Open Text to Report First Quarter Fiscal Year 2009 Financial Results on Monday, November 3, 2008

    WATERLOO, ON, Oct. 3 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) Corporation (NASDAQ:  OTEX)
(TSX:OTC), the leading independent provider of Enterprise Content Management
(ECM) software, today announced that financial results for its first quarter
of fiscal 2009 will be released on Monday, November 3, 2008 at approximately
4:00 p.m. ET.

    Teleconference Call

    Open Text will host a conference call on November 3, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. ET
to discuss the final financial results of its first quarter.

                      Date:   Monday, November 3, 2008
                      Time:   5:00 p.m. ET/2:00 p.m. PT
                      Length: 60 minutes
                      Where:  416-644-3418

    Please dial-in approximately 10 minutes before the teleconference is
scheduled to begin. A replay of the call will be available beginning November
3, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. ET through 11:59 p.m. on November 17, 2008 and can be
accessed by dialing 416-640-1917 and using pass code 21285119 followed by the
number sign. For more information or to listen to the call via Web cast,
please use the following link:

    About Open Text

    Open Text(TM) is the world's largest independent provider of Enterprise
Content Management (ECM) 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

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

    This news release may contain forward-looking statements relating to the
timing of announcing financial results which is subject to the risks and
assumptions contained herein. 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 are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, and actual
results may differ materially. The risks and uncertainties that may affect
forward-looking statements include, among others, a possible change of
reporting dates due to a delay in finalizing financial results and other risks
detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission (SEC), including the Form 10-K for the year ended June 30,
2008. You should not place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking
statements, which are based on management's beliefs and opinions at the time
the statements are made, and the Company does not undertake any obligations to
update forward-looking statements should circumstances or management's beliefs
or opinions change.

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For further information:

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

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