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TANEJA JOINS PROGRESS SOFTWARE AS VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING

 BEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) today announced that Arun Taneja has joined the company as vice president of marketing. In this capacity, Taneja is responsible for overseeing all outbound marketing functions for Progress Software including marketing programs, sales promotion, advertising, direct marketing, public relations and other related activities. Taneja will report to John Wark, Progress Software's vice president of marketing and development.
 "With the addition of Arun Taneja, a marketing executive with years of impressive industry experience, we are further strengthening the capabilities of our marketing organization," said Joseph Alsop, president of Progress Software. "Arun's extensive high technology background, coupled with a comprehensive understanding of product marketing, promotion and channels, constitutes a valuable asset as we continue to expand the domestic and international user base for PROGRESS Version 7, the newest version of our application development environment. We are extremely pleased to welcome him to our management team."
 Prior to joining Progress Software, Taneja held a number of senior management positions including vice president of marketing at Univel (a Novell subsidiary), where he was instrumental in launching the company and making it a successful multi-million dollar business.
 Taneja also served as vice president of marketing at Convergent Technologies/Unisys, helping to reposition the companies and their products for the open systems market. Additionally, as director of marketing for Sun Microsystems, Taneja helped the company market the concept of open systems, managed the Sun3 Workstations and Servers family, and was responsible for bringing the SPARC architecture and SPARC-based Sun4 family of products to market.
 Earlier in his career, Taneja held various product marketing, business planning and sales positions at Data General and IBM Canada.
 Taneja holds a master's degree in business administration and a master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of New Hampshire.
 Progress Software Corporation, headquartered in Bedford, Mass., is a leading supplier of application development systems to business, government and industry worldwide. The company operates on a global basis with 15 subsidiaries in Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Asia. Progress Software has shipped more than 170,000 licenses of the PROGRESS Application Development Environment that consists of the PROGRESS 4GL, the PROGRESS RDBMS, links to other leading relational databases and file systems, and associated tools for application development and end-user query and reporting.
 NOTE: PROGRESS is a registered trademark of Progress Software Corporation.
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 /CONTACT: Steve Zamierowski or Anthony Dolph of Progress Software, 617-280-4000; Kathy Wilson or Patty Conley of The Weber Group, 617-661-7900, for Progress Software/
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