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World Leading Petrochemical Group Implements Major IT Initiative Using
Citrix Application Server Software

Citrix Systems, Inc. today announced that Shell, one of the world's
petrochemical conglomerates, is moving to a server-based computing model
using Citrix® MetaFrame(tm) application server software. The Shell Group's
strategic decision is part of the Shell Project GI-D (Group Infrastructure
Desktop), a major IT initiative designed to deploy a standardised desktop
worldwide to over 80,000 clients.

This implementation will use Citrix MetaFrame to provide access to
mission-critical applications, including Microsoft Office, SAP, Oracle and
in-house applications. Over 15,000 desktops will access applications via
Citrix, enabling the company to extend the reach of its applications and
command end-to-end gain of the system using MetaFrame's advanced

"In the petrochemical industry it is not only essential to ensure the
instant global availability of mission-critical applications but also to
retain centralised IT management," said Johan Krebbers of Shell Group. "A
Citrix technology infrastructure enables Shell to deploy standard
applications worldwide instantly to thousands of desktops, without the
expense of investing in substantial IT support resources. This in turn
allows us to maximise our core business processes and to increase our

Using MetaFrame, Shell can deploy core business applications to anywhere
the world regardless of the client device being used. The solution will
to unify the company's IT environment and bring its five different core
businesses in line. Shell will be able to manage and deploy applications
from a central point, ensuring predictability of cost across the entire IT
infrastructure. Citrix Load Balancing Services will enable Shell to
control over the performance and management of the entire network.

"Citrix is delighted to see another world-leading company standardising
application deployment on MetaFrame," commented Jane Rimmer, Marketing
Director, Citrix Systems. "This implementation demonstrates the way in
MetaFrame complements Windows 2000, allowing enterprises to extend the
of applications to a global user base while maintaining a centralised IT

About Shell

The Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies (Shell) has grown out of an
alliance made in 1907 between the Royal Dutch Petroleum Company in The
Netherlands and The Shell Transport and Trading Company, p.l.c. in the UK
(NYSE: RD and NYSE: SC). Today Shell has five core businesses: Exploration
Production, Oil Products, Chemicals, Downstream Gas & Power, and
and operates in over 140 countries around the world.

About Citrix

Citrix Systems, Inc. is a global leader in application server software and
services that offer "Digital Independence" - the ability to run any
application on any device over any connection, wired, wireless and web.
Citrix solutions enable organisations of all types, from major enterprises
to emerging application service providers (ASPs), to reach more users,
more applications, in more locations - and achieve this with greater
reliability and cost-effectiveness. Citrix offerings, including MetaFrame
application server software, NFuse application portal software, management
products and Independent Computing Architecture (ICA), a core application
server technology, have been widely adopted by the corporate mainstream to
achieve key business goals. The firm, which markets its solutions through
value-added resellers, system integrators and OEM licensees, is
headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Citrix is traded on The Nasdaq
Stock MarketSM under the symbol CTXS and is part of the Standard & Poor's
500 Index. For more information, please visit the Citrix web site at

For Citrix Investors

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company's MetaFrame product line and the acceptance of the company's ICA
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and services; the company's success in expanding into new geographic
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market; and the company's ability to continue to develop and market
to meet the requirements of this market; the proportion of revenues
from distributors, OEMs and other channels; changes in the company's
policies or those of its competitors, including Microsoft; the costs of
developing, acquiring, or integrating new technologies or enhancements to
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possibility of undetected software errors; dependence on proprietary
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economic conditions generally, and in the software industry specifically;
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announcements described herein.

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