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Mindtree becomes testing entity for CUPPS certification

MindTree among a few companies certified to help airlines and airports transition to CUPPS standard

November 10, 2009 - Bangalore, India

MindTree Ltd., a global IT Solutions Company, today announced that it has been selected as a CUPPS (Common Use Passenger Processing System) Testing Entity (CTE) by the CUPPS Committee, a collaboration of airlines, airports and vendors. MindTree is among a select few companies with the distinction of serving as a Testing Entity on the CUPPS platform. As a CTE, MindTree, with its deep airline domain expertise coupled with its strong Testing capabilities, is now able to:

  • Help airlines switch their IT applications from CUTE (Common Use Terminal Equipment) to CUPPS standard
  • Assist CUPPS platform vendors in certifying their products
  • Provide validation services to airline and airport applications that use those platforms

CUPPS is a common, standardized system platform for agent-facing common-use implementations at airports. As a CTE, MindTree has already provided CUPPS certification services to two of the world's leading IT solutions providers to the air transport industry.

CUPPS aims to standardize data flow among airlines and airports around a simplified XML schema. CUPPS is an overhaul of the previous CUTE standard. Proliferation of non-standardized providers and their respective platforms and/or implementation methodologies made support of airline applications and airport environments difficult. CUPPS standard ensures a common system platform that reduces support costs - by allowing the use of one application by an air carrier, in both the proprietary and common-use environments - and enables integration with other airport systems such as those supporting flight information display and dynamic signage.

MindTree Head of Travel and Transportation Industry Group Siva Vajjhala said, "CUPPS is a path-breaking evolutionary standard that will transform the way airlines and airports deal with their passengers, and will yield tremendous cost savings to the aviation industry at large. We are indeed pleased that the CUPPS Committee has chosen us as their CTE. As a CTE, we are now able to add to our portfolio of services that we provide to our air transport industry customers."

MindTree President and CEO - IT Services, Anjan Lahiri, said, "This is indeed a milestone in MindTree's track record of leadership in the global travel industry. We look forward to contributing towards the creation of next-generation solutions and services for this rapidly evolving industry."

MindTree's decade-old Travel and Transportation Industry Group delivers IT solutions to global customers that span across airline, car rental, travel distribution, and hospitality industry segments. The types of services include application development and maintenance, legacy modernization, business intelligence and data warehousing, infrastructure management, testing, and others across a wide spectrum of technologies and products.

Safe Harbor

Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks, and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by us or on our behalf.

About Mindtree

MindTree Ltd. is a global IT Solutions company specializing in IT Services, Independent Testing, Infrastructure Management and Technical Support (IMTS), Knowledge Services and Product Engineering, which comprises of R&D Services, Software Product Engineering and Next in Mobility (N!Mo). MindTree partners with its clients to create a transparent, value-based relationship. Our people build innovative solutions in a wide range of technology domains that enable our customers to succeed in their business goals.

MindTree was ranked 45th among the leaders in The 2009 Global Outsourcing 100 by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals. Widely known for its focus on human capital development, MindTree has been consistently rated among the most admired employers by several industry surveys, including Great Places To Work Institute, Hewitt Associates and Mercer. MindTree was ranked No. 1 among the Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) India Award winners for the second consecutive year in 2008. MindTree is the winner of the National Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance in India in 2007-08. The Company is publicly listed in India. Please visit us at www.mindtree.com.

Visit us at www.mindtree.com. For more information, contact:

Ashwini Rajeswara
MindTree Limited
91-80-67064000
ashwini_rajeswara@mindtree.com

Jay Russo
LVA Communications
860-739-5598
jay@lva.com