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Open Text Corporation announces John Shackleton as new President

Waterloo, ON – 1998-10-14 – Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSE: OTC), the developer of Livelink, the leading intranet-based collaborative knowledge management application software, today announced that it has hired John Shackleton as President.

With extensive worldwide experience in enterprise software solutions, Shackleton has held a number of executive positions at companies such as Platinum Technology Solutions, Oracle and Sybase. Shackleton joins Open Text from Platinum, where he was President of the Platinum Solutions division for two years. Shackleton was also on the management team of Viewstar, one of the first document management companies in the industry.

"I see tremendous opportunities to further build Open Text's leadership position in the collaborative knowledge management market," said John Shackleton, President, Open Text Corporation. "Open Text is a world class organization with the only complete, off-the-shelf knowledge management application that scales to the enterprise. This is a powerful combination."

Shackleton will oversee the Company's day to day operations, working out of the Bannockburn, Illinois office of Open Text. He replaces Brett Newbold and reports directly to Tom Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer.

"I am very pleased to welcome John to our management team and to our Company," said Tom Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer, Open Text Corporation. "His success in dynamic growth situations on a global basis and strong track record in the enterprise software industry fits well with the opportunities at Open Text."

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Susan Proulx