ActiveState Adds to Board

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – November 7, 2001 – ActiveState, the leader in open source programming language tools, today announced the addition of two new appointees to the Board. George Reznik, VP Finance Pivotal Corporation, joins the Board of Directors, providing broad experience in corporate finance. Mark Sochan, VP Business Development, SAP Portals, will contribute his extensive background in OEM and channel partner licensing to the Advisory Board.

"Bringing these new board members onto our team enables ActiveState to move much deeper into enterprise sales and partnerships," said Dick Hardt, Founder & CEO, ActiveState. "Their diversity of experience in finance, partnerships, and innovative technologies, will help us succeed in our new stage of growth."

"I'm impressed by ActiveState's success in being the dominant market leader in their market at such an early stage in the company's development," said George Reznik, VP Finance Pivotal. "I look forward to working with the company as it grows to the next level and in providing guidance on effectively managing financial initiatives."

George Reznik, VP Finance, Pivotal Corporation

At Pivotal, George is responsible for corporate finance including business planning, finance, and treasury management. Prior to Pivotal, George was with Deloitte and Touche, where he obtained extensive experience on international corporate finance, business valuation, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and restructuring projects.

Mark Sochan, VP Business Development, SAP Portals

Mark is responsible for OEM and technology partnerships for SAP Portals. Previously, he served as Director of Business Development at Seagate Software, where he managed OEM and channel partner licensing activities for Crystal Reports.

"In a short time, ActiveState has demonstrated incredible success in bringing open source technology to enterprises. Their strategic partnership with Microsoft on Perl initiatives is key to leveraged success in the marketplace," said Mark Sochan, VP Business Development, SAP Portals. "I'm looking forward to advising ActiveState in their partnering strategy."

Increased Management Team

ActiveState has also broadened its management team. Frederick Fajardo, Director, Enterprise Product Management, comes to ActiveState from Ncompass Labs, where he was a Group Product Manager. Matt Herdon, Director, Product Management, Programming Tools, was previously at Rational, where he was responsible for the Rational Unified Process product line. Steve Schumacher, Director, Software Development, previously was an independent consultant, assisting companies with the delivery of highly technical software products for consumer and enterprise markets.

About ActiveState: ActiveState is the leading provider of open source based programming products and services for cross-platform development. ActiveState's key technologies are Perl, the Internet's most popular programming language; Python and Tcl, user-friendly scripting languages; PHP, the dynamic Web programming language; and XSLT, the XML transformation language.

Media & Analyst Contacts: Lori Pike, ActiveState

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