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Marvin Adams to Join Citrix Board

Citrix Systems, Inc., a global leader in application server software and
services, today announced the completion of its acquisition of Sequoia
Software Corporation, a leading provider of XML-based portal software.

Citrix also announced today that Marvin Adams, vice president and chief
information officer for Ford Motor Company, has joined Citrix' board of
directors. Adams previously served as a director for Sequoia Software

Mark Templeton, president of Citrix, said the acquisition positions Citrix
to deliver a more complete application services platform - one that gives
users secure access to any information source, business process or
application, whether it's a web, Windows® or UNIX® application.

"Our customers asked us to extend the capabilities of Citrix NFuse
application portal and MetaFrame, our application serving software, to
include web content, web applications and web services," he said. "We now
have a robust suite of XML-based products and technologies to be able to
give our customers exactly what they've asked for - the ability to easily
use any device to find and get connected to any information from anywhere."

Citrix acquired Sequoia in an all-cash transaction, structured as a $5.64
per share tender offer followed by a merger, valued at $184.6 million in the
aggregate. Under terms of the acquisition, originally announced 21 March
2001, Citrix will integrate Sequoia along functional lines. Mark Wesker,
Sequoia's founder and president, will join Citrix in Fort Lauderdale as vice
president of Internet strategy. Rick Faint, Sequoia's chief executive
officer, will remain in Columbia, Maryland and oversee the integration

Templeton said the two company's products, personnel and sales models
greatly complement each other, and will help Citrix execute on one of its
key strategies of expanding application serving within the enterprise.
"Customers can now look to our systems integrators and channel partners for
two key pieces of their strategic applications platform," he said.

Templeton added that mid-market customers, already well served by the
reseller channel, will benefit from the creation of new products based on
the same technologies.

Citrix will schedule a conference call in mid-May to discuss the financial
outlook in connection with the acquisition.

As a result of the merger between Sequoia and a wholly owned subsidiary of
Citrix, Sequoia is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Citrix. Citrix intends
to promptly file a Form 15 with the Securities and Exchange Commission,
which will terminate the registration of Sequoia's common stock and suspend
Sequoia's reporting obligations under the Securities and Exchange Act of

About Citrix

Citrix Systems, Inc. is a global leader in application serving software and
services that extend the virtual workplace everywhere by providing secure,
reliable access to applications and information, and a consistent user
experience, on any device or network connection. Citrix solutions enable
organisations of all types to deliver business applications to users with
greater manageability, flexibility and cost-effectiveness. The company's
products, including Citrix MetaFrame application server software, Citrix
NFuse application portal software and Citrix Independent Computing
Architecture (ICA), a core application serving technology, have been widely
adopted by the corporate mainstream to achieve key business goals.
Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Citrix markets its solutions
worldwide through value-added resellers, system integrators, consulting
firms and OEM licensees. 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

This release contains forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to
the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934. The forward-looking statements in this release do not constitute
guarantees of future performance. Investors are cautioned that statements in
this press release which are not strictly historical statements, including,
without limitation, statements regarding current or future financial
performance, management's plans and objectives for future operations,
product plans and performance, management's assessment of market factors, as
well as statements regarding the strategy and plans of the company and its
strategic partners, constitute forward-looking statements. Such
forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from
those anticipated by the forward-looking statements, including, without
limitation, risks associated with the following: the success of the
company's MetaFrame product line and the acceptance of the company's ICA
protocol; the company's ability to develop and commercialise new products
and services; the company's success in expanding into new geographic
markets, the company's ability to expand its core business in large
enterprise accounts, the company's ability to succeed in the transition to a
paper/electronic licensing model; the size, timing and recognition of
revenue from significant orders; increased competition, including potential
competition from Microsoft and other companies; the results of the company's
iBusiness and other new licensing programs; the rate of growth of the ASP
market; and the company's ability to continue to develop and market products
to meet the requirements of this market; the proportion of revenues devised
from distributors, OEMs and other channels; changes in the company's pricing
policies or those of its competitors, including Microsoft; the costs of
developing, acquiring, or integrating new technologies or enhancements to
existing products; the company's reliance upon its strategic relationships
with Microsoft and other strategic partners; management of growth; the
possibility of undetected software errors; dependence on proprietary
technology; risks that the company's branding campaign will not enhance the
company's business or results in the manner anticipated; risks associated
with the company's hedging programs; as well as risks of downturns in
economic conditions generally, and in the software industry specifically;
and risks associated with competition and competitive pricing pressures and
other risks detailed in the company's filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission. Citrix assumes no obligation to update any
forward-looking information in this press release or with respect to the
announcements described herein.


Citrix®, ICA®, MetaFrame and NFuse are registered trademarks or trademarks
of Citrix Systems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other
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