Open Text Names Gail E. Hamilton to Board of Directors



    Accomplished IT Executive Brings Operational Expertise

    WATERLOO, ON, March 27 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) Corporation (NASDAQ:   OTEX,
TSX: OTC), the largest independent provider of enterprise content management
(ECM) software and solutions, announced the election of Gail E. Hamilton to
its board of directors during Open Text's Annual General Meeting on
December 7, 2006. Ms Hamilton is the former executive vice president of
Symantec and has over 20 years experience growing leading technology and
services businesses in the enterprise market.
    "Gail brings with her a wealth of executive management expertise in the
software industry," said John Shackleton, President and Chief Executive
Officer of Open Text. "Her extensive operational knowledge and deep
understanding of enterprise software is a strategic asset to our board."
    Most recently Gail Hamilton led a team of over 2,000 employees worldwide
at Symantec and had P&L responsibility for the global services and support
business. Previously, she led all of Symantec's consumer and enterprise
product development, marketing and support. During her five years at Symantec,
Ms Hamilton helped steer the company through an aggressive acquisition
strategy. Previous to Symantec, she gained extensive management experience at
Compaq and Hewlett-Packard Company, as well as Microtec Research.
    In 2003, Information Security Magazine recognized Ms Hamilton as one of
the '20 Women Luminaries' shaping the security industry.
    Gail Hamilton is a member of the board of directors of Ixia (a provider
of IP network testing solutions), Washington Group International (an
engineering and construction services company) and Surgient (a supplier of
virtualization technology). She received both a BSEE from the University of
Colorado and an MSEE from Stanford University.

    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 the world's
largest companies, government agencies and professional service firms. Open
Text supports approximately 46,000 customers and millions of users in
114 countries and 12 languages. For more information about Open Text, visit
www.opentext.com.

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For further information:

For further information: Richard Maganini, Director, Corporate
Communications, Open Text Corporation, (847) 267-9330 ext.4266,
rmaganin@opentext.com; Greg Secord, Director, Investor Relations, Open Text
Corporation, (519) 888-7111 ext.2408, gsecord@opentext.com


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