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Open Text Appoints Robert Logan as Vice President, Canadian Sales

20 Year Veteran of I.T. Industry Joins Intranet Application Leader

Waterloo, ON – 1996-11-5 – Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX), a leading supplier of Intranet application software (Livelink Intranet), today announced the appointment of Robert Logan to Vice President in charge of Canadian Sales. Mr. Logan brings to the position more than 20 years of experience in high-technology companies, including Interleaf Canada, Inc., where he held management positions of increasing responsibility, culminating in his appointment as President. In his new capacity as Vice President, Sales for Canada with Open Text, Mr. Logan will report to Keith Soley, Chief Operating Officer, Open Text Corporation.

"Spurred by recent wins at Bell Sygma and Electrohome Canada, demand is increasing among Canadian corporate intranet buyers for our Livelink Intranet suite, so we are in the process of aggressively building our direct sales and distribution channels across Canada," said Keith Soley, COO, Open Text Corporation. "Robert will provide the organizational skills and industry acumen we need to manage this growth for the benefit of customers."

"Canadian firms are looking for integrated, intranet applications which enable mission-critical processes, particularly in the financial services, telecommunications and government sectors," said Mr. Logan, "and our Livelink Intranet suite is rapidly becoming the focus of attention." He will be based in Ottawa, Ontario.