Chordiant Software

(CHRD)

, a developer of customer relationship management software, agreed to acquire software company

PrimeResponse

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(PRME)

for about $33 million in stock.

Chordiant, which is based in Cupertino, Calif., will swap 0.60 shares for each PrimeResponse common share. Chordiant expects to issue about 12.3 million new common shares.

Shares of Chordiant closed at $2.75 Monday, while PrimeResponse, Cambridge, Mass., ended the day at $1.69.

Chordiant expects to close the deal, pending stockholder and regulatory approval, in the second quarter of 2001.