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Compuware Corporation today announced financial results for
its first quarter ended June 30, 2000

Compuware reports first quarter revenue of $513.9 million,
an increase of 16.0 percent from $443.1 million during the
same quarter last year. Income from operations decreased
69.9 percent to $40.9 million from $135.9 million in the
first quarter of the previous fiscal year.

Software license fees decreased 18.8 percent to $130.7
million from $161.0 million in the first quarter of the
previous fiscal year. Maintenance fees increased 18.8
percent to $116.1 million from $97.7 million during the same
period last year. Professional services fees increased 44.9
percent to $267.1 million from $184.4 million during the
first quarter of the previous fiscal year.

Net income before amortisation expense (diluted computation)
decreased 62.8 percent to $34.3 million from $92.3 million.
Before amortisation expense, earnings per share (diluted
computation) decreased 62.5 percent to 9 cents from 24 cents
in the same quarter last year based upon 373.6 million and
385.4 million shares outstanding, respectively.

"We continued to see reduced demand for S390 upgrades and
Enterprise License Agreements," said Beth Chappell,
Executive Vice President of Corporate Communications and
Investor Relations, Compuware Corporation. "We believe the
market will be soft for the remainder of fiscal year 2001 as
customers grow into purchased Y2K capacity and deploy
enterprise e-commerce applications. Over the longer term, we
expect demand in the S390 market to pick up, as customers
require additional capacity and incorporate data elements
from their mainframe systems to support web-based
applications. "We have made nice progress in the sales of
our distributed products. Our sales team is beginning to
focus and work closely with our customers on their
e-commerce applications. As these applications become more
complex, or 'industrial strength,' we expect to see
increasing demand for our distributed products and services.

"Our professional services business is on a positive
trajectory. Margins improved significantly in the quarter.
While we are pleased with this progress and are on track
with our plans for modest margin improvements
quarter-over-quarter, we will not rest until the services
margins return to historical levels," Chappell concluded.

About Compuware

With fiscal year 2000 revenues of more than $2.2 billion,
Compuware is a world leader in the practical implementation
of enterprise and e-commerce solutions. Compuware
productivity solutions help 14,000 of the world's largest
corporations more efficiently maintain and enhance their
most critical business applications. Providing immediate and
measurable return on information technology investments,
Compuware products and services improve quality, lower costs
and increase the speed at which systems can be developed,
implemented and supported. Compuware employs more than
15,000 information technology professionals worldwide. For
more information about Compuware, please visit Compuware on
the World Wide Web at http://www.compuware.com

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