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CONTROL DATA SYSTEMS FINALIZES ACQUISITION OF ANTARES

 ARDEN HILLS, Minn., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Control Data Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDAT) announced today it has acquired the business and assets of Antares Electronics Inc., a Canadian systems integration company, through an agreement negotiated with the Hongkong Bank of Canada as part of a financial restructuring of Antares. Control Data Systems acquired the assets in a cash transaction finalized in Ottawa, Canada.
 Antares will operate as a division of Control Data Systems Canada, Ltd., and will be managed by Jan Kaminski, former president and CEO of Antares Electronics Inc. The business, which will continue to operate under the Antares name, will focus on systems integration opportunities in the Canadian market. Control Data's current Canadian business, managed by Tom Ray, will continue to target opportunities in Canada's government and manufacturing sectors.
 "This acquisition will expand Control Data's presence in the Canadian market, with systems integration customers in both the government and commercial sectors," said Jim Ousley, president and CEO of Control Data Systems, Inc. "We look forward to combining our traditional strengths in enterprise-wide computing with Antares' expertise in microcomputer integration, and offering our customers a total range of integration solutions."
 "Antares was looking for a strong partner with the resources to help us successfully execute our business strategy," said Kaminski. "Control Data provides the infrastructure for Antares to continue serving our customers and expanding our business in Canada's systems integration market."
 Antares was a privately held national systems integration company providing specialized microcomputer-based solutions in the areas of enterprise-wide networking and integration. Based in Ottawa, Antares has sales offices in Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton, and Vancouver. Antares provides expertise in integrating multi-vendor, multicomputer solutions and markets its own network utilities along with advanced technologies from other partners.
 Control Data Systems, Inc. is a global systems integrator, applying the skills and experience of its computer professionals -- "Control Data Brainware(TM)" -- to the implementation of open systems solutions for the operational problems of customers worldwide. The company focuses its expertise on integrating computer solutions to business specific problems, primarily in manufacturing design, network communication, and database management.
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 /CONTACT: Charlotte Fransen of Control Data Systems, 612-482-4857; or Jan Kaminski of Antares, 613-228-5216; or Tom Ray of Control Data Systems Canada, Ltd., 416-629-5122/
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