BluePhoenix ( www.bphx.com) (NASDAQ: BPHX), the leading provider of tools and services for modernizing legacy systems and applications, and WAZ Informatique Inc., a company specialized in providing Information Technology consulting services, announce that they have partnered to deliver legacy modernization solutions for several large Canadian clients. These clients have selected BluePhoenix Solutions for its innovative tools, proven methodology, and global experience to convert legacy mainframe applications to modern open standard platforms. BluePhoenix and WAZ Informatique Inc. have partnered to provide legacy modernization technology and services for several Canadian customers. These engagements result in reduced IT operational costs, reduced operational risks, along with improved customer focused service and operations. What sets BluePhoenix and WAZ apart from the competitions is the automated technology that delivers consistent results and reliable milestones. The engagements have aggressive milestones and completion dates which satisfy strategic plans to incrementally modernize legacy mainframe environments. “BluePhoenix can extend our modernization capabilities in Canada because of our strategic partnership with WAZ Informatique Inc. We are excited to work on these new projects with WAZ because of their capabilities and superior reputation throughout Quebec,” said David Wurman, VP of Sales at BluePhoenix. “Our modernization technology and 20 years of global enterprise experience, along with local presence and credibility of WAZ Informatique Inc., are distinctive reasons for client selection of BluePhoenix modernization solutions.” “Our clients are very selective with the technology companies they hire. BluePhoenix has the innovative modernization tools that our clients demand to meet their requirements. BluePhoenix successfully completes modernization engagements with speed, precision and competence. We’re excited to deliver these modernization projects in Canada,” stated Frédéric Gingras, President of WAZ Informatique Inc. About BluePhoenix Solutions BluePhoenix Solutions Ltd. (NASDAQ: BPHX) is the leading provider of legacy IT modernization conversion solutions. The BluePhoenix portfolio includes a comprehensive suite of tools and services from global IT asset assessment and impact analysis to automated database and application migration. Leveraging over 20 years of best-practice domain expertise, BluePhoenix works closely with its customers to ascertain which assets should be migrated, redeveloped, or wrapped for reuse as services or business processes, to protect and increase the value of their business applications and legacy systems with minimized risk and downtime.