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Market Scan Information Systems Names Ronald H. Means CEO

December 18, 2002

Market Scan Information Systems, a provider of financing software solutions for automotive dealers, has announced the appointment of Ronald H. Means as CEO. Mr. Means will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company and will focus on improving business practices to provide expanded customer and sales support. Company co-founder Russell West will now serve as chairman where he will focus on sales and strategic planning for the company. Co-founder Rusty West will serve as president, focusing on technology innovation and development.

“Ron brings a clear understanding of the enormous opportunities facing Market Scan as we continue to provide our customers with the latest in technology for an unmatched competitive advantage and a significant increase in their volume and profits,” said Rusty West. “His in-depth knowledge of business operations and growth strategies combined with his unparalleled commitment to customers will enable Market Scan to continue its profitable course of consistent market and business growth.”

A well-respected business veteran, Mr. Means is known for his management expertise in the electronics and technology markets, including 16 years as president of JBL Professional, a Harman International Company. While with JBL, Mr. Means obtained record breaking sales and profit levels and created a dominant market share in each of the company’s market segments.

“The combination of market-leading technology, a customer-focused environment, and financial strength have contributed to Market Scan’s consistent growth and created an enormous opportunity for the future,” said Mr. Means. “I welcome the opportunity to guide this remarkable company through its next stage of growth by ensuring we continue to proactively listen to our customers, increase our sales, add to our support and service teams, and expand the applications for our technology solutions.”

Prior to joining Market Scan, Mr. Means served as president and chief operating officer for Quantum Digital Solutions, an applied sciences firm that developed a multi-patented secure digital communications and content retention technology.

About Market Scan Information Systems

Founded in 1988, Market Scan Information Systems, Inc. provides financing software solutions for automotive dealers. According to the company, their flagship line, Profitcenter™, delivers a wide range of integrated solutions and services designed to speed transaction time and to increase profits and customer satisfaction. Market Scan is headquartered in Westlake Village, Calif., and has offices and training centers in New York, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Tampa, Florida. Additional information about the company is available through 1.800.MKTSCAN (1.800.658.7226).

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