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SXC Health Solutions announces PBM services agreement with Health Plan of San Mateo

- Five-year agreement expected to generate approximately $50 million in

annual revenue for SXC's PBM division, InformedRx -

LISLE, IL, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - SXC Health Solutions Corp. ("SXC" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: SXCI, TSX: SXC), announces that its pharmacy benefit management (PBM) division, informedRx, has signed a five-year agreement with the Health Plan of San Mateo (HPSM) valued at more than $50 million annually. Based in San Francisco, California, HPSM provides health care benefits to 59,000 members.

"This is a great win for SXC as it expands our footprint in California and in the managed Medicaid market," said Mark Thierer, President and CEO of SXC. "Our recent acquisition of NMHC provided us with several new service offerings, including specialty pharmacy management, that were key to our ability to secure this important customer. This is another example of how we can deploy our technology and services to address the unique needs of health care organizations that manage prescription drug benefit programs."

Under the terms of the agreement, SXC will provide its full suite of informedRx PBM services along with specialty drug management and Medicare Part D services beginning January 1, 2009. SXC expects to generate approximately $50 million annually in revenue during the five-year term of the contract, recorded on a gross dollar basis.

"SXC's PBM services come with full transparency that will enable us to track and manage our prescription drug program much more closely," said Maya Altman, Executive Director of HPSM. "Armed with this information and SXC's innovative technology platform, we can take control of our benefit programs to ensure that they are cost effective and delivering a superior level of care to our members."

About Health Plan of San Mateo

The Health Plan of San Mateo is a managed care health plan that provides health care benefits to San Mateo County's underserved residents. Current membership is approximately 59,000. It is a County Organized Health System.

About SXC Health Solutions Corp.

SXC Health Solutions Corp. is a leading provider of pharmacy benefits management (PBM) services and Health Care Information Technology (HCIT) solutions to the healthcare benefits management industry. The Company's product offerings and solutions combine a wide range of PBM services and software applications, application service provider (ASP) processing and professional services, designed for many of the largest organizations in the pharmaceutical supply chain, such as health plans, employers, Federal, state, and local governments, pharmacy benefit managers, managed care organizations, retail pharmacy chains and other healthcare intermediaries. SXC is headquartered in Lisle, Illinois with 13 locations in the US and Canada. For more information please visit

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