Corel Appoints Former Sage Software Executive as New Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Americas

    Kevin Thornton Rejoins Corel to Lead Company's Sales and Marketing
Efforts Across the Americas

    OTTAWA, October 2 /CNW/ - Corel Corporation (NASDAQ:  CREL) (TSX:CRE), a
leading developer of graphics, productivity and digital media software, today
announced that Kevin Thornton has been named Senior Vice President, Sales &
Marketing, Americas. An industry executive with more than fifteen years of
experience, Thornton rejoins Corel to lead the company's sales and marketing
efforts across the Americas.

    Prior to rejoining Corel, Thornton was the Senior Vice President of Sales
at Sage Software, working in the Small Business Division. In this position, he
was responsible for all sales channels and new customer acquisition for
leading Sage Software brands such as ACT!(R), Peachtree(R), Simply
Accounting(R) and Timeslips(R). Previously, Thornton was the Vice President
Sales, Americas at Corel, where he helped to lead the company through multiple
successful product launches.

    In his new role, Thornton will be responsible for leading the company's
sales and marketing efforts across the Americas with specific emphasis on
further expanding the Company's reach through retailers and resellers as well
as original equipment manufacturers and online service providers.

    "I am delighted to return to Corel at such an exciting time for the
Company and our partners," said Kevin Thornton, Senior Vice President, Sales &
Marketing, Americas. "With its recent acquisitions, Corel now offers the
industry's broadest portfolio of solutions for consumers and small businesses
with easy-to-use products for photo and video editing, illustration and
design, office productivity and file compression. I look forward to working
with our partners to create custom bundles and solutions that increase sales
by delivering superior value to end users."

    "We are very pleased to have Kevin rejoin the Corel team," said Patrick
Morley, Chief Operating Officer, Corel. "Kevin's experience leading the Small
Business Division at Sage Software and his prior experience at Corel make him
an ideal fit to lead our Americas sales and marketing efforts."

    This appointment further reinforces Corel's commitment to strategic
partnerships and their importance to the company's continued growth. Corel is
focused on working in partnership with resellers, retailers and OEMs to
develop custom solutions that enable partners to differentiate themselves in
the market.

    "Kevin brings the experience, creativity, and insight we value in a
senior channel executive," said Brian Burke, President, Distribution Services,
Navarre Corporation. "Corel has long been a valued partner and, now with their
expanded portfolio of digital media solutions, we are confident that we have
the support and expertise we need to meet the evolving needs of our

    To access Kevin Thornton's bio, please visit

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This news release includes forward-looking statements that are based on
certain assumptions and reflect our current expectations. Such forward-looking
statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important
factors that could cause the actual results, performance or achievements to
differ materially from any future results, performance, or achievements
discussed or implied by such forward-looking statements.. These risks,
uncertainties and other important factors are described in our Prospectus
dated April 25, 2006, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (The
SEC) and our other filings with the SEC under the caption "Risk Factors" and
elsewhere. A copy of the Prospectus and such other filings can be obtained on
our website or on the SEC's website at Certain of such
risks are also included in our Canadian supplemented PREP prospectus dated
April 25, 2006, available at We disclaim any obligation
or undertaking to provide any updates or revisions to any forward-looking
statement to reflect any change in our expectations or any change in events,
conditions or circumstances on which the forward-looking statement is based.

    About Corel Corporation

    Corel is a leading developer of graphics, productivity and digital media
software with more than 100 million users worldwide. The Company's product
portfolio includes some of the world's most popular and widely recognized
software brands including CorelDRAW(R) Graphics Suite, Corel(R) Paint Shop
Pro(R), Corel(R) Painter(TM), Corel DESIGNER(R), Corel(R) WordPerfect(R)
Office, WinZip(R) and iGrafx(R). In 2006, Corel acquired InterVideo, makers of
WinDVD(R) , and Ulead, a leading developer of video, imaging and DVD authoring
software. Designed to help people become more productive and express their
creative potential, Corel's software strives to set a higher standard for
value with full-featured products that are easier to learn and use. The
industry has responded with hundreds of awards recognizing Corel's leadership
in software innovation, design and value.

    Corel's products are sold in more than 75 countries through a
well-established network of international resellers, retailers, original
equipment manufacturers, online providers and Corel's global websites. The
Company's headquarters are located in Ottawa, Canada with major offices in the
United States, United Kingdom, Germany, China, Taiwan, and Japan. Corel's
stock is traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol CREL and on the TSX under the
symbol CRE.

    (C) 2007 Corel Corporation. All rights reserved. Corel, CorelDRAW, Paint
Shop Pro, Corel Painter, Corel DESIGNER, WordPerfect, WinZip, iGrafx,
InterVideo, WinDVD, Ulead, and the Corel logo are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Corel Corporation and/or its subsidiaries. All other product
names and any registered and unregistered trademarks mentioned are used for
identification purposes only and remain the exclusive property of their
respective owners.


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617-758-4191 or Investor Relations: The Blueshirt Group Todd
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