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Novell Acquires PGSoft, Inc.

Novell, Inc. (NASDAQ: NOVL) today announced its acquisition of PGSoft, Inc., a privately held developer of system software located in Pacific Grove, Calif. Through this acquisition, Novell obtains technology and expertise to expand its leading portfolio of Net services software products.

PROVO, Utah | February 22, 2000

Novell, Inc. (NASDAQ: NOVL) today announced its acquisition of PGSoft, Inc., a privately held developer of system software located in Pacific Grove, Calif. Through this acquisition, Novell obtains technology and expertise to expand its leading portfolio of Net services software products. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

"PGSoft brings to Novell an experienced staff and strong technologies in file system interfaces and protocols," said Kent Erickson, Novell vice president of new product initiatives. "We have an exciting opportunity to build on our core competency and deliver next-generation Internet file services. These services will complement our development work on advanced file sharing services with recently acquired JustOn."

Novell will integrate PGSoft operations with its In-the-Net Services group.

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