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NOVELL TO TRANSFER 3270 WORKSTATION BUSINESS TO ATTACHMATE CORPORATION; PARTNERSHIP ALSO INCLUDES JOINT DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING AGREEMENT

 SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing on Novell's strong commitment to provide customers with solutions that integrate IBM host systems and NetWare networks, Novell, Inc. (NASDAQ: NOVL) today announced a partnership with Attachmate Corporation in which Attachmate will assume marketing, development, and licensing of the NetWare 3270 LAN Workstation emulation products. Attachmate will offer the products through the existing Novell Gold and Platinum authorized reseller channel. Attachmate also has plans to develop additional NetWare Loadable Modules (NLMs) which integrate NetWare-to-IBM host email and calendaring applications.
 "This partnership will result in new NetWare-to-IBM host integration products and capabilities. Novell will continue to focus on what it does best: provide networking services for enterprise computing," said Gerry Machi, vice president and general manager, Novell, Sunnyvale. "By focusing all of its resources on server-based product development, Novell is in a position to bring new NetWare for SAA features and functionality to market faster."
 "Both Novell and Attachmate have built their reputations in the industry by being customer driven," said Kanwal Rekhi, executive vice president, Novell Interoperability Systems Group. "This partnership was designed so that we can continue to provide customers with the best NetWare-to-IBM host solutions available."
 Attachmate will provide future enhancements for the NewWare 3270 desktop products in addition to the new NLM development efforts.
 "Attachmate has a proven track record in providing SNA connectivity


products to desktop users," said Wayne Smith, president and CEO, Attachmate. "We plan to expand on that expertise to help NetWare users further integrate the desktop and IBM host applications."
 Partnership Summary
 Attachmate will assume licensing, marketing and support of Novell's 3270 product line, including NetWare 3270 LAN Workstation for DOS, NetWare 3270 LAN Workstation for Windows, Netware 3270 LAN Workstation for Macintosh, and NetWare 3270 Vector Graphics Option.
 The NetWare 3270 LAN Workstation products by Attachmate will be sold through the standard Novell Platinum and Gold authorized resellers.
 In addition, Attachmate will enhance their ZIP! Office product to work with Novell's messaging engine, NetWare Global MHS, providing customers with enterprise-wide email and scheduling systems; jointly develop a new calendar/scheduling service between NetWare Global MHS and IBM's PROFS and Office Vision/VM (OV/VM); and work with Novell and the MHS Alliance developers to define calendar/scheduling APIs. These APIs will enable the full array of office applications supplied by Novell Partners to access the calendar/scheduling services of PROFS and OV/VM.
 Novell plans to concentrate development efforts on NetWare for SAA, their premier LAN-to-host integration platform, with a focus on the development of server-based features such as load balancing, Hot Standby, directory service integration and security to enhance connectivity to the desktop.
 As a result of the agreement, customers will continue to receive the highest level of service and support. Novell and Attachmate will work together on joint marketing activities such as sales training and customer seminars. Attachmate will also join Novell's Technical Support Alliance (TSA) -- a group of the industry's leading firms committed to providing a single point of technical support contact for resolving customer problems that involve multiple vendors.
 Novell Inc. is an operating system software company and the developer of network services, specialized and general purpose operating system products, including NetWare, DR DOS, and UnixWare. Novell's NetWare network computing products manage and control the sharing of services, data and applications among computer workgroups, departmental networks and across business-wide information systems.
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 /CONTACT: Pam Eaken of Novell Inc., 408-747-4984/
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