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Bracknell, UK (3 April, 2002) – Magic Software Enterprises (Nasdaq: MGIC), a leading provider of state-of-the-art technology and business solutions, has announced an initiative to migrate HP e3000 customers to IBM eServer systems. This includes both corporate users and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) who develop applications for the HP e3000 platform. As part of this initiative, Magic Software will provide migration assessments and support in the incremental migration and integration of applications from the HP e3000 to IBM eServer iSeries and pSeries platforms.


HP announced last November that it would cease support for the MPE/ix operating system and stop offering processor upgrades by October 2003. Industry analysts estimate that up to 30,000 customers may decide to move off of the HP e3000 platform to an alternative server. The support issue coupled with concerns in the HP community regarding the upcoming merger with Compaq, is said to be source of major concern for HP customers.


“We are well prepared to help companies move their applications off the HP e3000 platform to one of the IBM eServer platforms," said David Leichner, vice president worldwide marketing for Magic Software. "We will provide the products, services and most importantly, the experience necessary to migrate and modernise these critical business applications.”


Magic Software will work closely with IBM and the global partner network of Magic Solution Partners to provide customers with a smooth migration path from the HP e3000 to IBM eServer platforms. The company has years of experience developing, migrating and integrating applications on IBM systems. Most products from Magic Software, including Magic eDeveloper (
http://www.magicsoftware.com/edeveloper), the company’s flagship development environment and Magic eMerchant, its award winning e-business platform ( http://www.magicsoftware.com/emerchant), have received IBM Server Proven validation and the highest ranking by IBM technical teams for adherence to the IBM
e-business framework.


"IBM has a successful track record of migrating customers from competitive and legacy platforms,” said Buell G. Duncan, general manager, IBM eServer iSeries. "We look forward to working together with partners such as Magic Software to provide these customers complete solutions on a secure, reliable server that will serve their current and future computing needs.”


About Magic Software Enterprises


Magic Software Enterprises, a member of the Formula Systems 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.


Formula Systems is a global information technology company principally engaged, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, in providing software consulting services, developing proprietary software products and providing computer-based business solutions.


The IBM eServer brand consists of the established IBM e-business logo with the following descriptive term "server" following it.


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
andy_peart@magicsoftware.com


Media Contact:


Sara Claridge
Marylebone Media Relations
01344 876558
sara@marylebone.co.uk


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