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Novell Acquires JustOn, Inc.

Novell, Inc. (NASDAQ: NOVL) today announced its acquisition of JustOn, Inc. (www.juston.com), a premier provider of hosted Internet file sharing and publishing services.

PROVO, Utah | January 11, 2000

Novell, Inc. (NASDAQ: NOVL) today announced its acquisition of JustOn, Inc. (www.juston.com), a premier provider of hosted Internet file sharing and publishing services. Through this acquisition Novell acquires technology and expertise to address the Application Service Provider (ASP) market. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

JustOn's hosted Internet services enable users to store, share, manage and publish files on the Internet. As the established leader in network file services within the enterprise, Novell is positioned to extend this core strength to fast-growing Internet markets. Toward that goal, Novell will integrate JustOn services with its Novell Directory Services (NDS) and Novell In-the-Net Services products in such areas as caching, directory, identity management and messaging.

"In-the-Net Services are extending Novell's core networking strengths to the Internet and driving our growth as the broadest supplier of Web infrastructure software," said Mike Sheridan, Novell vice president for strategic business. "JustOn's technology and expertise will help make file services a core element in the spectrum of In-the-Net Services that will be coming from Novell in 2000."

Novell will integrate JustOn operations with Novell's In-the-Net Solutions group based in San Jose, California and will continue support for JustOn's existing services and customer commitments. The acquisition is conditional on the usual state approvals.

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