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Bob Hammer of CommVault® Named Data Services and Software Winner of Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2005 New Jersey Award
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OCEANPORT, N.J. — June 28, 2005 — CommVault®, a provider of Unified Data Management™ solutions, today announced that Bob Hammer, chairman, president and CEO of CommVault was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2005 New Jersey Award in the Data Services and Software category by professional services firm Ernst & Young LLP. Winners were selected by an independent panel of judges comprised of local business, academic and community leaders and announced on June 23, 2005 at the Marriott at Glenpointe in Teaneck, New Jersey.

The Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program was created and is produced by Ernst & Young LLP. As the first award of its kind, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic and growing businesses. The program honors entrepreneurs through regional, national and international award programs in over 100 cities and 35 countries.

When Hammer arrived at CommVault in 1998, the company needed to define a new vision and product roadmap in order to successfully compete with well-entrenched rivals. Hammer and his team created a new vision, which included three strategic initiatives: to provide the best product value proposition; to offer best-in-class support and to build a world-class distribution network - all of which provided the foundation for CommVault's transition into a leading data management and data protection software provider. Consistent execution of this strategy and vision shaped the delivery of the CommVault® QiNetix™ software suite as it expanded to solve customers' evolving data management needs. Today, CommVault is a leading provider of Unified Data Management software and related services.

"I am honored to receive this distinguished award on behalf of the CommVault team," said Bob Hammer, chairman and CEO, CommVault. "This is a testament to the combined efforts of our worldwide team that worked hard delivering on the vision and strategy that transformed CommVault into what it is today - a team that remains dedicated and enthusiastic about carrying this strong momentum into the future."

"For nearly two decades, Ernst & Young has been recognizing outstanding entrepreneurs throughout the U.S. for their remarkable leadership and successful accomplishments," said Keith L. Brownlie, Partner and Co-Director for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year program in New Jersey. "We are pleased to honor Bob as one of New Jersey's outstanding entrepreneurs."

Bob Hammer is eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2005 national program. Winners in several national categories as well as the overall National Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, Calif., in November 2005.

About The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Program
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program was created and is produced by professional services firm Ernst & Young LLP. As the first award of its kind, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic and growing businesses.

The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards Program is sponsored Nationally by the Kauffman Foundation and Platinum sponsor Marsh. Gold sponsors for the New Jersey program are Curran & Connors, Inc. and Doremus Financial Printing, and Silver sponsors are Geller & Company, NJBIZ, New Jersey Technology Council, Waggener Edstrom, and WithumSmith+Brown. Patrons include Bank of New York, JPMorganChase, PNC Bank, and Scherzer International.

About the Entrepreneur Of The Year New Jersey Independent Judging Panel

  • Martin R. Benante, Chairman and CEO, Curtiss-Wright Corporation (2004 Entrepreneur Of The Year New Jersey finalist)
  • Kenneth W. Freeman, Managing Director, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. and Founding and Former Chairman & CEO, Quest Diagnostics Inc. (2004 Entrepreneur Of The Year National finalist and New Jersey award recipient)
  • Jim Gunton, General Partner, NJTC Venture Fund
  • Mark S. Kuehn, Attorney At Law, Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger & Vecchione, P.C.
  • Susan Scherreik, Director, Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Stillman School of Business, Seton Hall University
  • Scott L. Turner, President and CEO, HMHTTC Response, Inc. (2004 Entrepreneur Of The Year New Jersey award recipient)
  • Robert O. Carr, Chairman and CEO, Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. (2004 Entrepreneur Of The Year New Jersey award recipient)

About Ernst & Young
Ernst & Young, a global leader in professional services, is committed to restoring the public's trust in professional services firms and in the quality of financial reporting. Its 100,000 people in 140 countries around the globe pursue the highest levels of integrity, quality, and professionalism to provide clients with solutions based on financial, transactional, and risk-management knowledge in Ernst & Young's core services of Audit, Tax, and Transaction Advisory Services. Ernst & Young practices also provide legal services in some parts of the world where permitted. Further information about Ernst & Young and its approach to a variety of business issues can be found at www.ey.com/perspectives. Ernst & Young refers to all the members of the global Ernst & Young organization.

About CommVault
CommVault® provides Unified Data Management™ solutions to ensure high- performance data protection, universal availability and simplified management of data on complex storage networks. The CommVault® QiNetix™ platform, based on CommVault's Common Technology Engine, integrates Galaxy backup and recovery, point-in-time replication, hierarchical storage management, archiving for compliance, service level management and storage resource management software solutions. The QiNetix unified approach allows customers to add/integrate QiNetix components, at a fraction of the time, effort and money required by separate point products. Information about CommVault is available on the World Wide Web at www.commvault.com or by calling (732) 870-4000. CommVault's corporate headquarters is located in Oceanport, New Jersey in the United States.

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