CHICAGO, Aug. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: MDRX), the leading provider of clinical software, information and connectivity solutions for physicians, today announced that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of 25,000,000 shares of its common stock on behalf of certain wholly-owned subsidiaries of Misys plc, Allscripts' majority stockholder. The shares are being sold by Misys to reduce its equity stake in Allscripts pursuant to the Framework Agreement between Misys and Allscripts, as previously announced in connection with Allscripts' pending merger with Eclipsys Corporation (Nasdaq: ECLP). The offering includes an option for the underwriters to purchase up to 3,750,000 additional shares from the selling stockholders to cover over-allotments, if any. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081013/AQM041LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081013/AQM041LOGO) Allscripts will not sell any shares in the offering and will not receive any proceeds from the offering. Credit Suisse, Barclays Capital, J.P. Morgan and UBS Investment Bank will act as joint book-running managers of the offering. A shelf registration statement relating to the offering of the common shares has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and has become effective. The offer is being made by the selling stockholders only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus, forming an effective part of the registration statement. Before investing, you should read the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus for information about Allscripts, Misys and this offering. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of any offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. A copy of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained by contacting: Credit Suisse, Attn: Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue 1B, New York, NY 10010, (800) 221-1037; Barclays Capital, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, (888) 603-5847; J.P. Morgan, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, (866) 803-9204; or UBS Investment Bank, Attn: Prospectus Department, 299 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10171, (888) 827-7275. About Allscripts Allscripts uses innovation technology to bring health to healthcare. More than 160,000 physicians, 800 hospitals and nearly 10,000 post-acute and homecare organizations utilize Allscripts to improve the health of their patients and their bottom line. The company's award-winning solutions include electronic health records, electronic prescribing, revenue cycle management, practice management, document management, care management, emergency department information systems and homecare automation. Allscripts is the brand name of Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions, Inc. To learn more, visit www.allscripts.com. Forward-Looking Statements This communication contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Statements regarding the proposed merger between Eclipsys and Allscripts, the proposed total number of shares to be sold, the per share price of such shares, and purchasers in, the secondary offering of Allscripts shares, the anticipated benefits of the proposed transaction, including future financial and operating results, the strategic opportunities available to the combined company, the combined company's plans, objectives, expectations and intentions, platform and product integration, the connection and movement of data among hospitals, physicians, patients and others, merger synergies and cost savings, client attainment of "meaningful use" and accessibility of federal stimulus payments, enhanced competitiveness and accessing new client opportunities, market evolution, the benefits of the combined companies' products and services, the availability of financing, future events, developments, future performance, as well as management's expectations, beliefs, intentions, plans, estimates or projections relating to the future are forward-looking statements within the meaning of these laws. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, some of which are outlined below. As a result, no assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what impact they will have on the results of operations or financial condition of Allscripts, Eclipsys or the combined company or the proposed transaction.