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Open Text Appoints Geac Computer Corporation Vice-Chair Stephen J. Sadler to Board of Directors

Waterloo, ON – 1997-10-21 – -- Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX) today announced the appointment of Stephen J. Sadler, Vice Chairman of one of Canada's fastest growing information technology firms and a leading specialist in mergers and acquisitions, to its Board of Directors.

"Stephen brings an enormous wealth of experience and credibility to Open Text, further building on our recent additions to the senior management team," said Tom Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer, Open Text Corporation. "In addition to joining our Board, Stephen will also be advising me and the Board of Directors of Open Text on acquisitions."

"Stephen was President & CEO of Geac Computer Corporation Limited until last year when he took on the Vice Chairman position to concentrate on acquisitions. Much of Geac's growth has been accomplished through a series of strategic acquisitions and mergers under Stephen's direction. We are looking to Stephen to assist Open Text in a similar, fast-growth strategy," added Jenkins.

"I am excited about joining the Open Text Board of Directors and learning more about their best of breed technology for intranets," said Stephen Sadler.