Cognos Selected to Dow Jones World Sustainability Index for Eighth Consecutive Year

    -Cognos is the sole independent performance management vendor selected in
worldwide review of corporate sustainability best practices -

    OTTAWA & BURLINGTON, MASS., October 30 /CNW/ - Cognos(R) (NASDAQ:   COGN)
(TSX: CSN), the world leader in business intelligence and performance
management solutions, today announced that it was selected for the Dow Jones
Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for the eighth consecutive year.
Cognos is the only independent performance management vendor named to this
year's list.

    DJSI World describes corporate sustainability as a "business approach to
create long term shareholder value by embracing opportunities and managing
risks deriving from economic, environmental and social developments."

    The 2006/2007 Index comprises more than 250 companies representing the
top 10 percent of the leading sustainability companies in 57 industry groups
across 18 countries. These companies are selected from the largest 2,500
companies by market cap in the Dow Jones Global Indexes.

    The annual review of the DJSI family is based on a thorough analysis of
corporate economic, environmental and social performance, assessing issues
such as corporate governance, risk management, branding, climate change,
supply chain standards and labor practices.

    According to the report, "Cognos stands out for its strong governance
structure, leading the sector in areas such as corporate governance, codes of
conduct and compliance. Through the punctual development of new products and
platforms, followed by regular updates, Cognos shows a high level of
innovation and short time to market. A well developed customer relationship
management system allows the company to timely consider client needs and
accordingly enhance the products and service line-up."

    "Cognos embraces the highest standards of excellence in company
transparency and accountability. These standards are critical to our
performance management market leadership and success," said Tom Manley, Cognos
senior vice president, finance and administration and chief financial officer.
"We are pleased to be recognized an eighth time for our commitment to
corporate sustainability and good governance and we congratulate those Cognos
customers who have also been named to the Index for their dedication to these
same principles."

    For more information on this year's report, please visit

    About Cognos:

    Cognos, the world leader in business intelligence and performance
management solutions, provides world-class enterprise planning and BI software
and services to help companies plan, understand and manage financial and
operational performance.

    Cognos brings together technology, analytical applications, best
practices, and a broad network of partners to give customers a complete
performance system. The Cognos performance system is an open and adaptive
solution that leverages an organization's ERP, packaged applications, and
database investments. It gives customers the ability to answer the questions
-- How are we doing? Why are we on or off track? What should we do about it? -
and enables them to understand and monitor current performance while planning
future business strategies.

    Cognos serves more than 23,000 customers in more than 135 countries, and
its top 100 enterprise customers consistently outperform market indexes.
Cognos performance management solutions and services are also available from
more than 3,000 worldwide partners and resellers. For more information, visit
the Cognos Web site at

    Cognos and the Cognos logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Cognos Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. All other
names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

    Note to Editors: Copies of previous Cognos press releases and Corporate
and product information are available on Cognos' Web site at

For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Cognos, Inc. Steve Milmore,
781-313-2403 or Lois Paul & Partners, LLC Jessica
Sutera, 781-782-5789 or Investor Relations: Cognos,
Inc. John Lawlor, 613-738-3503

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