Open Text Acquires Division of Spicer Corporation



    WATERLOO, ON, July 3 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) Corporation (NASDAQ:  OTEX)
(TSX:OTC), a leading provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software,
today announced the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Spicer
Corporation (a privately held company) relating to its division that
specializes in file format viewer solutions for desktop applications,
integrated business process management (BPM) systems, and reprographics.
    Approximately 30 employees from this Spicer division will be joining Open
Text, most of whom are based in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, located nearby
Open Text's corporate headquarters. Open Text purchased the assets for
approximately $12 million effective July 1, 2008. It is currently anticipated
that the financial terms and future impact of the acquisition will not have a
material effect on future financial results of Open Text.
    "This acquisition will complement and extend Open Text's existing ECM
Suite, providing flexible document viewing options and enhanced document
security functionality," said John Shackleton, President and CEO of Open Text.
"Through this acquisition, Spicer customers benefit from access to an expanded
ECM solutions portfolio and our commitment to continued Spicer product
availability with enhanced innovation, development and 24x7 customer support."
    Tim Lehan and Patrick Pidduck, long-standing leaders from Spicer, will
join Open Text and form the nucleus of Open Text's Content Viewer Solutions
Group. The charter of this group will be to carry on the development, support,
and sale of the Spicer products, and develop similar capabilities for Open
Text's ECM Suite. Open Text software is used by over 40 million end users in
over 46,000 customers, all with increasing expectations of a rich user
experience, including high-quality rendering of a myriad of content formats.

    About Spicer Corporation

    Spicer Corporation is a worldwide supplier of scalable, universal
view-markup and collaboration software solutions that improves document
productivity and the return on investment for organizations with ECM, CM, PDM,
PLM, ERP, and other corporate information systems. Spicer's visualization,
collaboration, redaction, and scanning products are used globally in
Manufacturing, Government, Utilities, Insurance and Financial Services, and
Reprographics markets. For more information on Spicer, visit: www.spicer.com

    About Open Text

    Open Text(TM) is the world's largest independent provider of Enterprise
Content Management software. The company's solutions manage information for
all types of business, compliance and industry requirements in large
companies, government agencies and professional service firms. Open Text
supports approximately 46,000 customers in 114 countries and 12 languages. For
more information about Open Text, visit www.opentext.com.

    Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
    of 1995

    This news release may contain forward-looking statements relating to the
acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Spicer Corporation relating
to its Spicer Division, the success of any of the Company's strategic
initiatives, the Company's growth and profitability prospects, the benefits of
the Company's products to be realized by customers, the Company's position in
the market and future opportunities therein, the deployment of Livelink and
our other products by customers, and future performance of Open Text
Corporation. Forward-looking statements may also include, without limitation,
any statement relating to future events, conditions or circumstances.
Forward-looking statements in this release are not promises or guarantees and
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involved in fluctuations in currency exchange rates, delays in purchasing
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Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including
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Company does not undertake any obligations to update forward-looking
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    Copyright (C) 2008 by Open Text Corporation. LIVELINK ECM and OPEN TEXT
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For further information:

For further information: Paul McFeeters, Chief Financial Officer, Open
Text Corporation, (905) 762-6121, pmcfeeters@opentext.com; Greg Secord,
Vice-President, Investor Relations, Open Text Corporation, (519) 888-7111
ext.2408, gsecord@opentext.com


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