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Senior Financial Executive From Kraft Heinz to Join Allscripts

CHICAGO, Feb. 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Allscripts   Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:MDRX), a global leader in   healthcare information technology solutions, announced Melinda D. Whittington   has joined the Company as Senior Vice President – Finance and will become the   Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective on the first business day after   the Company files its annual report on Form 10-K for the 2015 fiscal year by   March 1.  Ms. Whittington most recently served as Senior Vice President,   Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of The Kraft Heinz Company and   brings over 25 years of public accounting and senior financial expertise to   Allscripts.

Ms. Whittington will oversee all of Allscripts finance   functions including controllership, tax, internal audit, financial planning and   analysis, treasury, and investor relations.  She will report to Allscripts Chief   Executive Officer, Paul Black, and will be located at the Company’s Chicago   Headquarters.

As announced October 7, 2015, Allscripts current Chief   Financial Officer, Rick Poulton, was promoted to President.  Mr. Poulton will   cease serving as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and transition those   responsibilities to Ms. Whittington after the Company releases results for the   fourth quarter and year on February 18th and after the Company files   its 2015 annual report.

“We are delighted to welcome Melinda, an exceptionally talented   financial executive, to assume the CFO position at Allscripts,” said Black. “She   brings a rare combination of exceptional technical controllership expertise and   operational finance experience with proven global leadership skills.  Her   experience in large companies, in a variety of finance and accounting leadership   roles, impeccable professional reputation and record of achievement makes her   the right person to help drive Allscripts future growth.”  Black continued, “I’m   particularly thankful for the stellar job Rick Poulton has done as CFO over the   past 3-plus years, and I look forward to continuing to work closely with Rick as   he now focuses solely on his President duties.”

Ms. Whittington joined Kraft Foods Group, Inc. in January 2014,   after a highly successful 20-year career with Procter & Gamble. Her span of   leadership responsibilities have included Corporate Controllership and Financial   Planning & Analysis at Kraft, including leadership through Kraft’s merger   with Heinz in 2015.

During Ms. Whittington’s 20-year tenure with Procter &   Gamble, she served as Finance Director of the multi-billion dollar Global Home   Products business and previously, the North America Home Care and Global Surface   Care Brand franchise.  Prior to this she held a variety of other senior finance   positions at Procter & Gamble, including international assignments in   Belgium and Costa Rica.

“I am thrilled to serve as Allscripts new Chief Financial   Officer,” said Whittington. “I cannot think of a more exciting company in a more   dynamic industry at a more compelling time.  Healthcare is a growth industry and   Allscripts plays a critical role, helping providers and consumers around the   globe to digitalize, connect and engage in healthcare.  I look forward to   working with Paul, Rick and the rest of the leadership team to build on the   great work done over the past three years.”

Melinda Whittington is a certified public accountant and   graduated summa cum laude from The Ohio State University with a   B.S.B.A. degree in accounting.  She began her finance career at the Financial   Accounting Standards Board and also worked at KPMG.

About Allscripts
  Allscripts (NASDAQ:MDRX) is a leader in   healthcare information technology solutions that advance clinical, financial and   operational results. Our innovative solutions connect people, places and data   across an Open, Connected Community of Health™. Connectivity empowers caregivers   to make better decisions and deliver better care for healthier populations. To   learn more, visit, Twitter, YouTube and It Takes A Community: The Allscripts   Blog.

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