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TIBCO Software Inc. Acquires ObjectStar.

TIBCO Software Inc. , a leading enabler of real-time business and the world's largest independent business integration software company, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of ObjectStar, a privately held native mainframe integration solutions provider.

"ObjectStar has made it possible for us to cost effectively integrate new applications with our legacy mainframe databases and processes," said Jerry Vincent, vice president of Technology, Receivable Management Services. "With the acquisition of ObjectStar, TIBCO will be able to provide a leading, cost-effective solution for integrating applications on the mainframe. Companies will be able to fully extend business automation across the enterprise for all data, regardless of its source."
 The acquisition of ObjectStar by TIBCO will:

 -- Enable TIBCO to compete more effectively with IBM in the native
 mainframe integration market.
 -- Broaden and enhance TIBCO's mainframe integration solutions with
 ObjectStar's native mainframe integration products.
 -- Provide customers with a wider selection of mainframe connectivity
 options. The addition of native integration capabilities for CA-IDMS,
 ADABAS, and Model 204 databases will enrich TIBCO product offerings in
 the Financial Services and Government vertical markets.

"Most large organizations have mainframe systems that support business critical applications. These are not legacy systems, but are being actively developed and must be integrated with the rest of the application portfolio," says Dan Sholler, vice president at META Group. "Integration systems must be extended to give organizations the flexibility to deploy it in the most efficient fashion, and do so on any technology platform that is actively used in the enterprise."

"The combination of TIBCO's existing mainframe integration technology and ObjectStar's native mainframe integration technologies further enhances our real-time business infrastructure offering and positions us to more effectively compete with IBM in this important market," said Vivek Ranadive, chairman and CEO, TIBCO Software Inc.

About ObjectStar

ObjectStar International offers a powerful, world-class mainframe integration platform, enabling enterprises to obtain real-time, global access to their customer data and associated business processes. Its products,

first introduced in 1991, run on z/OS, Windows, Solaris and Linux. More than 85 major international corporations rely on ObjectStar products to run their high volume mission critical applications every day. ObjectStar has multiple customers in the following vertical markets: Communications, Financial Services, Government, Manufacturing, Retail, and Transportation.

About TIBCO Software

TIBCO Software Inc. is the leading independent business integration software company in the world, demonstrated by market share and analyst reports. In addition, TIBCO is a leading enabler of Real-Time Business, helping companies become more cost-effective, more agile and more efficient. TIBCO has delivered the value of Real-Time Business, what TIBCO calls The Power of Now(R), to over 2,000 customers around the world and in a wide variety of industries. For more information on TIBCO's proven enterprise backbone, business integration, business process management, and business optimization solutions, TIBCO can be reached at 650-846-1000 or on the Web at TIBCO is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

NOTE: TIBCO, the TIBCO logo, The Power of Now and TIBCO Software are trademarks or registered trademarks of TIBCO Software Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other product and company names and marks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners and are mentioned for identification purposes only.

CONTACT: Robin Stoecker of TIBCO Software Inc., +1-650-846-5044, or; or Tyler Lewis of The Bateman Group, +1-212-227-0721, or, for TIBCO Software Inc.

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