FireStar Software announces new Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Michael Donnelly

Industry Veteran joins FireStar to lead the commercialization of its ground-breaking software product EdgeNode

Acton, MA, April 18, 2005 - FireStar Software, Inc., a leading provider of software products that automates business transactions between companies, today announced the appointment of Michael Donnelly to its executive management team as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing. FireStar Software’s flagship product, EdgeNode enables companies to integrate with their customers?computer applications efficiently, reducing operational costs, improving customer service and creating competitive differentiation.

In addition to his previous position as EVP of Sales at MarketWatch, Inc., Mr. Donnelly has held executive-level sales and general management positions and has built successful sales and business development teams at ADP, Quotron Systems, Reuters, and Pinnacor.

"Mike is a fantastic addition to the executive team here," declared Kenneth Lord, CEO of FireStar Software.

"He brings a track record of success building businesses and a deep background in the issues facing the financial services market. He quickly grasped the great value of what FireStar offers to its customers and prospects. We're building a first-class organization, and we're very confident that Mike will help advance us to the top tier of financial service software providers."


For further information please contact

FireStar Software, Inc.
+1 (978) 635-9320

Amphion Innovations plc
Ben Austin, Investor Relations
+1 (212) 210-6248

Financial Dynamics UK
Ben Atwell / John Gilbert
+44 (0) 20 7831 3113


About FireStar Software, Inc.
FireStar Software, founded in 2001, is a software product company that helps institutions achieve efficiency in their business transactions with their clients. FireStar's flagship product - EdgeNode™ - is a complete interface solution for automating business transactions between companies. It is designed to support the unique needs of multi-enterprise process integration.

On the web: www.firestarsoftware.com


About Amphion Innovations plc
Amphion Innovations plc is listed on the AIM Exchange in London under the symbol AMP. Amphion's business is the formation, financing, management and development of life sciences and technology companies, working in partnership with corporations, governments, universities and entrepreneurs seeking to commercialize their intellectual property.

On the web: www.amphionplc.com

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