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OpenText Buys EasyLink Reports Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2012 Financial Results

Waterloo, Ontario – 2012-5-1 – Open Text(TM) Corporation (NASDAQ:OTEX) (TSX: OTC), announced today that is has entered into an agreement to acquire EasyLink Services International Corporation (“EasyLink”) (Nasdaq: ESIC) (, a global provider of cloud-based electronic messaging and business integration services, for $7.25 per share in cash, for a purchase price of approximately $310 million, inclusive of debt. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, EasyLink has approximately 550 employees and TTM revenues of approximately $186 million. (1)

The Board of Directors of EasyLink has unanimously approved the transaction. The transaction is expected to close by mid-to-late summer 2012, subject to EasyLink's stockholder approval, certain regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions.

"Easylink is a recognized leader in cloud-based Secure Information Exchange. We see strong opportunities for our mutual customers, partners, employees and product roadmap," said OpenText CEO Mark J. Barrenechea. "EasyLink has demonstrated operational discipline and earnings as reflected in their financial results. Once the transaction is closed, we look forward to the market opportunities of offering a best-in-class combined portfolio of cloud-based services."

OpenText also announced unaudited financial results for its third fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2012.

Financial Highlights for Q3 FY12

  • Total revenue for the period was $292.3 million up 11.1% Y/Y
  • License revenue was $61.0 million, down 10.1% Y/Y; up approximately 14% on a year-to-date basis, Y/Y
  • GAAP-based EPS was $0.59 compared to $0.61 Y/Y; Non-GAAP-based EPS was $1.01 compared to $0.91 Y/Y up 11% Y/Y (2)
  • GAAP-based income from operations was $27.3 million and 9.3% of revenues; Non-GAAP-based operating income was $73.6 million and 25.2% of revenues(2)
  • Operating cash flow was $96.6 million, with an ending cash balance of $509 million

Mark J. Barrenechea said "OpenText delivered our best third quarter adjusted earnings per share and cash from operations, and on a year-to-date basis our adjusted earnings per share was up 14 percent. However, our license revenue performance was impacted by sales execution issues in North America and within our Business Process Solutions (BPS) group. We've moved swiftly to take corrective actions and are confident that our organizational changes and enhancements will have a positive impact on our execution moving forward."

Barrenechea added, "After my first 120 days on the job, I am even more excited about OpenText's market position and longterm growth potential. We are a clear, trusted leader in Enterprise Content Management (ECM), and are positioned to deliver an expanding suite of secure solutions in ECM, Business Process management (BPM) and Customer Experience Management (CEM). Moreover, our large customer base, significant global distribution and expanding product capabilities puts us in an excellent position to leverage our business in rapidly growing Cloud and mobile environments. Our pipeline of opportunities is strong, and I am highly focused on putting the company in the best position to capitalize on our large and dynamic market opportunities."

Business Highlights

  • Technology, services, government and financial verticals saw the most demand
  • Customer successes in the third quarter include Sumitomo Heavy Industry, Conoco Phillips, NTT Comware, News International, Trinity Mirror and the Spanish Lottery
  • Integrated BPM sales force; now selling BPM globally
  • OpenText named one of The Financial Post's 10 Best Companies to Work For in Canada
  • OpenText Extended ECM for SAP® Solutions Version 10 now includes support for the SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM) and SAP Supplier Relationship Management (SAP SRM) applications
  • OpenText Tempo Enterprise and Express Editions now available for easy sharing of content in private clouds

Conference Call Information

The public is invited to listen to the earnings conference call at 5:00 p.m. ET (2:00 p.m. PT) by dialing 800-814-4859 (toll-free) or 416-644-3414 (international). Please dial-in 15 minutes ahead of time to ensure proper connection. Alternatively, a live webcast of the earnings conference call will be available on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at

An audio replay of the conference call will also be made available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call. The audio replay will remain available until 11:59 p.m. on May 15, 2012 and can be accessed by dialing 877-289-8525 (toll-free) or 416-640-1917 (international) and entering the confirmation code: 4529846, followed by the number sign.

Please see below note (2) for a reconciliation of non-US GAAP based financial measures used in this press release, to US GAAP based financial measures.

About Open Text

OpenText (TM) is the world's largest independent provider of Enterprise Content Management software. The company's solutions manage information for all types of business, compliance and industry requirements in large companies, government agencies and professional service firms. OpenText supports approximately 46,000 customers in 114 countries and 12 languages. For more information about OpenText, visit

About EasyLink Services International Corporation

EasyLink Services International Corporation (EasyLink) (Nasdaq:ESIC), headquartered in Norcross, GA, offers a comprehensive portfolio of "any to any" business messaging and transaction services that can bridge the most challenging technology gaps while creating significant cost efficiencies across an organization. From Desktop Fax and Production Messaging to EDI, Managed File Transfer, Document Capture and Management, Secure Messaging and Notifications we help companies drive costs out of their operations. With over two decades of servicing customers around the globe, EasyLink has established a proven track record for providing effective, reliable and secure communications. For more information on EasyLink, visit

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release, including statements about the financial conditions, and results of operations and earnings for Open Text Corporation (“OpenText” or “the Company”), may contain words such as “could”, “expects”, “may”, “should”, “will”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “targets”, “plans”, “envisions”, “seeks” and other similar language and are considered forward-looking statements or information under applicable securities laws. These statements are based on the Company's current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the operating environment, economies and markets in which the Company operates. These statements are subject to important assumptions, risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict, and the actual outcome may be materially different. The Company's assumptions, although considered reasonable by the Company at the date of this press release, may provide to be inaccurate and consequently the Company's actual results could differ materially from the expectations set out herein.

Actual results or events could differ materially from those contemplated in forward-looking statements as a result of the following: (i) the future performance, financial and otherwise, of OpenText; (ii) the ability of OpenText to bring new products to market and to increase sales; (iii) the strength of the Company's product development pipeline; (iv) the Company's growth and profitability prospects; (v) the estimated size and growth prospects of the ECM market; (vi) the Company's competitive position in the ECM market and its ability to take advantage of future opportunities in this market; (vii) the benefits of the Company's products to be realized by customers; and (viii) the demand for the Company's product and the extent of deployment of the company's products in the ECM marketplace. Forward-looking statements may also include, without limitation, any statement relating to future events, conditions or circumstances. The risks and uncertainties that may affect forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: (i) integration of acquisitions and related restructuring efforts, including the quantum of restructuring charges and the timing thereof;

(ii) the possibility that the Company may be unable to meet its future reporting requirements under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the rules promulgated there under; (iii) the risks associated with bringing new products to market; (iv) fluctuations in currency exchange rates; (v) delays in the purchasing decisions of the Company's customers; (vi) the competition the Company faces in its industry and/or marketplace; (vii) the possibility of technical, logistical or planning issues in connection with the deployment of the Company's products or services; (viii) the continuous commitment of the Company's customers; and (ix) demand for the Company's products.

For additional information with respect to risks and other factors which could occur, see the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other securities filings with the SEC and other securities regulators. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intention or obligations to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

For more information, please contact:

Greg Secord
Vice President, Investor Relations
Open Text Corporation
519-888-7111 ext.2408

Copyright © 2012 by Open Text Corporation. “OPENTEXT”, “OPENTEXT EVERYWHERE” and the “OPENTEXT ECM SUITE” are trademarks or registered trademarks of Open Text Corporation in the United States of America, Canada, the European Union and/or other countries. This list of trademarks is not exhaustive. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names, company names, brands and service names mentioned herein are property of Open Text Corporation or other respective owners.


(1) All dollar amounts in this press release are in US Dollars unless otherwise indicated.

(2) Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures: In addition to reporting financial results in accordance with US GAAP, the Company provides certain non-US GAAP financial measures that are not in accordance with US GAAP. These non-US GAAP financial measures have certain limitations in that they do not have a standardized meaning and thus the Company's definition may be different from similar non-US GAAP financial measures used by other companies and/or analysts and may differ from period to period. Thus it may be more difficult to compare the Company's financial performance to that of other companies. However, the Company's management compensates for these limitations by providing the relevant disclosure of the items excluded in the calculation of non-US GAAP net income and non-US GAAP EPS both in its reconciliation to the US GAAP financial measures of net income and EPS and its consolidated financial statements, all of which should be considered when evaluating the Company's results. The Company uses the financial measures non-US GAAP EPS and non-US GAAP net income to supplement the information provided in its consolidated financial statements, which are presented in accordance with US GAAP. The presentation of non-US GAAP net income and non-US GAAP EPS is not meant to be a substitute for net income or net income per share presented in accordance with US GAAP, but rather should be evaluated in conjunction with and as a supplement to such US GAAP measures. OpenText strongly encourages investors to review its financial information in its entirety and not to rely on a single financial measure. The Company therefore believes that despite these limitations, it is appropriate to supplement the disclosure of the US GAAP measures with certain non-US GAAP measures for the reasons set forth below. Non-US GAAP net income and non-US GAAP EPS are calculated as net income or net income per share on a diluted basis, excluding, where applicable, the amortization of acquired intangible assets, other income (expense), share-based compensation, and restructuring, all net of tax. The Company's management believes that the presentation of non-US GAAP net income and non-US GAAP EPS provides useful information to investors because it excludes non-operational charges. The use of the term “non-operational charge” is defined by the Company as those that do not impact operating decisions taken by the Company's management and is based upon the way the Company's management evaluates the performance of the Company's business for use in the Company's internal reports. In the course of such evaluation and for the purpose of making operating decisions, the Company's management excludes certain items from its analysis, such as amortization of acquired intangible assets, restructuring costs, share-based compensation, other income (expense) and the taxation impact of these items. These items are excluded based upon the manner in which management evaluates the business of the Company and are not excluded in the sense that they may be used under US GAAP. The Company believes the provision of supplemental non-US GAAP measures allows investors to evaluate the operational and financial performance of the Company's core business using the same evaluation measures that management uses, and is therefore a useful indication of Open Text's performance or expected performance of recurring operations and facilitates period-to-period comparison of operating performance. As a result, the Company considers it appropriate and reasonable to provide, in addition to US GAAP measures, supplementary non-US GAAP financial measures that exclude certain items from the presentation of its financial results in this press release.

The following charts provide (unaudited) reconciliations of US GAAP based financial measures to non-US GAAP based financial measures for the following periods presented:

Reconciliation of selected GAAP-based measures to Non-GAAP based measures for the three months ended March 31, 2012. ($ in thousands except for per share amounts)