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Progress Software To Complete Non-Core Divestments Ahead Of Plan; Micro Focus To Buy Orbix, Artix, Orbacus Lines

Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Orbix, Artix and Orbacus product lines to Micro Focus International plc. The total consideration to be received by Progress is $15 million plus the assumption by Micro Focus of the liabilities associated with these product lines.

Once finalized, the divestiture of these product lines will enable the company to complete the divestiture of its 10 non-Core product lines ahead of schedule, leaving the company to focus its innovation on a core portfolio of software products that address IT challenges in the rapidly growing cloud, big data, mobility and analytics markets. Taken together, the total sales price for all divested products and products under agreement to be divested is approximately $130 million.

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to be completed in January 2013. Terms were not disclosed. Upon completion, Progress will have divested all 10 of the 10 non-Core product lines that it announced in April 2012.

Pacific Crest Securities LLC is serving as Progress’ financial advisor with respect to the transaction and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP is serving as Progress’ legal counsel.

About Micro Focus

Micro Focus, a member of the FTSE 250, provides innovative software that allows companies to dramatically improve the business value of their enterprise applications. Micro Focus Enterprise Application Modernization, Testing and Management software enables customers' business applications to respond rapidly to market changes and embrace modern architectures with reduced cost and risk. For additional information please visit www.microfocus.com.

About Progress Software Corporation

Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) is a global software company that simplifies the development, deployment and management of business applications on-premise or on any Cloud, on any platform and on any device with minimal IT complexity and low total cost of ownership. Progress Software can be reached at www.progress.com or 1-781-280-4000.

Actional, DataXtend, Fuse, Progress, Savvion, Shadow and Sonic are trademarks or registered trademarks of Progress Software Corporation or one of its subsidiaries or affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Any other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

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