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High Wycombe, UK, October 4, 2001 - BEA Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BEAS), one of the world's leading e-business infrastructure software companies, today announced that EA.comSM chose BEA WebLogic(r) as a key technology in building its popular online interactive entertainment site. The destination, located at www.ea.com, hosts more than 22 million registered members who play sports, action, and adventure games via the Internet.


BEA WebLogic enables registered EA.com users to move from game to game, enforces restrictions on user privileges and facilitates the rapid deployment of new games. In addition, the flexibility of BEA WebLogic Server( and Java technology allows EA.com to make changes to Web pages immediately and build new pages quickly and easily. The dual power of BEA WebLogic Server -- which is the foundation of the BEA WebLogic E-Business Platform(, a single infrastructure solution with complete application management, portal, integration and Web Services capabilities -- is that it provides an unparalleled combination of speed and power.


EA.com is not only one of the most quickly launched Web destinations, it is also among the most scalable. Hosting more than 1 billion sessions per month, it supports game players with extreme performance to ensure a superior, real-time gaming experience. EA.com is built on multiple BEA WebLogic "mega clusters," with up to 30 CPUs in each providing massive scalability and failover capability.


"We have been very pleased with our selection of BEA WebLogic as it has met all of our demands in the areas of functionality and scalability," said Christopher Yates, chief technology officer of EA.com. "BEA has been a strong partner during the entire development, deployment and ongoing management of EA.com."


About BEA


BEA Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BEAS) is one of the world's leading e-business infrastructure software companies, with more than 11,000 customers around the world, including the majority of the Fortune Global 500. BEA and its WebLogic(r) brand are among the most trusted names in e-business. Businesses built on the award-winning BEA WebLogic E-Business Platform(tm) are reliable, highly scalable, and poised to bring new services to market quickly. BEA's e-business platform is the de facto standard for more than 2,100 systems integrators, independent software vendors (ISVs) and application service providers (ASPs) to provide complete solutions that fast-track and future-proof e-businesses for high growth and profitability.

Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., BEA has 93 offices in 34 countries and is on the Web at http://www.bea.com



About EA.com


EA.com, which went live in October of 2000, is headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., and is a business division of Electronic Arts (Nasdaq: ERTS), the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Under an agreement with America Online, Inc. (AOL), the world's leading interactive services company, EA.com provides exclusive games programming for the AOL(r) Games channel, AOL.COM, Netscape.com, ICQ, CompuServe, in addition to the EA.com home site.

More information can be found at http://www.info.ea.com



BEA, Tuxedo, WebLogic, BEA WebLogic Server, BEA WebLogic Commerce Server, BEA WebLogic Personalization Server, BEA Portal Framework, BEA WebLogic Portal, BEA WebLogic Integration, BEA WebLogic M-Commerce Solution, and BEA WebLogic E-Business Platform are trademarks or registered trademarks of BEA Systems, Inc. EA.com is a service mark of EA.com Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of the company with which they are associated.


Contacts:


Lucille Van Der Wateren
BEA Systems Ltd.
+44 (0) 1494 5595536
Lucille.vanderwateren@bea.com


Kina Kara / Nishma Shah
The Weber Group
+44 (0)20 7544 3206
bea@webergroup.co.uk



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