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Isuzu Motors Japan Chooses Computer Associates' CA-Fix/2000 for Massive Year 2000 Conversion.

ISLANDIA, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 16, 1998--

Japanese Auto Manufacturer To Remediate Nearly Three Million Lines Of

Code; Decision Spurred By American Subsidiary's Success With

CA Discovery 2000 Software

Computer Associates International, Inc. (CA) today announced that Isuzu Motors Limited (IML) has selected CA-Fix/2000 - CA's COBOL-intelligent automated date correction software - as the code remediation tool for its far-reaching Year 2000 effort. The decision to utilize CA technology was based on the success of Isuzu Motors America, Inc., an IML subsidiary, in remediating its applications with CA-Fix/2000.

"We are leveraging our success with CA-Fix/2000 to help our parent company solve its Year 2000 challenge," said Gary Gray, CIO of Isuzu Motors America and CEO of Information Technology Resources, Inc. (ITR) - a major information technology service provider that handles all of Isuzu's IT needs throughout North America. "We were very impressed with how quickly, accurately and efficiently CA-Fix/2000 remediated our code, and we know it is the right solution for IML," said Gray.

Utilizing CA-Fix/2000 - a strategic component of CA's award-winning Discovery 2000 solution - Isuzu Motors America has successfully completed its Year 2000 conversion for hundreds of COBOL programs. The technology has enabled the company to convert more than five million lines of code quickly, accurately and cost-effectively.

According to Masami Kikuchi, assistant vice president of MIS at Isuzu Motors America, IML had tried other Year 2000 code correction tools that provided only 50 percent accuracy, while Isuzu Motors America experienced an accuracy rate exceeding 95 percent with CA-Fix/2000. In addition, the speed and consistency of CA-Fix/2000 provided significant benefits by compressing Year 2000 project schedules and reducing conversion costs.

Unlike many other Year 2000 remediation tools that rely simply on scanning or parsing, CA-Fix/2000 incorporates sophisticated data flow technology that can identify and fix date problems, even in non-English code.

"CA-Fix/2000 has already successfully remediated many sample programs for IML," said Jim Cisneros, ITR director of Systems Development. "IML has been very pleased by the quality of the code produced by CA-Fix/2000, and our programmers have found it very easy to maintain. And because CA-Fix/2000 only corrects the date fields that fail to handle the century change accurately, the overall impact on programs is minimized. That was an important factor in IML's selection of CA-Fix/2000 for its nearly three million lines of COBOL code."

"The Year 2000 problem is worldwide, and it makes sense for multinational companies to share their expertise and technology," said Mark Stabler, CA vice president. "We are glad the entire Isuzu global organization will benefit from the superior technology of CA-Fix/2000."

CA-Fix/2000 is the latest addition to the award-winning CA Discovery 2000 solution, a unique combination of software and services to help reduce the cost and ensure the success of Year 2000 initiatives. CA-Fix/2000 is tightly integrated with CA-Impact/2000, a powerful impact analysis tool that enables organizations to determine the impact and cost of converting COBOL, CA-Easytrieve, CA-ADS, CA-Ideal, CA-Telon, and other mainframe languages. CA Discovery 2000, which includes the UNICAST/2000 tools for automated remediation of CA-ADS, CA-Easytrieve and CA-Ideal, now incorporates automated solutions for every phase of a Year 2000 effort - from initial portfolio assessment through code conversion and testing to final production turnover.

Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE: CA), with headquarters in Islandia, N.Y., is the world leader in mission-critical business software. The company develops, licenses and supports more than 500 integrated products that include enterprise computing and information management, application development, manufacturing and financial applications. CA has over 11,000 people in 160 offices in 43 countries and had revenue of $4.5 billion in calendar year 1997. CA can be reached by visiting on the World Wide Web, emailing, or calling 1-516-342-5224. -0- All referenced product names are trademarks of their respective companies.

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