Jochen Witte, Versant Corporation's CEO, stated, "While we would have liked a stronger quarter, our overall revenues were relatively stable compared to revenues of $3.5 million in the preceding quarter and we are also pleased to announce China Telecom as our first customer in the People's Republic of China. Despite our increased spending levels in sales and marketing in order to better position the Company for future growth, Versant achieved another profitable quarter from its operations, its 20 th sequential quarter of such uninterrupted profitability."

About Versant Corporation

Versant Corporation (Nasdaq:VSNT) is an industry leader in specialized data management software, which helps companies to handle complex information in environments that have high performance and high availability requirements. Using the Versant Object Database, customers cut hardware costs, speed and simplify development, significantly reduce administration costs, and deliver products with a strong competitive edge. Versant's solutions are deployed in a wide array of industries, including telecommunications, financial services, transportation, manufacturing, and defense. With over 50,000 installations, Versant has been a highly reliable partner for over 15 years for Global 2000 companies such as Ericsson, Verizon, Siemens, and Financial Times, as well as the U.S. Government.  For more information, call 650-232-2400 or visit www.versant.com .

Forward Looking Statements Involve Risks and Uncertainties 

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the safe harbor created by those sections. These forward-looking statements include the statement in this press release regarding the Company's current expectation that its existing stock repurchase program (which can be earlier terminated) will expire in October 2010 and the statement regarding the Company's objective of better positioning itself for future growth by increasing its sales and marketing expenses, which may or may not result in future growth.  These forward-looking statements are based on our assessment of current trends in our business, as well as the general economic environment in fiscal 2010, and may prove to be incorrect. Investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of Versant's future performance or other matters and involve very significant risks and uncertainties.