicated to IT innovation while employing hundreds of local talent in the field," said Nir. "As an IT innovator for Mitchell, it is inspiring to connect individuals and organizations through integration, collaboration and teamwork. Mitchell's commitment to IT excellence ensures our efforts will continue to positively impact the local economy, in addition to client business performance."

Winners of the 2012 San Diego Magazine Top Tech Exec Awards will be announced on May 17, 2012 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds event.

About Mitchell
Mitchell empowers clients to achieve measurably better outcomes. Providing unparalleled breadth of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the Property & Casualty claims and Collision Repair industries, Mitchell is uniquely able to simplify and accelerate the claims management and collision repair processes.

As a leading provider of Property & Casualty claims technology solutions, Mitchell processes over 50 million transactions annually for over 300 insurance companies/claims payers and over 30,000 collision repair facilities throughout North America. Founded in 1946, Mitchell is headquartered in San Diego, California, and has 1,700 employees. The company is privately owned primarily by the Aurora Capital Group, a Los Angeles-based investment group. For more information about Mitchell, visit www.mitchell.com.

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