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Rapid ROI Expected from Increased Customer Satisfaction and Streamlined

Bracknell, UK - 4th February 2001 - Magic Software Enterprises (Nasdaq:
MGIC), a leading provider of state-of-the-art application development
technology and business solutions, has announced that Nintendo of Europe
GmbH has selected Magic eDeveloper (TM) to enhance existing ERP
functionality. The project, whose initial value is approximately 0,000,
includes the development of an online information and order processing
system for the Italian market and licensee products, running on Linux and
IBM iSeries servers in an integrated environment.

Nintendo was looking for a development environment, which could modernise
existing ERP and licensing program systems, and rapidly develop new
web-based and client server applications for the IBM iSeries platform and
DB2/400 database. In addition, the technology had to provide a secure
environment, with failover and backup servers to minimise downtime. Nintendo
will upgrade its existing production planning system and enhance it with
graphical information screens and additional business logic - created with
Magic eDeveloper.

Nintendo chose Magic eDeveloper after an evaluation of various other
technologies. Magic Software Enterprises was able to provide Nintendo with
superior development technology, professional services and project
management, and access to its Magic Solution Partners (MSP) channel. The
availability of logistics and ERP modules - through partnerships with Magic
Solution Partners - gives Nintendo flexibility for future business

"We selected Magic eDeveloper because its open and scalable technology will
allow us to offer business services and seamlessly collaborate online with
our customers," said Akihiko Matsuo, IS Manager, Nintendo of Europe GmbH.
"We were particularly impressed with the productivity levels and speed of
development, which could be achieved in Magic eDeveloper," added Thomas
Staudinger, Application Supervisor, Nintendo of Europe GmbH. "

The business to business solution will enable Nintendo customers to place
and track their orders over the Internet. Orders can be received either over
the Internet or in EDI format. The order status is determined by product
availability, credit limit control, internal production systems and delivery
schedules. Nintendo expects this system to significantly increase customer
satisfaction by greatly accelerating the order placement and tracking
process and by streamlining Nintendo's internal processes.

"We are very excited to develop this web solution for Nintendo, the
worldwide leader in the creation of interactive entertainment. This solution
illustrates the key strengths of Magic eDeveloper - the ability to rapidly
develop customised applications for the Internet; the integration of
disparate applications across multiple platforms and databases; and the
scalability and reliability of a n-tier deployment environment," said
Menachem Hasfari, chief executive officer of Magic Software Enterprises. "We
look forward to working with Nintendo to rapidly increase their return on
investment by enabling their business with superior technology and project

About Magic Software Enterprises

Magic Software Enterprises, a member of the Formula Group (Nasdaq: FORTY),
develops, markets and supports software development and deployment
technology that enables enterprises to accelerate the process of building
and deploying applications that can be rapidly customised and integrated
with existing systems. Magic technology, applications and professional
services are available through a global network of subsidiaries,
distributors and Magic Solutions Partners in approximately 50 countries
including the UK.

The Formula Group is an international information technology company
principally engaged, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, in providing
software consulting services, developing proprietary software products and
producing computer-based solutions.

About Nintendo

As the worldwide leader and innovator in the creation of interactive
entertainment, Nintendo Co. Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets
hardware and software for its popular home video game systems. The systems
include Game Boy (R), Nintendo (R) 64, Game Boy Advance and NINTENDO
GAMECUBE. Since the release of its first home video game system in 1983,
Nintendo has sold more than 1.4 billion video games worldwide, creating
enduring industry icons such as Mario (TM) and Donkey Kong (R) and launching
such franchises as Zelda (TM) and Pokémon (R). As a wholly owned subsidiary,
Nintendo of Europe GmbH, based in GroBostheim, Germany, serves as
headquarters for Nintendo's operation in Europe.

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters
discussed in this news release include forward-looking statements that may
involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may vary
significantly based upon a number of factors including, but not limited to,
risks in product and technology development, market acceptance of new
products and continuing product conditions, both here and abroad, release
and sales of new products by strategic resellers and customers, and other
risk factors detailed in the Company's most recent annual report and other
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Company Contact:

Andy Peart
Magic Software Enterprises UK Ltd
01344 667000

Media Contact:
Sara Claridge
Marylebone Media Relations
Tel: 01344 876558

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