ASG Acquires Zeke and other Platinum Products

Allen Systems Group, Inc. (ASG) has received clearance from the U.S. Department of Justice to acquire specific Platinum mainframe systems management software products and related assets from Computer Associates (CA). To comply with U.S. anti-trust regulations, CA was forced to divest specific products that it acquired when CA purchased Platinum Technology International. These products include products formerly known as AutoSys/Zeke for VSE and MVS (including AutoSys/GWS), AutoRerun, AutoMedia and CCC/Life Cycle Manager. ASG estimates these products may bring in nearly $35 million in revenue in 2000.

ASG CEO and President Art Allen said, "With the addition of Platinum's scheduling and intelligent management software, we've captured the heart of the enterprise. ASG will continue to develop these products with the utmost consideration of our customers' needs. We bring a 96% customer satisfaction rating to these products and a comprehensive solution to mainframe environments."

"ASG will continue to expand its line of enterprise solutions well into the new millennium. Our Enterprise Productivity Software is designed to help companies maximize IT investments. Zeke and the others are destined help solidify our prowess in enterprise productivity," said Allen.

ASG employs nearly 350 worldwide. Based on projected software revenue, ASG will soon be one of the world's top 100 overall software providers.

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