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Citrix Systems, Inc. today announced that Mark B. Templeton, the company's
current president, has been appointed chief executive officer, effective
immediately. Roger W. Roberts will remain Chairman of the Board and, for a
period of time, an employee of the company. Effective immediately, he will
relinquish his interim role as chief operating officer. John Cunningham has
been named senior vice president of finance and operations, giving him new
operational responsibilities in addition to his existing role as chief
financial officer.

"Mark has strong leadership qualities, broad industry experience and great
market vision," said Roberts. "Operating results have been improving, the
executive team's bandwidth has expanded significantly, and the company is
well on its way to successfully integrating the acquisition of Sequoia
Software. Mark's knowledge of the company, its strategic direction and its
challenges make him the best person to lead Citrix."

"Citrix is well-positioned for its next phase of growth," said Templeton.
"We accomplished a great deal in the past, but there are just as many
important challenges and opportunities ahead of us. I look forward to
leveraging the company's great products, people and market position in order
to take us to this next level."

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 derived
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 ability to successfully integrate and
manage merged or acquired companies; the company's ability to develop new
products, extend existing products, and maintain or develop such company's
customer and employee relationships as a result of such merger or
acquisition; 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 portal strategy will not succeed in the
manner anticipated; as well as risks of downturns in economic conditions
generally, and in the software industry specifically, 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 contained in this press release or with respect to the
announcements described herein.


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trademark of The Open Group in the U.S. and other countries. Microsoft® and
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