Investor FAQs

What does Pegasystems do?
We provide software to automate complex, changing business processes.

Why are you different?
Pegasystems is the only provider of rules-based Business Process Management (BPM) software. Our software automates complex processes with an integrated best-in-class rules engine. With Rules-based BPM, business users are afforded a unique opportunity to take control of their business decisions and procedures, which in turn provides businesses with the flexibility and agility to respond to changing business needs.

What is the difference between a term and a perpetual license?
Pegasystems sells its software to customers using either a term or perpetual license agreement. A term license is comparable to a rental agreement - the user has a defined period (an average of five years) to use our software. At the end of the term, the user must renew the license in order to keep using our software. In contrast, a perpetual license is comparable to an ownership agreement: The user has bought the rights to use our software with no termination date.

What are you going to do with your cash?
We believe that a strong balance sheet gives us operating flexibility and a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Pegasystems has also stated publicly that we are interested in furthering our growth with selective strategic acquisitions that will extend our functional expertise and/or industry penetration. In addition, we pay a quarterly cash dividend on our common stock, and we have been buying back shares of our common stock.

When does your fiscal year end?
We operate on a calendar basis. Our fiscal year ends on December 31 each year, and our fiscal quarters end March 31, June 30, and September 30.

Does Pegasystems pay a dividend?
In July 2006, we began paying a quarterly cash dividend of $0.03 per share of our common stock. In March 2014 we announced that beginning in the second quarter of 2014 the dividend would be paid on a post-split, adjusted basis of $0.015 per share.

Who is Pegasystems' transfer agent?
Computershare Investor Services
P.O. Box 43078
Providence, RI 02940
Shareholder Inquiries: 877-282-1168

By overnight delivery:
Computershare Investor Services
250 Royall Street
Canton, MA 02021

Who are Pegasystems' independent registered public accountants?
Deloitte & Touche LLP
200 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116

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