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Borland Announces Delphi/400 Client/Server Suite for the IBM AS/400; Company's Golden Gate Strategy Brings Rapid Application Development to New Market; Borland Joins IBM's "Partners in Development" Business Program.

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 6, 1997--Borland International Inc. today announced a new client/server development tool for the IBM AS/400 hardware platform -- Delphi/400 Client/Server Suite. Based on the company's award-winning rapid application development (RAD) tool for Windows, this new version of Delphi brings visual component-based development to AS/400 programmers and sophisticated, high-performance GUI applications to their users.

"This is a significant delivery in Borland's Golden Gate strategy, one that will greatly benefit the IBM AS/400 user community," said Del Yocam, Borland's chairman and CEO. "Delphi/400 Client/Server Suite brings the industry's most-advanced RAD technology to the installed base of over 400,000 IBM AS/400 systems worldwide."

IBM Partners in Development Program

In addition to today's product launch, Borland also announced it has joined IBM's AS/400 "Partners in Development" business program. Through this program, the two companies will work together to provide Delphi-based software solutions to the AS/400 community. Borland will also take part in demonstrating Delphi/400 Client/Server Suite at three special IBM tradeshows this year: -0-

1997 IBM Business Partner Executive Conference (BPEC)
Date: February 26 - March 1, 1997
Location: Miami Convention Center, Miami, Florida

AS/400 User Group Conference (COMMON)
Date: April 6th - 8th, 1997
Location: Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA.

AS/400 User Group Conference Europe (COMMON)
Date: June 1st - 5th, 1997
Location: Palais de la Musique et de Congres, Strasbourg, France.



Delphi/400 Client/Server Suite

The Delphi/400 Client/Server Suite is based upon Borland's Delphi Client/Server Suite 2.0 for Windows 95 and Windows NT, and AS/400-compatible connectivity and development technology recently licensed by Borland from TCIS of Paris, France. It represents the only high-performance RAD tool that combines the ease and productivity of visual component-based design, the power of the world's fastest optimizing 32-bit native-code compiler, and the flexibility of an open, scalable database architecture in a robust object-oriented environment. With the addition of the ScreenDesigner/400 specialized object classes and ClientObject/400's APPC AS/400 connectivity, Delphi/400 Client/Server Suite delivers an easy-to-use Windows interface for the AS/400 that is secure, fast, and capable of meeting the ever-increasing demands of rapid client/server development.

"Delphi/400 Client/Server Suite is a great addition to the AS/400 development tool chest," said Mark R. Buckner, president of Astech Solutions, Inc., a leading AS/400 consulting and development firm based in Aurora, Ontario. "AS/400 developers can now realize major productivity improvements with Delphi's easy-to-use visual design tools, high-performance database connections, and open component model. This is definitely a product to watch."

Availability and Pricing

The Delphi/400 Client/Server Suite is scheduled to be available in the next 45 days directly from Borland, selected premier partners and corporate resellers. Pricing starts at $3,995. For more information on the product, customers can call 800-233-2444 or visit Borland Online at http://www.borland.com/delphi/as400/ . All prices are in U.S. dollars and apply only in the United States and Canada. International customers should contact their local Borland office or a Borland Client/Server Business Partner.

Borland: Making Development Easier

Borland International Inc. (NASDAQ:BORL) is a leading provider of products and services for software developers. Borland is distinguished for its family of rapid application development tools and scalable middleware technology that provides an open solution for desktop, client/server, Intranet/Internet, and Enterprise development. The company's high-quality, award-winning products are supported through comprehensive programs for corporate and independent developers, value added resellers, and systems integrators. Founded in 1983, Borland is headquartered in Scotts Valley, California. For more information on Borland, customers can visit Borland Online at http://www.borland.com .

Note: Forward looking statements in this release, including but not limited to, those concerning Borland's future financial performance, product availability dates, and the potential features of or benefits to be derived from the Company's products, involve a number of uncertainties and risks. Factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially include, among others, the following: possible disruptive effects of organizational or personnel changes, shifts in customer demand, market acceptance of the Company's new or enhanced products, delays in scheduled product availability dates, actions or announcements by competitors, software errors, general business conditions and market growth rates in the client/server and Internet software markets, and other factors described in the Company's S.E.C. reports on forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K and the Borland prospectus relating to the acquisition of Open Environment Corporation. -0-

NOTE TO EDITORS: Copies of previous Borland press releases and additional corporate and product information are available on Borland's Internet World Wide Web (WWW) site, at http://www.borland.com .

CONTACT: Borland International Inc.

Steve Curry, 408/431-4863

Email: scurry@wpo.borland.com
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