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Emerson Selects Citrix MetaFrame XP for Worldwide Application Access and Management.

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Global Corporation Scales Deployment to Provide Citrix-Powered

Virtual Workplace to More Than 10,000 Employees

Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS), a global leader in application serving and portal software and services, today announced that Emerson (NYSE:EMR) has signed an enterprise license agreement with Citrix and is facilitating the deployment of Citrix(R) MetaFrame XP(TM) application serving software to deliver business application access and management to a large number of its enterprise users, expanding the company's prior investment in Citrix technology. This implementation will enable Emerson to significantly reduce hardware and system management costs, while providing more than 10,000 of its employees worldwide with improved application access and performance.

St. Louis-based Emerson is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers across a variety of industries, including electronics and telecommunications; process control; industrial automation; heating, ventilating and air conditioning; and appliance and tools. With a global presence spanning 150 countries, Emerson provides integrated product solutions such as process automation, plant optimization, telecommunications infrastructure, reliable network power and climate control.

Emerson is implementing MetaFrame XP to help its more than 60 divisions, which operate approximately 380 manufacturing locations globally, more efficiently and cost effectively access the applications and information resources necessary to serve its diverse customer base. Using MetaFrame XP, Emerson will be able to extend the lifecycle of its current hardware investments, and simplify the deployment and management of applications throughout its organization. MetaFrame XP, Citrix's most powerful application serving and management platform to date, dramatically reduces the cost and effort required to administer a world-class IT system.

"Our Citrix investment has provided us with tremendous value, allowing us to reduce our IT spending and deployment time without compromising customer service," said Tom Schunk, director of strategic relationships at Emerson. "By expanding our MetaFrame deployment and leveraging existing hardware investments, we are moving closer to our goal of standardizing on a server based computing model to reduce overall IT infrastructure and support costs."

About Citrix

Citrix Systems, Inc. is a global leader in application serving and portal software and services that provide personalized access to any application or information source - whether Windows(R), UNIX(R) or Web-based - through any device, over any connection. Companies worldwide use Citrix technologies to integrate applications, content and business processes into a pervasive digital environment - a virtual workplace - offering seamless connectivity and a consistent user experience across the Internet, intranets, extranets, WANs, LANs and wireless networks. Citrix solutions drive cost efficiency, productivity and enhanced e-business opportunities by enabling companies to leverage existing IT resources and extend personalized information access to employees, partners, customers and suppliers.

Citrix products offer rapid, cost-effective deployment and include MetaFrame(R) application serving software, NFuse(TM) application portal software, XPS(TM) portal software, application management products, and Citrix Independent Computing Architecture (ICA(R)), a core application serving technology. The company markets its application serving products through a well-established reseller channel and sells its portal software products directly to customers to provide the level of customization they need. Citrix is traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market(SM) under the symbol CTXS, and is part of the Standard and Poor's 500 Index. Citrix is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, please visit the Citrix Web site at

For Citrix Investors

This release contains forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The forward-looking statements in this release do not constitute guarantees of future performance. Investors are cautioned that statements in this press release which are not strictly historical statements, including, without limitation, statements regarding current or future financial performance, management's plans and objectives for future operations, product plans and performance, management's assessment of market factors, as well as statements regarding the strategy and plans of the company and its strategic partners, constitute forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, risks associated with the following: the success of the company's MetaFrame and portal software product line and the acceptance of the company's ICA protocol; the company's ability to develop and commercialize new products and services; the company's success in expanding into new geographic markets; the company's ability to expand its core business in large enterprise accounts; the company's ability to succeed in the transition to an electronic licensing model; the size, timing and recognition of revenue from significant orders; increased competition, including potential competition from Microsoft and other companies; the results of the company's iBusiness and other new licensing programs; the rate of growth of the ASP market, and the company's ability to continue to develop and market products to meet the requirements of this market; the proportion of revenues derived from distributors, OEMs and other channels; changes in the company's pricing policies or those of its competitors, including Microsoft; the costs of developing, acquiring, or integrating new technologies or enhancements to existing products; the risks associated with third party licensing arrangements; the company's ability to successfully integrate and manage merged or acquired companies; the company's reliance upon its strategic relationships with Microsoft and other strategic partners; management of growth; the possibility of undetected software errors; dependence on proprietary technology; as well as risks of downturns in economic conditions generally, and in the software industry specifically, and other risks detailed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Citrix assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release or with respect to the announcements described herein.

Citrix(R), ICA(R), MetaFrame(R), MetaFrame XP(TM) and NFuse(TM)are registered trademarks or trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. UNIX(R)is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the U.S. and other countries. Microsoft(R), Windows(R), and Windows NT(R)are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.
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