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PSDN provides extensive information and support for Progress developers


SLOUGH — 14 December 2001––The Progress Company, a business unit of Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ:
PRGS), has announced the Progress Software Developers Network? (PSDN), a service designed to deliver
information and resources to developers for creating best-of-breed business systems with Progress® technology,
which will be commercially available December 17.

PSDN offers Progress partners access to Progress expertise via technical white papers, live chats with
experts, as well as Web seminars, all aimed at keeping customers informed on how they can take advantage of
the latest Progress innovations and best practices.

“The aim is to help Progress independent software vendors (ISVs) bring new products to market faster and help
end-user developers deliver new applications to the business more quickly too using the appropriate OpenEdge?
platform technology and best practice methods,” says Simon West, strategic products manager for the Progress
Company in the UK.

Premier PSDN members will receive a subscription to the PSDN Software Developers Kit (SDK), a comprehensive
set of Progress development and deployment products, including Progress Dynamics?, ProVision?, and all
versions of the latest Progress RDBMS release as part of a yearly subscription fee. Premier members also
receive quarterly software updates, coupons that can be redeemed for a variety of educational offerings,
priority access to Progress Empowerment Programs, as well as insight into forward-looking product plans.
More information about PSDN can be found at http://www.progress.com/psdn.

About the Progress Company:
The Progress Company is a global supplier of software technology and services for developing, deploying,
integrating and managing e-business solutions. The company provides a comprehensive suite of products that
includes application development tools, application servers, the leading e-business messaging server SonicMQ,
and the industry's most widely used, lowest-cost-of-ownership embedded database.

The Progress Company's partners include more than 2000 independent software vendors (ISVs) and application
service providers (ASPs) who supply annually over $5 billion in Progress®-based applications and related
services. Over 40,000 organisations across more than 100 countries - including 70% of the Fortune 100 - rely
on Progress-based applications. The Progress Company, an operating company of Progress Software Corporation
(NASDAQ: PRGS), is headquartered in Bedford, Mass., and can be reached at 01753 216300 or on the Web at
www.progress.com

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Progress, Progress Dynamics, Progress Software Developers Network, POSSE, OpenEdge, and ProVision are
trademarks, service marks, or registered trademarks of Progress Software Corporation in the U.S. and/or other
countries. Any other trademarks and/or service marks contained herein are the property of their respective
owners.

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