Pegasystems Announces Record Revenue of $64.8 Million and Net Income of $6.0 Million for Third Quarter of 2009

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – November 3, 2009 – Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), the leader in Business Process Management (BPM) software solutions, today announced financial results for the third quarter and first nine months of 2009. Total revenue for the third quarter of 2009 increased 23% to $64.8 million compared to the third quarter of 2008. Net income for the third quarter of 2009 was $6.0 million compared to $2.4 million for the third quarter of 2008.

Total revenue for the first nine months of 2009 increased 25% to $191.1 million and net income increased to $25.9 million from $8.1 million compared to the same period last year. The Company generated $38.8 million in cash from operations during the first nine months of 2009 and had $198.4 million in cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities as of September 30, 2009.

The following table presents selected financial information for the third quarter and first nine months of 2009 and 2008:

Selected Financial Information for the Third Quarter of and First Nine Months of 2009
Fig.1) Selected Financial Information for Third Quarter and First Nine Months of 2009 and 2008 (click for details)

Business Perspective
"Our 60% license revenue growth for the first nine months of 2009 was driven by the rapid benefits our clients are achieving in automating their customer acquisition, service, case management, and customer experience processes," said Alan Trefler, Chairman and CEO of Pegasystems. "Our ongoing investment in Build for Change® technology and industry frameworks continues to add capabilities that deliver pragmatic returns for clients in only a few months, an advantage in today's economic environment."

"Clients tell us that Pega's unique ability to directly capture business objectives into our software enables highly efficient collaboration between business and IT that yields exceptional quality, speed to market and continuous improvement of business processes. We are seeing increased investment and commitment from our alliance partners, as they are growing practices to address the increased market adoption of our Build for Change® technology in both new and traditional markets," concluded Mr. Trefler.

"In spite of the economy, we increased license signings and backlog," added Craig Dynes, Pegasystems' CFO. "This is the ninth consecutive quarter that we have set new records for quarterly revenue. We expect that in 2010 we will surpass another milestone with revenue in excess of $300 million. This is preliminary guidance that will be refined when we are able to evaluate business conditions at the end of 2009."

Messrs. Trefler and Dynes will be hosting a conference call and live Webcast associated with this announcement at 9:00 a.m. ET on November 4, 2009. Dial-in information is as follows: (866) 882-0470 (domestic) or (703) 639-1476 (international).

To listen to the Webcast log onto www.pega.com at least 5 minutes prior to the event's broadcast and click on the Webcast icon in the Investor Relations section. A replay of the call will also be available on www.pega.com in the Investor Relations section Audio Archives link.

Forward-Looking Statements
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About Pegasystems

Pegasystems (NASDAQ: PEGA) develops strategic applications for marketing, sales, service, and operations. Pega’s applications streamline critical business operations, connect enterprises to their customers seamlessly in real-time across channels, and adapt to meet rapidly changing requirements. Pega’s Global 3000 customers include many of the world’s most sophisticated and successful enterprises. Pega’s applications, available in the cloud or on-premises, are built on its unified Pega 7 platform, which uses visual tools to easily extend and change applications to meet clients’ strategic business needs. Pega’s clients report that Pega gives them the fastest time to value, extremely rapid deployment, efficient re-use, and global scale. For more information, please visit us at www.pega.com.

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