About Versant CorporationVersant 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 150,000 installations, Versant has been a highly reliable partner for over 15 years for Global 2000 companies such as Ericsson, Verizon, Siemens, and the Financial Times as well as the US 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 statements regarding the timing of the special meeting of Versant's shareholders called to vote on the proposed merger of Versant with a subsidiary of Actian Corporation,the potential consummation of that merger, the potential timing of consummation of the merger if it is approved and the potential results of the merger transaction. The accuracy of the forward-looking statements in this press release cannot be guaranteed as they are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that may cause these forward-looking statements to be incorrect or to differ materially from future events, including but not limited to, whether the required Versant shareholder approval for the transaction will be obtained, whether closing conditions to the transaction will be satisfied, other uncertainties as to the timing of the closing of the merger, the impact of the proposed merger on our operations, and those other factors contained in the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, its reports on Form 10-Q and its reports on Form 8-K.