Garanti Bank Chooses Theme Manager from Stardock

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Plymouth, MI- (August 10, 2006) – Garanti Bank of Turkey has licensed Stardock’s Theme Manager software and selected Stardock Design to create and deploy a unique, branded desktop theme throughout the bank’s branches.

Garanti Bank is the third largest private bank in Turkey with over $27 billion in assets. Recognized for excellence throughout the world, Garanti has long shown a distinguished ability for product innovation. Garanti recently decided to adopt a branded desktop theme for use throughout the enterprise and has partnered with Stardock and Stardock Design to design, develop and deploy this solution.

Hüsnü Erel, Vice President of Garanti Technology, said, “We felt that having a consistent look and feel for the more than ten thousand desktops throughout our organization provided a professional appearance. Working with Stardock has been very easy. Stardock Design was able to create the look that we wanted and Theme Manager has been very easy to deploy.”

Angela Marshall, Vice President for Stardock Design services, added “Stardock is uniquely positioned to be able to provide a complete solution for our corporate clients. Stardock Design’s creative team works directly with our software developers to provide a seamless solution. This provides a real savings in time and effort for our clients.”

Hüsnü Erel, concludes “Our decision to partner with Stardock stems from the leadership role they have established in the development of desktop software. Stardock was able to provide a solution that specifically met our requirement to extend the Garanti brand to thousands of desktops across our organization. We look forward to a continued partnership with Stardock as our business challenges require a company that can provide innovative solutions.”

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About Garanti Bank:

Garanti was established as a privately owned commercial bank in Ankara in 1946. In 1983, Doðuþ Group - one of Turkey's largest conglomerates with operations in processed food, retailing, contracting, financial services and tourism - acquired Garanti. In 2001, Garanti became one of the largest players in Turkish banking sector as a result of Doðuþ Group’s strategic decision to merge all its banking operations under Garanti. Since Doðuþ Group’s acquisition of Garanti, its assets grew from $386 million reaching over $27 billion by 2005.

About Stardock:

Stardock is the world's leading developer of Windows enhancement utilities. Stardock software is used by over 15 million people worldwide and has been licensed by cutting-edge companies including NVIDIA, ATI, Alienware and Nintendo, as well as being used in movies and TV. Stardock operates, the premier portal for Windows enhancements drawing more than 3 million unique visitors each month. Stardock is a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner. Stardock Entertainment also develops best-selling computer games, including the award-winning Galactic Civilizations series, which are distributed electronically through Stardock’s TotalGaming.Net division. The company's website is

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