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Newbridge Networks to Deploy Open Text Livelink Intranet Enterprise-wide

Toronto, ON – 1997-10-29 – - Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ:OTEX) announced today that Newbridge Networks Corporation, a global leader in asynchronous transfer mode (ATM), frame relay and advanced private line solutions, will use Livelink Intranet to streamline collaborative knowledge management enterprise-wide.

Newbridge will use Livelink to give personnel the ability to manage, share and retrieve critical corporate information in a secure, accessible environment. Over the next three months, Newbridge's research and development department will deploy Livelink to 1000 users to manage their technical documentation, with the company planning to scale its implementation to more than 6400 employees worldwide in 1998.

"We expect our productivity to increase largely due to the fact that Livelink will give our employees the ability to access and share information and knowledge that was not easily available to them before," says Lorelei Reid, Project Manager, Document Management System, Newbridge Networks Corporation. "They will be able to spend less time on the mechanics of collaboration across diverse computing environments and distributed workgroups and more time on primary business objectives."

Livelink Intranet's Web-based functionality enables employees to leverage the connectivity of the intranet to collaborate on projects and share knowledge across different departments. "Livelink's unique ability to support Newbridge's various client platforms allows easy cross-departmental collaboration," adds Reid.

"We're delighted with Newbridge Networks' decision to deploy Livelink Intranet enterprise-wide," says Tom Jenkins, CEO, Open Text Corporation. "We are seeing strong acceptance in the high technology manufacturing industry which validates Open Text's strategy to provide a tightly-integrated, highly-scalable knowledge management application to Global 2000 companies."

"Finding a Web-based solution was our top priority when choosing a collaborative knowledge management application," adds Reid. "Livelink Intranet's Web-based, open architecture guarantees that Newbridge offices on virtually every continent will have the connectivity and full functionality we require. Livelink's intuitive HTML-based user interface will enable easy customization for each department's individual needs, but requires little training and resources."

About Newbridge Networks Corporation

Newbridge Networks Corporation ( is a global leader in ATM, frame relay and advanced private line solutions, according to independent research. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a comprehensive family of networking products and systems that delivers the power of multimedia communications solutions to organizations in more than 100 countries throughout the world. Newbridge products are the choice of an expanding range of customers which includes the world's 200 largest telecommunications service providers, as well as more than 10,000 corporations and government organizations. The company has facilities throughout Canada, the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia. Newbridge Networks Corporation is a public company whose common shares are listed for trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NN) in the United States and on The Toronto Stock Exchange (NNC) in Canada.