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TIBCO Acquires inCommon; Content Delivery and Management Technology to be Integrated Into TIBCO's Information Bus Products.

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 21, 1998--TIBCO Software Inc., the Silicon Valley-based subsidiary of Reuters Holdings PLC, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of privately held inCommon Inc., a two-year-old information technology company.

No financial details were released.

"As part of our on-going strategy of building and delivering solutions that enable enterprise-wide, event-driven computing, TIBCO is always looking for creative ways to extend the value of The Information Bus(R)(TIB(R)), our industrial-strength application integration platform," said Vivek Ranadive, chairman and CEO of TIBCO.

"In inCommon, we saw a company that matched our vision and technology direction, gave us a new perspective on the market and offered us a world-class staff of technologists and marketers that complemented our own. It was a natural match."

inCommon brings to TIBCO a set of standards-based content management and delivery products and technologies. They feature an event console for notification and monitoring of enterprise events, user personalization for fine-grained filtering of corporate data, and modular integration with existing content management systems, databases, or packaged applications.

"This market is ripe for a company like TIBCO -- with its size, industry stature, and business solutions experience -- to step in and provide information-flow and notification across an organization to create the event-driven enterprise," said Jay Verkler, former CEO of inCommon and now vice president of Internet technologies at TIBCO.

"We're very excited to join with TIBCO and contribute our vision to its mission of empowering the information worker with easy access to all the information assets of the enterprise."

More detailed plans for the acquired technology will be announced in the near future.

About TIBCO Software Inc.

TIBCO's software is now a de facto standard for enterprise-wide event-driven computing in finance, manufacturing, construction, and other industries. Dozens of companies have endorsed TIBCO software for Internet/intranet applications. Among those companies that have announced alliances with TIBCO are: IBM, Cisco Systems, 3Com, Microsoft, Oracle, Hewlett-Packard, Informix, Diffusion, DataChannel and VeriSign.

TIBCO is an international market leader and pioneer in software tools and services for building distributed applications that provide event-driven and real-time information exchange throughout the enterprise.

The company developed and patented publish/subscribe technologies that allow for interapplication communications across heterogeneous environments. Based in Palo Alto, TIBCO Software Inc. was formed in 1997 from TIBCO Inc., a company which first became prominent by supplying information management systems to financial trading rooms.

TIBCO Inc. was acquired in 1994 by Reuters Holdings PLC (NASDAQ:RTRSY), the international news and financial information services group. TIBCO Software is majority-owned by Reuters. In 1997, Cisco Systems Inc. purchased a minority stake in TIBCO Software.

For more information, contact TIBCO at 650/846-5000, or on the World Wide Web at http://www.tibco.com . -0-

Note to Editors: REUTERS and the dotted logo and sphere logos are the house trademarks of REUTERS Limited.

CONTACT: TIBCO Software Inc.

Kathleen Farmer, 650/846-5110

kfarmer@tibco.com

or

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W. Knox Richardson, 415/772-8450

knox_richardson@p2pr.com
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