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SPSS Appoints Patricia B. Morrison to Board of Directors


SPSS Inc. (Nasdaq: SPSS), a leading worldwide provider of predictive analytics software, today announced that Patricia B. Morrison has been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors, increasing the board size from seven to eight members. Ms. Morrison will also serve on the audit committee.

Ms. Morrison, 48, is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Motorola, Inc., a designer, manufacturer, marketer and seller of mobile communication products. She was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Motorola from 2005 to 2007. Previously, Ms. Morrison was Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Office Depot, Inc., a supplier of office products and services. Earlier in her career, she served as Chief Information Officer of The Quaker Oats Company, a manufacturer of food and beverage products. Ms. Morrison holds a bachelor of arts degree in mathematics and statistics and a bachelor of science degree in secondary education from Miami University.

Ms. Morrison currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Jo-Ann Stores, Inc., the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Jack Noonan, SPSS president and CEO, said, “We welcome the addition of Patricia to our Board of Directors. With her strong management, mathematical and business skills, as well as a deep understanding of information technology issues, we look forward to her contributions.”

About SPSS Inc.

SPSS Inc. (Nasdaq: SPSS) is a leading global provider of predictive analytics software and solutions. The company’s predictive analytics technology improves business processes by giving organizations forward visibility for decisions made every day. By incorporating predictive analytics into their daily operations, organizations become Predictive Enterprises — able to direct and automate decisions to meet business goals and achieve a measurable competitive advantage. More than 250,000 public sector, academic and commercial customers rely on SPSS technology to help increase revenue, reduce costs and detect and prevent fraud. Founded in 1968, SPSS is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. For additional information, please visit


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